Bett 2020: the global meeting place for the education community

For the first time in Bett’s history, The Education Show will be integrated inside the event

The 36th edition of Bett UK takes place on 22–25 January 2020 at the ExCeL London and with an expanded offer of show features and content, it is an unmissable date in the global edtech event calendar. Find out more about this year’s edition below.

What’s new at Bett 2020?

A bigger, better Bett

Advancing education is what Bett is all about. We’ll once again be providing a platform to push the sectoral conversation further.

Over 34,000 educators and leaders from the UK and overseas will be there, ready to engage with more than 800 edtech suppliers, SMEs and start-ups. What’s more, we’ve arranged a line-up of 300 of the most influential figures in teaching and learning today.

An unrivalled guest speaker agenda

The educators, leaders and edtech pioneers you need to hear from are coming exclusively to Bett UK this year. We pride ourselves on giving our visitors the chance to hear from those changing the way we think about education and technology – and that’s exactly what we’re offering in 2020.

The first wave of speakers includes globally recognised figures and the finest educational minds in Britain, including:

  Linda Liukas
Author of Hello Ruby and tech evangelist.
Presenting in the Bett Arena, 23 January 2020, 10.45: One Hundred Languages

  Professor Daniel Muijs
Head of research, Ofsted.
Presenting in the Education Show Theatre, 25 January 2020, 11.30: Broad and Balanced curriculum

  Arjana Blazic
Teacher trainer, Croatian Ministry
of Education.
Presenting in the Schools Theatre, 23 January 2020, 17.30: International TeachMeet

  Dr Sue Black
Professor of computer science and technology evangelist, Durham University.
Presenting in the Bett Arena, 24 January 2020, 10.45: If I can do it so can you

  Jos Finer
Head of organisational and staff development, University of St. Andrews.
Presenting in the Higher and Further Education Theatre, 23 January 2020, 16.40: Mentoring without walls

  Carol Allen
Education advisor for ICT and inclusion, Hartlepool LA.
Presenting in the Schools Theatre, 23 January 2020, 13.15: Supporting children with speech, language and communication needs followed by, at 16.00: Whole school SEND strategy and planning

  Bart Verswijvel
Senior advisor, European
Schoolnet Partnership.
Presenting in the Schools Theatre, 23 January 2020, 17.30: International TeachMeet

Check out the full agenda and our speakers updates at bettshow.com

The Education Show at Bett

For the first time in Bett’s history, we will be integrating The Education Show fully inside the event in the North Hall.

Hundreds of suppliers will be there, showcasing the products essential for the health and wealth of educational institutions around the world.

We’ll also be offering accredited CPD-led sessions, covering a wide range of topics on educators’ needs in the brand-new Education Show Theatre, for a complete picture of modern education.

Six new inspirational content themes

We have introduced six new themes to structure the conference programme, ensuring every learner and educator can benefit from this year’s content. They include:

Innovation In pedagogy and in technology. Discover smart solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing teaching at all ages in a variety of settings

Wellbeing For students and staff.

We will present case studies of initiatives to enhance student and teacher wellbeing

Empowering teaching and learning Leadership strategies for driving organisational change; best practice to ensure impact, efficacity and use of technology; and sharing research and collaborating to ensure evidence-based practice

Inclusion, social mobility and SEND Engaging the socially and economically disadvantaged with education; empowering and connecting students with SEND to learning, skills and future employment; enabling learning for communities in rural areas and developing countries

Future tech and trends The heart of Bett. Where the tech community demonstrates new ideas and where educators can feed back what they really want and need

Skills Skills for educators including practical CPD; skills for students including T-levels and apprenticeships; skills for life including re-educating current workforce, creativity, character and resilience.

Our newly appointed advisory board, made up of industry experts, has steered our content in the right direction and made sure our finger is firmly on the pulse when assessing the latest developments in the education industry.

“Bett provides a hub to connect together like-minded and engaged educators around technology,” says advisory board member, Jon Audin of the University of Winchester.

“Once a year, everything that you need around the field of edtech and its use can be found under one roof. With talks, teachers, students and companies sharing the latest practice and ideas it encourages the searching questions of whether this technology will make a difference to students we teach.”

Expanding Bett’s CPD offer

Teacher and leader development is essential to what Bett is all about.

With this in mind, the event’s programme of educator-led sessions has been expanded. In 2020, you’ll find more CPD-driven content than ever before.

Visitors will benefit from a diverse range of peer-to-peer learnings, insights and expertise. We have also invested in fresh CPD-focused features, including the launch of the Professional Development Theatres, offering free workshops to educators of all levels.

Better navigation for a higher return on time

We know. Bett is busy. Very busy. Getting a strong return on your time is vitally important.

It will be easy to navigate around Bett 2020. The floorplan has been simplified, making it simple to find the solutions, products and partners you want to see, have better, productive conversations, and take back better technology and learnings to your schools.

The show is now split into six different events zones each with a different focus:

  The Education Show Making every part of an institution successful

  Equipment and hardware The physical stuff. The technology relevant to everyone in education

  Management solutions Technology to run institutions from across the education landscape

  Teaching tech Technology helping teachers do what they do best

  Learning tech Technology that needs to be learnt, relevant to the classroom

  Global showcase Best-in-class for those global industry bodies, associations and non-profit organisations.

Further networking opportunities at Bett

Bett 2020 will have more networking opportunities onsite, with a staff room for educators to have space to discuss the content sessions they’ve experienced and reflect upon what’s inspired them.

On top of this, we have the Connect@Bett networking app, which will enable visitors to set up meetings with relevant exhibitors and fellow educators to help them maximise their time.


Join us at the latest instalment on 22–25 January 2020 at the London ExCeL.

Register now: www.bettshow.com/visiting-bett/bett-2020-visitor-registration