It's that time of year again when we at EduGeek in association with Smoothwall, who have, once more, kindly sponsored this year's event, ask you once more to make you way up, down and across the country to Preston in Lancashire for a day of informed talks from companies specialising in educational IT and other areas, networking and meeting site sponsors, as well as being pampered by us all day.
This year we shall once more be holding the event at the Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club. It’s easier to find and very much closer to the hotel and motorway junction than other venues we have used in the past. The club is a mere 1 minute drive or 10 min walk from the Ibis hotel which means attendees who choose to overnight get to spend less time travelling and more time networking. As always, the conference is free for members not a part of a commercial organisation.
As always, we at Edugeek will take great pains to look after you all making, and we shall be ensuring you are fed and watered on both evenings, so please let us know you will be attending the evening meals if you want to join us, and as our members who have attended in the past can attest, we don't just take you for fish and chips!
This years speakers (so far) are:
Meru - 802.11ac Wireless
Smoothwall - Online threats and security brief
Stack - Enterprise storage and backup
Alan O'Donohoe - Raspberry Pi and the new ICT Curriculum
Microsoft - Hyper-V
Schools Broadband - School internet connectivity - Today and Tomorrow
*More to be announced shortly
This year we are also give all attendees a little ‘value add’ to make coming to the EDIT conf that bit more special.
So, if you come and see us this year you will receive the following:
- A special tag to replace your dusty old ‘Member’ forum tag
- A unique site skin only available to you
On top of these two unique freebies we shall also be having a draw to help out those of you travelling to see us:
- Two twin rooms so that four of you will get free accommodation for Wednesday and Thursday evening – You will have to share though!
- Travel costs for either fuel or train tickets for two members
The draw for these shall take place at midday on Monday the 19th May and all those who have registered to attend by this time will be entered.
Timings and Tickets
EduGeek EDIT 2014 will start at 09:00 and run to approximately 17:00 and there will be be a meal afterwards for all those who want to stay for an evening of geeky chat and fun
Please note we shall also be holding a get-together the night before as well
Tickets are now available from our Eventbrite site here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eduge...on-11166987761
Click here to register for EDIT 14
Please note: If you are employed by a educational supplier/company rather then school please contact us to arrange tickets as members have priority.
Travel and hotels
As usual we recommend that you stay at the Ibis Preston North which is comfortable, affordable and a mere 1 minute drive (or 10 min walk) from the venue: Ibis Preston
The venue is easy to get to and you can get the location and directions from this site here:
Please note that it takes a great deal of time, effort and expenditure to organise these events, so if you book a ticket please ensure you turn up as it costs us up to £35 per head and if you don't come you have not only taken a place someone else who wanted too, but it costs us too putting future conferences in jepardy.
See you there