Bett reveals speaker line-up for 2022

Over 225 speakers are expected to take to the stage over the three-day event

An established edtech event has revealed its speaker line-up, which includes former schools minister Lord Jim Knight.

After a one-year hiatus, Bett will convene again in London’s ExCeL centre on 23-25 March 2022. With the theme “create the future”, the show will look at how education will be transformed beyond the pandemic.

Knight is one of more than 225 speakers who are expected to take to the stage over the three-day event. He will discuss rethinking pedagogy when faced with tech disruption. Other speakers include global keynote speaker Eduardo Briceño, education campaigner Sarah Brown and soap actor turned eating disorders charity founder, Gemma Oaten.

Attendees will also hear from Dame Darcey Bussell, the former ballerina and founder of DDMIX, and comic actress and writer Sally Phillips, who will delve into life as a parent to a child with SEND and inclusion in education.

Gogglebox cast member, Baasit Siddiqui, whose day job is to help motivate state school pupils through Siddiqui Education, will share his tips for how young people can confidently pitch ideas for TV shows.

SLA School Librarian of the Year, Kristabelle Williams, will reveal how she made the library service at an inner-city school thrive during the pandemic.

Eve Harper, director of Bett, said: “Bett prides itself on bringing the leading global voices and pioneers in education transformation each year and as we come together in January to ‘create the future’, our speaker line up promises just that. We can’t wait to welcome our world-class speakers to Bett and be inspired by their stories, experiences and insights.”

Tickets to the show are free and schools are encouraged to bring students. Attendees can also take part in CPD training to boost their professional development.

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