Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Conferences

The Online Learning Consortium offers three annual conferences, each focusing on a different area of interest in online learning and located in a different region of the country.  Join us in person or virtually for any of our conferences.

  • Annual Blended Learning Conference & Workshop - This conference and workshop provides the opportunity for administrative leaders, faculty members, instructional designers and researchers to discover and share effective practices in blended learning. Interactive workshops, information sessions, great ideas sessions and posters focus on instructional practices, academic planning, faculty development and assessment/evaluation.

  • Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium - This joint Symposium of Online Learning  Consortium and MERLOT is designed to bring together individuals interested in the review and evaluation of online teaching and learning technologies.  The symposium, focusing on the technologies that drive online learning effectiveness, will continue to highlight research, applications, and effective practices of significant and noteworthy technological tools.
  • Annual International Conference on Online Learning -  This conference, which will provide the latest information on asynchronous learning programs, processes, packages, and protocols, is geared to both experienced professionals and interested newcomers to online learning who hail from a variety of work sectors, including higher education, continuing education, K-12 professionals, business, government, health care, professional associations, and nonprofit organizations.


Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Webinars

The Online Learning Consortium Webinars are an increasingly popular selection of events for OLC members and friends.  These webinars are an opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals who share their knowledge and experience in all aspects of online teaching and learning. All webinars are open to everyone. Many are free to all; some are fee-based. OLC Members receive all webinars for free.

The Institute for Engaged Leadership in Online Learning

A unique blended-learning leadership development program sponsored by Penn State and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), is offering a leadership experience that will give you the skills—and confidence—that you need.

IELOL is a four-step leadership development program. The program begins with a two-week IELOL online experience designed to identify and focus attention on key leadership challenges at the participants’ organizations. The second step is an on-site immersive experience at Penn State that enables the IELOL participant to develop specific leadership skills, styles, networks, and strategies for the emerging leader. A three-week online follow-up program (provides senior-level mentoring and consulting for the participants as they apply the newly-acquired skills and concepts in their local settings. The program culminates with a preconference workshop at the annual OLC conference in Orlando. Learn more...