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The 21st Century Learning Conference is an annual event in Hong Kong where teachers, staff, and school leaders come together to learn, share and discuss current & emerging topics in education with thought leaders, technology, and learning experts, and their peers. With over 650 attendees from 33 countries, it is the event of choice for a diverse international audience. The event blends together inspirational keynotes, practitioner-led workshop sessions, and fun networking opportunities.
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Ross Parker

ICHK
Director of Technology
Hong Kong
Ross Parker is the Director of Technology, Pedagogy & Assessment at International College Hong Kong. He is passionate about making learning a positive, anxiety-free process centered around personal transformation. This requires re-imagining school as a place where adult-adult relationships create a culture of trust, respect and shared purpose.

An ICT teacher by training, Ross aims to offer learners a balanced view of technology in general, whilst encouraging individuals to understand, use, demystify and build computer technologies. An essential part of this is helping students, teachers and parents to understand the many and ancient connections between technology and being human.

Ross is the founder of Gibbon, the open source school platform, through which he has also developed the Free Learning pedagogy. With Free Learning, Ross aims to give students the freedom and agency to find their own passions, the support and encouragement to develop understanding and skills, and the intellectual tools and curiosity to make up their own minds about life. Ross believes that education should focus on learning to learn.

As a public speaker, Ross has presented at conferences and workshops around the world, as well as participating as a panel expert and as a regular on Hong Kong’s RTHK Radio 3