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


MiniBash North America 2019 - Fully booked

Tuesday 11th June 2019PebblePad Event Book now

Tuesday 11th June 2019Tuesday 11th June 2019

MiniBash will be jam-packed with presentations on peer review, capstone projects and co-ops to name just a few. Our MiniBash events are always very popular as they provide an opportunity for our community to catch up and share ideas over coffee and cake.


Fully booked - registration is now closed.


Location: McMaster University, Canada Link:


PebblePad Super User Academy - Fully booked

Tuesday 14th May 2019 - Wednesday 15th May 2019PebblePad Event Book now

Tuesday 14th May 2019Wednesday 15th May 2019

This two-day training workshop at PebblePad HQ we will cover the advanced aspects of PebblePad, from creative outputs and reporting, through to systems administration. Delegates will not only get the chance to expand their knowledge of all things PebblePad, there will also be ample opportunity to expand the waistline with a host of tasty pastries on hand throughout the two days. The two-day event is priced at £300 + VAT and includes overnight accommodation and a hearty meal with the PebblePad Team at the end of the first day.

The event is now fully booked, but you can register your interest for future Super User Academies

Location: PebblePad HQ, Shropshire. UK Link:


RCN Education Forum International conference and exhibition

Tuesday 12th March 2019 - Wednesday 13th March 2019

Tuesday 12th March 2019Wednesday 13th March 2019

We'll be exhibiting at the RCN education forum international conference and exhibition - Leadership in nursing education: facing challenges, creating opportunities

Location: Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, Broad Street, Bristol, BS1 2EL Link:


Degree Apprenticeships Special Interest Group Webinar - The PebblePad Roadmap: An enhanced ATLAS for assessing competency at scale

Wednesday 13th February 2019

Wednesday 13th February 2019Wednesday 13th February 2019

James Blackburn, Head of User Experience at PebblePad will be outlining what degree apprenticeship relevant things are coming up on the roadmap and the enhancements to ATLAS for assessing competency at scale, then we’ll open the 'virtual floor' to questions and discussion. 

Location: Online Zoom Meeting Link:


AAC&U Annual Meeting 2019: Raising Our Voices: Reclaiming the Narrative on the Value of Higher Education

Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - Saturday 26th January 2019

Wednesday 23rd January 2019Saturday 26th January 2019

PebblePad is excited to be a sponsor of the AAC&U 2019 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA.

We invite you to attend our session titled PebblePad: The Learning Journey and Portfolio Platform on Saturday, January 26, 1:15–2:00 PM. 
We will present examples of portfolios and integrative learning across the entire learning journey, from Aeronautics to Zoology, from first year to faculty. 
The session is led by Dr. Gail Ring and features Joe Vess, Director of Integrative Learning, and Bradley Hartsell, Integrative Learning Technology Coordinator, from Emory & Henry College, along with Shane Sutherland, founder and CEO of PebblePad.

For a closer look at PebblePad, please visit our table in the exhibit hall.

We look forward to seeing you at AAC&U’s Annual Meeting!

Location: Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303 Link:


PebbleBash 2018

Monday 10th December 2018 - Wednesday 12th December 2018PebblePad Event Book now

Monday 10th December 2018Wednesday 12th December 2018

The theme of this year’s conference is scaling-up, though many of you may prefer to think of this in terms of moving to the next level. Our intention is to reflect the growing maturity of practice with portfolios, portfolio-inspired learning and teaching, and the platforms that support these approaches. We have observed that the institutions and organisations we work with are grappling with a growing list of challenges to which technologies like ours seem to provide an effective answer - especially when deployed thoughtfully, and at scale.

We are seeking submissions that talk to the transition from small scale, often single-point use of PebblePad to uses which are more fully-integrated into the wider learning experience. We are particularly interested in showcasing and celebrating successful program-wide or institution-wide projects. Like all previous ‘Bashes there will be a strong focus on pedagogy, especially on learning and assessment design. But it is impossible to really scale up without senior stakeholder involvement, strategic planning, good project management, and having carefully thought through integrations with other institutional systems – so we would like to include presentations which consider ideas, challenges and successes from these perspectives.

Of course, we know that scaling up means different things to different people in different contexts. We are also aware that some people are doing remarkable work at smaller scale and so we will also provide space in the programme to showcase the very best of this work.

Here are some key dates for your diary:

Deadline for submissions - Thursday, 29th March 2018
Authors notified of submission outcome - Friday, 20th April 2018
PebbleBash 2018 begins - Monday, 10th December 2018


Location: Grange Cleveland Winery, Lancefield, Victoria 3435, Australia Link:


PebbleBash Online Technical Workshop: Integrations, Interoperability and everything IT

Monday 10th December 2018PebblePad Event Book now

Monday 10th December 2018Monday 10th December 2018

Broadcast Date: 10th December 2018, 13:00 - 15:00 AEDT (Sydney time)
2 hours 
Online Zoom Meeting Space
Target audience: 
IT teams and anyone else interested in the techie side of things

Topic: PebbleBash Online Technical Workshop: Integrations, Interoperability and everything IT

About the event

Taking advantage of our Pebble HQ team being in Australia for the PebbleBash conference we are delighted to offer the following webinar:

Any technology used at enterprise scale can only work well if it is thoughtfully and thoroughly integrated with other systems and platforms. In this webinar, aimed squarely at the more technically-minded, PebblePad's techie triad – Development Director, Toni Lavender; Chief Technical Officer, Andy Everson; and Integration Support Lead, Mathew Evans - will discuss the following topics:

• Account management including new API features to facilitate account housekeeping
• An update on our reporting project to provide statistics on engagement
• LMS integrations including details of upcoming Blackboard Ultra support
• Some examples of what it is possible to achieve with an API integration
• Options for reusing existing content from other services

Along with this they will discuss the development roadmap, and facilitate a discussion around the integration needs and expectations of the community. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions and schedule 1-2-1 meetings (in person at PebbleBash or online) to have more in-depth discussions on specific topics.

Location: Online Zoom Meeting Space Link:


Supporting Degree Apprenticeships at Northumbria University - a Special Interest Group Webinar

Thursday 25th October 2018

Thursday 25th October 2018Thursday 25th October 2018

We are delighted to have Patrick Viney, Senior TEL Analyst (Academic) at Northumbria University, as the guest speaker for our Degree Apprenticeship Special Interest Group webinar. Patrick will show how he uses PebblePad to support degree apprenticeships and then open the 'virtual floor' to questions and discussion. 

Location: Online Zoom Meeting Link:


End point assessment for Degree Apprenticeships - a Special Interest Group Webinar

Monday 15th October 2018

Monday 15th October 2018Monday 15th October 2018

We are delighted to have guest speakers Sue Wright and Jim Craig from the Chartered Management Institute for this Degree Apprenticeship Special Interest Group webinar. Sue is the Apprentice Product Manager, and Jim is the End Point Assessment Operations Manager; both will be talking about the end point assessment process from their perspective as an approved assessment organisation for degree apprenticeships. The webinar will offer ample opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

Location: Online Zoom Meeting Link:


CanvasCon Europe 2018

Tuesday 9th October 2018

Tuesday 9th October 2018Tuesday 9th October 2018

We are delighted to be attending and exhibiting at CanvasCon Europe 2018. 

CanvasCon is a one-day, regional event that's specifically designed for educators. Everyone is invited, from the Canvas-curious to the expert user! They’ll discuss hot topics trending in the edtech world and host Canvas-specific sessions. It's a jam-packed the agenda with sessions focused on Canvas and general trends in edtech with dedicated tracks for Higher Education, Further Education, Schools and Training Providers. There'll be plenty of edtech goodness - new skills and techniques, networking, collaboration, idea-sharing, and other fun—for Canvas users and non-Canvas users alike. There’s something for everyone! Join us for a full day of learning and awesomeness. 

Location: Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS, UK Link: