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Bluenotes GLOBAL 2022 Frequently Asked Questions
Insight to Action: Driving Student Success

pin-markerChicago, IL, USAcalendarJuly 31 – August 3, 2022 (Pre-conference workshops, community meetups, and opening reception on July 31)

Explorance, in collaboration with University of Louisville, is excited to host the 9th annual Bluenotes GLOBAL 2022 conference in sunny Chicago! Join your Bluenotes Community in person for 4 experience-rich days of knowledge sharing, learning, and networking. Come a few days earlier to participate in a BAC, BEC or BRMC training camp and become a certified Blue Administrator, Blue Expert or Report Master.

Early-bird & Special Bundle Discounts End on April 25, 2022

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FAQ – BASIC INFORMATION

What is the Bluenotes GLOBAL Conference?

  • The Bluenotes GLOBAL Conference remains the place to meet, share, discuss, and learn about innovative solutions that Bluenotes community institutions in Higher Education are implementing to improve teaching effectiveness and enhance the student learning experience.
  • We hear increasingly from higher education leaders that the past two years have been an inflection point where much-debated transformations of higher education have accelerated. They also expressed that higher Education as we knew it will not return, and no institution can successfully navigate the transformation from vision to sustainability without placing student’ success and experiences at the center.
  • This has increased the focus on trying, evaluating, and improving various instructional approaches such as hybrid delivery with the underlying common questions such as “Is it working?”, “What are student, faculty, and staff experiences with them?” and “How can we compare these and see trends over time?” It is also increasingly of high priority to be able to synthesize information from multiple sources and to report on findings in ways that stakeholders will find understandable and meaningful. Bluenotes community academic institutions are automating feedback collection and analysis with Blue, an experience measurement platform.
  • In 2022, Bluenotes community institutions are coming together to share their experiences in improving data collection, engagement, and reporting for insight-informed actions that can drive student success, problem solve together, and inform Explorance’s product directions.

What is the conference theme?

Insight to Action: Driving Student Success

When is the conference?

  • Sunday, July 31, 2022: Pre-conference Workshops and Community Meetups
  • Monday, August 1, through Wednesday, August 3, 2022: Full Conference

Where is the conference?

The Palmer House Hotel by Hilton | 17 East Monroe Street | Chicago, Illinois, USA 60603

What if I want to change my registration type from single to group registration? Can I change it?

Yes, we will take care of your change. Contact the Bluenotes GLOBAL 2022 Organizing Team (bng2022@explorance.com)

What if I want to change my registration type from group to single registration? Can I change it?

Yes, we will take care of your change. Contact the Bluenotes GLOBAL 2022 Organizing Team (bng2022@explorance.com)

How much does it cost?

  • Special Bundle: (ends April 25, 2022)
    • Bluenotes GLOBAL registration + Certification Camp (BRMC or BEC)
      • $3,800 per seat (35% discount)
      • $5,845 for two seats (50% discount)
      • $7,890 for three seats (55% discount)
      • Original price per seat: $5,845 USD ($895 conference registration & $4,950 for BEC/BRMC)
  • Early Bird: (ends April 25, 2022)
    • Single Attendee Registration: $599 USD
    • Group of 3 Registration [Buy 2 Get 1 Free]: $1,198 USD (instead of $1,797 USD) for 3 people
  • Regular: (ends July 15, 2022)
    • Single Attendee Registration: $895 USD
    • Group of 3 Registration [Buy 2 Get 1 Free]: $1,790 USD (instead of $2,685 USD) for 3 people
  • Faculty (Instructors & Professors): (ends July 15, 2022)
    • Single Attendee Registration $350 USD 

Are there discounts available?

Yes! There are an early-bird discount and special learning bundle discounts available until April 25, 2022, as well as a buy-2-get-1-free group rate. There are also discounted rates for faculty members (instructors and professors).

What is included in my conference registration?

Bluenotes GLOBAL 2022 conference attendance including pre-conference workshops, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments daily, a welcome cocktail reception, and social networking dinner. Registration for Bluenotes GLOBAL 2022 also provides complimentary access to the MTMImpact Symposium 2022 sessions, immediately preceding the conference.

Do I have to pay when I register?

  • Not necessarily. As our Bluenotes Community members informed us of a typical academic budget cycle, we “untied” the registration and the payment timing.
    • Submitting your conference registration form and completing the registration fee payment are done separately. Once you submit your conference registration, your attendance and selected preferences will be reserved for you. A conference registration confirmation email will be sent to the email address indicated on your registration form with payment details.
    • You may complete your payment at any time prior to July 30, 2022: We will honor the special bundle rate or the early bird rate, as long as your conference registration is made prior to the discount expiration date.
    • We strongly recommend completing your registration as early as possible to ensure your preferred choices are available and your place in various learning activities and social networking activities are reserved for you.
  • Payments may be completed, at any time by the end of July 30, 2022, online via credit card through the conference registration fee payment site or by contacting Bluenotes GLOBAL Organizing Team.

Who attends the Bluenotes GLOBAL conference?

The Bluenotes GLOBAL 2021 Conference will have sessions available for users of Blue product suites such as Blue, Bluepulse, DIG, BTA, and BlueX. The Bluenotes GLOBAL Conference is the unique place for “Feedback Matters” where various stakeholders in institutional research, institutional effectiveness, teaching and learning, IT, Faculty members and leaders come together to share, discuss, learn and problem-solve together how best use feedback for teaching excellence and student success.

Why should I attend the Bluenotes GLOBAL conference?

  • Immerse yourself in a community of like-minded peers who are passionate about sharing experiences, discussing new ideas, and innovating together for student success and teaching excellence
  • Make friends, collaborate with others, and have fun at exclusive social networking events
  • Problem-solve together, share lessons learned, feel inspired, and brainstorm new ways, while empowering others to do the same
  • Advance your professional development through experience-rich sessions, hands-on workshops, certification training camps, and opportunities to speak directly with Explorance staff and influence Explorance product direction
  • Connect with a global group of collaborative thinkers to expand your professional network of like-minded peers
  • Thrive in the culture of continuous improvement by leveling up your skills, elevating your expertise, and growing your career

Is there a conference website?

Yes! www.bluenotesgroup.com/bluenotes-global-2022

Where can I register for Bluenotes GLOBAL 2022?

Visit www.bluenotesgroup.com/bluenotes-global-2022 and click the “Register” button to register along with your choices in pre-conference learning activities and social networking activities to continue your learning and professional development.

FAQ – Pre-conference Learning Activities

Are there any pre-conference learning activities?

Yes! There are 4 workshops and 4 Community Meetups. More details can be found on the Bluenotes GLOBAL 2022 conference webpage.

When are the pre-conference learning activities?

Sunday, July 31, 2022; breakfast and lunch included. The conference opening cocktail is scheduled after the pre-conference learning activities.

Do the pre-conference learning activities cost extra?

The pre-conference activities do not require an additional fee; however, space is limited so please register early.

Do I have to sign-up for the pre-conference learning activities?

You may opt-in to the pre-conference learning activities as you complete your conference registration form.

What are the Community Meetups?

A community meetup is a meeting where the members of a particular community of interest or practice get together to share, discuss their unique needs, and solve problems together. Currently, four community meetups are being planned – the Blue Experts community meetup, the Medical and Health Sciences community meetup, the Reporting and Analytics community meetup, and the Business Schools community meetup.

I heard that a Think Tank is planned on July 31. Can I join the Think Tank session?

The Think Tank is by invitation only.

FAQ – Program Details

What are the presentation tracks and suggested topics?

  • Below are the presentation tracks:
  • Faculty Research Grant Recipients: Sharing Research Findings
  • Engagement
  • Implementation: Course and Program Evaluations
  • Implementation: Feedback Processes Beyond the Classroom
  • Insight to Action
  • Click here to see suggested topics by presentation track

I would like to share my experiences. How do I submit a presentation proposal?

All details including suggested topics, presentation formats, deadlines, and process instructions for submitting your proposal, please visit the Call for Presentations webpage. We hope to ease your presentation proposal submission process, and look forward to working with you as needed to ensure that everyone who wishes to present has an opportunity to do so. For any question, please don’t hesitate to contact yjang@explorance.com.

Is the conference program available to review now?

The full program and agenda detailing the conference session topics and presenters, as well as social networking activities, will be posted on the Bluenotes GLOBAL 2022 Conference website as details are finalized. Please continue to check back regularly for updates.

FAQ – social events & networking

Are there any social events or networking opportunities?

  • There are two scheduled social events:
    • Welcome Reception: Sunday, July 31, 2022 | 6pm @ The Palmer Hotel
    • Social Networking Dinner: Tuesday, August 2, 2022 | 6pm @ TBD

Is there a fee to attend the social events?

There is no additional cost to attend the social events. These social events are included in the conference as a part of continuing to connect and expand professional development and learning.

FAQ – certification training camps

Are there any in-person certification training camps running in conjunction with the conference?

Yes! By popular request, three in-person training camps for Blue Administrator Certification (BAC), Blue Report Master Certification (BRMC) and Blue Expert Certification (BEC), are all being held immediately before the conference.

When are the certification training camps?

  • July 28, 29, 30: BEC & BRMC Training Camps
  • July 29, 30: BAC Training Camp

Where will the certification training camps be held?

For your convenience, the in-person training camps will also be held at the Palmer Hotel.

Do the certification camps cost extra?

Yes, additional fees may apply. Bundle and Save – the special bundle promotion (conference registration + BEC or BRMC Certification Camp registration)! Check out the Blue Certification Camps at the Bluenotes GLOBAL 2022 page or consult with your Account Manager.

Are there discounts available?

  • Special Bundle: (ends April 25, 2022)
    • Bluenotes GLOBAL registration + Blue Expert Certification camp or Blue Report Master Certification camp
      • $3,800 per seat (35% discount)
      • $5,845 for two seats (50% discount)
      • $7,890 for three seats (55% discount)
      • Original price per seat: $5,845 USD ($895 conference registration & $4,950 for BEC/BRMC)

FAQ – travel & lodging

Is there a discounted group rate at the Palmer Hotel?

Yes! A special group discounted room rate of $179 per night is available the Palmer Hotel for all Bluenotes GLOBAL 2022 attendees. This rate will be available for the nights of July 24 through August 5, 2022. This discounted rate ends on July 7, 2022, so please reserve early.

How do I reserve my stay?

  • By Phone: If you wish to reserve your room by telephone, please call the Palmer Hotel reservation line at 1-800-445-8667 and reference “Bluenotes GLOBAL 2022” to receive the nightly rate of $179 USD.
  • Online: If you wish to reserve your room online, please book your reservation through this link to have the discounted rate automatically applied.

What transportation options do I have?

  • The Chicago O’Hare (ORD) International Airport is 17 miles from the hotel. Drive time is around 35-60 minutes and typical taxi fare is around $40 USD. There is also the option of taking the subway (the CTA train, also called the “L”) from the airport at $5 USD with a travel time of 45 minutes to downtown. When taking public transportation from O’Hare International Airport, take the Blue Line train to Monroe/Dearborn stop. Take Monroe east to the hotel and the Palmer House is on the south side of the street.
  • The Chicago Midway (MDW) Airport is 11 miles from the hotel. Drive time is 30-40 minutes and typical taxi fare is around $40 USD. There is also the option of taking the subway (the CTA train, also called the “L”) from the airport at $2.50 USD with a travel time of 25 minutes to downtown. From Midway Airport, take the Orange Line to downtown, exiting at the Adams/Wabash stop. The Palmer House is located on the west side of Wabash Avenue.

FAQ – Other Inquiries

I did not find my answer in the FAQ – what should I do?

For any questions or other information required, please contact the Bluenotes GLOBAL 2021 Organizing Team (bng2022@explorance.com).

Note: Register now and reserve your place. You can pay later, as the submission of your conference registration form and the payment of the conference registration fee are handled separately.

  • Once you submit your conference registration, your attendance and selected preferences will be reserved for you. A conference registration confirmation email will be sent to the email address indicated on your registration form with payment details.
  • Payments may be completed through credit card payment via this payment link or by contacting Stacey Martini directly.
  • You may complete your payment at any time prior to July 30, 2022. The early bird special rates will be honored to those who register before the early bird pricing ends.

We strongly recommend registering your attendance as soon as possible to ensure your preferred choices are available and your place is saved.