The vast continuing professional development programme (all sessions are free of charge) offers the highest level of training and inspiration. However many visitors also comment that they gathered insight from talking to exhibitors and meeting with other educators who commonly join in the on-booth conversations.
The Technology in Higher Education Summit is of course designed for those from colleges of higher education and universities.
The School Leaders Summit is as it suggests, for school leaders. 1,200 school leaders attended the summit in 2014 for this inspiring three day, high level conference. To qualify for a place, please register at bettshow.com.
Bett is also free to attend, although we recommend you register your entry pass online at www.bettshow.com to avoid the registration process on arrival.
1) The majority of visitors recommend planning ahead. Visit the Bett website to search for seminar and exhibitors operating in your area of interest. Use the floor plan to then map the most efficient route around the show floor. On the other hand some visitors recommend that you don’t pre plan, but simply wander the show floor, as you’re more likely to notice suppliers that you hadn’t planned on seeing but might actually be the very solution you were looking for.
2) If you have a very specific area of interest, and you want to speak at length to a particular company, why not email them in advance to arrange a time to speak to them. In this way you will be sure to be given the level of attention you need.
3) Wear comfortable shoes
4) Join the conversation! Make an effort to talk to everyone; you never know who could be experiencing the same challenges as you and can share their insight and ideas. Even during your lunch, take time to talk to the other people sitting at the table to understand what they have seen and experienced.
5) Make notes throughout the day, as it is easy to forget the inspiration you have gathered. When you return to your school or college, you will also be prepared to debrief your experience with them.
We look forward to celebrating the diversity and advancement of technology in learning with you in January.