Duke University’s vice president for student affairs, Larry Moneta, will deliver the keynote address at Blackboard’s dedicated users conference April 15-18, 2007, in Carefree, Arizona. Devoted to Blackboard’s Commerce Suite clients, the company has also issued a call for proposals for presentations at the conference.
WASHINGTON, DC – Blackboard Inc., a leading provider of enterprise technology to the education industry, announces a dedicated users conference for Blackboard Commerce Suite clients, BbWorld Commerce ‘07. The three-day conference will be held in Carefree, Arizona, April 15 – 18, 2007, and will provide unique opportunities for educational professionals focused on student life and campus services to network with peers from across the country.
Larry Moneta, Vice President for Student Affairs at Duke University, will deliver the opening keynote address on the challenges of integrating student consumer and learner needs on the contemporary college campus. BbWorld Commerce ‘07 will feature a robust client-centered program with sessions dedicated to the use of identification technology to enhance the student experience. Topics will include wireless technologies, Social Security conversion strategies, access control and card office management strategies, among others.
John Beckwith, Director of Campus Business Services at Loyola Marymount University and member of the BbWorld Commerce Client Program Committee, said, “With a dedicated conference in Carefree for Blackboard Commerce Suite clients, we anticipate great opportunities to network with our colleagues and learn from their experiences. It will be extremely valuable to hear different perspectives and solutions from other institutions – everything from marketing campus cards, to how folks are using wireless technology, to off-campus programs. And if you haven’t been to a conference in Carefree – you won’t want to miss it!”
“Campus services are a very big part of what students expect and want from their college experience,” said Michael Chasen, President and CEO of Blackboard. “It’s very exciting to host a dedicated users conference for this group, where clients focused on this part of the college experience can come together to share best practices, exchange ideas and form lasting relationships.”
The Blackboard Commerce Suite includes three enterprise software applications that support cashless transactions on-campus, off-campus and online, linked to university ID cards. Hundreds of academic institutions rely on the Blackboard Transaction SystemT, the center of the Blackboard Commerce Suite, to securely process millions of transactions involving payments, data transfer, physical access control and activity authentication, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
A call for proposals for presentations at BbWorld Commerce ‘07 is now open. For more information about submitting a proposal or to register for BbWorld Commerce ‘07 please visit www.blackboard.com/company/events/BbWorldCommerce07/home.htm.