23rd May 1997 at 01:00

Free exhibition and conference covering computer telephony integration, call centre technology and telemarketing at Wembley Exhibition Centre. Includes half-day workshops for beginners. Details: Janet Lloyd, 0181 201 9888.

JUNE 3-6 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR BUSINESS STUDIES EDUCATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE JUNE 10 THE NEW BUSINESS CURRICULUM NABSE conferences at Sandbanks Hotel, Poole, and Grimstock Country House Hotel, near Birmingham, respectively. Speakers at the first include: Professor David Melville, chief executive, Further Education Funding Council; and Roger Ward, chief executive, Association of Colleges. Fee (conference one): pound;434, pound;365 members (day rates available). Fee (conference two): pound;145, pound;pound;110 members. Details: Mia Early, 0121 776 7799.

JUNE 13 WORKING WITH ABLE, TALENTED AND HIGH ACHIEVING PUPILS Organised by George Crowther, chartered educational psychologist, at the Conference Centre, Padgate Campus, Warrington. Speakers include: Tom Marjoram, former senior HMI, and Peter Carey, director, National Association for Gifted Children. Fee: pound;118 plus VAT. Details: Graham Todd, 01634 846474 (telfax).

JUNE 16 WHAT WORKS? STRATEGIES FOR WORKING WITH DISAFFECTED YOUNG PEOPLE IN EDUCATION Hosted by Second City Second Chance at Westhill College, Birmingham, in association with European Year Against Racism and Xenophobia. Speakers include: Professor Tim Brighouse, chief education officer, Birmingham, and Phil Barnett, Commission for Racial Equality. Wide choice of workshops. Fee: pound;50. Details: Gethin Davies, 0121 472 3019.

JUNE 16 SUPPORTING AFRICAN-CARIBBEAN BOYS IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM Co-organised with the Positive Education Network at National Children's Bureau, 8 Wakley Street, London EC1. Speakers include: Kathy McClean, Caribbean Focus Project, Wandsworth; and Sandra Mohamed, policy officer, Local Schools Information. Fee: pound;164.50, pound;135.13 members, concessions available for voluntary sector. Details: 0171 843 604241.

JUNE 16,18,19 INVOLVING STUDENTS IN SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT Community Education Development Centre management seminars in London, Birmingham and Manchester led by Gary Goldman, Quality Improvement Associates, Chicago. Fee: pound;95, pound;47.50 National School and Community Network members. Details: 01203 638660.

JUNE 17 RAISING ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH PARTNERSHIP Community education conference for primary schools organised by Community Education Development Centre at Tamworth and Lichfield College. Speakers include: Sheila Wolfendale, professor of psychology, University of East London; and Phil Street, CEDC director. Fee: pound;55, pound;25 NSCN members. Details: 01203 638660.

JUNE 18 BUILDING BRIDGES: DEVELOPING EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY IN EDUCATION Organised by College of Preceptors and Ability 2000 at Disability North, Newcastle, for people with disabilities teaching or working in education and employment fields, or anyone concerned with the educational and employment needs of young people with disabilities. Fee: pound;95. Details: David Barker, 0191 284 0480 (phone and minicom).

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