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Dr. Jill Biden to Address Annual Gathering of Education Leaders at BbWorld 2017
Former Second Lady of the US and longtime educator to deliver keynote at Blackboard's annual edtech conference, July 25-27 in New Orleans

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc., the leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, announced today that professor Dr. Jill Biden will deliver a keynote at the company's annual conference, BbWorld 2017. The conference will take place July 25-27 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

BbWorld is one of the largest edtech conferences in the world bringing together thousands of educators, administrators and industry leaders to network, share successes, and build action plans addressing critical issues in education. This year's conference will focus on how K-12 districts, higher education institutions, government agencies and companies are driving student success during a time of change in the education landscape.

Dr. Jill Biden, wife of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, is a lifelong educator, author, proud military mom, and active member of her community. She has worked to bring attention to the sacrifices made by military families, highlight the importance of community colleges, and raise awareness around areas of importance to women, including breast cancer prevention, all while continuing to teach as a full-time English professor. In 2012, she traveled across the country as part of the "Community College to Career" tour to highlight successful industry partnerships between community colleges and employers. In 2010, she hosted the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges with former U.S. President Barack Obama. With the launch of the Biden Foundation in February 2017, Dr. Biden and her husband will continue their commitment to strengthening the middle class, protecting women and children against violence, and supporting community colleges and military families.

"We are honored to have such a powerful and passionate education advocate join us at this year's conference," said Bill Ballhaus, Chairman, CEO, and President at Blackboard. "For over 30 years, Dr. Biden has been a steadfast champion of education and the difference it can make in individual lives and global societies."

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