• Education Innovation Conference and Exhibition 2014

    For those of you unable to attend BETT in January EduGeek shall be on stand C24 with ICT Direct in Manchester at the Education Innovation Conference and Exhibition on February 27th and 28th. Please feel free to drop by and stop for a chat about anything.

    For more information on the show and its co-located events, please read the article below, and remember registration for Education Innovation is free.

    Education Innovation Conference & Exhibition, undoubtedly the best edu show Manchester has held yet @eicemanchester – Alan O’Donohoe (Head of ICT at Our Lady Catholic School)

    The Education Innovation Conference & Exhibition will take place for the second time at Manchester Central on February 27th and 28th, building on a successful launch event back in March.

    Technology can help network managers and heads of IT or it can be a white elephant that gets in the way of effective teaching, learning and infrastructure. There is no point investing in expensive equipment if it is not going to enhance education or make the running of educational institutions more productive and efficient.

    The theme of EICE is “Achievement through Innovation”. It is achievement that is critical and the event is designed to offer visitors crucial advice, tips and ideas that will enable them to make the most out of existing innovation, as well as lead, teach and procure more innovatively.

    The free event offers education leaders, business managers and practitioners advice, training and guidance when it comes to integrating innovation and technology into learning. This will come in the form of CPD training, access to inspirational keynote speakers, practical workshops, and an exhibition of over 100 solution providers.

    96% of the visitors to the 2013 event said that the conference was “excellent” or “good” and the confirmed speakers for the next show include the head of ICT inspection at OFSTED, David Brown, Tim Rylands, Toby Young, Russell Prue, Rick Byers, Jan Harrison plus contributions from Government ministers, DfE, EFA, BBC Learning, Jisc, NTAB and much more.

    The event will include advice hubs from EduGeek, Eskills, Computing At School, AMiE and Naace. There will also be a New EdTech Pavilion

    Free registration is live at www.educationinnovation.co.uk and you can also nominate your institution for an Education Innovation Award.

    Education Innovation is proud to be co-located with
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    “EdTech CPD”
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. ICTDirect_Dave's Avatar
      ICTDirect_Dave -
      Taken from education innovation website:

      EduGeek will be running a helpdesk on stand C22 at Education Innovation. The tea will be on hand to answer questions on topics ranging from everyday technical support issues to school IT policies and purchasing.
      You guys are bringing Tea? Awesome! What about coffee?

      More importantly perhaps. What on earth is the Tea doing answering questions? Surely that's your job?
    1. StevieM's Avatar
      StevieM -
      Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave View Post
      More importantly perhaps. What on earth is the Tea doing answering questions? Surely that's your job?
      Didn't you know that tea is the answer to everything?

      Whenever anyone has a problem it's always, 'Sit down and I'll make us a nice cup of tea. How's that, eh?'

      EDIT: Woo-hoo! Just had the go-ahead from the head that I can go ahead and... go.