Leadership and innovation: The 2017 National Education Technology Conference



  • The National Education Technology conference is to be held by Naace in Leicester on 28 – 29 March 2017
  • Speakers include Lee Parkinson (@ICT_MrP), Dughall McCormick, Patrick Hayes, Steve Moss, Jon Tait and many more
  • The conference will examine the role of education technology alongside the main issues of education including leadership, teaching and learning, and innovation


2 February 2017: Today, the full programme for the National Education Technology Conference which will be hosted by Naace in March 2017, has been announced. The event, taking place at the Leicester Marriot Hotel from Tuesday 28 to Wednesday 29 March, seeks to bring together teachers and school leaders from around the country to engage in discussions around the key issues facing education and to share best practice around the use of education technology.

This year’s conference will combine four strands of discussion: leadership; innovation; teaching and learning; and technology. This will be presented by a range of keynote speakers and hands-on sessions to provide an in-depth look at the landscape of education today, examining issues such as online safety, teaching computing, and the importance of school infrastructure for the implementation of technology.

This year’s list of speakers includes: e-learning consultant and former Naace Chair, Dughall McCormick; the hugely significant teacher and ICT blogger, Lee Parkinson (@ICT_MrP); director of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), Patrick Hayes; chair of the C2K Innovation Forum, Steve Moss; and Jon Tait, a deputy headteacher with over 15 years’ experience in education and the successful integration of education technology.

Mark Chambers, CEO of hosting organisation, Naace, said: “We’re really excited to have so many inspirational speakers at this year’s conference and to have a breakout programme that is focussed on delivering practical outcomes for conference attendees. The event is a great opportunity to bring together a large number of educators to explore a range of insights on the key issues facing schools today, encourage open discussions and share best practice in using technology effectively for the benefit of students. In addition, if attendees take advantage of all the offers on the table from our conference partners then, the cost of their attendance will have been more than covered!”.

Bookings for the conference are now open and visitors can register their attendance on the Naace website: https://www.naace.co.uk/events/national-education-technology-conference-2017/