The 36th edition of Bett UK takes place on 22-25 January 2020 at ExCeL London – and with an expanded offer of show features and content, it is an unmissable date in the global EdTech event calendar. Find out more about this year’s edition below
Advancing education is what Bett is all about. The show will once again be providing a platform to push the sectoral conversation further.
Over 34,000 educators and leaders from the UK and overseas will be there, ready to engage with more than 800 EdTech suppliers, SMEs, and start-ups. What’s more, there will be a line-up of 300 of the most influential figures in teaching and learning today.
An unrivalled guest speaker agenda
The educators, leaders, and EdTech pioneers you need to hear from are coming exclusively to Bett UK this year. Bett prides itself on giving its visitors the chance to hear from those changing the way we think about education and technology – and that’s exactly what Bett is offering in 2020.
The first wave of speakers includes globally recognised figures and finest educational minds in Britain. This includes: Linda Liukas - Author of “Hello Ruby” and Tech Evangelist; Professor Daniel Muijs – Head of Research, Ofsted; Arjana Blazic – Teacher Trainer, Croatian Ministry of Education; Dr Sue Black - Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist, Durham University; Jos Finer - Head of Organisational & Staff Development, University of St. Andrews; Carol Allen - Education Advisor for ICT and Inclusion, Hartlepool LA; and Bart Verswijvel - Senior Advisor, European Schoolnet Partnership.
Stay tuned for more speaker updates when they become available.
The Education Show at Bett
For the first time in Bett’s history, it will be integrating the Education Show fully inside the event in the North Hall.
Hundreds of suppliers will be there, showcasing the products essential for the health and wealth of educational institutions around the world. The event will also be offering accredited CPD-led sessions, covering a wide range of topics on educators’ needs in the brand-new Education Show Theatre, for a complete picture of modern education today and beyond. Six new inspirational content themes
Bett has introduced six new themes to structure the conference programme, ensuring every learner and educator can benefit from this year’s content. They include: Innovation; Wellbeing; Empowering Teaching & Learning; Inclusion, Social Mobility and SEND; Future Tech and Trends; and Skills.
Bett’s newly appointed Advisory Board, made up of the industry experts, has steered our content in the right direction and to make sure the event’s finger is firmly on the pulse when assessing the latest developments in the education industry.
“Bett provides a hub to connect together like-minded and engaged educators around technology,” says Advisory Board member, Jon Audin of the University of Winchester. “Once a year, everything that you need around the field of EdTech and its use can be found under one roof. With talks, teachers, students and companies sharing the latest practise and ideas it encourages the searching questions of whether this technology will make a difference to students we teach.”
Expanding Bett’s CPD offer
Teacher and leader development is essential to what Bett is all about. With this in mind, the event’s programme of educator-led sessions has been expanded. In 2020, you’ll find more CPD driven content than ever before. Visitors will benefit from a diverse range of peer-to-peer learnings, insights and expertise. Bett has also invested in fresh CPD-focussed features, including the launch of the Professional Development Theatres, offering free workshops to educators of all levels.
Better navigation for a higher return on time
Bett is busy, so getting a strong return on your time is vitally important. It will be easy to navigate around Bett 2020. The floorplan has been simplified, making it simple to find the solutions, products and partners you want to see, have better, productive conversations, and take back better technology and learnings to your schools. The show is now split into six different events zones each with a different focus: The Education Show; Equipment & hardware; Management solutions; Teaching Tech; Learning Tech; and Global Showcase.
Further networking opportunities at Bett
Bett 2020 will have more networking opportunities onsite, with a Staff Room for educators to have space to discuss the content sessions they’ve experienced and reflect upon what’s inspired them.
On top of this, Bett has the Connect@Bett networking app, which will enable visitors to set up meetings with relevant exhibitors and fellow educators to help them maximise their time.