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Learning Places Scotland

Learning Places Scotland - Connecting Learning Environments with Learning Experiences

14-15 November 2023 | SEC Glasgow

The 6th edition of Learning Places Scotland will take place this November, in partnership with the Scottish Government.  It is the only event to focus specifically on Scotland’s learning estate, from early years through to further and higher education.  This year, a new event will be taking place alongside Learning Places Scotland – EdTech Scotland – an exhibition and conference dedicated to in-class educational technology.

This year’s conference will be held under the title ‘Connecting Learning Environments with Learning Experiences’ and covers the following five themes: Suitable, Sustainable Estate, Low Carbon, Inclusive Growth and Digital.  Over 100 expert speakers will be discussing the features of a modern educational setting, giving real-life examples of how to overcome challenges and offering an insight into the future of the learning environment in Scotland.  Jenny Gilruth MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills will be addressing delegates on Day 2.  Other highlights include sessions such as ‘Addressing an aging education estate to meet its zero carbon agenda’, ‘A fresh air approach to delivering learning environments’, ‘Does it matter what students think of their school environment?’ and ‘Online security and digital safeguarding’.

The Learning Places Scotland exhibition is a valuable source of manufacturers and suppliers, with all the main players represented, including Alpha, Altro, Arboles, AtkinsRéalis, Community Playthings, Delabie, FES Group, Forbo Flooring Systems, JDD Joint Design Direction, KBS Controls, Kenoteq, Keri Systems, Knauf Ceiling Solutions, Logspan, McAvoy, Metal Technology, Morrison Construction, Promote your School, Saint-Gobain Ecophon, SAV Systems, Scottish Procurement Alliance, SIG Design & Technology, SimonsVoss, SMC2, Spaceright Europe, TG Escapes, Twinfix, Versa, Yewdale and Zentia.

The Awards Dinner is always incredibly popular, where the education sector celebrates excellence and achievement, and attendees can network in a more informal setting.


EdTech Scotland is an exciting NEW exhibition and conference, taking place alongside Learning Places Scotland.  It has already generated a lot of interest and is expected to be busy, particularly with those involved in shaping students’ learning experiences and educators themselves.  Conference delegates will discover the future of digital learning and how technology can support teaching and learning.  They will also have the opportunity to attend workshops on STEM and supporting neurodiversity with virtual reality.  Attendees will be able to see inspiring demonstrations of the latest technology from exhibitors including Lightspeed Systems, Neve Learning, Opus, Scottish Online Lessons, Switchshop Limited, Trilby TV, Vex Robotics, 2Simple and XMA.

Learning Places Scotland is supported by the Hubs, Scottish Futures Trust, Scottish Funding Council, SAUDE, Architecture & Design Scotland and the Glasgow Convention Bureau.

Sponsor Partners are AtkinsRéalis & Morrison Construction.

Learning Places Scotland will take place on 14-15 November 2023 at the SEC Glasgow.  The exhibition is free for all to attend.  The conference is free for those directly employed in schools, colleges, universities, government and local authorities.  A fee applies for private sector delegates.


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