General Information

Blackbaud is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good.

Leading uniquely at the intersection point of technology and social good, we provide cloud software, services, expertise, and data intelligence that empower and connect people to drive impact for social good. We serve the entire social good community, which includes nonprofits, foundations, corporations, education institutions, healthcare institutions, and the individual change agents who support them. Learn more about Blackbaud.

bbcon 2020 Virtual is the ultimate conference experience for every person and organization using technology to build a better world.  With 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.

No. bbcon now will take place as a global virtual gathering October 6-8, 2020. 
This online-only event will unite the social good community for three days of thought leadership and best practices, technology trends and innovations, and peer networking.  
 

Some can’t-miss highlights:  

  • Keynotes to enlighten, empower, and entertain   
  • Thought leadership and best practices specifically for your organization type and role  
  • Roundtable discussion rooms for industry peers to talk trends, challenges, and opportunities   
  • One-on-one appointments with the Blackbaud team, exhibitors, and other attendees  
The dates remain that same from October 6–8, 2020. See the schedule curated by region to learn more.

We want to connect as many people in the social good community as possible, and we want to do it safely, so in light of COVID-19, bbcon is now proceeding as a global virtual gathering.  

We’re excited to deliver bbcon 2020 unconstrained by physical limitations. We recognize the unique opportunity to connect more people in the social good community with thought leadership and best practices, technology trends and innovations, and peer networking in a reimagined format.  

Registration is now open! Secure your spot here.
 

If you have additional questions about bbcon, please email us at conference@blackbaud.com

Blackbaud University Day will not be included as part of the bbcon 2020 Virtual agenda. However, Blackbaud University is now offering customers free, universal access to its entire curriculum of ondemand, self-paced eLearning resources. Our instructor-led classes are still available for purchase or are included if your organization invests in a Learn More or Learn Everything subscription. Visit Training Central to begin learning today!

From the Technology Curriculum Page, you can click on a product name. That will open a curriculum datasheet with all of the associated classes. The free eLearning classes have the green computer icon.

Virtual Experience

Ahead of the start of the event on the week of October 5, attendees will receive details on how to access the bbcon 2020 Virtual platform. Your login credentials will be shared with this information. Once you have logged in, refer to the Program tab in the top navigation which includes the full schedule of sessions and speakers.

We hope you will join us during the conference dates, October 6–8, so that you can participate in live chat during sessions, visit with our sponsors in the virtual marketplace, and network with other attendees through AI-matching and small group roundtables. If you can’t make it, please still register to access content! The platform will stay live through November 18, 2020. The networking feature and other live elements will not be available past October 9.

Great news! The virtual pass this year will include ALL sessions free of charge to attendees. You won't need to regiser for specific sessions in order to attend.

Blackbaud will continue to explore and analyze our options for future decisions on virtual and hybrid events. At this time, we plan to host bbcon in person again for 2021 and will consider the virtual experience as well.

Sponsors

We will connect with all sponsors directly about virtual sponsorship benefits.   

Yes. More information will be provided on sponsorship opportunities in the coming months. For more details, please contact innovationexpo@blackbaud.com

Registration

No. Because of the impacts of COVID-19, we are making bbcon 2020 Virtual FREE for all attendees!

You should have received an email with instructions on how to transfer your existing registration to bbcon 2021—and unlock additional perks for your organization—or receive a full refund. Please check your spam box and then reach out to us at conference@blackbaud.com if you didn’t receive that communication.
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 and Speakers

bbcon is filled with sessions tailored for you! With content for all regions and role types—arts and cultural organizations, cause-based nonprofits, educational institutions, faith communities, healthcare organizations, foundations, and corporate giving—this conference provides an unrivaled experience for all social good professionals

Sessions are available herebbcon 2020 Virtual sessions along with descriptions and speakers were released earlier this summer. We will release more details on session times soon. Note that the bbcon 2020 Virtual experience includes all sessions available on-demand for attendees. Attendees are encouraged to plan a schedule during conference hours and access any additional content on-demand in the weeks following bbcon., but are not required to sign up for any session in order to attend.

aThis year, bbcon is a global gathering. We’ve curated a schedule by region to assist attendees with navigating throughout the three days of the conference. Attendees can join the broadcast of sessions during their scheduled time, Attendees can also access content on-demand after the scheduled time. All sessions are available on demand through November 18, 2020.

 

North American session times are listed in Eastern Time (UTC). Sessions and networking opportunities are offered each day, starting at 11:00 a.m. ET., on October 6, 2020.

 

Europe session times are listed in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Sessions and networking opportunities are offered each day, starting at 2:00 p.m. GMT, to align with the region. Attendees can also access all content on-demand after the scheduled time.

 

Asia-Pacific session times are listed in Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT). Sessions and networking opportunities are offered each day, starting around 12:00 p.m. AEDT, to align with the region. Attendees can also access all content on-demand after the scheduled time.

Yes! Blackbaud provides inspiration and learning opportunities throughout the year. We are continually releasing content through digital channels, including webinars, meet-ups, and more. Please visit Blackbaud’s website for more information.

We are offering only a few sessions where attendees can earn education credit. These sessions are listed under the Financial Management track, found here. View more on how to submit for credits here.

We are in the process of formulating an exciting agenda and reviewing all submissions. We plan to share the agenda this summer. If you submitted a session for bbcon, stay tuned!

Want to stay current with Blackbaud solution updates and industry trends? Product Update Briefings will be held on October 20–22. Reserve your spot via the links below:

Travel and Hotel

We realize some of you may wish to keep your travel plans to Seattle. If you wish to keep your hotel reservation as booked, then no action is needed.  

If you reserved one of our bbcon hotel room blocks through our bbcon housing website, please contact them directly to cancel your reservation. Please send an email to: bbconhotels@expovision.com.

Important note: if you booked a hotel outside of the bbcon housing block you are responsible for contacting the hotel directly. 

No, we will not refund individual airline ticket costs. Please contact your airline directly regarding ticket cancellations.