Dave WhyleyA happy Dave Whyley at the BETT 2010 AwardsVisitors planning to attend the Learning Without Frontiers (LWT) conference at The Brewery in London, have just days left to take advantage of the free iPad incentive as 'early bird' registration closes on Thursday, September 30.

And there's only a week left to get nominations in for one of the more glitzy elements of the BETT 2011 educational technology show – the BETT Awards.

Taking place on January 9 -11, 2011, LWT is a two-day education event which incorporates the popular Handheld Learning, Game Based learning and Digital Safety international gatherings of education practitioners and new media gurus. “The overarching theme for the London gathering,” says organiser Graham Brown-Martin, “is how learning and teaching practice can change and improve as we move away from the traditional orthodoxy of what we used to call ICT based around expensive desktop and laptop PCs and move towards the use of affordable technologies already in the hands of many learners.”

Speakers include Lord David Puttnam, minister for communications, culture and the creative industries Ed Vaizey, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, David Yarnton from Nintendo UK and BBC Learning’s Saul Nasse. Nominations for The Learning Without Frontiers Awards for Innovation and Best Practice, which are to be presented at a ceremony on the evening of the second day, closes on November 30.

The entry deadline of October 4 is also fast approaching for the BETT Awards, which survived the axing of Becta, their main sponsor. And the organisers say that the latest research from the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) indicates that schools remain positive in their outlook despite government funding cuts for ICT in education. BESA's  2010 survey of 1,379 UK schools in July 2010 found that 58 percent of primary schools and 51 percent of secondary schools felt they were likely to maintain planned ICT investments for 2011/12.

If you book early for a table for the awards ceremony (on January 12) you can save £150 (click here to find out more).

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