Event Information

bbcon is the premier tech gathering for organizations and change agents driving social good. With over 250 sessions for arts and cultural organizations, cause-based nonprofits, educational institutions, faith communities, healthcare organizations, foundations, and corporate giving, this conference provides an unmatched experience for all social good professionals.

You can look forward to:

  • Over 250 breakout sessions with dedicated content for your market
  • Presentations from industry thought leaders and social good professionals
  • The latest in technology innovation
  • New relationships, knowledge, inspiration, and resources to help advance your mission
Blackbaud University Day is our pre-conference training available to Blackbaud customers. Blackbaud University Day 2020 will take place on October 5.
Accelerate your learning and build your skills with focused instruction, deep-dive training, and practical demonstrations to help you get the most impact from your Blackbaud solutions. Blackbaud University Day will be available to purchase or add on to your existing conference pass at the beginning of 2020.
bbcon 2020 will take place Tuesday, October 6–Thursday, October 8, 2020.
Seattle, Washington. The conference will be taking place at the Washington State Convention Center (also known as the Seattle Convention Center).

Registration Information

Early-bird conference pricing is available until June 26, 2020. An early-bird full conference pass costs just $950.
Register here to save big!
A full conference pass includes access to:
  • Keynote sessions
  • Breakout sessions
  • Innovation Showcase Expo
  • Celebration event
  • Networking reception
Breakfast will be available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings. Lunch will be provided Tuesday–Thursday for all bbcon attendees.
Yes! Purchase five full conference passes and get one free! 

Group registration discount is available at all pricing tiers with exception of super-early bird.  This discount cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions. All passes must be purchased in one transaction. The first registrant in a group should click here to select this package and then complete the registration for all remaining group members. If you would like to use the promotion more than once, someone else from your group must register another group of six people.

No refunds will be issued 60 days from the original transaction date.
The final cutoff date for registration cancellations is on/or prior to July 17, 2020. Cancellations submitted in writing on/or prior to July 17, 2020 will be refunded, less a $75 (USD) processing fee as long as the original transaction date is within 60 days. 
Beginning July 18, 2020, no refunds will be issued. 
No refunds will be granted for no-shows. Please send any information regarding cancellation via email to conference@blackbaud.com.
Replacement of a registered conference attendee by a business colleague/co-worker will be accepted. One substitution per registration will be allowed at no charge if submitted by July 17, 2020
Beginning July 18, 2020, a $75 (USD) processing fee will apply to all substitutions before the event and onsite. Original registrant must submit a written request for substitution to conference@blackbaud.com. A Blackbaud staff member will then contact the original registrant for more information on the substitute attendee. Payments for substitutions must be made before arriving onsite. No refunds will be issued 60 days from the original transaction date.
bbcon is an event for everyone in the social good community and Blackbaud is committed to providing a safe and welcoming experience for all participants. All attendees are required to read and accept the bbcon code of conduct before registering.
Please send an email to conference@blackbaud.com with any questions you have regarding bbcon. A member of the Blackbaud Events team will respond within two business days.


Sessions for bbcon 2020 will be released early next year.
bbcon attendees can attend any session available on the agenda.
You may attend any breakout session. Choose the sessions that best suit your needs.

Hotel and Travel

Yes, discounted room rates and room blocks have been negotiated exclusively for bbcon 2020 attendees and exhibitors. More information about accommodation and travel will be released at the beginning of 2020.

The bbcon 2020 hotels and room blocks will be released at the beginning of 2020.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Onsite at bbcon 2020

Yes. The bbcon 2020 moble app will be available for attendees to download closer to the conference.
The attire throughout the duration of the conference is business casual. 
In efforts to remain environmentally conscious, we will not be providing printed program guides this year. You can find conference details on this site, or you can access real-time information in the conference mobile app one month prior to the event.
Blackbaud representatives can answer your questions at the information desks. Staff members available to help will be wearing staff ribbons. Our bbconcierge can guide you through your Conference experience by helping you identify sessions that address specific challenges and by introducing you to experts who can chat one-on-one.
You can connect with Blackbaud staff through the bbcon mobile app which will be available in 2020 closer to the conference.