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Thank you to everyone who attended the First Blackboard Teaching & Learning Conference RMEA!

#BbTLCRMEA was held on March 11-13, 2019 at the Conrad Dubai Hotel in Dubai, UAE.

About Teaching & Learning Conference RMEA

Inspiring Speakers

TLC features inspiring speakers that will change the way you think and help you thrive in a changing environment. Come and listen to keynotes from renowned thought leaders, provocative panel discussions and engaging sessions led by peer institutions leading the charge in online education.

Valuable Content

TLC is a 3-day event of announcements, ideas and connections. In addition to highly anticipated Blackboard keynotes and roadmaps, TLC’s program includes both inspiring client-led and Blackboard-led sessions addressing our global success of working with industry leaders, discussing strategies, innovations and challenges facing institutions today.

Networking Opportunities

TLC is your best place for face-to-face networking with the Blackboard leadership team, industry experts, colleagues and partners who can offer insights and best practices to help your institution achieve its goals. Between the breakout sessions, explore our chill out zone and connect with exhibits to make professional connections that can shape and drive your strategic vision.

Agenda: Pre-Conference

8:00 – 16:00 Registration
9:00 – 12:00 Academic Adoption Workshop
13:00 – 15:00 Fundamentals of Designing Digital Courses – eTeacher Taster Workshop
13:00 – 16:00 DevCon: Enhancing and Extending Blackboard Learn with REST and LTI Advantage

*Please note that the program is subject to change.

Agenda: Conference

8:00 – 16:00 Registration
9:00 – 11:30 TLC Welcome and Keynote
11:30 – 12:10 TLC Breakouts & Client Sessions
12:10 – 13:10 Lunch
13:10 – 16:50 TLC Breakouts & Client Sessions
18:30 – 21:30 TLC Client Appreciation Party

*Please note that the program is subject to change.

Agenda: Conference

8:00 – 12:00 Registration
9:00 – 12:30 TLC Breakouts & Client Sessions
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:40 TLC Breakouts & Client Sessions
15:00 – 15:45 Panel Discussion
15:45 – 16:00 TLC Closing Session

*Please note that the program is subject to change.

See Highlights from #BbTLCRMEA 2019

#BbTLC19 was attended by more than 200 clients and advocates from over 11 countries representing more than 80 institutes.

Watch the conference’s highlights below.

Blackboard Teaching & Learning Conference RMEA by the Numbers

About Dubai, United Arab of Emirates

Dubai is known for its extremely warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage. The Emirati people are very welcoming and generous in their approach to visitors.

With year-round sunshine, intriguing deserts, luxurious hotels, shopping malls, the largest construction projects and a thriving business community, Dubai receives millions of visitors each year from around the world.

The conference will take place at the Conrad Dubai which is located in the financial and shopping district, minutes from Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and the airport. This luxurious hotel offers accommodations with panoramic views, five dining venues, an outdoor pool, premier spa, fitness center and yoga pavilion.

The hotel has direct access to the Dubai World Trade Center metro station, making it easy to connect with this dynamic city.


The Teaching & Learning Conference RMEA is designed with you in mind. It is an opportunity for you to join hundreds of your peers during 3 days of executive discussions, innovation in educational technology, best practices, new and enhanced solutions.

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