PebblePad Events

The heads-up on our PebblePad conferences, symposiums, online seminars, and special interest groups. As well as the low-down on where you'll find us on the international conference scene.


Upcoming Events


Past Events


A PebblePad Webinar - Dissertation Management

Thursday 13th April 2017PebblePad Event

Thursday 13th April 2017Thursday 13th April 2017

In this webinar, Patrick Viney, Senior Learning Technology Advisor, will discuss how Northumbria University has successfully implemented PebblePad to manage its dissertation process. Each year, over 800 students undertake the Newcastle Business School dissertation module supported by over 100 academic staff. Patrick will talk about how the implementation of structured Workbooks has simplified the process for students and how reporting in PebblePad's assessment space (ATLAS) has provided a management overview of progress. The presentation will also include feedback from supervisors and tutors on the added value PebblePad has provided to this important process.

Location: Online Zoom Meeting Link:


RCN Education Forum International conference and exhibition

Tuesday 21st March 2017 - Wednesday 22nd March 2017Meet Us Here

Tuesday 21st March 2017Wednesday 22nd March 2017

We'll be exhibiting at the RCN education forum international conference and exhibition - Nursing education and professional development: the global perspective.

Location: Cardiff City Hall, Cathays Park Cardiff CF10 3ND Link:


Online webinar - Programmatic assessment and eportfolios

Thursday 16th March 2017PebblePad Event

Thursday 16th March 2017Thursday 16th March 2017

The webinar will outline the design, development and implementation process of a pedagogically sound and technologically workable and sustainable solution to programmatic assessment using an eportfolio tool across an entire Faculty in an Australian University.

Programmatic Assessment is often part of a continuum which begins with the development of specific capabilities for graduates, and then aligns the capabilities with learning activities and measurable assessment opportunities across a program of study. The use of an electronic portfolio (eportfolio) tool, the provision of longitudinal tutorial support and credible feedback are often the key design challenges for programmatic assessment and they will be key points of discussion in this presentation.

Panos Vlachopoulos, Associate Dean Quality & Standards, Faculty of Arts and Sherrie Love, Senior Learning Designer, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Click the on the link below to register your place.

Location: Online Zoom Meeting Link:


Online webinar - Reimagining Portfolios

Thursday 16th February 2017PebblePad Event

Thursday 16th February 2017Thursday 16th February 2017

Whilst we are constantly surprised and delighted at the innovative uses of PebblePad we know that much of this innovative use is to solve a very particular institutional problem with each individual institution often unaware of the fascinating uses of PebblePad happening elsewhere.

In this 50 minute webinar, Cofounder and Commander in Chief, Shane Sutherland, will draw upon a wide, international range of diverse examples to inspire, enthuse and otherwise encourage you to rethink the ways in which you can use PebblePad. Shane will showcase how portfolio practice is maturing and is increasingly being used to support the full student lifecycle i.e. preparation; application; orientation; core curricular; work-based learning; extra-curricular; research; HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report, UK); transition to employment; and revalidation.

Location: Online Zoom meeting space Link:


ePortfolios in Professional Development

Wednesday 15th February 2017Meet Us Here

Wednesday 15th February 2017Wednesday 15th February 2017

This conversational event is for people involved in supporting or promoting the use of eportfolios in professional development, professional standards and recognition, or for performance management, promotion and tenure. We are looking specifically at how these areas are supported within the context of staff development.

The event is chaired by Sarah Chesney who led the innovative Jisc-funded project Flourish at the University of Cumbria. Sarah has been working with electronic portfolios in this space for more than 10 years. Juliet Hinrichsen (Sheffield Hallam University) and Lisa Hayes (University of Bedfordshire) have worked alongside Shane Sutherland (PebblePad) to design a programme which will explore the varied ways in which portfolios can be used to support staff and faculty development. The programme provides ample opportunity to explore the challenges and opportunities of wide-scale portfolio use within an institution.

This event is generously hosted by Sheffield Hallam University and sponsored by PebblePad, allowing us to keep the costs of attendance to £30.

Location: Sheffield Hallam University, Sheaf Building, Sheaf Street, Sheffield Link:


Learning Technologies 2017

Wednesday 1st February 2017 - Thursday 2nd February 2017Meet Us Here

Wednesday 1st February 2017Thursday 2nd February 2017

We're thrilled to be exhibiting and speaking at this year's Learning Technologies conference. If you're heading to LT17 you'll find the friendly PebblePad team on Stand R6 (where you can signup for a free trial, see PebblePad in action, and grab the chance to win an iPad Mini). You'll also be able to catch PebblePad Commander in Chief Shane Sutherland teaming up with learning guru Jane Hart to deliver two speaker sessions on modern workplace learning and how to support it. You'll find more information below.

Modern workplace learning, and how to support it.

Attending the seminars is a must for anyone wanting to learn more about why today's workforce requires a very different approach to learning and a very different kind of technology to support it.

Seminar 1: Wednesday 1st Feb, 2.00 - 2.30, Theatre 10
Seminar 2: Thursday 2nd Feb, 2.45 - 3.15, Theatre 9

Location: Olympia, London Link:


AAC&U Annual Meeting

Wednesday 25th January 2017 - Saturday 28th January 2017Meet Us Here

Wednesday 25th January 2017Saturday 28th January 2017

The theme of this year's AAC&U conference is Building Public Trust in the Promise of Liberal Education and Inclusive Excellence. We're delighted to be exhibiting at the conference and the team is looking forward to lots of conversations with delegates about the work PebblePad is already doing to promote excellence in some of the leading universities in North America. 

Location: Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Link:


PebbleBash ’16 – The Global Gathering

Monday 12th September 2016 - Wednesday 14th September 2016Meet Us Here

Monday 12th September 2016Wednesday 14th September 2016

The idea of future readiness will form the overarching theme for PebbleBash '16. We imagine this term will mean different things to different people (and that’s great) but if we were asked to sum up what it means to us, we’d have to say it’s all about how organisations support and fully prepare graduates and employees for a changing and ever more competitive world. 

We always have big expectations for PebbleBash and this year will be no different. The roaring success of previous conferences means that we know for sure that the conference will be big on fun and big on brilliant ideas from experts and practitioners from across the globe.

For more information and details on the programme, pricing and paper submissions visit the PebbleBash website.

Location: University of Wolverhampton, Telford Campus Link:


New PebblePad - launch event

Tuesday 5th April 2016Meet Us Here

Tuesday 5th April 2016Tuesday 5th April 2016

With the new version of PebblePad creating a significant reaction (of the jaw-dropping kind) in its rollout in the US, this event is a must-attend for anyone who has a role to play in the successful implementation of PebblePad at his or her organisation. The event will help those in both operational and pedagogical roles get up-to-speed with what the latest version of PebblePad has to offer, and gain insight into (and provide ideas on) our future direction of travel. 

The full programme can be found here.

Location: The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP Link:


Irish User Group

Wednesday 10th February 2016Meet Us Here

Wednesday 10th February 2016Wednesday 10th February 2016

On the 10th February 2016 we'll be hosting a user group in Ireland for the first time. Whilst the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland may be a new location for us, we expect the thought–provoking discussion, and the sharing of great ideas, to be very familiar territory for one of our user groups.

You can find more information on this free event here.

Location: Royal College of Surgeons, 121/122 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland Link:


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