The Big D&T Meet - National Conference at University of East Anglia

Published 30th January 2024

Design and Technology teachers from across the country are gearing up for the highly anticipated "Big D&T Meet," a national conference set to invigorate teaching practices and encourage collaboration within the field. The event will take place at the University of East Anglia, Norfolk, on the 12th of July, offering a platform to stay abreast of the latest developments in D&T education.

With a focus on supporting teachers at every career stage, the conference offers a program tailored to departmental needs. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on workshops and gain insights from over 30 expert speakers, making it a go-to D&T CPD event.

  • Teachers: £100 per department for up to 5 people. The first teacher should register on STEM and book through the provided link, while additional teachers can register on STEM and contact for a special discount code.
  • Non-school attendees: £100 per ticket, with registration on STEM required.

The conference promises an environment where D&T teachers, industry professionals, and staff can network and exchange ideas. Attendees will receive practical advice grounded in classroom experience, addressing key issues in Design & Technology. The diverse lineup of speakers includes experienced teachers, education leaders, industry experts, and members of the education research community.

Highlights of the Conference:

  • Various workshops and sessions to suit your needs.
  • Explore the 'Mini Industry Village' during break and lunch times, featuring over 30 participating companies.
  • Engage with keynote sessions covering topics such as Literacy & D&T, Teaching Autistic Pupils in a Practical Setting, and the latest developments from the Design & Technology Association.
  • Connect with industry leaders, including representatives from Fosters & Partners, Design Museum, Neon Engineering, and more.
  • Participate in academic research sessions based on PATT40, showcasing the latest in educational research.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Kate Finlay (Course Leader)
  • Trudi Barlow - AI and D&T
  • Oak Academy - Sam Booth
  • Leiths Academy
  • Head of D&T Panel Workshop featuring Matt McLain and Alison Hardy
  • East of England Energy Group
  • Orchard Toys
  • Design Museum
  • Fosters & Partners
  • Neon Engineering
  • E3d Online – Industry 3D printing

Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your Design & Technology teaching skills and connect with professionals from around the country. Register now for The Big D&T Meet at the University of East Anglia.

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