Speaker Resource Center

Congratulations! You have been selected as an approved speaker for this year’s bbcon 2022 Virtual. Thank you for supporting our virtual experience taking place October 17–18 with Blackbaud Product Update Briefings immediately following October 19–20.

Welcome to the Speaker Resource Center. This site includes information and resources designed to help you best prepare an engaging and interactive presentation.

Please read through this information carefully.

 

Speaker Checklist

We look forward to sharing your session details with current and prospective registrants. Please review the below speaker checklist to ensure we have all the details necessary to begin promoting your session. Primary session leader (Speaker 1) will be responsible for submitting relevant items through the Speaker Resource Center.

  • Accept and register for the conference when notified
    • Ensure your speaker photo and bio are up to date
    • Read and confirm the Speaker Agreement
    • Review session details and reach out to conference@blackbaud.com with immediate concerns
      • Note that session titles and descriptions are subject to minor changes if necessary
  • Internal Blackbaud Speakers can download the Blackbaud PowerPoint template here
  • Non-Blackbaud speakers are encouraged to use their organization's PowerPoint templates
  • Submit your session presentation and supplemental handout materials by deadlines (Note: This is a task in the Speaker Resource Center).
  • Review tips for presenting virtually
  • Schedule recording times (Note: This is a task in the Speaker Resource Center)
  • Help us promote the conference using the speaker social sharing kit

Important Dates

September 12–October 3 Session recordings with our virtual producers
October 3 Submit final handouts/resources
October 10 Attend speaker kickoff meeting (this is for moderators/speakers of scheduled broadcasts)
October 17–18 Virtual event kicks off

 

Preparing for your Session

Session Information

  • All breakout sessions will be pre-recorded with the opportunity to engage with the audience through online chat/Q&A.
  • All breakout sessions will have a scheduled ‘broadcast’ date and time during our virtual conference
  • We request that all speakers on the session are available during their broadcast time to interact with attendees through the online chat and Q&A.
  • We will be using PigeonHole as our moderating platform. 

Session Recording Tips

  • Prepare for your recording by reviewing these helpful tips for virtual engagement
  • Learn more detailed best practices from the pros, like:
    • Proper lighting & backgrounds
    • Speaker attire and eye contact
    • Presentation design for a virtual audience
    • and more!

Speaker Orientation

  • We will host one speaker orientation session to review timelines, resources and important information to help make your experience the best. Invitations will be sent out to all speakers soon.

Session Recordings

  • A member of our conference planning committee will be working with you directly to schedule your session recording time with our virtual event producers.
  • These will be 60-minute recording blocks – all presenters must be available to present during this recording time slot.
  • All sessions must be finalized by October 3.

Session Broadcasting

  • All pre-recorded sessions will have a scheduled ‘broadcast’ date and time during our virtual conference
  • We request that all speakers on the session are available during their broadcast time to interact with attendees through the online chat and Q&A.

 

SPREAD THE WORD!

As a selected speaker, we hope you will promote the conference—and in particular, your session—via social media! We've offered copy suggestions and will share a full social sharing kit soon.

  • Use the official hashtag for the conference in your posts: #bestofbbcon, #bbcon
  • Include the following link to the conference website so your peers can learn more about our three-day event.
  • Tag Blackbaud’s account in your post. It will be easier to discover your posts and re-share them from Blackbaud accounts this way. Here are links to our social media accounts: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn