New edtech event to run alongside Schools & Academies Show in November

The EdTech Summit at the NEC will help schools optimise their digital strategies in light of Covid-19

A new education technology event, the EdTech Summit, will take place at the NEC this year from 18-19 November.

It has been launched to help primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities optimise their digital strategies, implement new technologies and drive efficiencies in the classroom and the back office.

The event will run alongside the bi-annual Schools & Academics Show organised by GovNet.

It will enable education technologists, senior industry leaders, 100 pioneering speakers and 50 edtech suppliers come together to discuss how to bridge the gap between education and technology.

Professionals will be encouraged to share their organisations’ digital journey throughout the coronavirus pandemic, sharing experience, advice and best practice.

The agenda has been led by a committee of sector leaders:

  • Bukky Yusuf,senior leader, Edith Kay School
  • Dr Michael Flavin, senior lecturer in global education, King’s College London
  • Faye Saadieh, policy and communications advisory, edtech delivery unit, Department for Education
  • Ian Myatt, director of insight, channels and educational enterprise, University of Birmingham
  • Jen Halmshaw, edtech delivery unit, Department for Education
  • Michael Forshaw,founder and CEO, EdTech Impact; founder and CEO, Innovate My School
  • Toby Baker, programme manager, Nesta
  • Vikki Liogier, national head of edtech and digital skills, Education and Training Foundation


“We feel that there is currently no other event in the UK that hosts this type of high-level, strategic discussion about the end-to-end process of specifying, procuring and then implementing EdTech,” said Chris Callaghan, event director, the EdTech Summit.

“As such, we are excited to be working with respected practitioners and organisations across all education levels to bring this event to life and provide the community with a place to meet, network and discuss the successes and challenges of creating and implementing digital strategies.”

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