Washington, November 29, 2006 – Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBB), a leading provider of enterprise technology to the education industry, today announces its 4th annual European users conference, BbWorld Europe ’07, to be held at the Acropolis Palais des Congres, Nice, France on
February 26-28, 2007.

The opening keynote speeches will be delivered by the highly acclaimed e-strategy advisor of The World Bank, Bruno Lanvin and Chief Executive
Officer of Blackboard Inc. Michael Chasen.

With sessions led by Blackboard clients, Blackboard officials, and Blackboard partners, the event will offer robust content for the larger
merged client community. This year’s three-day conference features real examples of successful e-Learning strategies, implementations and will
cover much debated topics such as:

* manage your system;

* educate and teach;

* evaluate your program;

* connect with your peers.

An estimated 500 educators, course designers, system administrators and e-Learning managers from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa are
expected to attend BbWorld Europe ’07. The conference will offer unique opportunities for Blackboard clients to meet face-to-face to highlight best practices and innovations to enhance teaching and learning.

For more information and to register for BbWorld Europe’ 07 please visit http://www.blackboard.com/company/events/BbWorld07/BbWorldEurope07_home.
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About Blackboard Inc.

Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB) is a leading provider of enterprisesoftware applications and related services to the education industry.
Founded in 1997, Blackboard solutions enable educational innovations everywhere by connecting people and technology. With two product suites,
the Blackboard Academic Suite ™ and the Blackboard Commerce Suite ™, Blackboard applications are used by millions of people at academic institutions around the globe, including colleges, universities, K-12 schools and other education providers, as well as textbook publishers and student-focused merchants that serve education providers and their students. Blackboard is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Blackboard’s UK customers include the universities of Durham, Cambridge, York, Dundee, Kingston, Derby, Bournemouth and Sheffield Hallam and
amongst FE colleges using Blackboard solutions are City of Sunderland, Guildford, Brooklands and Newcastle colleges.

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