On Wednesday and Thursday last week, we exhibited at the DRB Ignite 2015 conference. With two days of great speakers, and having the opportunity to talk to some of the world’s most influential education leaders, Chris – one of Penstripe’s Directors – and Alvin, our Sales Manager, had a great time. They also did a very good job of transforming our exhibition stand!
DRB’s headline speaker was Geoffrey Canada, President of Harlem Children’s Zone, who encouraged the audience to always have the highest expectations of young people. The results that can be achieved, even if lifestyle factors are a struggle, can be amazing if these young people have the correct support.
We were able to listen to the presentations as well as speaking to the delegates that came to see us at our exhibition stand. It was great to meet everybody and learn so much about inspiring young people to be the best that they can be.
And now onto this week…
On Friday, we’re heading to ICT for Education in Newcastle. This is the first in a series of five that we’re attending, the ICT for Education conferences tackling common issues about technology in an educational setting and inspiring delegates on the topic of ICT in schools.
We’ve got some very exciting things happening at this event. ICT for Education’s Newcastle conference marks the first exhibition where we’ll be giving live demos of our brand new student planning app – PenstripeEdu – to delegates that visit our stand.
And this isn’t the only ‘first’ that will be launched at ICT for Education. We’re going to be bringing something to the event that you really wouldn’t expect to see at an exhibition stand, and we’re pretty sure that none of the other exhibitors will be bringing one…
All will be revealed on Friday! Hope to see you there on the day, but if you’re not attending, keep an eye on our Twitter feed @Penstripe_ where you’ll be able to find out exactly what’s going on!
Olaf Surtees has been with Penstripe for ten years; what he doesn’t know about teacher planners, student planners, and lesson planners isn’t worth knowing! He’s in charge of creating our blog content, helping teachers and administrators with helpful hints and tips, as well as our socials — see the links below to find out more.