What to expect at Bett Middle East 2017April 19, 2017, 3:35 pm GMT
Bett Middle East will return for its second edition from April 25-26, 2017 at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi.
The two-day event will welcome 1600 education policy makers, leaders and experts from over 35 countries.The Bett ME Leadership Summit will bring together senior education leaders and global speakers under the theme of "Igniting excitement through innovation in learning". Featuring keynote addresses, discussions and debates on a wide range of topics affecting educational transformation, the summit will include the latest trends in STEM education, educational equality and access, employability and 21st century skills, and big data.
As a worldwide partner for Bett, Microsoft will showcase content that inspires next generation ideas, and innovative technology-led classroom practices in the Middle East, Africa and the world.
Attending educators and school leaders will also have access to Microsoft's wide range of talk tracks and sessions built on driving digital transformation in the classrooms and redefining learning experiences.
Anthony Salcito, vice president, worldwide education at Microsoft, in his keynote will be sharing Microsoft's view on what Digital Transformation means for education institutions and how schools can truly improve learning outcomes through a strong foundation and lasting vision that is powered by technology.For a full list of speakers and sessions, visit https://middleeast.bettshow.com/bett-middle-east-2017-speakers
This year's Bett Middle East Expo will also feature a Learn Live theatre, with seminars, practical demonstrations and presentations that will address pressing questions for educators across the Middle East. Learn Live will include a new series of student-led sessions.
Bett Middle East event director Eve Harper commented: "Bett Middle East 2017 has us especially excited to be bringing a line-up of student speakers to the Learn Live programme. From the Young Inventor Showcase, where you can hear from the next generation of entrepreneurs, to our happiness panel, where students will be sharing the initiatives they are taking to promote positivity in schools, this year allows attendees to hear from the people who matter most and get to know what inspires them. "
Bett Middle East Awards
Bett Middle East will also host the first edition of the Bett Middle East Awards, which will celebrate individuals, institutions and organisations inspiring educational excellence.
Submissions were judged by a panel of members from Bett's new VIP steering committee, Bett Diwan. The shortlist includes:
Leadership – Individual
Mark Steed, JESS Dubai
Fatma Al Bastiki, Hamdan Bin Zayed School
Leadership – Institution
Caledonian College of Engineering, Oman
United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Al Faisal Foundation
Innovation – Higher Education
Middle East College – teaching and learning tool
Innovation – K12
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