Nicholas Negroponte is a keynote speaker for the Learning Technologies conferencehttp://www.learningtechnologies.co.uk/programme/
I guess he may also visit BETT but I can't find a web page if he also speaks there.
This blog links to YouTube from a recent speech. In the questions section he happens to mention the UK, a minister and views on rote learning. About 34 minutes in. Could this be Michael Gove? Will this sort of comment be repeated?
Last year at BETT I though there was some positive potential in leaving the tech lessons open. But it seems to be that Gove has insisted on a tight definition for the subjects he thinks are important. There have not been many reports of positive results on ICT during the year. I am still trying to keep an open mind.
Negroponte did not have a lot to say about a safer internet. Maybe he will include this at BETT. Bandwidth is now comparing with hardware as a block on curiosity.
By the way, train could be a way to connect Olympia and ExCel. North London Line now heads way East I think. Not sure about this but a few weeks still to check.