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Community Happenings: Bbcon 2018!


I've taken over this week's Community Happenings from Shannon to talk about all things bbcon 2018.

This year's conference will be held in Orlando, Florida - October 9th-11th. Here is the official link:

There are a LOT of things happening right here in the bbcon Community and we want you to be in the know. Here we go!

"Save a Dollar, Become a bbcon Scholar!"

The bbcon team is looking for 10 people to award a bbcon scholarship! What's do you get with a bbcon scholarship? Scholarships for bbcon 2018 include a complimentary registration to bbcon 2018, inclusive of supporting events, meals (breakfast and lunch), evening events, and conference materials. In addition, Blackbaud will cover the costs for the top three scholarship winners’ hotel expenses for three nights. 

Check out THIS blog in Community to find out how you can win!

The Most Epic Meetup of All Time!

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bbcon is in Orlando, so that can only mean one thing... MEETUP AT UNIVERSAL! Join us at Universal's CityWalk Celebration. You can find more details HERE in Community.

Breakout Sessions.. ANNOUNCED!

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The first round of this year's breakout sessions are up. Check them out HERE in Community and let the team know what you'd like to learn from these sessions?

Claim Your Badge!

Are you attending bbcon this year? Claim your attendee badge HERE in Community. There's also a badge for speakers & bbu day attendees. Once you have the badge, you can see everyone else who is attending and start building connections PRE-conference.

Be a bbcon Blogger!

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We are looking for blogs from members who have attended bbcon in the past and would like to write about their experience. Great examples include: Top ten lists, lessons learned from bbcon, benefits of bbcon, what you loved about Blackbaud University Day, etc. You can submit a blog HERE for review! If we approve it, we'll publish it right here in Community.

yes More Giveaways Coming!

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We have a new contest coming soon and the prize WILL be bbcon passes. Last year, we had wonderful blogs & videos submitted and this year we are going above and beyond that. Stay tuned!!

PS: Shannon and I just discovered yesterday that you can add GIFS to blog posts and comments now by copying the image and pasting it in the box, so in the spirit of YAY GIFS... what GIF best represents bbcon to you? Let us know in the comments below!

Posted by Crystal Bruce on Jun 5, 2018 10:24 AM America/New_York

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This is very informative! I hope I can win a bbcon pass.  What was last year's contest? Will it be something similar?

Here's my GIF

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  • Posted Tue 05 Jun 2018 12:06 PM EDT
Any chance there will be a badge for devcon?
  • Posted Tue 05 Jun 2018 12:54 PM EDT
Last year's contest was a blog contest and a video contest!
  • Posted Tue 05 Jun 2018 12:59 PM EDT
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Hoping to earn a scholarship!
  • Posted Tue 05 Jun 2018 01:10 PM EDT
Thanks for sharing - hoping we could be in attendance this year!

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  • Posted Tue 05 Jun 2018 01:20 PM EDT
I would LOVE to win a bbcon pass! My full time job is at a school that only uses everyday hero so they don't think I need to go. In addition, I am doing RE consulting at a smaller org that can't afford to send me. And if I don't go I won't be up-to-date on all things Blackbaud and I won't get...
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  • Posted Tue 05 Jun 2018 01:47 PM EDT
Will we have another famous guest speaker for this year? Last year was Robin Wright. 
  • Posted Tue 05 Jun 2018 03:45 PM EDT
Jason, you bet! We are working to solidify this year's speaker, but they haven't been announced yet. Robin Wright was AMMMMAZING. The year before her was Ronan Farrow.
  • Posted Wed 06 Jun 2018 09:21 AM EDT
  • Posted Wed 06 Jun 2018 02:26 PM EDT
Have you guys been looking into next year's bbcon location? I know it's a bit too early too ask, but I think I might go next year. 
  • Posted Fri 08 Jun 2018 03:30 PM EDT