Virtual introductions brought to you by Bett and Learnit

Don't miss out!

Don't miss out!

As the education sector navigates huge changes globally, many leaders are looking to technology to help solve some of the new issues and challenges they now have. In partnership with Learnit, we’ve built Virtual Introductions, an online platform that matches you, with technology and learning providers that can help you meet the challenges you face. This will take place via 20 minute virtual meetings , taking place alongside Learnit Live (8-12 March 2021).

Qualifying Education Leaders get a free ticket to Learnit Live alongside a series of personalised meetings - terms and conditions apply. Open to both UK and international government and education leaders.

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What to expect

Meeting the Right People

Our programme is dedicated to creating meaningful connections and building new relationships through a series of personalised, 20-minute meetings between education leaders and learning and technology  companies. Each meeting is carefully curated and is based on both parties’ interests and needs. We only match meetings where there is value for both the leader and the company.

Spaces are limited so please be sure to book your place as soon as possible. This initiative is invaluable and provides tangible ROI for both you and the world's most inspiring education leaders...but don't take it from us, hear it directly from those who took part at Bett 2020.


"I feel that the hosted leaders programme is the best improvement to Bett for some time! The Hosted Leaders Programme gave me the opportunity to meet senior managers/directors of key organisations, in a focused one to one session.  As a result we have managed to put the building blocks to two new contracts and establish two promising lines of enquiry. I would certainly like to be part of the programme next year!"
John Adams, Operations Director, Lever Academy Trust

Being able to take part remotely, from my office, was brilliant! This really worked with my existing schedule. I’m excited to get the opportunity to meet with likeminded people from the Learnit community - with so many dramatic changes in education, the global nature of the community will be invaluable.” 
- John Short Ring, Deputy Head, King’s College School Wimbledon

Qualifying as a leader

qualify as leader

To qualify for the programme as a leader, you must be responsible for buying or evaluating education products, services and/or technology, as well as attend a maximum of six, 20-minute meetings during Learnit Live (8-12 March 2021). 

Space is limited and we expect to reach full capacity. Early application is encouraged. More than one person from a school trust can apply. For any questions please email us at


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Qualifying as a sponsor

qualify as sponsor

The Virtual Introductions programme gives every sponsor return on investment. We only book meetings with people who meet your requirements (and you also meet theirs). The Virtual Introductions programme is expected to sell out in 2021. Meetings are priced at £250 per meeting. You need to purchase a minimum of 10 meetings to join the programme.

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The following organisations have taken part in Bett & Learnit’s Hosted Leaders Programme previously:

Acorn Trust, Al-Bayan Bilingual School, Aspire Academy Trust, Baltimore City Public Schools, Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust, Bedford School, Berkhamsted Schools Group, Berlin Metropolitan School, Cardiff and Vale College, Chiltern Learning Trust, Cidari Education Limited, DC Public Schools, Derby Diocesan Academy Trust, Eastern Multi Academy Trust, Elm Grove Primary School, Eton College, Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology - Brazil, First Federation Trust, Forest International School, Paris, GEMS Education, Glebe Primary School, Griffin Schools Trust, Hatching Dragons, Insignis Academy Trust , Kennet School Academies Trust, King's College School - Wimbledon, Learning Without Limits Academy Trust, Lever Academy Trust, Maharashtra International Education Board, Merchant Taylors' School for Boys, Ministry of Education - Afghanistan, Ministry of Education - Chile, New South Wales, Department of Education, North Bridge House Senior School, Putney High School (GDST), Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Manor Hall Academy Trust, Sola Kommune, Star Academies, TEACH Poole, The British School in the Netherlands, The Keys Federation Academy Trust, The Shared Learning Trust, Trinitas Academy Trust, University of Edinburgh, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Cape Town.


Frequently Asked Questions

When will my meetings take place?

All meetings take place at designated times between Monday 8 - Friday 12 March 2021, scheduled based on your availability.

Can other colleagues from my organisation apply?

Yes, there is no limit to the number of people who can apply to the programme.

How do I know I won’t just be pitched by companies I don’t want to work with?

We only match a meeting with an education and technology company and an education leader where we believe interests overlap and the company could help solve an issue that leader is facing. Leaders submit two detailed surveys outlining their needs (one during the application process and one in early December). In these surveys you have the opportunity to list companies you do (or don’t) want to meet as well as areas you are looking to find solutions in.

Do I have to work with the companies I meet with?

No, absolutely not. Bett and Learnit provide this programme and funding so that you can explore opportunities on a zero-cost basis to your education institution. There is no obligation to work with any of the companies you meet with.

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