Bett: EdTech’s biggest reunion

Taking place on 23-25 March at ExCeL London, Bett will provide educators with the space to discover the latest products, suppliers and EdTech trends both nationally and internationally

Now that the new normal for this academic year is very much underway, the education industry is focusing on how it can harness the surge of EdTech consumed in the past year, to look ahead and explore how this new and innovative tech can be integrated into the curriculum and enhance current teaching methods. With the acceleration of digital adoption, digital safeguarding and the closing of the digital divide are now at the forefront of the EdTech industry - with a key area for consideration on SEND student experiences in remote learning.
The last 18 months have offered more challenges than most, with rapidly changing guidance from the government, fast-tracking the use of technology and social restrictions causing lasting impact on student wellbeing. Now, more than ever, educators need support on how to make the most of the technology they were forced to use to deliver lessons, and advice on the new and improved technology now available to them.

EdTech’s biggest reunion

We are thrilled to welcome back Bett, EdTech’s biggest reunion in person on 23-25 March 2022 at ExCeL London, to facilitate connections by providing educators with the space to discover the latest products, suppliers and EdTech trends both nationally and internationally. A range of networking opportunities will enable the education industry to have meaningful conversations and create lasting symbiotic relationships, as well as meet with the right EdTech providers to help them find the solutions they need.

Six global themes structure the Bett 2022 agenda: Leadership, Futures, Inclusion, Wellbeing, Skills, Innovation – leading to the overarching theme Create the future – ensuring that education stakeholders worldwide can address their most pressing challenges and priorities.
With over 90 hours of CPD content, the seminar agenda will offer an exciting line-up with over 225 inspiring speakers. This includes one of the world’s leading authorities on growth mindset, Eduardo Briceño, the comedian and actor Sally Phillips, who will speak about home-schooling during lockdown and life with a SEN child, and Gogglebox favourite Baasit Siddiqui, whose Siddiqui Education organisation helps boost the morale and achievements of disadvantaged pupils.
You will access to over 550 exhibitors and sponsors, from tech superpowers such as Microsoft, Google, Lenovo and Pearson to specialist education suppliers such as Arbor Education, NetSupport, Promethean and 2Simple to rising start-up stars – offering impactful solutions for institutions of all sizes and all budgets.
Bett will also be running a Hosted Leaders Programme, with curated one to one meetings allowing global education leaders and change-makers to convene through Learnit.

Esports @ Bett

A new event showcasing the new world of esports will be unveiled at Bett 2022.
It will be hosted in association with the British Esports which will allow teachers, education leaders and parents to experience and understand the potential impact on esports in education.
The move comes as it emerged that esports will be piloted as a competitive sport at the Commonwealth Games later this year.
As part of the esports takeover, Bett 2022 will host daily tournaments on the popular Rocket League game and feature teams from the British Esports Student Champs, the national schools and colleges competitive gaming tournament.
Unlike any other education event before, Esports @ Bett will host a dedicated space that is the epicentre of all things esports, providing a hub within which visitors can participate in gaming and experience real time product demonstrations.
There will also be opportunities to hear from inspiring industry experts like Chester King, CEO of the British Esports and Mark Weller, Chief Gaming Officer from GB Esports Team, VEXED.
After making waves in the education technology community as an alternative recreational activity for students, esports has boomed in popularity having recently been featured on BBC’s The Apprentice and has now been officially sanctioned as a pilot event for the 2022 Commonwealth Games Federation.
In a UK national first, the British Esports Association has partnered with Pearson to introduce the esports BTEC, the first qualification of its kind in the world with a skills-based focus launching back in April 2020, with more than 1800 students currently taking part in the BTEC over both Level 2 and Level 3.
For the first time at Bett, visitors will be able to hear from the educators, leaders and technology providers championing esports across schools. The three day agenda will showcase sessions on how schools and universities can harness this growing industry to: build their own esports programme, drive greater student engagement and skillsets, and explore the role diversity and inclusion plays across esports.
Eve Harper, UK Portfolio Director, EdTech said, “We are thrilled to welcome Esports @ Bett to this year’s show to celebrate esports in education and exhibit some of the opportunities it can provide to young people. With more than 70 per cent of schools considering an esports programme, and with the expectation that the global esports market will triple by 2025, Bett is proud to be supporting such a fast growing and innovative industry.”

Ahead by Bett

Ahead by Bett is the new co-located event designed for Higher Education leaders accelerating disruption.
Ahead by Bett will be the destination for higher education leaders to come together with their peers and the world’s leading EdTech’s to learn, network and trade.
Ahead by Bett’s content spaces provide an opportunity for senior leadership, heads of faculty, technology leads and heads of research and innovation to congregate and tackle the current business issues faced in tertiary education.
Spread across three learning and networking spaces, Ahead by Bett will be hosting over 60 speakers including highly acclaimed author and journalist Matthew Syed, who will be discussing mindset and high performance in Higher Education, Professor Sir Steve Smith, the UK’s International Education Champion on the future of Higher Education, Professor Rose Luckin on AI’s uses for understanding student data and Professor Diana Laurillard on professional development as the new frontier of Higher Education.
Visitors will also be able to hear from other changemakers, experience innovation and collaborate with peers all within one place dedicated to Higher Education.
Max Oliver, Event Director of Ahead by Bett said: “This year is the first year that we are dedicating a whole new sister show to the Higher Education sector. The appetite and interest in this sector has grown over recent years and now is the perfect time for academics, changemakers, heads of faculty, and technology leads to gather together to share the very best in Higher Education practices and their vision for the future of tertiary study around the world.”
For those who cannot attend during the day, this year sees the launch of Bett After Hours on Thursday 24 March, which provides delegates the opportunity to explore everything Bett has to offer until 20:00.
Bett 2022 is open for registration – join the education community at the latest instalment on 23-25 March at the ExCeL London.


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