15th Durham BB Users Conference

The 15th Durham Blackboard Users’ Conference is due to take place on Tuesday & Wednesday, 6th & 7th January 2015.

Plus there will be some “free” optional pre-conference Workshops and User Group sessions on Monday, 5th January 2015! Make sure you save the dates.

The conference will be held in the Calman Learning Centre at Durham University and at Durham Castle for our hospitality evening.

Details about the conference, such as Theme, Keynotes, Call for Papers etc will be added to this page as they become known.

About the Conference

This is a conference organised by the user community, for the user community. Whilst we welcome the involvement and support of Blackboard and other commercial companies, they have no influence on the conference theme, the programme or the content.

This long-standing e-Learning event regularly attracts over 140 delegates – a few years ago we had to move to bigger premises because we had exceeded the old venue’s capacity!

The audience is a mix of repeat attendees and first time visitors: learning technologists, librarians, academics, administrators and even the odd manager. It is a great networking opportunity at a low price.


Our thanks go out to Durham University and to Blackboard Inc for making this conference possible

Durham University

Durham University

Blackboard Inc


and also to our 2015 sponsors who help to keep Registration costs so low!









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Talis Aspire

 Talis Aspire

If you are interested in being a sponsor for our upcoming conference please drop an email to julie.mulvey@durham.ac.uk

Hospitality Evening

Dinner at Durham Castle

On Tuesday, 6 January 2015 we will be hosting the Durham Blackboard Users Conference dinner in the Great Hall at Durham Castle. The dinner commences at 8.15 pm in the Great Hall

There will be a Drinks Reception at 7.30 pm in the Senate Room, Durham Castle where you will be given a warm glass of Mulled Wine or a glass of non Alcoholic Fruit Punch along with a selection of canapes of which there will be one meat, one fish and one vegetarian option.

The Undercroft Bar at Durham Castle will be open from 6.30 pm for people to meet up and buy drinks before this – and it will be open from after the dinner until late.

Additional Information

Our Social Media Twitter Hashtag is #durbbu

For information how to set up your laptops/mobile devices please click on the following link: Link to Internet Connection page

Please note that Durham University has signed up to eduroam although you will be given a temporary Conference ID when you arrive in here.

Here is a link to a MAP of Durham University

Check out our FAQ pages. If they don’t provide an answer then contact us by emailing julie.mulvey@durham.ac.uk or calling Julie Mulvey on 0191 334 2781.