Special Invitation Rate Expiring on September 13, 2020

Thank You For Your Participation in BNG 2020 VX. Register for Bluenotes GLOBAL 2021 Now & Get 50% Off!

pin-markerLocation: Chicago | Date: Aug. 1 – Aug. 4, 2021calendarSpecial Exclusive Invitation Rate of 50% Off Expiring on Sep. 13, 2020

Thank you again for your participation in the Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020 Virtual Experience conference, advancing the mission of the Bluenotes community to continuously improve student learning and professional development through Connect. Share. Learn.

We are pleased to inform the Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020 Virtual Experience attendees of a special invitation to register for the 8th annual Bluenotes GLOBAL 2021 conference with an exclusive 50% discount off the regular registration fee. This offer is available only to you as a thank you for your engagement in the Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020 Virtual Experience to build a stronger Bluenotes community and an elevated, impactful learning and professional development experience.

Register now for Bluenotes GLOBAL 2021 to be held in Chicago, IL by September 13, 2020 and get 50% off the regular registration fee. Stay tuned for the conference theme that will be defined with the Bluenotes community members.

Register Now for 50% Off

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August 1-4

  • August 1: Pre-conference Workshops and Community Meetups
  • August 2-4: Conference

Stay tuned for Blue Certification Trainings prior to the conference


Palmer House, A Hilton Hotel

17 East Monroe Street

Chicago, IL  60603

Conference Registration Rates

EARLY BIRD: $599 USD (ends May 1, 2021) Buy two & get a third registration free.

REGULAR: $895 USD (ends July 17, 2021) Buy two, and get a third registration free.

SPECIAL INVITATION: 50% off of regular registration rate, ending September 13, 2020.

Registration Fee Includes: Full conference registration with option for pre-conference workshops and Architecting Change Leadership Roundtables at no additional fee; attendance to the opening reception; breakfast, lunch, and refreshments throughout the conference; and attendance to the social activity and dinner Tuesday evening.

  • A Blue certification training camp is not included in the conference registration fee

Social Events

Sunday, August 1: Welcome Reception

Tuesday, August 3: Social Networking Dinner

Conference Theme

TBD with the Bluenotes community members

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 at the special 50% discount may be completed by contacting Stacey Martini directly.
  • You may complete your payment at any time prior to July 31, 2021. The special thank-you rate will be honored to those who register by September 13, 2020


There will be various pre-conference activities to connect, share, and learn with your community colleagues on Sunday, August 1, 2021. The pre-conference workshops are mainly for Blue Administrators who want to gain a better understanding of Blue. The Architecting Change Leadership Roundtable (ACLR) track is designed to discuss overcoming various business challenges that institutions are facing as they introduce new technologies into their environments. The community meetups include the Blue Experts Community, the Business Schools Community, and the Medical and Health Sciences Community to connect, discuss, learn, problem-solve, and innovate together. If you’d like to hold a Bluenotes Chapter meeting, let us know by contacting bng2021@explorance.com. The pre-conference learning activities do not require an additional fee. However space is limited, so please register early.

Time Workshops: Beginner-Intermediate Level Workshop for Advanced Topics Community Meetup Architecting Change Leadership Roundtable (ACLR)
8:00 AM


9:45 AM

Workshop #1

Optimizing Blue for End-to-End Course Evaluation Automation: Learn how you can enhance the automation of your course evaluation process from beginning to end with Blue.

Workshop #5

Managing Questionnaire Complexities with Blue Question Bank:

Learn how Blue Question Bank, a repository of questions that can be used across multiple projects, can help you manage various questionnaires without the need for special triggers.

Medical and Health Sciences Community Meetup

Join the Medical and Health Sciences Community meetup and connect with your peers to share, discuss, and problem-solve together to address unique requirements and challenges.

10:15 AM


12:00 PM

Workshop #2

Preparing your Data to Take Advantage of Relationship Demographics in Blue: Learn how to work with relationship demographics to provide more flexibility and control over the course evaluation and reporting processes.

Workshop #6

Workshop for Blue Experts: To be announced, as Blue Experts are in discussion for the workshop topics that best address their needs.

Business Schools Community Meetup

Join the Business Schools Community meetup and connect with your peers to share, discuss, and problem-solve together to address unique requirements and challenges.

1:00 PM


2:45 PM

Workshop #3

Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting – How to Identify and Prevent Common Issues in Blue: Learn how to verify, check, and test your data to prevent common issues when running projects in Blue.

Blue Experts Community Meetup (a closed session for certified Blue Experts)

The Blue Experts Community meetup is for certified Blue Experts to connect with each other, share what they are working on, and discuss how to grow the Blue Experts Community together to make Blue Experts more effective in their institutions.


Achieving Response Rates for Statistical Confidence: discussing strategies and approaches used to addressing such challenges, critical success factors for achieving desired response rates in a sustainable manner, and actions that the participants can take home.

3:15 PM


5:00 PM

Workshop #4

Making Data Quality Collaboration Easier with Data Integrity  Gateway (DIG): Come and learn how DIG can help you increase the accuracy of data while shortening the course-evaluation data preparation time. With DIG, data clean-up can be distributed to a wide group of users.

Workshop #7

Enhancing your Reporting with Blue’s Reporting and IFD Functionalities: Are you making best use of report functionalities in Blue and IFD to provide key information to your stakeholders? Is there a more efficient way to provide key insights to your stakeholders? Come and learn.


Interpreting and Using Qualitative Student Feedback in a Meaningful Way: This roundtable is to connect with your peers to discuss how to go about interpreting and using qualitative student feedback in a meaningful way to inform decisions. 


Bluenotes GLOBAL 2021 Contact

For any questions, please contact the Bluenotes GLOBAL 2021 Organizing Team at BNG2021@explorance.com

or your Explorance Community Engagement Manager, Stacey Martini, at smartini@explorance.com