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pin-markerFirst-ever virtual experience calendarAugust 3-4, EST | August 4-5 AEST

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We look forward to seeing you online as a part of our new virtual experience – just from the safety of our computer screens.

Sponsored by Explorance


The Bluenotes GLOBAL Conference is the perfect place to meet, share, discuss, and learn about innovative solutions that Bluenotes community institutions in Higher Education are implementing to harness the power of feedback.

In collaboration with the University of Louisville, Explorance is hosting the 7th Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020 virtually per suggestions from various Bluenotes community members during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a very difficult decision; however, we feel it was the best option at this time to ensure that all Bluenotes community members remain well and safe.

By attending, you will benefit from the experience and expertise of other Bluenotes community colleagues for your professional development, and leave with an expanded network of like-minded peers in Higher Education who are passionate about feedback-informed continuous improvement and innovation for student learning and development. The Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020 Virtual Experience theme is Harnessing the power of feedback to advance transformation in teaching and learning.


June 19, 2020: LAST DAY Call for Presentations Closes
July 24, 2020: LAST DAY Virtual Experience Conference Registration Closes
July 13 – 15, 2020: TRAINING CAMP Blue Report Master Certification (BRMC) Virtual Training Camp
July 20 – 22, 2020: TRAINING CAMP Blue Expert Certification (BEC) Virtual Training Camp
July 23 – 24, 2020: TRAINING CAMP Blue 7 Expert Certification Virtual Training Camp
August 3 – 4, 2020 EST: VX CONFERENCE Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020 Virtual Experience

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Salma Ghanem

Salma Ghanem, PhD, Provost, DePaul University

Keynote Speech: The Dialectical Tension in the Relationship of Faculty and Administration:  An Intercultural and Communication Approach

Dr. Salma Ghanem was appointed Interim Provost on July 1, 2019, upon serving as Acting Provost since October 2018. She joined DePaul in August 2014 as dean of the College of Communication. Prior to joining DePaul, she served as dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts at Central Michigan University. She also held the position of chair of the Department of Communication at the University of Texas Pan American. Dr. Ghanem embraces diversity both personally and professionally.

Her intercultural experiences have helped her transcend cultural and racial boundaries. She is fluent in Arabic and French and has considerable skill in Spanish. She taught for 15 years at the University of Texas-Pan American, a Hispanic Serving Institution. She also taught in several study-abroad programs in Spain, Egypt, Turkey, Austria and Germany. Ghanem received multiple awards for research and teaching and has published and presented nationally and internationally. She is the founding editor of the Agenda Setting Journal and a board member of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies. She earned a PhD in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996.

WHY BNG 2020 Virtual Experience?

  • Share experiences, best practices, and insights to learn, problem-solve, and innovate together: Share the impact of COVID-19 on course evaluations and other feedback processes in your institutions as well
  • Network with your like-minded colleagues throughout the conference – virtually: let’s try virtual social gathering continuing the Bluenotes GLOBAL tradition of social networking events
  • Participate in various Bluenotes community meetups such as the Blue Experts Community, Medical & Health Sciences Community, and Business Schools Community
  • Become a certified Blue Expert or certified Blue Report Master by participating in the Blue Expert Certification, Blue 7 Expert Certification, or Blue Report Master Certification virtual training camp preceding the conference: for more information please click here
  • And much more!

BNG 2020 Virtual Experience Conference Program

Over 60 sessions by your like-minded Bluenotes community colleagues around the world are being planned, sharing their experiences for innovative problem solving together. We hope to ease your presentation proposal submission process via the Call for Presentations, and look forward to working with you as needed. Everyone who wishes to present has an opportunity to do so.


The Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020 Virtual Experience is free for all Bluenotes community members. Any registration fees paid for the Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020 face-to-face conference will be applied to the Bluenotes GLOBAL 2021 conference to be held in Chicago in August 2021.

Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020 VX Contact:

BNG2020@explorance.com or Stacey Martini at smartini@explorance.com