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Welcome to BbWorld 2014

At BbWorld 2014, The Future of Education is now!  Join thousands of industry leaders from around the globe who together are challenging conventional thinking, exploring new models to learning, and through technology, changing the way education is delivered and experienced for the better.


With leading keynote speakers, over 200 sessions, pre-conference hands-on workshops, and opportunities to network and share best practices with like-minded peers – along with updates from Blackboard – BbWorld is not to be missed.


Share ideas, best practices, and meaningful insight with industry peers.

About The Event

BbWorld 2014

July 15 – 17, 2014

Las Vegas

The Venetian/Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino

Who Should Attend BbWorld 2014?

Higher Education

  • Technology Leaders playing an active role in enabling change with solutions that address multiple learning styles, preferences, and requirements including mobile as a core technology.

  • Faculty looking to better address changing student needs and ensure the best student success in their courses.

  • Academic Leaders looking to engage today’s “active learners,” reach non-traditional students, increase student retention, and instill effective online learning practices.

  • Administrative Leaders working to reach, engage and graduate students through a data driven approach to improving institutional performance.

  • Presidents & Provosts looking to keep their institutions competitive with new business models to grow enrollments, improve yield, and reduce cost of recruitment. 

  • Students interested in meeting technology industry leaders and learning how higher education is evolving to meet student needs from learning materials to job placement.

Get a sneak peak of the Higher Education sessions at Bbworld 2014

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  • Academic Leaders focused on district teaching and learning initiatives to improve student achievement, teacher preparedness for common core or standards-based instruction, and new technologies to support district goals and pedagogy.

  • Teachers excited for the opportunities that new teaching and learning initiatives provide and looking to share best practices, develop new ideas, and grow their personal learning networks with other industry innovators.

  • Executive Leaders looking to accelerate student success and increase teacher effectiveness while balancing rising community expectations against budget reductions.

  • Technology Leaders actively supporting their district’s technologies to ensure that they are both reliable and user-friendly for teachers, students, and parents despite limited district- and school-level resources.

Get a sneak peak of the K-12 sessions at Bbworld 2014

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Professional Education

  • Leadership and Development Professionals looking to use workforce training and learning to create competitive advantage in their global organizations

  • Military and Government Education Leaders playing an active role in using technology to innovate with e-learning, strategic skill building and competency-based learning.

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Network with Your Peers

Over 2,000 people representing more than 930 institutions from over 28 countries joined last year's event. Take this opportunity to network with peers who are all facing similar day-to-day challenges and long-term goals.

Get the Latest Updates

Blackboard will be highlighting the latest information about its solutions and services at this event. Representatives from all of Blackboard's major platforms will be available to give you an update on what's new, what's on the roadmap, and to answer questions you may have.

Meet the Blackboard Team

Blackboard's solutions keep evolving thanks to the valuable feedback and ideas from our clients. This conference is an ideal opportunity to share ideas. Meet our executive team, talk with the product managers, or give feedback at the usability lab. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Sign Up For PreCon Sessions

If you are interested in taking a deep dive, sign up for one (or a few) of our Pre-Conference Sessions. PreCon takes place Sunday, July 13 through mid-day Tuesday, July 15.

Expand Your Knowledge

This year the conference sessions are tailored to personas and markets. Sessions led by the Blackboard team, clients, and partners will provide you with knowledge that you can learn today, use tomorrow.

Meet Our Partners

Visit our partners in the exhibit hall to learn more about their innovations and solutions to engage students in exciting new ways, keep them connected, and ensure both you and your students achieve the best results.