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Bbcon 2018 - Day One Recap!

Day one of bbcon 2018 in Orlando, Florida is in the books!

Here are some of the highlights from the first day:

Let's start with the Main Stage Opening Session and KUDOS to all of our fabulous Community rock stars for playing a big part in the opening session!

Amy Dana, Sunshine Watson, and Jimmy Cudzilo, all helped announce sessions, but in their best movie announcer voice. 


Also representing Community - Patti Hommes won a social media butterfly award for tweeting the most about bbcon. Congrats Patti!

Here she is taking a #selfieswithShannon photo with Community Manager, Shannon Emery:


Some big announcements coming from the Main Stage - Opening Session this morning. That includes our NEW cloud based solution for Higher Education! Our CEO, Mike Gianoni, is pretty excited about the offering and so are we!


Click HERE to read more about it.

Michael B. Moore, the CEO of the International African American Museum in Charleston, SC, stole the stage with his inspirational words of wisdom. He's the direct descendant of Robert Smalls and left quite an impression.


Here are a few more highlights from #bbcon attendees!


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I love that Lisa brought her own SWAG to bbcon! Zoo swag!


All of the day's excitement was primer for our Keynote Speaker, the one and only, Blair Underwood!

blair underwood thumbs up GIF by The Paley Center for Media



Blair shared a powerful message with the crowd!

"Influencing, impacting, and changing humanity. That is the work you are doing."-- Blair

Also Blair:



"You've got me?? Who's got you??" -- Blair referencing this scene from Superman:

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His message was about being seen and today, we see you. Thank you for gifting us your tweets today!

What were some of you highlights from Day One?? Share with us in the comments below!
Posted by Crystal Bruce on Oct 9, 2018 4:47 PM America/New_York

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AWESOME!!  WTG Sunshine, Amy, Jimmy (and congrats to Patty) - wish I was there, looks amazing  :)
  • Posted Wed 10 Oct 2018 01:53 PM EDT
Great day! I was just talking to some others about it today!
  • Posted Tue 04 Dec 2018 05:56 PM EST