Meet Our Speakers

Devon Cancilla, Chief Knowledge Officer
Devon Cancilla
Chief Knowledge Officer
Liz Ciabocchi, Vice Provost for Digital Learning, St. John’s University
Liz Ciabocchi
Vice Provost for Digital Learning, St. John’s University
Angela Gunder
Angela Gunder
Director of Instructional Design and Curriculum Development at The University of Arizona
Patsy Moskal
Patsy Moskal
Associate Director for the Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness, University of Central Florida
Mary Niemiec
Mary Niemiec
Assistant Vice President for Digital Education and Director, University of Nebraska

Our Story

In 2014, a small group of individuals gathered at the 7th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium in Dallas, TX to celebrate the the powerful women in digital learning leadership championing equity and inclusion in our field.  Building on the enthusiasm and impact of this formative event, the Online Learning Consortium has created a space to continue these conversations each year at both OLC Innovate in the Spring and OLC Accelerate in the Fall. These events have brought together hundreds of women and men around the topic of creating organizational structures that are inclusive environments for women in leadership, and have engaged participants in crowd-sourcing a manifesto for the upward mobility of women in digital learning leadership.

Most importantly, the proceeds of these events go directly to the Women in Digital Learning Leadership Scholarship, thereby bringing the vision of these efforts into action.

We’re delighted to invite you to join us for lunch on Thursday, November 15 from 12:00-1:20pm. Learn how this event has impacted our field, hear a panel discussion on journeys into leadership, and participate in a networking activity to connect emerging and established leaders in digital learning.   The luncheon is open to all, so grab a group of friends and join us!

Learn More About the Scholarship

Date: Thursday, November 15th, 2018
Time: 12:00pm-1:20pm
Location: Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin, Northern Hemisphere C
Cost: $50.00

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The purpose of this luncheon is to celebrate women leaders in the field as well as those women who aspire to become leaders in the digital learning landscape. In 2015, OLC established a scholarship fund to provide an aspiring female in the field the opportunity to attend an OLC conference. This luncheon supports the scholarship fund, and proceeds will provide one scholarship recipient with a 2018 OLC conference pass, hotel stay, and honorarium to cover travel costs.