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Bluenotes Americas 2016

pin-markerThe Brown Hotel, Louisville, KYcalendarAug 2nd - Aug 5th

Centered on the theme ‘Putting the Pieces Together: Using Assessment Data to Shape the Future’, Bluenotes Americas 2016 is a three day conference where Blue enthusiasts can connect, share expertise, and learn from best practices.


Event Details

Two Keynote Speakers:

Wednesday, August 3: Mr. Scott Jaschik – Mr. Scott Jaschik, editor, Inside Higher Ed, is one of the three founders of the Inside Higher Ed publication. He leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Mr. Jaschik is a leading voice on higher education issues.
Thursday, August 4: Dr. Glenda Morgan – Dr. Glenda Morgan is a Research Director in Gartner Research, where her area is higher education technology strategies, including learning management systems and platforms, learning analytics and assessment, adaptive learning, and classroom technologies.


Tuesday, August 2 through Friday, August 5


The Brown Hotel (Hotel Website) -
Louisville’s Historic Luxury Hotel,
Louisville, KY 40202

Room Rate

$153/per night (plus tax) – a savings of 47% off the regular room rate

Conference registration fee

$119 (early bird savings of 34%), $179 (regular rate) – price includes attendance at the opening night reception, breakfast and lunch daily, and participation in the social activity

Opening night reception

The Brown Hotel: Tuesday, August 2 (6:00 PM to 8:00PM)

Conference Theme

Putting the Pieces Together: Using Assessment Data to Shape the Future

Door Prizes:

  • Blue Certification Camp registration (3 chances to win – value of about $3K each)
  • $10,000 Bluepulse credit (value of $10K)
  • Free attendance to the next Bluenotes Group APAC conference (includes flight, lodging, and user conference fees) (value of about $5K)
  • Free attendance to the next Bluenotes Group EMEA conference (includes flight, lodging, and user conference fees) (value of about $5K)
  • Double your current Loyalty eXplorance Dollars (value varies – depends on winning institution)

Several enhancements made to Bluenotes Americas 2016 including:

  • More opportunities to meet with eXplorance staff! Three stations will be available: “I need help” – visit the eXplorance Support station “I have feedback” – visit the eXplorance Product Management table “I want to learn more” – visit the eXplorance Demo center
  • Individual session evaluations will be available for completion immediately following each session (visit the eXplorance Evaluation Station after attending a session)
  • eXplorance-led workshops will be held on Tuesday, August 2 before the opening night reception, allowing for more Blue user led sessions throughout the conference
  • Conference sessions will be expanded to 50-minutes (40-minute presentation with 10 minutes for questions)
  • Time in between session has been extended from 5 minutes to 10 minutes
  • More conference sessions will be dedicated to Bluepulse, evalUT, Data Integrity Gateway (DIG), Blue Surveys and Blue 360
  • Blue certified users will be panelists on the “Ask an eXpert” panel discussion to answer questions submitted by attendees
  • An electronic bulletin board will be available for use by all attendees to facilitate networking opportunities
  • The conference program has been enhanced to include: A directory of attendees by name, email address, job title and institution Blue module used by each institution identified to increase networking possibilities “Tracks” that identify a potential target audience for each session The name and institution of all users who are Blue Certified
  • Presentations will be assigned to one of four themes: A response rate stream – marketing, priority grade access, etc. An operational stream – implementing Blue for the first time, implementing Blue at a large decentralized university, how to move from paper to online, etc. An analytics stream – what surveys and evaluation data can be leveraged institutionally, how to integrate Blue with third party BI portals, Blue dashboards, Blue Web services, Bluepulse live formative data value to course evaluation data etc. A general stream – Blue leveraged for advisor assessments; for surveys; for 360 degree feedback reviews; in medical schools

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Travel Information

Make sure to be part of this engaging conference!

Event Organizer Primary Contact:

Becky Patterson

Telephone: 502-852-3385

Email: becky.patterson@louisville.edu

Travel & Lodging

Brown Hotel

One of the most comfortable and opulent hotels near the University of Louisville, the Brown Hotel features 293 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, more than 26,000 square feet of meeting space, a business center, fitness center, two restaurants, and the renowned Lobby Bar.

Hotel Website: www.brownhotel.com

Please use the following link to reserve rooms at the Brown Hotel.

About UofL

The University of Louisville is a state supported research university located in Kentucky’s largest metropolitan area. It has a student population of over 22,000. It was a municipally supported public institution for many decades prior to joining the university system in 1970. The University has three campuses. The 287-acre Belknap Campus is three miles from downtown Louisville and houses seven of the university’s 12 colleges and schools. The Health Sciences Center is situated in downtown Louisville’s medical complex and houses the university’s health related programs and the University of Louisville Hospital. The 243-acre Shelby Campus is located in eastern Jefferson County.