39 Days and Counting - Veteran or First-timer?

Blog Post created by tjatkin on Jun 7, 2018

This will be my 3rd BbWorld and I’m looking forward to reconnecting with many of you, and excited to have the chance to meet in person those who I haven’t yet met.


At BbWorld, I found tremendous value in the opportunity to share ideas, best practices, tips and tricks. I’ve also found it a great way to talk with others about challenges we are each facing – usually they are shared by others, and someone has often found a way to solve them, or minimize the impact. And, the networking is AWESOME! It’s so great to make strong connections, to establish friendships and to create a network of colleagues to call upon throughout the year.


  • We expect this will be the first BbWorld for about 35% of the attendees this year. If this is your first time attending BbWorld, we will have a NEW first-time attendee webinar before BbWorld and an orientation session onsite on the first day at BbWorld to help you navigate the conference (they’re not scheduled yet, more details to follow!). We want to make you feel welcome and help you get the most out of your time at BbWorld.
  • We have over 175 sessions planned as well as many specialized keynotes and events. I am eager to hear Sheila Johnson share why she’s an impassioned education advocate, and how she became a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist.
  • Check out the latest info here for the full program online.


I am looking forward to spending time with our Blackboard MVPs, presenting awards at the Catalyst Awards Lunch, attending sessions and walking the exhibit hall, and hosting our Leadership Summit.  If you see me in the exhibit hall or walking around, please be sure to stop me and introduce yourself.


If you’re a BbWorld veteran, please share any thoughts or ideas you have about how those attending for the first time can get the most out of BbWorld!


Orlando bound . . . 39 days and counting!


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