The BigBlueButton project has grown significantly in the past year, and so
has its adoption world-wide.
Based on data collected from a sampling of companies in the ecosystem, we
estimate there have been billions of minutes of online teaching delivered
using BigBlueButton since 2020.
BigBlueButton is focused on one goal: *to enable teachers to deliver the
best online classes to remote students. *
To bring focus to this goal — and to gather together some of the teachers,
administrators, developers, and commercial companies in our ecosystem — we
are holding our first online conference: BigBlueButton World 2021 from June
21 to 24.
We invite you to attend and participate (links below).
The conference will span four days, three hours each day, each day focusing
on a theme:
- Day 1: *Teachers* who are delivering online learning
- Dau 2: *Administrators* who deploy BigBlueButton at scale
- Day 3: *Developers* who are enhancing BigBlueButton
- Day 4: *Commercial* companies who are building on BigBlueButton and giving
back to the community
We’ll be hosting the conference live using BigBlueButton (of course) and
streaming it live to YouTube. All the sessions will be recorded.
To kick off the conference on Day 1 we have Scott McLeod, Associate
Professor of Education Leadership at University of Colorado Denver,
delivering the keynote. Scott is a leading expert on technology issues
facing primary through K12 schools.
Following Scott’s keynote on Day 1, there will be three panel sessions
(each 45 minutes), each focusing on a theme
“Creating Engagement in the New ‘Classroom’: Lessons on keeping students
focused with virtual learning”
“A Thriving Minority: What students with special-needs can teach us
about successful remote learning”
“Billions of Teaching Minutes: What we’ve learned about student
behaviour during a year of online learning”
All the panelists are teachers and they will be sharing their experiences
with the participants.
All the sessions will be moderated and will also be taking questions from
the audience (either from BigBlueButton chat or YouTube live stream chat).
Day 2, 3, and 4 will feature presentations (45 or 22.5 minutes in length)
on each theme with a Q&A at the end of each presentation.
To see the full agenda and to register (it’s free) visit
We know we can’t cover all the topics everyone wants to see, so we’ll be
hosting Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions on Friday with topics suggested
by the community (you!). Feel free to follow-up on this post with your
We’ll be updating the agenda (at the above link) with Friday’s BOF topics
throughout the week.
We’ve been promoting the conference on Twitter for a few weeks and so far
500+ users registered to attend.
To keep the size of the BigBlueButton sessions manageable (under 200
users), if you just want to view and listen to a session, we encourage you
to watch the live Live stream (you can register to get the links).
We will also have someone monitoring the YouTube live chat, so we can bring
back questions to the live session for the presenters.
It should be a great five days for the BigBlueButton community. We invite
you to attend and participate!