Jennifer Sep 07, 2023 Appearances News

Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the leading provider of software for powering social impact, today announced that America Ferrera will join the mainstage for a keynote conversation at bbcon 2023, Blackbaud’s annual tech conference. bbcon will be back live this year, October 22-24 in Denver, Colorado.

“We’re thrilled to be hosting bbcon in person for the first time in three years, and for our customers to have the chance to hear from America Ferrera, live on the mainstage,” said Catherine LaCour, chief marketing officer, Blackbaud. “America’s impressive career as an actress and producer has been amplified by her important work advocating for social justice and equality. We know her insights will inspire our audience as they spend three days focused on fueling their own social impact.”

From her standout turn in this summer’s “Barbie” movie, back to her breakthrough role in “Ugly Betty,” Ferrera’s voice resonates. She has been recognized with a Screen Actors Guild Award®, an Emmy® and a Golden Globe®, and has a strong track record of using her platform to stand up to pressing issues in society. Through her work with her foundation, HARNESS, and nonprofit, Poderistas, which she co-founded alongside nine other activists and leaders, Ferrera has worked to address inequality and inspire action.

bbcon 2023 will welcome thousands of Blackbaud users and those interested in learning more about how to use Blackbaud’s software to fuel their social impact. The agenda offers three days of unmatched networking, the latest in innovation and industry trends, and inspiring keynotes. Attendees will have the opportunity to grow their skills, make connections across Blackbaud’s customer community, and hear from Blackbaud leaders on what’s ahead in innovation and AI. The conference will offer over 150 breakout sessions as well as preconference workshops for product training and for developers of all levels.

In addition to Ferrera, Chaunté Lowe, U.S. Olympian, author and survivor, will also be joining the mainstage to share her insights on perseverance and balance.

Get more information about bbcon 2023 and register here.