Bett 2019 is fast approaching, with the show bringing together teachers, academics, edtech companies and policymakers to celebrate innovation in education. Last year saw more than 850 leading companies, 100 edtech startups and over 34,000 attendees coming to find inspiration and discuss the future of learning and teaching. Next year’s show will run from 23-26 January at the ExCeL London.
The world of work is changing rapidly, and future generations will need to adapt accordingly. Bett 2019 will focus on how educational transformation can meet the needs of this uncertain future, bringing together players from across the education sector in productive dialogue and exchange of best practice. The show will present great examples of schools and colleges preparing young people for the future of work, with a line-up of inspiring speakers with stories to tell.
The promise of edtech is to enable every learner to reach their potential. Bett 2019 will showcase some of the trailblazing work by educators from around the world. By meeting those pushing the limits of innovation in the education space, teachers will have a chance to do more than hear propositions, but also test products and understand how they can be embedded into school operations.
Arena sessions will also explore SEN, from early years right through to FE and HE. Bett will highlight leading assistive technologies providing accessibility to students with diverse learning needs. The seminar programme includes stories around the best products and solutions supporting learners with disabilities.
And Bett won’t just be about big shiny tech: the broader showcase of edtech will include solutions, apps and resources that work for schools on a budget – including free resources. With so many schools on a tight budget, visitors will be able to have discussions to inform investments that work for their individual institutional setting.
Data is helping transform the wider economy and driving productivity, and offers the same opportunity to schools. Analytics and data can support learner outcomes, assessment and also managing teacher workloads. Bett will present case studies and advice for school leaders and managers to make the most of these new technologies.
Those attending Bett in January will also find the show’s sister event The Education Show (taking place on 24-25 January) also based in the ExCel Theatre. While Bett is all about edtech, the Education Show (24-25 January) continues to focus on all other school equipment and supplies. With both events under one roof, school leaders, resource and business managers, and teachers can save valuable time by being able to purchase school essentials in one place.