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Professional Development Symposium

The Power of AI in Education and the Workplace: Navigating the Future Together

The Third Professional Development Symposium of the School of General Education and Languages, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) was held on 27 June 2023. Entitled The Power of AI in Education and the Workplace: Navigating the Future Together, this year’s symposium facilitated critical and constructive conversations between educators, students, and industry experts on the current and future state of AI in education and the workplace and on its ethical and societal implications. 


The Symposium Organising Committee developed an exciting interdisciplinary programme that included three renowned keynote speakers, each bringing their considerable expertise with somewhat different yet important aspects of AI: Professor Dragan GAŠEVIĆ (Monash University), Professor Calvin WONG (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University), and Mr Otto LAM (Aquitaine Advisors). In addition to our keynote speakers, we had a diverse range of presenters who shared their experiences on topics ranging from industry-specific AI applications to teacher development communities around AI.


If you missed our symposium, please check out the playlist of this year's presentations here. The keynote speeches are below. 


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Symposium Organising Committee:

Svetlana Chigaeva-Heddad, Chair, School of General Education and Languages  

Pansy Cheung, School of General Education and Languages    

Oliver Marpole, School of General Education and Languages    

Annie Kong, Applied Research and Technology Transfer  

Eve Chan, Faculty of Design and Environment   

Emily Choi, Faculty of Science and Technology   

Sonic Yang, Faculty of Management and Hospitality   

Piers Kuan, Hong Kong Nang Yan College of Higher Education