I realised today that I'd forgotten to remind everybody about Futurelab's conference, at the end of October. We're supporting it, but the reason I think you should go is that it brings together some of the key innovators, in an environment where it's okay to think radically, and talk about how things could be different....

Futurelab's conference, this year entitled ‘Why Don't You...? Supporting innovative approaches in education' will take place on 30-31 October at INMARSAT, London.

The conference has been designed to build on what might be done to enable and develop new practice to improve learning and teaching. Through inspiring keynotes and exciting, practical workshops, the conference explores the factors that prevent or discourage innovation in education, as well as the strategies, approaches and resources that support and nurture innovation.

Keynote speakers include Trevor Baylis OBE, inventor of the clockwork radio; Shaa Wasmund, CEO, Bright Station Ventures; Professor Lizbeth Goodman, Founder of SMARTLab; and Donald Clark, Director of Strategy at LINE Communications. The two-day programme also includes workshops from Andy Black, Becta; MIT; and Natalie Jeremijenko, New York University.

This exciting conference, supported by Microsoft and Promethean, will appeal to teachers, ICT co-ordinators, researchers, policy makers and the technology, software and creative industries.

More information and a booking form can be found on the website at http://www.futurelab.org.uk/. Early bird rates available until 21 September.