www.scottishlearningfestival.org.uk3The Scottish Learning Festival 2010 Show GuidewelcomeWelcome to the Scottish Learning Festival 2010Now in its 11th year, The Scottish Learning Festival (SLF) continues to offer a wide variety of opportunities for professional learning. It seeks to lead and facilitate improving learning and teaching in schools and education environments. This year's Festival is firmly rooted in leading and developing the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence. As we move to full adoption across Scotland, local authorities, senior management teams and teachers have the opportunity to attend and participate in a host of education seminars in the conference programme as well as the array of innovative products and services in the exhibition area. We are delighted to announce over 160 professional education seminars and more than 200 companies showcasing and demonstrating numerous products and services, all designed to support learning and teaching in Scotland today. Along with eight Spotlight sessions, the conference programme will welcome four internationally respected keynote speakers: Michael Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning; Eric Booth, Leading Arts and Creative Learning Consultant; Richard Gerver, Inspirational Leader and Educator and; Professor Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology, all of whom have a wealth of experience and insights to share. In addition to the traditional exhibition, delegates will find a variety of exciting new and returning features including the Scottish Education Village, with Learning and Teaching Scotland, the Scottish Government, SQA and HMIE, the popular Education Showcase, the Health and Wellbeing Zone and many more. For 2010 we are pleased to introduce Innovation Alley and the Local Authorities Meeting Lounge and Presentations Area. These opportunities to interact and engage with colleagues are a key part of the experience at SLF 2010. On behalf of all of us involved in organising the Scottish Learning Festival, we hope you enjoy and value this year's event and that it contributes to a fruitful and productive year ahead.SincerelyProfessor Kay Livingston Richard JoslinLTS EMAPOrganised byExhibition partner
Show InformatIon4www.scottishlearningfestival.org.ukThe Scottish Learning Festival 2010 Show GuideHow To GeT THereBy railGlasgow Central Station is a key hub in the national rai lnetwork, situated in the city centre and connected with every city in the UK. Connected with the Central Station line the 'Exhibition Centre' station is the SECC's own dedicated railway station allowing easy access from the city centre and the suburbs. Four trains run every hour from Central Station lower level (platform 17) and take you straight to the overhead pathway leading into the SECC. Glasgow Queen Street is another main line station situated in the City Centre, which serves central and northern Scotland. London is approximately 6 hours away by train. For information on rail travel within the UK contact the 24-hour National Rail Enquiries Line on 08457 48 49 50 or visit www.nationalrail.co.ukBy AirGlasgow's International Airport is served by a number of major airlines, and is less than 15 minutes drive by direct motorway link from the city centre.By roadThe SECC is just off Junction 19 of the M8 motorway. Enter the SECC by the West entrance. If you are dropping off or picking up, use the Finnieston St entrance. On-site parking is available for 2,000 vehicles at £6.00 per day. Blue badge holders should use Car Park 1. By TaxiThere are taxi ranks throughout the city. Main pick-up points include Buchanan Bus Station, Queen Street and Central Stations and most large hotels. An average journey from the city centre will cost around £5.00.By CoachAll UK coach operators run services to Glasgow's Buchanan Bus Station from throughout the UK.General Visitor InformationSHow DATeS/TImeSWednesday 22nd September 09.00 - 18.30 (exhibition closes at 17.30). Thursday 23rd September 09.00 - 16.00CATerInGThere are a number of catering outlets within the exhibition area. You will find catering outlets at the back of Hall; these will serve a range of refreshments including premium coffee, soft drinks, sandwiches and pastries. At the rear left corner of the hall you will also find a sandwich and snack outlets.CLoAKroomSCloakrooms are situated on the concourse next to Hall's 1 & 2DISABLeD FACILITIeSThere are full disabled facilities and access at all levels of the SECC.FIrST AIDThe Medical Centre is situated on the concourse adjacent to Hall 5-by the East Entrance. The Medical Centre can also be contacted via any member of SECC personnel or by dialling on internal extension 333.LoST ProPerTYPlease contact the Information Desk situated at the East Entrance.orGAnISer'S oFFICeThe Organisers Office is located on the right hand side of the Hall 4a entrance.PoST oFFICeA post box is located in front of the Clyde Auditorium. Last collection is at 6:30pm. Stamps are available from the Newsagents situated on the concourse. The nearest Post Office is Sandyford Post Office, 1195 Argyle St.PreSS oFFICeThe Press Office is adjacent to the Organisers Office, on the right hand side of the Hall 4a entrance.SeCUrITYFor overall security reasons we ask that you please wear your badge at all times. Your co-operation would be much appreciated.TeLePHoneSPublic telephones are situated on the concourse by the East Entrance.ToILeTSToilet facilities are marked on the floor plan on pages 32 & 33 of this guide.