Over weeks, we have been carefully monitoring the advancing outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All of us at Explorance and the University of Strathclyde place the utmost importance on the health and well-being of our customers, partners and employees.

As the unfortunate news continues to develop, with the increasing number of coronavirus cases in Europe, we have made a joint decision to postpone Bluenotes Europe 2020 until October 21. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause with regards to your travel plans. However, your registration fees and room reservations (with the conference hotel) will be automatically applied to the new conference date.

Thank you for your support, and we deeply appreciate your understanding. Please do not hesitate to contact us at should you have any questions.

Contact us at should you have any questions.


Many interesting sessions hosted by Blue-powered institutions and Explorance staff have been planned, including:

  • Expert panel discussions where educational leaders will discuss the role of student evaluations, surveys, and feedback at world class institutions
  • Presentations on new age formative feedback toolkits and institutional applications
  • Sessions on improving process and interpretation of evaluation data
  • The need for institutional improvement communication plans based upon evaluation results
  • …and many other informative sessions!

Presentation time slots are still available. Please contact John Atherton (, if you are interested in presenting.


October 2019: NOW OPEN Early Bird Registration & Call for Presentation Proposals
December 31, 2019: LAST DAY Early Bird Registration Ends & Call for Presentation Proposals Closes
January 31, 2020: LAST DAY Submission of Final Presentation Abstracts (Selected presentations will be notified by 10, February 2020)
February 28, 2020: LAST DAY Conference Registration Closes
March 25 – 26, 2020 Bluenotes EUROPE 2020


Bluenotes Europe 2020 provides an excellent opportunity to:

  • Share experiences, best practices, and insights to learn from each other
  • Network with your peers throughout the conference, formally and informally
  • Speak directly with Explorance staff
  • Learn about upcoming software features and product roadmaps
  • Experience hands-on software use
  • Join us for whisky tasting social event
  • And more


A value of $10,000 in door prizes will be awarded at the conference. All attendees will be automatically entered to win one of these valuable prizes:

  • Attendance to the Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020 Conference, including airfare, lodging, and conference registration


Wednesday 25 March 2020:

  • Join us for exclusive use of The Clydeside Distillery for dinner and whisky tasting.
  • The evening will include; arrival drinks and canapes, an informal distillery tour, dinner and a miniature dram glass gift given after the tour.
  • Location: The Clydeside Distillery, 100 Stobcross Road, Glasgow, G3 8QQ.
  • Time: Coach to pick up from The Marriot Hotel at 6:45pm and return to the hotel at 10:30pm.


  • Early Bird rate
    • £150 per person
    • Group discount: Buy two get one free
  • Regular
    • £325 per person
    • Group discount: Buy two get one free

Explorance Primary Contact:

Abigail Murray


Travel & Lodging

Glasgow Marriott Hotel

500 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8RR, United Kingdom

A discounted rate is available for Bluenotes EUROPE 2020 attendees at the luxurious Marriot Hotel, Glasgow.

The discounted rate includes your reservation of a luxurious guest room for:

  • £110 Single occupancy
  • £120 Single occupancy with breakfast
  • £120 Double occupancy
  • £130 Double occupancy with breakfast

Room rates shown above are on a per night basis and include VAT. For hotel reservations, please contact Abigail Murray at Explorance (

Between the Hotel and the Glasgow International Airport: The hotel is only 15 minute’s drive away from Glasgow International Airport (GLA) and you may take a taxi or public bus heading to the city. Estimated taxi fare is £22 (one way) and bus service is £7 (one way).