At BLC, having the opportunity to network with peers is just as important as attending the sessions! We have and will continue to provide a variety of opportunities before and after conference hours to do just that. Choose to attend any or all of these social opportunities.

Learn more and be a part of our 2014 event!

Main Conference Sessions and More

The main conference runs from Wednesday, July 24 – Friday, July 26, 2013, and offers dozens of powerful sessions conducted by thought leaders from all over the world. Please also consider signing up for some of the wonderful after-hours education events for 2013 we have planned – including our opening reception on the night of Tuesday, July 23. You won’t want to miss it!

Main Conference Schedule

Main Conference Kick-off – Tuesday, July 23, 2013

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Opening Reception and Main Conference Registration

Main Conference Day 1 – Wednesday, July 24, 2013

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Check-in & BLC Information Center Open
7:00 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:15 – 8:15 a.m. BLC Orientation Session
8:30  - 10:00 a.m. BLC Welcome & Keynote
10:20 – 11:25 a.m. Session 1 Workshops
10:30 a.m. – 2:50 p.m. CUETip Sessions – Plaza Ballroom
11:45 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. Session 2 Workshops
1:10 – 2:15 p.m. Session 3 Workshops
2:35 – 3:40 p.m. Session 4 Workshops
4:00 – 5:05 p.m. Session 5 Workshops
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. FableVision Reception
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Duck Boat (Purchased Tickets Only)

Main Conference Day 2 – Thursday, July 25, 2013

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. BLC Information Center Open
7:00 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Announcements & Keynote
10:20 – 11:25 a.m. Session 6 Workshops
10:30 a.m. – 2:50 p.m. CUETip Sessions – Plaza Ballroom
11:45 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. Session 7 Workshops
1:10 – 2:15 p.m. Session 8 Workshops
2:35 – 3:40 p.m. Session 9 Workshops
4:00 – 5:05 p.m. Session 10 Workshops
5:15 – 6:15 p.m. Speed Networking – Arlington Room
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Dinner (on your own)
9:00 – 11:30 p.m. Annual BLC Bash

Main Conference Day 3 – Friday, July 26, 2013

7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. BLC Information Center Open
7:00 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Announcements & Keynote
10:20 – 11:25 a.m. Session 11 Workshops
10:30 a.m. – 1:50 p.m. CUETip Sessions – Plaza Ballroom
11:45 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. Session 12 Workshops
1:10 – 2:15 p.m. Session 13 Workshops
2:35 – 3:00 p.m. Closing by Alan November

Events

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 – Opening Reception and Main Conference Registration

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Don’t miss out! Join us in the Plaza Ballroom to kick off BLC13. Pick up your registration materials in the Statler Room, and then head to the ballroom across the hall to meet and mingle.

Sponsored by Pearson Foundation


Wednesday, July 24, 2013 – BLC Orientation

7:15 – 8:15 a.m.

We invite all newcomers to attend a session just for you! The November Learning team will answer your questions and provide tips for getting the most out of your time at BLC. The orientation session will be held in the Georgian Room.


Wednesday - Friday – Grab-and-Go Lunch Market

11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

For a quick lunch, purchase grab-and-go items at the mezzanine-level market. Choices range from $2 – $10 and include fruit, yogurt, snacks, desserts, beverages, salads, sandwiches and wraps. You are welcome to eat in the Plaza Ballroom.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013 – Reception at FableVision

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

BLC participants are invited to a Creativity Reception at FableVision Studios, located on the top floor of the Boston Children’s Museum with gorgeous views of the city. Come meet and be inspired by Peter H. Reynolds, his twin brother Paul, and their team of innovators in this fabulous creative workspace. Walk, hail a cab or take Silver Line public transit.

Location: 308 Congress Street, 6th Floor, Boston, Mass. (About 1 mile from the hotel)

Directions PDF


Wednesday, July 24, 2013 – Boston Duck Tour

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

A “DUCK” is an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle. On this narrated city tour, especially for BLC participants, you’ll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts, and splash down right into the Charles River.

Price: $36, with pickup outside the hotel.


Thursday, July 25, 2013 – Annual BLC Bash

9:00 – 11:30 p.m.

The social highlight of the conference week! Your registration includes the Annual BLC Bash, held in the magnificent ballroom of the Park Plaza Hotel.


Wednesday, Thursday & Friday Morning – Running Club

6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Mornings

Does a morning of fresh air, good company and an easy jog in the park sound good to you? If so, we encourage BLC attendees to join the BLC Running Club.

A group is currently organizing that will start their Wednesday through Friday mornings with a run around Boston Commons and the Boston Public Garden.

To be back in time to get cleaned up, grab some breakfast and make it to the morning keynote, this group will be meeting in the hotel lobby, across from the registration desk, and leaving promptly at 6:00 a.m.

Each route is between 3.5 and 4 miles. The Tuesday and Thursday routes have an option to drop out after two miles if you’d like. The Friday route is closest to 4 miles, and there is no dropout point.

All levels are welcome, and nobody will be left behind on the route. We hope you’ll join us.

If you have any questions, email Brian at brian@novemberlearning.com or message him on Twitter using @BrianMullNL.

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