Bett MEA 2018 theme
We are pleased to announce our theme for this year: Educating for Success in the 4th Industrial Revolution.
The 4th Industrial Revolution is disrupting almost every industry across the globe at an exponential rate and education is no exception. Covering everything from Artificial Intelligence to robotics and nanotechnology, the 4IR has the potential to advance innovation, education and national economies.
Bett MEA 2018 will be exploring the 4IR and its impact on the education ecosystem. K-12 Leaders and educators will discuss the impact this is having on traditional teaching methods and explore the future tech ‘must-haves’ for the classroom. Both Higher and Further Education Leaders will question how the 4IR will fundamentally change the job market and address the changing skillset graduates need to succeed.
The UAE Strategy for the 4th Industrial Revolution was launched in September 2017 and aims to advance innovation and future technologies across the Emirates. There is a strong focus on innovative education, robotic healthcare and AI. The UAE furthered their commitment to becoming a 4IR global hub through the creation of the Industrial Revolution X programme which aims to enhance the scientific and technological knowledge of Emiratis to ensure they are staying ahead of the curve.
The 4IR has also emerged as a priority for the UAE in line with their 2071 Centennial Plan, and with the 2018 ‘Year of Zayed’. One of the aims of this is to invest in education that focuses on advanced technology, build a system of ethical values for future generations, to boost the national economy, and unite the community.
Join us at Bett MEA on 23-24 April to contribute to the conversation around the 4IR, explore new solutions to global challenges and employment opportunities for jobs yet to be invented and work together to prepare future students and teachers to thrive in this transforming world.
- Listen to pioneering speakers sharing inspirational stories and content
- Learn from celebrated international names and local innovators
- Learn how to develop strategies to empower progressive education