International conference and exhibition on technology-supported learning, at Hotel InterContinental, Berlin, with more than 80 presentations from 18 countries including initiatives from Canada and Finland. Fee: 1150DM, 575DM second person, 184DM students; workshops extra. Details: International Conferences, Exhibitions and Fairs, 00 49 228 201190.
NOVEMBER 3 EDUCATION I ONLY ONE CHANCE?
Organised by Wycombe Area Education Alliance at Wycombe Swan Theatre to demonstrate support for all teachers in local schools. Speakers include Chris Woodhead, chief inspector of schools, Trevor Dickinson, a former schools inspector, and David McGahey, Buckinghamshire director of education. Fee: Pounds 35 non-member schools, Pounds 25 member schools. Details: Virginia Turner, 01494 475334; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org NOVEMBER 10 ME IN CHILDREN
Organised by Action for ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis) at The Council House, College Green, Bristol. Speakers include Jane Colby, a former head and an ME sufferer, and Dr Alan Franklin, consultant paediatrician. Open to all education professionals. Fee: Pounds 20. Details: Kerry Tolley, 01749 679193.
NOVEMBER 12 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
Organised by Andertons Music Company at Hugh Christie Technology College, Tonbridge, Kent, 4.30pm. Teachers, lecturers and advisers will be able to find out about the latest developments and key stage 3-4 and A-level applications. Talks, hands-on session, food and drink. Free, booking advisable. Details: 01483 456888.
NOVEMBER 14 STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING EDUCATION: INFORMATION, POLICY AND PRACTICE
Organised by the London Education Research Network, National Foundation for Educational Research and London Institute of Education at Jeffery Hall, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1. Examination of education authorities' critical role in providing high quality research and information services to support school improvement. Speakers: Professor Michael Barber and Ralph Tabberer, Department for Education and Employment, Leisha Fullick, Islington chief executive, Professor John Gray, Cambridge University; Dr Philip Hunter, Staffordshire chief education officer, and Professor John MacBeath, Strathclyde University. Fee: Pounds 117.50. Details: Wendy Crees, 01753 574123.