Anthology TLC Europe 2022

The Teaching and Learning Conference is coming to the Netherlands!

TLC Europe - The Netherlands

The Netherlands | 9 June 2022

The Teaching and Learning Conference is coming to town, and you’re invited.
Join us in Amsterdam, at the Muziekgebouw, for one day of connecting with the local education community.  

A map depicting where in Netherlands and Belgium will take place the TLC Europe 22 event



Mike Highfield

Mike Highfield

Principal Educational Consultant

Thomas Balvig-Phillips

Thomas Balvig-Phillips

Account Executive Scandinavia

Mircea Andrei

Mircea Andrei

Solutions Engineer

Steve Bailey

Steve Bailey

Director, Product Management, Data & Analytics

Stanislav Smatana

Stanislav Smatana

Data Science Team Leader

Karla Groen

Karla Groen

Educational technologist
Universiteit Antwerpen

Dries Kesteloot

Dries Kesteloot

Software Architect
KU Leuven



7:00pm - 9:00pm
Drinks and networking Dinner


8:20am - 9:00am
Welcome Refreshments

9:00am -  9:05am
Conference Opening
Speaker: Thomas Balvig-Phillips - Account Executive Scandinavia  

9:05am -  9:45am
Get an exclusive look at the upcoming product and feature releases
Speaker: Mircea Andrei Negulescu
– Solutions Engineer 

Higher education market dynamics are changing rapidly and prompting students and faculty alike to expect enhancements and innovation regularly and quickly. If you want to discover the new wave of innovation from Blackboard, then this session is for you.
  • Blackboard Learn: Discover a new wave of innovation coming for Assessment and Grading, exciting news about integrations with the tools educators use the most, among other exciting features and improvements you don't want to miss.
  • Blackboard Collaborate: Hear more about the transition to the Chime architecture, the plans related to automated captioning, and upcoming features leveraging data to provide personalized dynamic experiences.
  • Blackboard Ally: Discover the new wave of innovation to build accessible learning environments as the necessary first step towards a more inclusive experience for all students. 

9:45am - 10:20am
To SaaS and beyond
Speaker: Karla Groen -  Educational technologist, Universiteit Antwerpen
In this session, University of Antwerp shares their experience with moving from Blackboard on-premise to Blackboard SaaS in July 2021 and enabling Ultra Base Navigation and Ultra Experience for (some) courses in September 2022 both from technical and pedagogical point of view.

10:20am - 10:45am
Networking refreshments

10:45am - 11:25am
Online Course Design - Ensuring a Consistent Student Experience
Speaker: Mike Highfield - Principal Educational Consultant
In this engaging session, we will discuss a new approach to online course design focusing on a key question: What makes a good online learning experience? Addressing inconsistency in the use of learning management systems (LMS), Mike will explore custom course creation and set out new framework for design to provide learners with a seamless experience when interacting with LMS.

11:25am - 12:05pm
Machine Learning and Educational Data: Art of the Possible
Speakers: Steve Bailey
- Director, Product Management, Data & Analytics
Stanislav Smatana – Data Science Team Leader
A presentation of some exploratory data analysis and modelling undertaken by Blackboard’s data science team, with open discussion about the possibilities this enables for reporting and automation, and the ethical issues these may raise. Help us to identify potential applications for advanced data science with a considered and ethical approach that would win your approval.

12:05pm - 12:40pm
Client Online editing of Microsoft Office Documents in Blackboard Learn
Sven Gladines - Software Architect at KU Leuven
Dries Kesteloot - Software Architect at KU Leuven
In this session Sven and Dries will present how KU Leuven integrated the possibility to view and edit Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel documents online into the Learn context.

12:40pm - 12:45pm
Closing Remarks
Speaker: Thomas Balvig-Phillips - Account Executive Scandinavia  

12:45pm - 2:00pm
Networking Lunch

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A Look to the Future

During your time in Amsterdam, hear from industry thought leaders, education professionals, and learners from all backgrounds and life experiences about the key issues and trends in EdTech that will drive innovation in 2022 and beyond.

People networking at TLC Europe 19

Expand Your Network

Mix and mingle at the lunch reception and celebrate together at our Networking Dinner.

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Exploration with Experts

Engage with product experts to get your most pressing questions answered.




Piet Heinkade 1
1019 BR Amsterdam 


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