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Update in Response to the Evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Situation


The health and safety of our valued customers are of the utmost importance to us. Therefore, we have made the decision to postpone our Teaching and Learning Conference for the Middle East and Africa region (TLC MEA2020). We understand the inconveniences that may arise as a result of this decision and we regret the disruption caused.

The event will be rescheduled for October 12-14, 2020 and will be held in the same location in Dubai. We are planning a great agenda and we look forward to welcoming you at this date. Please sign up for updates with breaking news on registration, speakers, sessions, special offers and more.

About Teaching & Learning Conference MEA


Inspiring Content

TLC MEA is where education professionals gather to make change happen. Engage with Blackboard leaders, experts and join your peers for valuable thought-leadership discussions, roadmaps, hands on training and best practice sharing. 

Breakout Session

Present Your Success

Share your work and success with a room of professionals and peers. Inspire your audience by an innovative project or idea for the future that they can take back to their institution.

Attendees mingling in lobby

New Connections

Meet with likeminded people and industry peers. TLC MEA brings together people from all different geographical areas who share a common discipline and help you expand the knowledge and upgrade performance in accomplishing your institutional objectives​.

Mix and mingle at the welcome reception and explore partners in the exhibit hall to make professional connections that can shape and drive your strategic vision.

Agenda: Pre-Conference

8:30 – 16:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:10 Welcoming
9:10 – 10:30 Designing an Effective Course Workshop
10:30 – 10:45 Morning Break
10:45 – 12:00 Creating Authentic Assessments Workshop
12:00 – 13:00 Pre-Conference Lunch
13:00 – 13:50 Flipping your course: key principles, best practices and tools Workshop
13:50 – 14:30 Creating Accessible Content Workshop
14:30 – 14:50 Afternoon Break
14:50 – 15:50 Driving Learner Success Workshop
15:50 – 16:00 Wrap Up & Close

*Please note that the program is subject to change.

Agenda: Conference

8:00 – 16:00 Registration
9:00 – 11:00 Pre-Conference Workshop
11:00 – 12:10 TLC Welcome and Keynote
12:10 – 13:10 Lunch
13:10 – 16:50 TLC Breakouts & Client Sessions
18:30 – 21:30 TLC Client Appreciation Party

*Please note that the program is subject to change.

Agenda: Conference

8:00 – 12:00 Registration
9:00 – 12:30 TLC Breakouts & Client Sessions
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:40 TLC Breakouts & Client Sessions
15:00 – 15:45 Panel Discussion
15:45 – 16:00 TLC Closing Session

*Please note that the program is subject to change.

See Highlights from Bb TLC MEA 2019

If you’ve never attended this event before, you can watch last year’s highlights below.

Blackboard Teaching & Learning Conference MEA by the Numbers

TLC MEA 2020 stats

About Dubai, United Arab of Emirates

Dubai is known for its extremely warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage. The Emirati people are very welcoming and generous in their approach to visitors.

With year-round sunshine, intriguing deserts, luxurious hotels, shopping malls, the largest construction projects and a thriving business community, Dubai receives millions of visitors each year from around the world.

The conference will take place at the Conrad Dubai which is located in the financial and shopping district, minutes from Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and the airport. This luxurious hotel offers accommodations with panoramic views, five dining venues, an outdoor pool, premier spa, fitness center and yoga pavilion.

The hotel has direct access to the Dubai World Trade Center metro station, making it easy to connect with this dynamic city.

The Teaching and Learning Conference 2019: Recap in Pictures

The Teaching & Learning Conference MEA is designed with you in mind. It is an opportunity for you to join hundreds of your peers during 3 days of executive discussions, innovation in educational technology, best practices, new and enhanced solutions.

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