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The 2020 BbWorld + DevCon Call for Presentations Window is Closed


The call for presentation window closed on March 1st. We received many quality submissions this year and the team is in the process of reviewing. Notifications to those who submitted will be sent out in early April. If you missed the deadline this year, don’t worry. You’ll have a chance to submit for 2021. Sign up for updates to ensure you are notified when CFP opens.

Conference Overview

DevCon is a two-day forum for system administrators, developers, and other technical attendees. Most activities happen right before BbWorld, but some will continue through BbWorld itself. We focus on Blackboard’s various products: maintaining, configuring, and integrating with them. We dive deep into recent releases, our roadmaps, and API integrations with hands-on workshops and sessions. And new this year, DevCon will offer unconference sessions to host open discussions on topics that might not otherwise be covered by traditional sessions.

BbWorld brings together educators and administrators from around the world to share best practices, discuss changes in education, and generate new ideas. At Blackboard’s flagship event, we set the stage to explore trends in teaching and learning, the student experience, analytics, institutional change, accessibility, employability, and community engagement in partnership with you.

Speaker Resources

To learn more about this year’s theme, presentation formats, and FAQ’s, download the submission guide.

Submit a Winning Proposal Webinar

Learn how to make your submission stand out with tips on:

Understanding the Process. We’ll walk you through all the steps from submission to selection.
Engaging the Audience. See creative examples of winning submissions and why audiences loved them.
Presenting Like a Pro. Get quick and easy speaking tips that make your topic and delivery memorable.
Submitting a Standout Proposal. Learn what the program review team is looking for and how to make your presentation stand out.

Important Dates

January 17, 2020 Call for Presentations Opens
February 4, 2020 Webinar: Submit a Winning Proposal
February 14, 2020 Early Acceptance Window Closes
March 1, 2020 Call for Presentations Closes
March 2020 Early Acceptance Submitters Notified
April 2020 Final Accept/Regret Notifications Sent

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