17th Durham Blackboard Users Conference

Conference Dates

The 17th Durham Blackboard Users’ Conference will commence with an “optional” free half day of pre-conference workshops and user group sessions on Wednesday, 4th January, followed by the Conference itself on Thursday, 5th and Friday, 6th January 2017!  Make sure you save the dates.

The pre-conference afternoon and the two day conference will be held again at the Durham Business School on Mill Hill Lane, Durham.  We will once again be at Durham Castle for our hospitality evening.

Please note that the conference will close at approx 3.30 pm on the Friday afternoon and there will be a free bus back to the Railway Station (new provider!).

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 sponsoring the conference, 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, in its 17th year, regularly attracts over 120 delegates – and 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


Conference Theme

Currently in the planning stage – check back soon!

Pre-Conference Workshops & User Groups

There will be a number of pre-conference workshops and user group meetings scheduled for the afternoon of Wednesday, 4th January 2017.  This afternoon is free to Conference Delegates, however, if people wish to attend just the Wednesday afternoon and not the conference itself then there will be a small charge levied to cover costs.

  • Blackboard Mobile User Group
  • Enterprise Survey Workshop

2017 Sponsors

To be announced

Additional Information

Our Social Media Twitter Hashtag is #durbbu

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.  Link to Internet Connection page

Here is a link to a map of Durham University  (1) Durham Business School / (23) Durham Castle.

If you are presenting – please note that we are presenting in Widescreen.

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 on 0191 334 2781.