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2023 EdTech Summit: 5 reasons not to miss it!

EdTech Summit

The EdTech Summit 2023, held at the Birmingham NEC will be hosted in just over a week (22nd November), and we have been eagerly anticipating its arrival. With the aim of transforming education through technology, this event will delve into the growing trends that are driving change in education. From the role of AI in education, to developing digital strategies for improved teaching and learning outcomes, to harnessing data, they are committed to providing the insights needed to make positive change. We are so looking forward to join the 3000+ EdTech leaders, speakers, suppliers and attendees.

Ahead of this highly anticipated event, the Zzish and Quizalize team has curated a list of 5 reasons not to miss this exciting, informative and free for educators summit. If you’re also attending the EdTech Summit 2023, lets connect! We would love to see you there.

1. Main Agenda and Speakers

With 50 guest speakers and a jam packed agenda, there is bound to be something of interest for all. The event will bring together Primary & Secondary Schools, Multi-Academy Trusts and Colleges and Universities, to discuss the creation and implementation of digital strategies.

Main stage talks which particularly caught our eye include,

  • 9:35 am – 9:55 am – Opening Keynote Address: Technology for children, technology for adults, technology for all. This will be presented by Gemma Gwilliam, Head of Digital Learning, Education, and Innovation and Strategic Lead for Digital with the Portsmouth Education Partnership.
  • 11.15am to 12pm – Is The Machine Taking Over? The Rise of the Use of AI in Education. Presented by Laura McInerney, Chief Executive Officer and Edu Journalist from Teacher Tapp.
  • 12:50 pm – 1:20 pm – Balancing Wellbeing and Technology in Education – Navigating Mental Health Support Ethically and Effectively. Presented by Scott Hayden, Head of Digital Learning & Teacher at Basingstoke College of Technology.

You can find the full list of speakers and the agenda on the official Edtech Summit website here!

2. Educators Networking Hour

The Educators Networking Hour will take place between 3.30pm and 4.30pm on the day. This is an excellent opportunity to share experiences, develop partnerships and raise the knowledge base of the sector. We can’t wait to meet so many like minded people and we hope to see you there. As well as this, to help kickstart conversation there will be a short opening introduction on a key theme featuring the experts speakers. How exciting!

The networking opportunities at this event are incredible. With over 3,000 School, College and University Leaders and 500 ICT Professionals, it’s a wonderful place to meet compatible peers and discuss solutions to shared everyday challenges.

3. CPD accredited seminars

All the seminars at the EdTech Summit are CPD (continuing professional development) accredited, giving you the opportunity to gain 7 CPD points held by EdTech Leaders and Government Policy Makers.

Fro anybody unsure CPD can be broadly defined as any type of learning you undertake which increases your knowledge, understanding and experiences of a subject area or role. As well as being an enjoyable, networking experience, you will also be improving yourself and your skills. Web don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to come away feeling fulfilled and with a new sense of understanding and knowledge.

4. Panel Debates

The panel debates will ensure audience interaction with lively debates on the hottest topics within the EdTech community across the theatres and stages where leaders will discuss critical issues.

Embrace the opportunity to get involved and speak your truth with the panel debates. This is a great opportunity to learn and understand the opinions of others and to discuss topics which you are passionate about. Definitely not something to miss!

5. Meet suppliers and test new products

There will be over 50 of the UK’s leading EdTech suppliers showcasing their innovative solutions and products throughout the exhibition floor which visitors can test for their institution. What a great opportunity to interact with so many leading EdTechs in the same space.

Notable suppliers include,

  • edpuzzle
  • MyTutor Web
  • Mighty Writer
  • Hi impact

And so many more!

The Zzish and Quizalize teams are looking forward to meeting you in Birmingham. We’ll be there in the heart of the Summit to learn and to share our expertise in digital transformation with our groundbreaking Quizalize learning tools. Will we see you there? Let us know if you’re coming to grab a coffee (or Yorkshire tea) with us.

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