#exabytes - a year in review

Revising for #Exabytes17

Every day this May, we’re bringing you another great little reason to head to #exabytes17. While the 7th of July might seem quite a way off, we think now’s the best time to start thinking about arranging cover to be released on the day itself.

With last year’s #exabytes having been our first major event, we were expecting some teething pains and points to work on improving. We’ve been listening to the feedback we got from last year’s event so that we can make sure that #exabytes17 goes even more smoothly than last year’s conference.

In today’s 31 Ways post, we’re taking a look at some of the most frequently-given feedback we received last year, and explaining how we’re working to fix things up for this year. If there’s a point you’re wondering about, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on Twitter at @ExaFoundation or @teknoteacher with any questions!

Cover more ideas for lessons/ more KS1 & 2/ tools for assessment:

We want to make sure that there’s something for everyone at #exabytes. While we can’t cover everything in a year, for the 2017 show, we’ve extended the deadline for voting on what sessions take place to the 16th of June, giving you more of a chance to choose what’s on at #exabytes this year.

Space out popular sessions more:

Unfortunately, with so many great events happening at #exabytes, there’s always going to be some element of having to choose between two sessions running at the same time. When we put together this year’s programme, however, we’ll try to ensure that there isn’t too much of a clash between related events where possible.

Some rooms were difficult to find:

This year, we’re going to be providing more detailed and clear signage throughout the Midland Hotel, making it far easier for visitors to find the sessions that they’re looking for across the day.

Ensure that all sessions start on time:

With the experience of running #exabytes in 2016, we’ll be able to organise the show a little more this year, ensuring that everything works more smoothly and successfully.

Choosing a more convenient time:

We’ve rescheduled this year’s #exabytes to take place on the 7th July, two weeks later than last year’s, a time which we think should be more convenient for teachers.