Top 6 Events Every Teacher Should Attend in the UAE

Conferences and summits on education are an ideal opportunity for teachers, educators and experts to share new ideas and different methods of teaching, as well as share their experiences from across the globe.

Therefore, teachers are encouraged to attend these events, as they inspire them to introduce original and innovative ideas into the classroom.

From new educational materials to insights on how to engage students and technological advances in the education sphere, here are some of the top education events that every teacher must keep an eye on in the UAE.


1. GESS Dubai
The annual GESS Dubai education exhibition and conference welcomes international visitors and education experts under one location in Dubai, UAE. This year, the conference hosted over 250 CPD accredited workshops and seminars, connecting over 12,000 participants.

The conference also brings together more than 550 of the leading brands in education, providing an outlet for brands to reach out to educators with their latest innovations. This year, its three main themes were: Virtual Reality Experience, Future Leaders and Neuroscience & Wellbeing.

The next edition of this much-awaited event will be taking place next year on the 25th – 27th of February 2020, for 3 days of hands-on workshops from some of the world’s leading experts in education.


2. EdEx MENA
EdEx MENA joins over 1,000 attendees and 120 inspirational speakers with 2 focused education forums. This conference will be held from the 18th to 19th of November 2019 at the Ritz Carlton in DIFC, Dubai.

EdEx MENA centers around connecting leaders of the education industry with exhibitors. Its two main education forums will be “Connecting Investors, Education Business Owners and Regulators from Emerging Markets” and “Inspiriting Technologies and Strategies to Help School Leaders Deliver World-Class Results”.

Hence, it is an ideal opportunity for school leaders and teachers to discover the latest insights to stay on top of the local market and achieve global education standards, all while meeting leading EdTech exhibitors.

The conference also offers over 30 free practical seminars dedicated to teachers.


3. Bett Middle East & Africa
Bett MEA is renowned as the region’s “leading EdTech leadership summit and exhibition”. Held at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, the 2-day summit will be taking place from the 14th to 15th of September 2020 for its fifth edition in the region.

This summit is free for all attendees, and offers free CPD accredited seminars for teachers. Bett MEA brings together over 34,000 attendees, 12,000 leaders in the education industry, from over 136 countries.

As more teachers begin empowering their classroom with technology, it becomes crucial to remain updated on the latest EdTech innovations – and this summit is the ideal opportunity for just that.


4. Ai Everything
Ai Everything gathers world leaders from across the world and the region in artificial intelligence (AI), and although its main focus is on innovations in AI, the summit hosts many education exhibitors who showcase the latest EdTech inventions.

Taking place in Dubai on the 10th to the 11th of March 2020, the 2-day summit is held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai.

To discover the latest AI breakthroughs in education, this summit is bound to open the eyes of school administrators and teachers – giving them a glimpse into the future of AI-aided classrooms.


5. Future Learning Show - KSA
This is the second edition for this invitation-only dual summit taking place in KSA, on September 10th and 11th. This learning show is divided into two summits, the Future Education summit which gathers educators, schools leaders, teachers, policymakers to share and discuss the latest strategies, technologies and intelligent solutions.

The Future Talent Summit is the second summit of this learning show. It is a one of a kind platform targeting Human Resources and learning and government leaders. The purpose of this summit is to enhance the employment experience and help implement digital transformation to create new opportunities with the help of AI.


6. IECTIE 2019
Abu Dhabi University organizes the third edition of this conference: “International Education Conference: Technology and Innovation and Education” on October 29-30, 2019.

It is a forum for academicians and researchers around the world to share their papers and research on ICT integration in the education sector.

This anticipated forum facilitates intercultural learning and puts the spotlight on innovation and 21st century skills in teaching and learning.


Staying updated with the latest trends
All in all, attending large events and conferences that join teachers, school leaders, and education providers together under one goal is optimal for idea-sharing and keeping up to date with the latest trends around the education industry. This aids teachers in providing relevant education methods for their students, and helps education providers tackle the key challenges faced by educators.

However, as most of these events are a couple of months away, teachers can empower their classrooms by scrolling through education blogs and reading on the latest innovations in education – as well as insights and emerging trends within the industry.

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