The role of technology in education cannot be understated in 2019 with students in South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world depending on it to complete their studies in smarter and faster ways than ever before.
With students adopting this tech as soon as it becomes available it can be daunting for educators to keep up and make the best use of these developments in teaching, instead of fighting against them.
That’s where EduTECH Africa comes in, returning on 9th and 10th October this year to do exactly what its same suggests: marry education and technology locally for the benefit of everyone involved.
Putting aside the benefits of interacting with thousands of industry professionals, EduTECH Africa is packed to the brim with seminars touching on every aspect of the field, workshops to learn and hone skills, robotics and coding zones and even a dedicated space for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) who you may not have heard of yet, but are making headway where the larger companies may move too slowly.
This year more than 150 speakers from around the world will be presenting various keynotes over the two-day long event with six key people taking the stage.
But it’s not just talk on offer here. The massive list of exhibitors will be presenting new products and services on the floor. While seeing these online is one thing, being able to demo them yourself is something else altogether. Those convinced by what they see on the floor may even be able to purchase them on the spot to bring the latest solutions back to their institutions before classes start up again that next Monday.
If all of this sounds like something you’d like to be involved with, there are many ways to attend, with one even being free.
Yes, if you register right now as an individual you can nab one of the free passes to EduTECH Africa which grants entry, access to the seminar theatres and the attendee event app.
The Gold Pass – which has a discount for groups with a saving R500 per person – gets you and your team into the VIP conference, access to more private networking opportunities, and refreshments.
The Gold Pass can also be upgraded to include the pre-event workshop, with the saving per person increases to R600.
More than 3 000 people having attended EduTECH Africa in 2018, the 2019 event is expected to not only attract more visitors, but also sell out, so move fast if you’d like to be included.