Wow, what an incredible start to BbWorld ’09! The Gaylord/National Harbor Conference Center is a-buzz with clients and Blackboarders alike who are excited about the announcements made yesterday, the networking, sessions, sharing and learning that is going on this year. For those of you who couldn’t make the trip to DC, here’s a snapshot of what happened on Day 1:
The conference opened up with keynote speaker Seth Godin, “Ultimate Entrepreneur for the Information Age,” and author of Tribes, who talked about change and how it’s up to us to make it happen. For details on his speech, check out some blogs and notes from people in the room: Laura Gekeler, Eric Kunnen, Scott Kodai, Paty Savage and Peg Collins over on Connections.
Michael Chasen and Ray Henderson delivered the afternoon keynote. A handful of announcements were made, including the acquisition of, Terriblyclever, a student-run company that created the popular iPhone application, MobilEdu. For a summary of the corporate keynote address, visit Ray H Blog (Ray Henderson’s blog).
Here are a few more posts from people on the ground: