Belfast to Showcase World-leading Education Technology at Inspire 2017

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Inspire 2017 Press Release

Inspire 2017, the Northern Ireland school leaders’ conference showcasing some of the world’s leading educational technology is coming to Titanic Belfast on Tuesday 7th November 2017.

Hosted by Capita Managed IT Solutions, in partnership with C2k and the Education Authority, the event brings together Norther Ireland school principals, vice-principals and teachers with education specialists, influential speakers and global technology suppliers, including Dell EMC and Microsoft – the conference’s joint sponsors.

Inspire was first held in 2015 and following on from its remarkable success, the 2017 conference will provide NI schools with a platform to learn about how new technologies can achieve better educational outcomes. They will also be able to share their own best-practices and use of innovative technology, and directly interact with the range of emerging technologies on display.

Ed Brown, Managing Director of Capita Managed IT Solutions, is delighted to be hosting Inspire for second time: “It’s a pleasure to welcome such an abundance of education technology specialists to Northern Ireland and provide suppliers and school leaders with the opportunity to interact. Schools in Northern Ireland use technology in many innovative ways, helping to improve their pupils’ learning experience and of course preparing them for future study and work. We have seen many fantastic examples of this through our annual ICT Excellence Awards, and Inspire delivers schools the ideal platform to share how they are using technology to enhance the teaching experience, and its educational impact on their pupils.”

During the conference, speakers and schools will engage through inspirational break-out sessions and keynote presentations. The sessions will be delivered by local schools and will address key educational themes including school improvement, parental engagement, and safeguarding. Delegates will also hear from keynote speaker and distinguished Quad-blogger, David Mitchell - former Head Teacher and now an Educational Consultant across the UK.

Speaking about the event, David Mitchell, said: “I’m delighted to have been asked to be Inspire 2017’s keynote speaker, and am hugely looking forward to meeting and networking with Northern Ireland school leaders. I’ll be sharing ideas and enlightening examples of how classroom technologies are engaging, motivating and inspiring both pupils and teachers.” 

Suppliers joining Dell EMC and Microsoft in the exhibition area at Inspire 2017 include: Capita SIMS, Micro Librarian Systems, Promethean, Skooler, TextHelp and many more. 

Tim Matchett, Head of C2k Managed Services, added: “We are very excited to welcome school IT leaders, education experts, and technology specialists to Inspire 2017. The event is an excellent chance for schools to get hands-on with new technologies, engage with suppliers that form part of the Capita and C2k service and, more importantly, interact with other schools that are implementing ground breaking initiatives.

Registration is free and open to every school in Northern Ireland from the 6th of September 2017. For more information on the conference click here or Tweet us @Capita_MITS #InspireNI17.

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