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BbWorld brings together the most adventurous learning professionals on Earth. Attendees have the chance to learn firsthand about innovations in education and professional development. Through networking, peer-driven discussion and tech best practices, you’ll learn what makes the best organizations achieve greatness. Join us for three days of deep-dive sessions tailored to your expertise — then bring back actionable insights on how to take your learning programs to the next level.

Choose Your Industry

Higher Education: Uncover Your Best Ideas


Discover DevCon 2020, a pre-conference event for developers, system administrators and technology professionals. Stay for BbWorld’s main sessions to gain hands-on training using new Blackboard technology and learn about SaaS best practices, get a sneak peek at our roadmap and meet with tech partners for exclusive networking. Get face time with Blackboard’s product architects and managers to ask specific questions to decision makers.


Become more familiar with technology and tools already in place at your institution and learn how other organizations are improving the learner experience. Attend tailored conference sessions specific to higher education to gain valuable techniques for creating richer, more dynamic courses for your learners.

Instructional Designer

Gain hands-on training at workshops and demos to see how the experts navigate Blackboard technology. You’ll exchange best practices with fellow designers and attend innovative keynotes that expand upon the state of the industry. Learn new approaches to learner success and leave with a full suite of ideas.

Academic Leadership

Network with peers across education while learning from Blackboard experts to understand how other institutions are furthering their missions. Learn actionable strategies and best practices that can help you create a more efficient and more effective campus.

K-12: Discover New Innovations

Academic Technology Leaders

Stay on top of the latest advancements in education technology by attending sessions and hands-on workshops at BbWorld 2020. Network with other leaders across K-12, higher ed and beyond to share best practices for leveraging Blackboard technology.

Business & Government: Explore New Training Techniques

Training & Development Leaders

Explore the latest developments for enriching the training and professional development experience and making a greater impact within your agency or organization. Customized train-the-trainer sessions will show you how to instruct and engage learners in new, innovative ways. Network in and beyond your industry and make connections with training & development leaders around the world.


Discover DevCon 2020, a pre-conference event for developers, system administrators and technology professionals. Stay for BbWorld’s main sessions, gain hands-on training using new Blackboard technology, and get the chance to meet with tech partners for exclusive networking. Attend 1:1 meetings with Blackboard’s product architects and managers to ask specific questions to decision makers.

Learning Technology Leaders

Network with peers in business, government and education for a wider perspective on learning technology and how it can support your organization’s mission and goals. You’ll hear from noteworthy keynote speakers and have the option to attend deep-dive sessions during the conference. Use 1:1 time with peers and partners to discover new ways to develop your workforce and improve professional development practices.

Need Reasons to Attend?

Here are some tried-and-true guidelines for requesting to attend BbWorld 2020 in Orlando.

Improve Your Organization

Attending conferences is an investment for your institution or organization. Our sessions and programming are specifically designed to empower users to take what they’ve learned back to work on Day One. Show your boss that your main focus is on creating a greater impact overall.

Become a Power User

We’ve designed tons of training opportunities to make sure you’re comfortable with our technology. By attending BbWorld 2020, you’ll be better suited to use the tools you already have and come up with new ways to enhance the learner experience.

Connect with the Community

Networking will never go out of style. With higher education, K-12, corporate and government industries represented, you’ll have the chance to speak with peers from around the world. Compare best practices with others and make new connections throughout the event.

Stay in the Know

Keynote speakers lead the way for thought leadership. We’ll make sure you’re well versed in education tech’s trending topics, as well as new ideas for long-standing challenges in education. Speak with industry leaders and attend dynamic sessions that deep-dive into specific topics.

Don’t Just Take Our Word for It

See what others are saying using the hashtag #BbWorld20.

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I love the BbWorld Conference. It’s making a huge difference. I attended the Q&A session with Blackboard Leadership and it gave a lot of hope for the future of digital teaching and learning. I gained so much confidence in the company and the vision Blackboard has in using technology to drive student success.

E-Learning Specialist
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

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Over 700 institutions, organizations, and government agencies were represented among 1,500 attendees in 2019. See the list of last year’s participants.

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