Teachers and educators will get to see a specialist range of hardware and software technology at the BETT event in London during the week of January 11. The event provides educators with an insight into the latest innovations in their field with both product displays and hands-on sessions.

January 13 - 16
Olympia in London, UK

BETT (British Education and Training Technology) is the largest educational technology event of the year attracting around 29,000 visitors to its London-based venue. The event aims to showcase innovative technology in the fields of teaching and learning and includes a range of seminars, learning forums, and exhibition spaces.

Web 3.0 Conference
January 26 - 27
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara in Santa Clara, USA

Web 3.0 Conference explores the "emergence of a new era of technologies, collectively known as Web 3.0." The conference highlights the ways in which businesses and individuals can harness these new technologies and investigates the future of the connected world. Confirmed speakers at the conference include Johanna Wright, Director of Product Management responsible for Web Search at Google; Scott Prevost, principal development manager for Bing at Microsoft; Peter Mika, researcher and data architect at Yahoo! Research in Barcelona; and Frank Addante, founder and CEO of the Rubicon Project.

Global Game Jam
January 29-31
Worldwide locations

The Global Game Jam is a gaming tournament but rather than applauding player skills, it elevates designers' digits and programmers' prowess. Over 100 worldwide tournament locations have been officially registered as venues for the 48-hour game-making frenzy, where competitors are organized into adhoc teams before attempting to churn out one of the best games of the tournament. The top entries are then put forward for March's prestigious Game Developers Conference in San Diego.

February 9 - 13
Long Beach in California, USA

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. TED is a non-profit organization that aims to spread ideas in the interests of global knowledge and inspiration. The annual conference is an invite-only event that showcases ideas and projects from the most creative minds in the world. TED2010 will be spread across four days and will explore developments in new technologies, creative design, future concepts and economic innovation taking place across the world. The theme of TED 2010 is "What the World Needs Now, TED2010." Many of the talks will be broadcast on the internet for free.

Macworld Expo
February 9 - 13
Moscone Convention Center San Francisco in California, USA

Founded in 1985, the Macworld Conference and Expo is the largest annual Apple Macintosh event in the world. Well over 28,000 people have already pre-registered for MacWorld 2010. Hundreds of companies offering dedicated Mac products and services will be at the event to share their expert advice and show off their latest technology. There will be a strong focus on free training sessions and paid education tracks in 2010, in part to draw focus away from the fact that it will also be the first year in which Apple will not attend Macworld Expo.

CeBIT 2010
March 2 - 6
Deutsche Messe AG in Hannover, Germany

In 2009, 4,300 exhibitors from 69 countries and more than 400,000 visitors made their way to Hannover for CeBIT. 2010's event is expected to be even bigger. Visitors to the world's largest digital IT and telecommunications event will be able to take part in a forum of "international networking, knowledge transfer and trend-setting." CeBIT 2010 highlights will include a new "Next Level 3D" floor space, international demonstrations of green technologies and a new presentation called "Advanced Office & Conference Solutions."