Blackboard Announces BbWorld Commerce '07(TM), a Users Conference for Campus Service Professionals to Learn, Collaborate and Network
Vice President for Student Affairs at Duke University to Deliver Keynote Address
WASHINGTON, DC, Dec 06, 2006 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBB), a leading provider of enterprise
technology to the education industry, announces a dedicated users
conference for Blackboard Commerce Suite clients, BbWorld Commerce
'07. The three-day conference will be held in Carefree, Arizona,
April 15 - 18, 2007, and will provide unique opportunities for
educational professionals focused on student life and campus services
to network with peers from across the country.
Larry Moneta, Vice President for Student Affairs at Duke University,
will deliver the opening keynote address on the challenges of
integrating student consumer and learner needs on the contemporary
college campus. BbWorld Commerce '07 will feature a robust
client-centered program with sessions dedicated to the use of
identification technology to enhance the student experience. Topics
will include wireless technologies, Social Security conversion
strategies, access control and card office management strategies,
John Beckwith, Director of Campus Business Services at Loyola
Marymount University and member of the BbWorld Commerce Client Program
Committee, said, "With a dedicated conference in Carefree for
Blackboard Commerce Suite clients, we anticipate great opportunities
to network with our colleagues and learn from their experiences. It
will be extremely valuable to hear different perspectives and
solutions from other institutions -- everything from marketing campus
cards, to how folks are using wireless technology, to off-campus
programs. And if you haven't been to a conference in Carefree -- you
won't want to miss it!"
"Campus services are a very big part of what students expect and want
from their college experience," said Michael Chasen, President and CEO
of Blackboard. "It's very exciting to host a dedicated users
conference for this group, where clients focused on this part of the
college experience can come together to share best practices,
exchange ideas and form lasting relationships."
The Blackboard Commerce Suite includes three enterprise software
applications that support cashless transactions on-campus, off-campus
and online, linked to university ID cards. Hundreds of academic
institutions rely on the Blackboard Transaction System(TM), the
center of the Blackboard Commerce Suite, to securely process millions
of transactions involving payments, data transfer, physical access
control and activity authentication, 24 hours a day, seven days a
week, 365 days a year.
A call for proposals for presentations at BbWorld Commerce '07 is now
open. For more information about submitting a proposal or to register
for BbWorld Commerce '07 please visit
About Blackboard Inc.
Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBB) is a leading provider of enterprise
software applications and related services to the education industry.
Founded in 1997, Blackboard enables educational innovations
everywhere by connecting people and technology. Millions of people
use Blackboard everyday at academic institutions around the globe,
including colleges, universities, K-12 schools and other education
providers, as well as textbook publishers and student-focused
merchants that serve education providers and their students.
Blackboard is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in
North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
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