Women in Digital Learning Leadership Luncheon

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Brief Abstract

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. 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 an OLC conference pass, hotel stay, and honorarium to cover travel costs.

We’re delighted to invite you to join us for lunch. The event will consist of a spotlight on how this event has impacted our field, a panel on journeys into leadership, and a networking activity connecting emerging and established leaders in digital learning.  The luncheon is open to all, so grab a group of friends and join us!

Tickets are required to attend and may be added to your registration or purchased onsite at the registration desk for $50.

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