Blackbaud K-12 User Conference Convenes 600 Education Leaders

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Annual event provides K-12 private and independent school educators the tools and hands-on training needed to implement best practices

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By holding this event, we hope to inspire school educators and staff with new ideas to enhance the education experience of their students.

Blackbaud, Inc., a leading global provider of software and services for nonprofit, charitable giving and education communities, will hold its annual K-12 User Conference July 8-10 in Boston at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center.

The conference will host more than 600 Blackbaud K-12 customers to discuss top trends, products and news in the K-12 private and independent school space. Attendees will select from more than 70 training and best practice learning experiences designed specifically for private and independent schools. Sessions will include content for all school offices and focus on how to best use Blackbaud’s product portfolio for daily fundraising, business management, marketing, teaching and learning and student information management practices.

John Palfrey, head of school at Phillips Academy, Andover, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s event. His research and teaching focuses primarily on new media and learning, and he has written extensively on Internet law, intellectual property, and the potential of new technologies to strengthen democracies locally and around the world.

2015 User Conference Highlights:

  •     K-12 specific breakout sessions
  •     In-depth product training
  •     Best practice sharing
  •     Open space workshops
  •     New product launch
  •     Live product support and training
  •     Networking opportunities with 500-plus educators

“The User Conference is a unique opportunity for K-12 private and independent school educators to gather, network and learn from industry influencers about tips and best practices to improve their schools,” said Travis Warren, president of Blackbaud’s K-12 Group. “By holding this event, we hope to inspire school educators and staff with new ideas to enhance the education experience of their students.”

To learn more about the K-12 User Conference, visit http://k12.blackbaud.com/events/2015-blackbaud-conference/ or email conference(at)blackbaud(dot)com. For more information about Blackbaud K-12, visit http://k12.blackbaud.com/.

About Blackbaud
Serving the nonprofit, charitable giving and education communities for more than 30 years, Blackbaud combines technology solutions and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works in over 60 countries to support more than 30,000 customers, including nonprofits, K12 private and higher education institutions, healthcare organizations, foundations and other charitable giving entities, and corporations. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud and on-premise solutions, and related services for organizations of all sizes, including nonprofit fundraising and relationship management, eMarketing, advocacy, accounting, payment and analytics, as well as grant management, corporate social responsibility, education and other solutions. Using Blackbaud technology, these organizations raise, invest, manage and award more than $100 billion each year. Recognized as a top company, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit http://www.blackbaud.com.

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