I’m not sure exactly how long it is, but it must be approaching 10 years since I first worked at The BETT Education Show. It all started when I was representing Apple as a Distinguished Educator back in the day when they had their own stand. It was also when the BETT show was located a little more centrally at Olympia London. Now, of course, we are out towards London Docklands at the huge and mighty ExCel.
Where my love for the BETT began
Right from day one, I’ve always loved this show. It’s the worlds biggest and most well-known education show over four days, so what’s not to love! It obviously helped that I started off demoing to audiences for one of the most exciting global technology companies. This was also during a time when they launched educations most popular tablet device.
The next few years saw me presenting iPad focused sessions for Apple Authorised Resellers ‘Albion Computers’, ‘KRCS’ and ‘Western Computer’. It also saw me creating a strong friendship and working partnership with fellow Apple Professional Development trainer Chris Smith. Our focus was to run very fun hands-on sessions around subject areas such as music technology, science and geography. These were fantastic BETT Shows and we gained many admirers for our iPad sessions, eh Johnny Ball 🙂
TrilbyTV at BETT
Next in my journey with the BETT Education Show would be on my own stand, promoting our TrilbyTV platform. During the days of working alongside Apple in education, we saw that there wasn’t an easy way to share and showcase digital content being created on devices such as the iPad. So we developed TrilbyTV to focus on student voice, teacher sharing and promoting to the wider community. The aim was to become the #1 digital signage platform MADE for education. This will be our third year running our own stand at BETT. Showing our continued support of the world’s most recognised education show.
So to those who often ask me around this time of year, “Are you exhibiting at BETT?” The answer is always going to be ‘YES!’ Whether it’s exhibiting my company, catching up with our amazing customers, reseller partners and good friends… I will always look forward to these four chilly days in January.