Introducing Ahead by Bett…

Join us for the launch of Ahead by Bett at the Bett Show at ExCeL London on 23-25 March 2022

Ahead by Bett is the event for higher education leaders accelerating disruption. Launching at Bett 2022, this is the destination for higher education leaders and educators to come together with their peers and the world’s leading edtech companies to learn, network and trade.

In the past year and a half, we’ve seen the higher education community demonstrate true resilience and resourcefulness in the face of ongoing disruption. Looking forward, universities are moving beyond crisis response with the aim to turn lessons learned into sustainable, long-term action. At a strategic systems level, what can be retained, developed and streamlined? This is a key conversation that Ahead by Bett is dedicated to provide a platform for.

Join us at the ExCeL London on 19-21 January 2022 alongside Bett UK to hear from changemakers, experience innovation and collaborate with peers all within one space dedicated to higher education.


Introducing the founding partners of Ahead by Bett

Our founding partners, Jisc, UCISA and Universities UK, are our key collaborators for the Ahead by Bett content programme. They work alongside us to provide a sounding board for our plans and ideas for the show, as well as helping us shape the programme to ensure we are meeting the needs of our visitors and exhibitors. We also regularly meet with our esteemed higher education advisory board, who help us keep the most relevant conversations taking place in the sector at the top of our agenda.


The key themes for Ahead by Bett

As the education community looks beyond the crisis response, the overarching theme of our events portfolio is: create the future.

When challenged with exceptional, unprecedented problems and barriers to learning during this time of disruption, it has been vital for higher education leaders to think outside the box and solve problems creatively.

Armed with more edtech solutions and resources than ever before, educators and leaders have the opportunity to reimagine traditional models of pedagogy so that students can plug into a personalised, future-facing learning experience and become resilient, creative lifelong learners who can harness their knowledge and skills to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

At Ahead by Bett we have curated six themes based on industry trends and research insights: Leadership, Innovation, Wellbeing, Inclusion, Skills and Futures. These themes provide structure to our three days of content at the show, ensuing that stakeholders worldwide can find solutions to their most pressing challenges and priorities.


Content destinations at Ahead by Bett

Ahead by Bett provides an intimate event setting designed around cutting-edge content, product discovery and facilitated peer discussions specifically for the higher education community.

Discover our three flexible networking and learning spaces for you to connect, learn and trade and see what you can expect from our three content features and stages hosting free CPD-accredited content:

  • The Auditorium: Visit the auditorium to hear from changemakers on the business of higher education, leading large scale transformation and new pedagogies for an evolving student experience
  • The Sandbox: Experience innovation in practice. Get hands-on with new technologies for lecturers and students and discover how to apply new ideas in different institutions
  • The Collaboration Space: Join curated networking sessions and in-depth roundtable discussions hosted by some of our partners


Safe & Secure: Connecting customers and communities safely

Your health, safety and comfort has been, and continues to be, our number one priority. As our industry moves forward, we are dedicated to delivering events and facilitating trade with health and safety at the top of the agenda. In light of this, we have developed Safe & Secure standards.


Ahead by Bett will launch at the Bett Show at ExCeL London on 23-25 March 2022, where the education community will be reunited after two years of disruption. Discover more information, updates and news on the event here.

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