Last week we had the opportunity to attend the BETTS show in London and so we wanted to share our experience with you.
The BETT show is a yearly technology awareness event held in the Excel Centre, London. Founded in 1985 it was formally known at the British Educational Training and Technology show.
The first show was held in January 1985 at the Barbican Centre, London. The event has grown over the years and opens its doors to around 30 thousand visitors from over 100 countries. In 2013 the show was hosted in the Excel Centre, London to accommodate the amount of visitors walking through the doors.
There are around 700 technology companies who market their products to schools, colleges and other educational establishments. With seminars taking place throughout the events schedule, visitors are kept entertained during their visit.
One of the most popular seminars this year was a talk by the voice of Apple’s ‘Siri’ who is the voice activated assistant available on the iPad and iPhone. Siri’s speech caused a massive hype on Twitter and as a result the hash tag Bett2014 (#Bett2014) was the 4th most popular trend on Twitter.
Students from primary, secondary and higher education are also involved and are encouraged to interact with the technology exhibited.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the BETT show. It is a busy, thriving environment with people of all ages and backgrounds coming together to learn about new technology. The atmosphere is one of passion and enthusiasm to provide the best for tomorrow. Our future, the children.
If you would like to be a part of the BETT show next year then keep an eye on the BETTs website for registration instructions. The dates next year have already been realised so registration is sure to follow soon.