By Borja Uslé, Client Manager, Blackboard
Last month I attended BbWorld Europe ’08 in Manchester. The users conference was the first BbWorld event that I’ve been able to attend since joining Blackboard in November 2007. And I was delighted to be a part of it.
I work as a client manager for Blackboard users located in Southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Many clients in these regions traveled long distances to join BbWorld Europe; representatives from the University of Botswana came, and there were three different institutions from Turkey. Our resellers also came from places like Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
The venue for the conference, The Palace Hotel, worked very well. Large Blackboard banners hung in the reception area greeted everyone and made one feel welcomed. And, despite the reputation of British weather, the weather during the conference was fantastic.
Conference participants were really excited to attend and connect with peers, and speak face-to-face with us Blackboard team members. That was really very nice. I had several conversations with users in and around the exhibit hall booths.
Here are three presentations given by attendees that I felt were particularly successful: