Conferences and courses

7th October 2005 at 01:00
The BETT Show, which aims to highlight rising standards in the provision and implementation of ICT in education, takes place at Olympia, London, January 11-14. The TES keynote lecture, "How teachers change their practice to change the world", will be given by Professor Tim Brighouse, chief adviser to London schools, and John Davitt, ICT adviser and freelance journalist. Seminars include "Connecting the UK: a digital strategy", by Doug Brown, DfES, and "From e-confident schools to e-confident education system", by Tony Richardson, National College of School Leadership. There are new zones for special needs, and special features include the Subject Associations' Advice Centre.

Naace (advancing education through ICT) is holding a primary conference at Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt universities, November 25-27, with workshops and presentations. Its annual strategic conference will be held at the Riviera International Conference Centre, Torquay, February 28 to March 3.

Tel: 0870 240 0480

Government technology agency Becta is holding an e-safety conference for local education authority staff responsible for keeping children safe when using digital technologies. Venue: National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham, February 8.

Tel: 024 7641 6994

Business Live! and ICT Live!, for ages 16-18, will be held at Disneyland Resort Paris, March 6. Past speakers have included professionals from Microsoft, Cisco, Tesco and Eurostar. Fee: pound;139 (includes two nights at Disney's Hotel Cheyenne and coach travel).

Tel: 01992 512870

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