BETT is the biggest educational technology show in the world. Now being held at ExCel in Docklands, it’s a long ride from central London but worth it for the breadth of exhibits and the great talks – all for free (and good views of the docks from the DLR railway).
My talk (which you can find on the Presentations page) was about re-defining access to language learning through the use of Handheld devices. There was a good turnout of over 100 people, with some interesting Q&A afterwards, but it’s really hard to concentrate when you’re in an open theatre, inside the exhibition hall, surrounded by 10,000 people chatting!
Not far away in Limehouse is Gordon Ramsay’s newish venture, a gastropub called The Narrow (on Narrow St). Excellent riverside terrace with views back towards the city, great for peaceful lunches watching boats…..