Gala Evening to celebrate 20 years of ALT and the Learning Technologist of the Year Award

20th anniversary gala evening

This year there will be a special celebratory evening on the Wednesday of the conference to mark both the 20th anniversary of ALT and the 20th annual conference. The evening will start with a drinks reception at the EMCC, followed by a special awards ceremony and event to mark the anniversary. There will then be a sit-down meal and drinks, followed by fireworks and other surprises to conclude the evening. The gala evening is included in the price of conference attendance.

ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Award and Special Award for Learners

Now in it’s sixth year, the award has been run since 2007. Its overall purpose is to celebrate and reward excellent practice and outstanding achievement in the learning technology field.

This year, the Special Award for Learners was open to individuals or groups of learners who have made an outstanding contribution to using technology to support learning.

The awards were judged by a panel chaired by Martin Oliver, President of ALT. The panel members were:

Joe Wilson – Head of New Ventures, Scottish Qualifications Authority;
Steph Ladbrooke – one of last year’s individual winners from Pedmore CofE Primary School;
Phil Tubman – one of last year’s individual winners from Lancaster University;
Mike Dearing – Senior Solutions Consultant at ULCC.

The Awards will be presented at the 20th anniversary gala evening in Nottingham.