Blackboard is going on tour!  We’re traveling all across North America looking to meet you—the educators, technologists and leaders that share our passion for making the educational experience the best it can be. 

Our next stop is in Richmond, VA with the VaBUG! We invite you to join us for this free, one-day event to: 

  • Connect with other Blackboard users in your area
  • Learn about the latest in features in Blackboard
  • Ask questions or share feedback with Blackboard product experts
Looking forward to seeing you and your colleagues in October!




  • Dynamic presentations: given by your fellow peers on their best practices
  • Breakout Sessions: robust multi-track breakout sessions for Higher Education, and Learn & Collaborate users
  • Ask the Expert Stations: sit down, one-on-one, with Blackboard technical experts and get your questions answered
  • Feedback Sharing: help shape the future of our products by sharing your feedback in person and tell us about your needs and concerns
  • Partner Interaction Zone: from content providers, media and technology companies to system integrators and more, we are bringing a select group of partners on tour with us. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with them.
  • Expanded Higher Education Faculty Track: The Higher Education Faculty track includes a series of presentations designed to help you improve your online teaching experience. You’ll get new ideas and learn best practices to increase efficiency, improve student engagement and further enhance your skills on creating engaging content to meet course objectives. 

The Never Stop Learning Tour is coming to Richmond!

Crowne Plaza Richmond Downtown
555 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219

The Crowne Plaza is located just blocks away from Virginia Commonwealth University's campus and easily accessible from I-95. From I-95N or I-95S take exit 74A to the Downtown Expressway. Exit at Canal Street ($.35 toll). The hotel is located on the left. Parking is complimentary for hotel guests and day attendees to the event.

The VaBUG has secured a special room rate of $112, plus taxes, at the Crowne Plaza. Please call 804-788-0900 and advise that you are with the Virginia Blackboard User Group to receive the group rate. Please reserve your room by September 24th.
Pre-registration for this event has now closed; however, walk-ins are welcome. We will have onsite registration available at the event. Please contact with questions.

When: Friday, October 25
Where: Crowne Plaza Richmond Downtown, Richmond, VA

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Agenda at a glance:

8am - Breakfast
9am - General Session
10am - Breakout Sessions
12pm - Lunch
1pm - Breakout Sessions
2pm - Interaction Zone
3pm - Breakout Sessions
4pm Adjourn

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Hundreds of partners—from content providers, media and technology companies to system integrators and more—help Blackboard clients around the globe build a better education experience. Through the Blackboard Partnerships™ program, we work together to engage more learners, increase safety and convenience, take education mobile, and inspire greater outcomes.