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E2BN Conference Fantastic Success

Above: E2BN Conference 09

E2BN’s tenth anniversary conference was a great success. 
Opening the conference, Chris Kastel, CEO, reflecting on the enormous changes that technology has brought said:
“The success of the schools’ broadband rollout is a testament to the power of regional collaboration but the successful integration of broadband technologies in the classroom to enrich the learning experience only happened because of the flexibility and dedication of the region’s teachers” 

 Over 300 delegates enjoyed two days of excellent presentations, fantastic workshops and opportunities to network and celebrate 10 years of schools’ broadband. Russell Prue as Master of Ceremonies showcased some of E2BN’s great content, Colin Penfold (Becta) praised two E2BN projects, ‘Clips’ and ‘Engaglive’ for their contribution to a safer online experience for the region’s schools, Richard Sandford gave delegates a peek at possible futures and John Davitt rounded off the conference with a highly entertaining look at new ways to deliver the curriculum. 

Delegates and exhibitors raised a massive £1164.74 to support Andrew and Amanda Kirk, two of the region’s teachers who are currently working with street children and AIDs orphans, at their own expense, at the Amano Christian School in Chingola, Zambia. Many thanks to all who contributed.