Main Conference Sessions and More

The main conference runs from Wednesday, July 25 – Friday, July 27, 2018, and offers dozens of powerful sessions conducted by thought leaders from all over the world. Also consider signing up for some of the wonderful after-hours education and social events for 2018 we have planned – including our opening reception on the night of Tuesday, July 24. You won’t want to miss it!

See all sessions and agenda information at Sched.org and download the app!

Pre-Conference & Main Conference Schedule

Main Conference Kick-off – Tuesday, July 24, 2018

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 25, 2018

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Check-in & BLC Information Center Open
7:00 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
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 – Statler Room
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 – 8:00 p.m. LearnLaunch Summer Showcase

Main Conference Day 2 – Thursday, July 26, 2018

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 – Statler Room
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
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Dine and Draft (registration required)
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Global Speed Networking
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 27, 2018

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 – Statler Room
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 24, 2018 – 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 BLC18. Pick up your registration materials in the Statler Room, and then head to the ballroom across the hall to meet and mingle.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018 – 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 lot 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)


Wednesday, July 25, 2018 – Summer Showcase at LearnLaunch

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

BLC participants are invited to the Summer Showcase in the beautiful campus of LearnLaunch. The Summer Showcase is an opportunity for educators and community members to explore the latest innovations in education technology with the startups of Boston’s edtech ecosystem.

There will be pitches, demos, opportunities to play with and give feedback on edtech tools, and plenty of time for meaningful conversations with colleagues who care about education innovation at this fun and inspiring reception in the heart of Boston’s Innovation District. Last year’s Summer Showcase hosted 31 edtech companies and 136 educators and community members.

LearnLaunch is located on Summer Street, just one block from FableVision. Feel free to join for some or all of the event. Tickets are free for BLC participants at http://bit.ly/LLShowcase2018

Location: 281 Summer Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA (About 1 mile from the hotel)


Thursday, July 26, 2018 – 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 26, 2018 – 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.