Main Conference Sessions and More

The main conference runs from Wednesday, July 26 – Friday, July 28, 2017, 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 and social events for 2017 we have planned – including our opening reception on the night of Tuesday, July 25. You won’t want to miss it!

BLC17’s main conference agenda can be found here.

Pre-Conference & Main Conference Schedule

Main Conference Kick-off – Tuesday, July 25, 2017

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Opening Reception and Main Conference Registration
7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Most Likely To Succeed Screening

Main Conference Day 1 – Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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

Main Conference Day 2 – Thursday, July 27, 2017

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
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Global Speed Networking – Imperial Ballroom
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 28, 2017

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 25, 2017 – 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 BLC17. Pick up your registration materials in the Statler Room, and then head to the ballroom across the hall to meet and mingle.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017 – 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, July 26, 2017 – 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 Uber.

The attached directions include two routes – one scenic route that is a jot longer but goes past the State House and other local attractions.  Meet in the Hotel Lobby at 5:30 for an escorted walk with BLC Staff!

FableVision to Faneuil Hall to Park Plaza Hotel

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


Thursday, July 27, 2017 – Global Speed Networking

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Join us in this fun-filled, action-packed speed networking event with educators from all over the world. Our global bell will go off every 3 minutes and you will meet another educator. Last year, many participants listed our Global Speed Networking event as one of the highlights of BLC due to the many personal connections they made with creative educators.

 


Thursday, July 27, 2017 – 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.