Sessions and Schedule


Attending the Conference

The conference is free to attend. Link and configuration information is below. Please consider registering at this site so we can keep you updated with any information or instructions, but you do not need to be registered (or to have your registration confirmed) in order to attend any sessions.

Webinar Platform

The conference platform is Blackboard Collaborate, an online platform that combines video, audio, chat, presentation, and other capabilities, and it supports participation from any computer using Window, Mac OS, Linux, iOS, and Android. 

To check that your computer is ready for Blackboard Collaborate, please click here. "Step 1" will indicate if you have a version of Java that is compatible, and then "Step 2" lets you actually go into a test session. We encourage you to do this in advance of the conference. If you have any difficulties, you can check the Collaborate Help FAQ and then ask for help in the user community.

Important Note for MAC Users

If you are using a Mac running Mountain Lion v10.8.4, Blackboard has released a special app called the "Collaborate Launcher for Mac" which is now required for Mountain Lion v10.8.4 and later. Here are directions from Blackboard's Support site.

Mobile Users

  • You can join live sessions from iPhone, iPad, or Android device (including Kindle Fire HD)

  • You are able to interact via text chat and two-way audio; to view whiteboard content and shared applications; to use emoticons, hand raising, polls, breakout rooms; and to stream or download recordings to any mobile device.

  • There are certain elements of a session that you are not able to see using the mobile platform, including web-tours and desktop sharing.

  • Links to download the mobile apps can be found at

Conference Schedule

To find the time of a particular session, click on the time zone link in yellow on the left to get to your schedule page.. Daylight Savings Time: although we have tried to make all times accurate, please double check to make sure the time clock on your time zone page matches your current time. During the conference the United States is still using DST. There are also countries that make a Daylight Savings Switch between now and the start of the conference, so the time zones below are specific to October 8 - 9.

Attending a Session 

In the conference schedule page for your time zone, you should be able to see all sessions in your time. To quickly locate a session, search the page by using Control+F (Command+F on a Mac).

Click on the session title to expand the session information. Each session will have a live Blackboard Collaborate link (added the day before the conference begins). On the day of the conference, you will then be able click this link to enter the live room.


Session recordings will be posted almost immediately after a session is completed on a special page published at the time of the conference, or look to the conference menu for a link to the recordings page.


Compare your time to Grenwich Mean Time (GMT) to determine your viewing time zone. The current GMT time and date are:


Click on the time zone link on the left to get to your schedule page.

GMT - 11
US Hawaiian Standard Time, Honolulu
GMT - 9
US Alaska Daylight Time, Anchorage
US Pacific Daylight Time, San Francisco, Seattle, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Vancouver
US Mountain Daylight Time, Denver, Salt Lake City, Calgary, Edmonton, Guatemala, San Salvador, Tegucigalpa, Mangua
US Central Daylight Time, Houston, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Chicago, Bogata, Kingston, Lima, Mexico City, Winnipeg
US Eastern Daylight Time, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Columbus, Miami, Philadelphia, New York, Washington (DC), Toronto, Nassau, Ottawa, Montreal, Havana, Santo Domingo, La Paz, San Juan
Santiago Daylight Time, Halifax Daylight Time, Buenos Aires, Asuncion, Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro
GMT - 3:30 St. Johns Daylight Time
GMT - 2 Montevideo Daylight Time
GMT - 1
Greenwich Mean Time, Reykjavik, Casablanca, Accra
Lisbon, Dublin, London, Algiers, Lagos, Kinshasa,
Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Zurich, Frankfurt, Oslo, Copenhagen, Rome, Berlin, Prague, Zagreb, Vienna, Stockholm, Budapest, Belgrade, Warsaw, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Harare, Cairo
Sofia, Athens, Tallinn, Helsinki, Bucharest, Minsk, Istanbul, Kyiv, Khartoum, Ankara, Jerusalem, Beirut, Amman, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Baghdad, Riyadh, Antananarivo, Kuwait City, Doha
Moscow, Dubai
Karachi, Tashkent, Islamabad, Lahore
Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata
Almaty, Dhaka
Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta
Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong, Perth, Beijing, Manila, Shanghai, Taipei
Seoul, Tokyo
Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney
Anadyr, Suva
GMT + 13:45


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