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Blackbaud K–12 UC Virtual is a place where private school leaders come to be inspired by technology-enabled change and bring best practices for the way technology can enhance the school experience back to their day-to-day. While not exclusively for Blackbaud customers, the conference provides insight to Blackbaud solution best practices, tips & tricks, and vision.

No. K–12 UC will take place as a global virtual gathering July 13–15, 2021.

K–12 UC Virtual 2021 will be held July 13–15, 2021.

Register now!  week of our live event, registrants will experience a delay. Please allow up to ninety (90) minutes for your credentials to work.

Beginning July 8, you’ll be able to get a head start on your conference experience! Log in early to view and update your profile; schedule meet-ups with attendees, sponsors, and Blackbaud staff; tag your favorite speakers and sessions (for quick follow-up); and build your customized conference agenda. Visit our session listings to get an early glance of the content.

Access to all content expires at 12:00 a.m. EDT on August 14, 2021. Most of the live content will be recorded and remain available for viewing, including sponsor presentations. Networking and meeting scheduler functionality will be available until 9:00 p.m. EDT on July 15, 2021.

This online-only event will unite the social good community for three days of thought leadership and best practices, technology trends and innovations, and peer networking. 

Some can’t-miss highlights: 

  • Soon-to-be-announced keynotes to enlighten, empower, and entertain  
  • Thought leadership and best practices specifically for your organization type and role 
  • Roundtable discussion rooms for industry peers to talk trends, challenges, and opportunities  
  • One-on-one appointments with the Blackbaud team, exhibitors, and other attendees 

We want to connect as many people in the social good community as possible, and we want to do it safely. Considering the continued impact of COVID-19, we believe proceeding with K–12 UC as a global virtual gathering is necessary.

We’re excited to deliver K–12 UC 2021 unconstrained by physical limitations. We recognize the unique opportunity to connect more people in the social good community with thought leadership and best practices, technology trends and innovations, and peer networking in a reimagined format. 

All sessions will be available on demand through August 13, 2021. After a session has concluded, the video will be posted for on-demand viewing.

Registration is open—register now!

Registration for K–12 UC 2021 will close on August 6, 2021, to allow enough time for on demand viewing before access to all content expires at 12:00 a.m. EDT on August 14, 2021.

K–12 UC Virtual will be FREE again in 2021! 

If you have additional questions about K–12 UC, please email us at k12conference@blackbaud.com.

Attendees will hear from prominent thinkers, industry experts, school leaders, and Blackbaud experts who all focused on the pressing questions facing schools today:

  • Thought leaders sharing their views on the industry during our keynote sessions
  • Industry experts delivering actionable insight for schools and how we can plan for the coming school year during Ignite-style sessions that are fast-paced and designed to inspire and spark discussion.
  • Best practice sessions where thought leaders discuss topics around virtual teaching strategies and equitable grading practices, competency-based education, building remote relationships with applicant families, using Power BI for financial projections, protecting student data, and much more
  • Ever-popular shop talks where members of Blackbaud’s product team will be on hand to answer questions and provide feedback on product development

All session times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC). Sessions are offered throughout the day starting at 11:30 a.m. EDT and running until 5:00 p.m. EDT in order to reach all areas of the world. Attendees can also access content on demand after the scheduled time.

K–12 UC Virtual sessions along with descriptions and speakers will be released by June 2021.

Beginning July 8, you will have the ability to build a personal schedule and save speakers and more as favorites in your attendee profile. You will have access to all content as an attendee and there are no session capacities. Networking meet-ups are first come, first serve.

Here are some simple ways you can add a session or meeting to your personal view from the Agenda tab in navigation (ensure you are on the K–12 UC Platform). 

  1. Use the Agenda at a Glance feature to see a grid of upcoming sessions. Click into any session to view more information and to go straight to a session page where you can add.
  2. Use the Sessions list to see important session details, add to My Schedule, and export a calendar invite.
  3. Visit the Networking area (opt-in required) to start chat conversations or schedule 1:1 meetings that will appear in My Schedule view.

See My Schedule listed under Agenda in the navigation bar or by clicking into your profile in the upper right corner and finding it listed under Account.

All sessions will be made available on demand through August 13, 2021. After a session has concluded, the video will be posted for on-demand viewing.

Provided sessions resources are included with session descriptions in the virtual environment. If a session is missing resources, they likely were not made available by the speaker.

Yes! Blackbaud provides inspiration and learning opportunities throughout the year. We are continually releasing content through digital channels, including webinars, meet-ups, and more. Please visit the K–12 UC Resource Hub on Blackbaud’s website for more information.

We will share if we are offering any education credits for this year's K–12 UC when we announce sessions.

By registering for K–12 UC Virtual 2021, attendees, speakers, sponsors, and staff consent to the collection and storage of data on the registration form. Additionally, please review the following:

  • Registration and participation in K–12 UC sessions and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to Blackbaud’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant's or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, or audiotapes of such.
  • Participants who opt in to connect with sponsors at registration permit Blackbaud to provide contact information to sponsors for pre-, during, and post-communications. Note that attendees who decline this option during registration but who actively engage and visit the Marketplace booths during the event may also lead to shared details with exhibitors (at the discretion of the attendee).
  • You can request access, correction, updates, or deletion of your personal information at any time once the conference ends.
  • You can object to processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information, or request portability of your personal information.
  • If we have collected and process your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal,
  • Blackbaud requires all K–12 UC participants—Blackbaud employees, attendees, speakers, sponsors, vendors, and guests—to agree to the Blackbaud Event Code of Conduct as part of registration.

Please send requests to k12conference@blackbaud.com.

Review the Code of Conduct and other event policies here.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being treated poorly, or have additional concerns, please contact any member of the Blackbaud team. For virtual event participants, please contact designated support staff or session moderators. The Blackbaud team will be monitoring the platform regularly for any incidents. Additionally, contact k12conference@blackbaud.com to report incidents at any time of the day.

Yes, but sales have not opened yet. More information will be provided on sponsorship opportunities in the coming weeks—for more details, please contact innovationexpo@blackbaud.com

Contact innovationexpo@blackbaud.com with sponsor questions.

When we launch on July 8, visit the Marketplace  to learn more about and connect with our valuable conference sponsors. Schedule a meeting during the conference and don’t miss out on Sponsor Showcases found in the Networking feature.

Sponsors have access to the same Networking features as other attendees, speakers, and Blackbaud staff. Sponsors are able to list contacts on their page in the marketplace and engage with attendees through messaging and booking 1:1 meetings in the virtual platform. Sponsor Showcases are hosted from the Networking area and promoted on your company page in the Marketplace.

During the week prior to the event start date, attendees will receive details on how to access K–12 UC 2021 Virtual. Your login credentials will be shared with this information. We’ll share additional platform tips & tricks to help you navigate your way through the full conference experience. You will have the ability to build a personal schedule and save speakers and more as favorites in your attendee profile. 

We hope you will join us during the conference dates, July 13–15, 2021, so that you can participate in live chat during sessions, visit with our sponsors in the virtual marketplace, and network with other attendees through AI-matching and small group roundtables. If you can’t make it for the live dates, please still register to access content! The platform will stay active through August 13, 2021.

Beginning July 8, at 12:00 p.m. EDT, you will have the ability to build a personal schedule and save speakers and more as favorites in your attendee profile. You will have access to all content as an attendee and there are no session capacities. Networking meet-ups are first come, first serve.

Blackbaud will continue to explore and analyze our options for future decisions on virtual and hybrid events. At this time, we plan to host K–12 UC in person again for 2022 and will consider the virtual experience as well.

Attend a shop talk, visit us in the Marketplace, schedule a 1:1 appointment through the networking functionality, and start a chat with us at anytime by finding our Blackbaud icon in the lower right corner of your screen in the platform.

NO plug-in is required to access the platform and content. An up-to-date web browser is the only requirement to participate in the virtual experience.

NO webcam is required to attend the conference and attendees can experience the platform in audio-only format. Note that attendees do have the option to schedule meetings and small groups as part of networking functionality, which will also allow you to connect through video if preferred.

Yes! The platform is accessible on a mobile device and formatted to that experience in addition to the standard web browser view.

This error typically occurs due to IT restrictions or firewalls at the user's organization level. We recommend reaching out to your IT department to ensure the site is not blocked on your end. Review the following technical recommendations below.

Supported Browsers—
We support the most current version of the popular browsers; Chrome, Safari, Edge, and FireFox. Chrome is the preferred browser. Internet Explorer is not supported.

Please have your IT Security team whitelist the following addresses—

k12uc21.onlineeventpro.freeman.com
https://www.blackbaud.com/k12uc/launch
https://oepauthentication.azurewebsites.net
https://fileviewer.freemanco.com
https://whereby.com/
Cdn.livestream.com
Api.new.livestream.com
playback2.akamaized.net/*
playback.akamaized.net/*
livestream-f.akamaihd.net/*
secure-playlist.livestream.com/*
http://stream.io.api.com/
http://ladesk.com/
http://eum.appdynamics.com/

  1. Turn off 'Ad-Blocker' if you're using it.
  2. Consider an issue with your web browser's cache and cookies.
    • Try logging in using an "incognito" feature (which usually ignores all your stored cache and cookies).
    • If using the “incognito” feature works, try clearing your browser's cache and cookies to be able to log in from a normal window again. Every browser has a different way to clear cache and cookies, so you will have to check how to do this depending on what you are using.
  3. Read through some more common problems with the web browser.
    • Ensure you have a supported browser. If you are using an uncommon or outdated browser, it is also possible that it might not be supported by our system. If you think there might be a problem with your browser, you can try logging in using
      another browser.
    • "JavaScript" and "Accept Cookies" should be enabled/allowed. These are the two more common issues for this type of problem.
      1. To make sure Google Chrome is correctly accepting cookies, you can go to Settings > Privacy and Security > Site Settings > Cookies and site data. The option "Allow sites to save and read cookie data" should be enabled. The options "Keep local data only until you quit your browser" and "Block third party cookies" should be disabled.
  4. Problems caused by antivirus or firewall policies.

    • Antivirus and firewall software will sometimes automatically block certain sites due to minor suspicions, and the login page for K–12 UC Virtual might be blocking you from access. If you think there might be a problem with your antivirus or firewall, you can try logging in using a different device. For example, if you are logging in from a desktop computer, try logging in using your mobile phone.
      1. If logging in using a different device works, this proves in general that the issue is due to something affecting the device that cannot login. In this case, you can add the following addresses to trusted websites on your antivirus and firewall settings to be able to login from your preferred device.
        1. k12uc21.onlineeventpro.freeman.com
        2. oepbasicauth.azurewebsites.ne
      2. This would need to be done for all forms of antivirus and firewall software on your computer. You may need to engage your IT help desk if this is a corporate IT policy.

There could be several causes resulting in slow or interrupted video playback. In general, if you're connecting over Wi-Fi and experiencing constant rebuffering or other issues during playback, try moving your router to another location and away from other devices that may cause electrical interference. Here are a few recommendations—

  • Move your wireless router to a more central location of your home.
  • Move your wireless router to an elevated surface such as a desk or on top of a bookshelf.
  • Clear clutter from the vicinity of your wireless router
  • Use a hardline internet connection if available.