Your Guide to the Blackbaud K–12 User Conference!

July 1, 2015 Rebecca Russo

The Blackbaud K–12 User Conference is right around the corner, and we hope you’re as excited as we are!

Make sure to bookmark this post, as it will serve as your guide to everything you’ll need for the conference, including registration details, session information, the conference app, and more!

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

When you arrive at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, swing by the registration desk to check in and pick up your attendee badge, conference giveaways, demo environment credentials, and session grid. Registration will be located in Commonwealth Lobby, and hours are as follows:

  • Tuesday, July 7: 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 8: 7:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 9: 7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

CONFERENCE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

The K–12 User Conference mobile app lets you build a customized schedule, connect with attendees and speakers, participate in surveys and polls, and more! Go to the Apple App Store℠ or the Google Play™ store and search “Blackbaud K12 UC15” to download the mobile app for free. Your username is your email address, and your password is your badge number. This can be found in your registration confirmation email and on your conference name badge. If you can’t find your password, click reset password within the app, and you will be sent a temporary code via email.

CONTENT YOU CAN’T MISS

We have over 70 training and best practice sessions designed specifically for K–12 schools! Download our session grid to begin planning your agenda, and don’t forget to customize your conference schedule using the mobile app! Help us plan for your arrival, and let us know which sessions you plan to attend.

Also, don’t forget to check out our Spotlight Track on Thursday to hear from Attend.com, Babson College, and fundraising expert Marc A. Pitman!

ACCESS DEMO ENVIRONMENTS FOR PRODUCT TRAINING SESSIONS

At registration, you will receive the login credentials for a sandbox. We encourage you to use this sandbox during the conference to explore the “on” products and practice what you learn during the training sessions. Please be sure to bring your own fully charged personal device to these sessions in order to log in to the training environments.

GET PREPARED FOR OPEN SPACE

We’re excited for industry expert Hans Mundahl to host our Open Space day! Make sure to bring your session ideas and join our Open Space Wiki in order to take notes and participate in the sessions.

GET EXCITED FOR #BBK12UC

It’s so close! Whether you’ve attended this conference in the past or are a first-timer, tell us what you can’t wait to see or do while you’re in Boston for the K–12 User Conference. Just use #BBK12UC on Facebook, on Twitter, and in the mobile app! We’ll also be awarding $500 worth of gift cards throughout the conference to attendee followers!

ON-SITE PRODUCT SUPPORT

Stop by Beacon Hill Complex on the Harbor Level for free on-site product support from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m on Wednesday and Thursday. No appointments needed.

SCAVENGER HUNT

Blackbaud K–12 Support will be hosting a scavenger hunt to promote the new Help Center. Beginning Wednesday, directly after Keynote 2, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in various mind-bending games in order to win prizes! Grab your clue sheet when exiting the afternoon keynote to begin your quest. Be on the lookout for clues in your product training sessions. The first three teams to turn in their correctly completed to the support room will win!

BECOME A BLACKBAUD CHAMPION

Do you want to become part of an exclusive group of K–12 professionals? Do you enjoy VIP treatment, networking, and being recognized and rewarded? Then you have what it takes to be a Blackbaud Champion! Champions is our new customer VIP program designed to connect your expertise with other schools and provide exclusive opportunities and insider access only available to Blackbaud Champions. Swing by the Blackbaud Champions booth in the Expo Hall to become a Champion, meet the team, and pick up your very own Blackbaud Champions t-shirt!

EXPLORE THE EXPO HALL

The expo hall is the place to network with attendees, meet sponsors and exhibitors, and learn more about Blackbaud’s products and services. Make sure to stop in and visit Attend Inc., Magnus Health, CareFlow EMR, Vidigami, CEH Design, Inc.,EverTrue, InspirED School Marketers, Blackbaud K–12, Blackbaud Champions,Blackbaud Merchant Services™, and Target Analytics™!

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

Diamond Sponsors:

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Gold Sponsors:

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