Great minds from around the world come together to learn, connect, and advance the future of education at BbWorld.
BbWorld is action packed with non-stop learning, rich discussions, and inspiration. Learn how you can transform your institution into a learner-focused enterprise, leading the pack in today’s complex education landscape.
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. We challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern-day learner and the institutions that serve them. Our annual user conference attracts more than 2,000 influencers and decision makers from across the education industry, providing an outstanding venue for networking and showcasing innovative products and services. BbWorld provides a stimulating environment where attendees are encouraged to learn, explore new ideas and seek out the latest solutions to their institution’s goals. There is no better opportunity to engage with our robust user community.
BbWorld is where education professionals gather to make change happen. Thought-leadership discussions, hands-on training, shared best practices, and networking opportunities ensure that you have the tools needed to navigate today’s toughest challenges.
More than 2,000 decision makers from higher education, K-12, career colleges, corporations, associations, and government/military organizations gather to learn about the latest updates and innovation in education technology.
We’re not building new learning products; we’re building a new way for learning to happen.
At Blackboard, we started out with a unique idea—if we are not learning something new every day, we are not moving forward. Right now, there is a great opportunity to reimagine education, from pre-K through lifelong learning and across the student experience. In the next decade, we will see an incredible influx of new ideas that challenge the status quo and support learners in new ways.
Founder of Salamander Hotels and Resorts and Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Sheila C. Johnson, founder of Salamander Hotels and Resorts and Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, will deliver a keynote address at BbWorld 2018.
Ms. Johnson is a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist whose accomplishments span hospitality, sports, TV/film, the arts, education, women’s empowerment and community development. She is the founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts, a collection of luxury properties. In addition, as Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, Ms. Johnson is the only African-American woman to have ownership in three professional sports teams: the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals, and the WNBA’s Washington Mystics.
A fervent supporter of education, Ms. Johnson serves on the Board of Governors of Parsons The New School for Design in New York, and is a member of the Leadership Council at Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership (CPL) and founder of the Sheila C. Johnson Leadership Fellowship, which supports emerging leaders who share a commitment to reducing disparities in African-American communities. She is also a board member of the Jackie Robinson Foundation.