Conference Agenda

Date Time Theme / Location Topics / Time Speakers Leaders
June 13th 8:30 AM South Lobby of Hotel Canton Check in (30 minutes)
9:00 AM South Gate of Hotel Canton Take group photo (20 minutes) Xu Yong
(Deputy Dean of School Of Computer Science and Engineering of SCUT)
9:20 AM ~ 10:00 AM Opening Ceremony
(Hotel Canton, 2nd Floor, Five-goat Hall)
Speech from representative of Bureau of Education of Guangzhou Municipality (30minutes)
Speech from representative of Department of Education of Guangdong Province (5 minutes)
Speech from representative of National Center for Educational Technology (5 minutes)
Break of conference (10 minutes)
10:10 AM Signing Ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding (10 minutes)
10:20 AM ~ 12:20 AM Keynote talk
(Hotel Canton, 2nd Floor, Five-goat Hall)
Programming for the Expression of Ideas
(60 minutes)
Gerald Sussman
(Prof. of MIT, member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE))
Sun Maosong
(Prof. of Tsinghua University,Dean of the Large-scale Online Education Research Center)
Presentation on UNESCO's work with mobile computing education and the role played by App Inventor
(20 minutes)
Davide Storti
(Information Knowledge Manager of the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO)
Introduction of Global Trend Development of Mobile Education and Computational Thinking Education
(50 minutes)
Felicia Kamriani
(Education and Business Relations Manager of App Inventor at MIT)
June 13th 12:20 AM ~ 14:00 PM Hotel Canton, 3nd Floor, Juyi Hall Lunch
June 13th 14:00 PM ~ 17:00 PM Keynote Talks
(Hotel Canton, 2nd Floor, Five-goat Hall)
Mobile Computer Science Principles
(Video course for all the states in USA, National Science Foundation funded)
(30 minutes)
Ralph Morelli
(Prof. of computer science at Trinity College in Hartford, CT)
Li Hewu
(Associate Professor of Institute for Network Sciences and Cyberspace at Tsinghua University)
The App Inventor Course-in-a-Box for Teaching Beginners
(30 minutes)
David Wolber
(Prof. of Computer Science at the University of San Francisco)
Esquel and App Inventor: Inspire the next creative thinkers
(20 minutes)
Edgar Tung
(Managing Director of Group HR)
App Inventor – an active learning platform for students
(50 minutes)
Li Yue
(Master of many App Inventor Training projects)
An Overview of Google's Efforts for Supporting CS Education in China
(30 minutes)
Zhu Aimin
(University Relations Manager, Google China)
MIT Education and the role of App Inventor
(30 minutes)
Weihua Li
(Core member of App Inventor team at MIT)
June 14th 9:00 AM ~ 12:00 AM Breakout Session 1: Keynote Talks
(Hotel Canton, 2nd Floor, Five-goat Hall Zone 1)
Hour of Code in Hong Kong App Innovation from the City University of Hong Kong City University Apps Lab
(50 minutes)
Cheung Chak Sung
(Prof. of City University of Hong Kong)
Jiao Jianli
(Deputy Dean of Information Technology Education School at South China Normal University)
App Inventor training in Hong Kong and Singapore
(50 minutes)
Michelle Sun
(Hong Kong first code academy founder)
Introducation of Hawei "Wise Education" solution and project cases
(30 minutes)
Deng Weiqiang
Education Marketing Director of Haiwei Technologies Co., ltd.
App Inventor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University
(40 munites)
Herry Chan
(Associate Professor of Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Breakout Session 2: Keynote Talks
(Hotel Canton, 2nd Floor, Five-goat Hall Zone 2)
Introdution of App Inventor curriculum in middle schools in UK
(40 minutes)
Jeremy Scott
(Head of Computing Science at George Heriot's School in Edinburgh, Scotland)
Wu Minghui
(Prof. of ZheJiang University College)
App Inventor in Beijing and Shanghai middle schools
(50 miutes)
Mao Chengjie
(Teacher of Beijing Jingshan School)
Wang Lili
(Teacher of Shanghai world foreign language school)
App Inventor and Robot in TaiWan
(40 minutes)
David Tsang
(Taiwan CAVE education founder)
The Development History and Future Prospects of Mobile Education
(40 minutes)
Ke Qingchao
(Prof. of Educational Technical School at South China Normal University)
June 14th 12:00 AM ~ 14:00 PM Hotel Canton, 3nd Floor, Juyi Hall Lunch
June 14th 14:00 PM ~ 17:00 PM Keynote Discussion
(Hotel Canton, 2nd Floor, Five-goat Hall)
Small group discussions for moving App Inventor forward in China (120 minutes)
(Such as what need to be done now, any planning, software improvements, curriculum, or technical supports)
Report / feedback from each of the group discussion
5 group leaders selected by the conference committee Zhou QingZhou
(Prof. of Lanzhou University)
App Inventor posters and demo (60 minutes)
  • Google 2014 competition participants
  • App Inventor teacher competition
  • Students from the local schools
  • Esquel
  • App Inventor with robots from Hippo Du
Weihua Li
(Core member of App Inventor team at MIT)
June 15th 9:00 AM ~ 11:20 AM Keynote Talks
(Hotel Canton, 2nd Floor, Five-goat Hall)
The Technical History and Future Prospects of App Inventor
(60 minutes)
Andrew McKinney
(Technical manager of App Inventor at MIT)
Ke Qingchao
(Prof. of Educational Technical School at South China Normal University)
Local teaching case sharing
(30 minutes)
Representatives of local schools
Awards Ceremony
(Hotel Canton, 2nd Floor, Five-goat Hall)
Announcement of the awards winners
The first prize winners to share experience (10 candidates)
(30 minutes)
Weihua Li
(Core member of App Inventor team at MIT)
Closing Ceremony
(Hotel Canton, 2nd Floor, Five-goat Hall)
Closing speech (10 minutes) Felicia Kamriani
(Education and Business Relations Manager of App Inventor at MIT)