Convenor & Director

Ada Wong has led a varied career as solicitor, educator and social innovator.  She is a staunch advocate of creative education and social and public sector innovation.

Ada founded Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture (HKICC), a unique non-profit cultural organization whose mission is education innovation and a creative civil society. HKICC founded the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity in 2006, a senior secondary school dedicated to the nurturing of talents for Hong Kong’s cultural development.

In 2010, she co-founded the Make A Difference (MaD) initiative (, a creativity for good platform for young changemakers in Asia.  In 2012, she founded The Good Lab (, a do tank and social innovation hub to enable tri-sector collaborations for positive changes in society. In early 2016, Ada has been invited by the Mayor of Seoul, Mr PARK Won-soon, to join as member of his “Advisory Group for Seoul Innovation” together with social innovation leaders around the world.

Since 2016, Ada, in her capacity as a Director of Ednovators, led and designed the Innopower Teacher Fellowship, which aims at building the innovation capacity of teachers in Hong Kong.

Ada was an elected member of the Urban Council and Wan Chai District Council between 1995 and 2008 with the last four years as Chairperson of the Wan Chai District Council.  She received her BA (Hons) from Pomona College, California USA, and M Ed from the University of Hong Kong.  She is an Honorary Fellow of Lingnan University, Hong Kong Education University and the Hong Kong Baptist University.


Mar 5

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Home-Kong: Placemaking & the Public Realm

16:30 – 17:10
JC Cube Auditorium

Ensuring future generations inherit a city they can be proud of – one that is liveable, accessible, sustainable, and beautiful. Highlighting important initiatives like a pedestrianisation scheme for an important artery in Central, increasing pocket…