16th Durham Blackboard Users Conference

Conference Dates

The 16th Durham Blackboard Users’ Conference will take place on Thursday & Friday, 7th & 8th January 2016.

There will also be some “free” optional pre-conference workshops and user group sessions on Wednesday, 6th January 2016. 

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.

Please note that the conference will close at approx 4.00 pm on the Friday afternoong! There will be a free bus to the Railway Station.

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. Delegates are free to offer constructive praise or criticism of any product as they see fit.

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.

Conference Theme – To be Announced

Keynotes – To be Announced

Pre-conference Workshops – To be Announced


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

Durham University

Durham University

Blackboard Inc



If you are interested in being a sponsor for our upcoming conference please drop an email to julie.mulvey@durham.ac.uk.
We only have a limited number of places.

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 which you can use at the conference. Delegates will also be given a temporary Conference ID when you arrive.

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.