Today I am in London for the Becta Next Generation Learning Conference 2009.
Is this the Ferl Conference, well no.
Is this the Post-16 Practitioners Conference, well no.
Are all the usual suspects there, well yes!
The theme of this conference is much more strategic and aimed at senior management than previous conferences I have been too, which reflects the new strategic slant that Becta have had over the last few years.
It’s a typical ILT conference, even with voting units, it’s a very passive transmission of information experience, with keynotes (and even though they haven’t started) workshops which will consist more of presentation and five minutes for questions.
There is wireless, but this wasn’t announced to the audience, so it was down to rebels like me to find out what the code for it was.
So far we have had Siôn Simons, Stephen Crowne and currently listening to Jane Williams.
Should be a good day as conferences go, but I suspect I will get more from the people than the presentations.