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November 23-25

Specialist Schools Trust Conference

National conference and exhibition featuring new ideas and products from more than 130 companies, including conference partners RM, Ramesys and Granada Learning. Speakers include Alan November, author of the bestselling Empowering Students with Technology and named as one of the US's 15 most influential thinkers of the decade by Classroom Computer Learning magazine.

His presentation, "Fearless leaders and courageous learners", will reveal his idiosyncratic view of the web and internet literacy.

Fee: pound;435 non-residential

Venue: International Convention Centre, Birmingham

Tel: 01905 343550;

November 25-27

Naace Conference

Naace (advancing education through ICT) is holding a primary conference.

Venue: Edinburgh and Heriot Watt Universities

Tel: 0870 240 0480;

December 8-9

Eminent 2005

European Schoolnet's annual Expert Meeting of International and National Educational Networks on the theme of increasing the uptake of ICT in schools will be hosted by the French Ministry of Education.

Venue: Concorde-Lafayette Hotel, Paris.

January 11-14


The TES and Becta are holding a day of ICT best practice on January 12. It includes the 2005 awards presentations and the TES lecture, "How teachers change their practice to change the world", to be given by Professor Tim Brighouse, chief adviser to London Schools, and John Davitt, ICT adviser and freelance journalist. Plus presentations from three Becta ICT in Practice award-winning teachers. Other seminars include: "Connecting the UK: a digital strategy" by Doug Brown, Department for Education and Skills, and "From e-confident schools to e-confident education system" by Tony Richardson, National College of School Leadership. The exhibition features more than 600 educational suppliers with new zones for special needs and software.

Venue: Olympia, London SW7.;

Web for the Future

Entrants aged under 30 are challenged to come up with new scenarios making innovative use of the internet. Competition closes December 22. This international contest is supported by Macromedia, Reggio Emilia and Modena University.;

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