January 19-March 14 Faraday lecture tour

"Emission impossible: can technology save the Planet?" is the subject of the free Faraday Lecture for ages 14-16 organised by the Institute of Electrical Engineering. It will explore exciting technologies designed to lessen our impact on the environment.

Venues: Crawley, Bristol, Brighton, Glasgow, Cardiff, London, Belfast, Manchester, Harrogate and Birmingham Tel: 01438 767302; www.iee.orgeventslectrsfaraday2006

February 9-10 Northern technology

The programme for this year's Northern Education Technology Show includes a Diploma in Digital Application day bringing together speakers from the North West Learning Grid, Edexcel, Macromedia and Microsoft; special educational needs sessions; and themed primary and secondary days. Free admission.

Venue: Gosforth Park Racecourse, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Tel: 0191 461 1844;

February 28-March 28 Free RM conferences

These primary and secondary conferences run by ICT supplier RM will focus on how ICT can help implement initiatives such as Every Child Matters and Personalised Learning.

Venues: Manchester, Newcastle, Bristol, London, Birmingham.


March 9-11 Education Show

Seminars at this exhibition include: Mick Thomas, Becta, on assistive technology and Jenny Cage, Cambridge University, on using interactive whiteboards in maths.

Venue: NEC, Birmingham Free registration at

Tel: 020 7874 0337

May 24-26 eLearning Africa

This conference and exhibition on ICT for development, education and training is supported by the UN Commission for Africa and the European Commission.

Venue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

June 6-30 Learning revolution

Conferences led by New Zealanders Warren Patterson, who created digital classrooms, and Gordon Dryden, co-authors of The Learning Revolution and the Digital Classroom.

Venues: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Huntingdon, Bristol, Swansea, Waltham Abbey, Bexleyheath, London Tel: 01604 696966;

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