Introduction to the HMC Spring Conference 2018

Dear MembersChris King

I should like to invite you to this year’s HMC Spring Conference to be held, once again, in the Knowledge Centre at the British Library, London on Wednesday, 2nd May 2018. The theme I’ve selected this year is ‘Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality in Education’.

I know that members of HMC are enthusiastic about the prospect of learning more about topics relevant to teaching and learning in our schools. AI and VR are already here, but the speakers assembled for the Spring Conference are all influential and informed professionals who are actively developing and researching in this area and can speak with authority on the advantages and limitations of these topics. The pros, cons, threats and opportunities will all be laid out in front of you, enthusiasts and sceptics will have their say for you to weigh the impact of this important area of development in teaching and learning.

As in previous years I am keen for colleagues to invite headteachers from their partner schools to attend as guests. There is of course no charge for guests at the event. I am also aware that the Spring Conference clashes with this year’s BSA Conference in Brighton. As was mentioned earlier in the year, if you are attending the BSA Conference please encourage one of your deputies to attend the HMC Spring Conference instead.

The HMC Spring Conference has become a key part of the offer to members and I look forward to seeing you at the British Library in May.

With best wishes






Chris King

Chair of HMC



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