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Join us for 2 days of learning, networking, and sharing from your peers and the Blackboard team. This year’s symposium is being hosted at the Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX.

Monday 22ndJuly

8:00am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 9:30am Welcome & Introduction
9:30pm – 10:15am Keynote: Tim McKay
10:15am – 10:30am Comfort Break
10:30am – 11:30pm “5 in 5” presentations
11:30am – 12:00pm Blackboard Portfolio Keynote – Rachel Scherer
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 1:30pm Dramatically Decode Data: Debunking the Data-Storytelling Oxymoron – Andy Miller
1:30pm – 2:00pm Happiness is Warm People, Financial and Student Data: The Chapman University Story – Ken Murphy
2:00pm – 2:30pm Developing the Data Analyst as Internal Consultant – Christopher Brandt
2:30pm – 3:00pm Client Panel Session
3:00pm – 3:15pm Coffee Break
3:15pm – 4:00pm Vendor Training Session: Pyramid Analytics – Basic TBD
4:15pm – 4:45pm Vendor Training Session: Pyramid Analytics – Advanced Data Privacy Focus Group – Stephan Geering
4:45pm – 5:00pm Comfort Break
5:00pm – 5:30pm The Trials and Tribulations of Building a Custom Dashboard – Liz Crowell
5:30pm – 6:00pm The Cost of Instruction: Using Analytics to Improve Decision Making about Academic Programs – Curt Sherman


Tuesday 23rdJuly

8:00am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 10:00am Blackboard Intelligence Suite Training Session – Venkat Gadepalli AI & Ethics Focus Group – Stephan Geering
10:00am – 10:15am Comfort Break
10:15am – 10:45am No Surprise: The Most Obvious Solution to Cultural Change – Andy Miller
10:45am – 11:15am Policy Based Data Governance – Christopher Brandt
11:15am – 11:45am Blackboard Analytics Design Research Workshop
11:45am – 12:00pm Closing remarks
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch


*Agenda subject to change

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