Thank You for Your Submission! Notifications were emailed January 20, 2016.  Please be sure to add to your “safe-senders” list so you receive your notification. If you do not receive your notification by the end of the day on January 20, please contact us.

The Online Learning Consortium and MERLOT thank you for submitting a proposal for OLC Innovate 2016: Innovations in Blended and Online Learning, to be held April 20-22, 2016 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Be sure to read though all of the information in this section of our website to ensure you understand what needs to be done and when, including our submission checklist, conference tracks, session types and more!  *Also, please be sure to add to your address book to ensure you receive your notification.

Both research and evidence-based proposals were encouraged for submission.  Please align submission to the session type as shown on the session detail page.

Step 1. Register at the submission site. 

In order to participate in the OLC Innovate 2016 Call for Presentations, you will need to register or log into an active account with to submit. OLC elects to use a third party software – EDAS, a robust, third-party call for paper/presentation and abstract management service – for all submissions.

When registering please include as much information as possible, including your biography and most current contact information. All corresponding authors need to also be registered. However, this can be completed at a later stage.  Please keep in mind that once you have registered or submitted a paper, all conference-related information can be found here at the OLC Innovate website.

Step 2. Review the Track Descriptions

Step 3. Review the Submission Checklist

Step 4. Review the Submission Details

Step 5. Review the Presenter FAQs

Step 6. When you are ready to submit, click on your track name below to begin.

  • Challenging Barriers to Innovation
  • Pedagogical Innovation
  • Structural Innovation
  • Workforce Innovation
  • Propose Your Own Topic

Submissions closed at midnight ET December 2, 2015. We are unable to accept submissions after this date.

Thank you for your contribution. We look forward to reviewing your presentation submission.