01.11.16

Bett 2017 focuses on ‘game-changing’ technology

attendees on the showfloor at Bett 2016

Organisers have announced that next year’s Bett 2017 show will have a strong focus on ‘game changing’ technology within the education sector. The event will take place from 25 to 28 January, 2017 at the ExCel in London.

The 2017 edition of the event will have a focus on best practice and ‘game changers’ (individuals, products and organisations) within education creating an impact on the teaching and learning around the world.

Bett 2017 will see the return of ‘Bett Futures,’ a dedicated area showcasing the work of edtech start-ups.

The event will feature both a Higher Education Leaders Summit and School Leaders Summit exploring the growing importance of school leadership and business management in the sector. A series of ‘Learn Live’ seminars will also take place throughout the event, offering insight and techniques that can be used at all levels of education.

Highlights of Bett 2017:

Bett Arena

The Bett Arena will offer visitors sessions providing advice, insight and tools to aid teaching, and will showcase individuals and technology products that are currently impacting education. Speakers will include government advisor on education Sir Ken Robinson and national schools commissioner Sir David Carter.

Bett Futures

Bett Futures, a platform designed to nurture emerging edtech start-up companies, is returning to Bett following its launch in 2015. This year, Bett Futures will focus on highlighting businesses offering innovation in the education sector through products or teaching methods.

STEAM Village

The STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) Village will host to a number of organisations supporting learning in the STEAM subjects. The STEAM Village will be an interactive space for teachers and students to learn through exploration and play; a place for visitors to try out STEAM solutions and products while considering how they can be assimilated into the classroom to enhance education.

The STEAM Village will host a series of panel discussions, sessions and live demonstrations, and present the latest initiatives, projects and approaches that are shaping STEAM education. Discussions will address key issues such as why we’re now talking about STEAM as opposed to STEM, how a STEAM approach can be integrated into teachers’ everyday practice, how to fill the digital skills gap with a STEAM approach, and bridging the gap between education and industry.

Higher Education Leaders Summit

New for Bett 2017, The Higher Education Leaders Summit will address some of the most significant challenges currently facing senior leaders across higher education. The summit will provide the opportunity to hear about and discuss the latest legislation updates, pedagogy and leadership strategies. It will cover topics such as the Teaching Excellence Framework and the evolution of learning spaces within the digital landscape and how we can ensure student safety online.

Bett 2017 is free to attend. Guests can register for the event online for quicker entry to the show.