As Program Chairs, it is our pleasure to invite you to OLC Accelerate!

Formerly the Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference, the OLC Accelerate 2016 Conference marks our 22nd year as the premiere international conference in online learning. The conference team has updated many aspects of this year’s program, including an expansion of innovative and creative venues and sessions. We are excited about OLC Accelerate 2016 and promise it will carry forward its tradition of excellence in offering quality content to inspire your participation. 

Online learning professionals are challenged to keep up with trends and advances in the field that continue to evolve and expand at such a fast pace. Join us at OLC Accelerate as we come together to build and strengthen our global network of expertise, increase collaboration and engagement among researchers and practitioners, share and discover new and emerging effective practices, and test and evaluate technologies for teaching and learning online. To make this conference a success, we need your participation — onsite or virtually — to help us crowdsource and curate the collective expertise we experience at the conference!  We invite you to join the “crowd”!

Some changes to this year’s conference program include updates to nine strands (formerly called Tracks).

Analytics (new) • Development and Support • Institutional Programs and Strategies • International Perspectives (all languages welcome) • Leadership • Learner Services and Support • Learning Effectiveness • 
Tools and Technologies (new) • Trends and Innovations (new)


Please do join us at OLC Accelerate 2016 onsite or virtually — we look forward to your participation!

–The OLC Accelerate 2016 Program Co-Chairs


Program Co-Chair

Laurie Dringus, Nova Southeastern University


Program Co-Chair

Frank Tomsic, Rush University