Educational technology (EdTech) event organiser Bett has announced a range of esports-focused activations and activities during its January 2024 conference at ExCel London.
Taking place from January 24th-26th, the conference aims to connect the EdTech community through a range of content, networking opportunities and product discovery.
For the third consecutive year, Bett will host ‘Esports @ Bett’ to help raise awareness and showcase the industry within the educational sector. The esports zone will have its own stage and panels from the British Esports Federation as well as charities Special Effect and NSPCC. Moreover, Bett will be running esports and gaming-focused content sessions that feature teachers and students.
Bett’s esports activities will once again be in collaboration with British Esports. Acer for Education and Dell have also been announced as technology partners. The EdTech conference will also feature exhibitors from a range of esports-adjacent industry stakeholders, including Williams F1, ACER Europe, Ozobot and Horizon Educational. As an official esports media partner of the event, Esports Insider will also be exhibiting at Bett 2024.
Providing a taste of esports’ competitive sector, the three-day event has also announced the return of its community-focused Rocket League tournaments. In addition, attendees will also be able to check out a range of esports solutions.
Founded in 1984, Bett is a renowned EdTech conference event that has taken place in the UK, Brazil and Asia. Bett has already announced a range of notable speakers such as TV presenter Louis Theroux, retired ballerina Dame Darcey Bussell, musician Loyle Carner and sociologist Jason Arday. From the esports and gaming sector the likes of Microsoft’s Minecraft Student Ambassador Namya Joshi, Intel UK’s Head of Education Stuart Walker and Kalam Neale, Head of Education at British Esports, among others, have been confirmed for the event.
This year’s event is expected to feature over 30,000 stakeholders from the EdTech community across the three-day conference.
Speaking about Bett’s continued inclusion of esports in the conference, Bjorn Sirum, Head of Product at Bett, stated: “We’re so excited to be welcoming Esports @ Bett back to the show for the third year in a row, in partnership with the British Esports Federation and our technology partners, Acer and Dell!
“Esports is such an innovative way to use technology in the classroom. It can offer a platform for students to pursue passion, competition, and develop future skills, much like traditional sports. Join us on January 24th-26th for a packed schedule of exciting content, live gaming and case studies from across the world.”
Esports education has continued to be a hot topic of discussion, with conversations ranging from the development of esports degrees to how scholastic institutions can utilise the community aspect of esports. Last year, Bett discussed the topics of player well-being and esports communities as well as providing an introductory panel for those still mystified by esports.
Tickets for the upcoming Bett conference on January 24th-26th at ExCel London are available now.
This article is supported by Bett