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Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide: The Next 25 Years!

Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide: The Next 25 Years!

The 2019 OLC Accelerate conference marks our 25th anniversary and it is sure to be the ultimate event to network with—and learn from—thousands of your eLearning peers. We’d like to invite you to join us for the celebration!

OLC Accelerate emphasizes research and networking and provides a comprehensive list of sessions and activities to appeal to your particular area of interest. Our curation of conference tracks and exhibits promises a cross section of timely eLearning topics, offering something for everyone involved in providing the highest quality educational experiences in 2019.

We chose the name OLC Accelerate for this annual conference because it is devoted to driving quality online learning, advancing best practice guidance and accelerating innovation in learning for academic leaders, educators, administrators, digital learning professionals and organizations around the world.

As always, this international conference promises outstanding keynote speakers, expanded programs, and engaging workshops. Our ever-popular Technology Test Kitchen and Discovery sessions will once again deliver the opportunity to interact with experts in new and emerging online and digital learning technologies and topics, reinforcing why educators worldwide affirm that OLC Accelerate is the premiere conference for online learning professionals.

Join us in our commitment to accelerate online learning worldwide. We look forward to connecting and celebrating with you in Orlando, November 19-22, 2019.

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ATTEND: Choose from over 500 sessions spanning a wide breadth of topics and special interest areas including edtech, proctoring, accessibility, gamification, K-12, open educational resources, and much more.


LEARN: Arrive early and enroll in pre-conference workshops for your continued professional development. Topics this year will likely include Gamification, Women in EdTech, OLC Quality Scorecard, Policy Development, Open Educational Resources, and much more.


DISCOVER: You’ll want to make time to explore over 80 brands, entrepreneurs and innovators on the OLC Accelerate tradeshow floor. Preview firsthand many new and exciting education solutions.


TEST: The Technology Test Kitchen returns. Bring your own device (laptop, tablet, smartphone) and get ready to learn, explore, and share within a fun lab environment. Our tech chefs will help you discover new tools, tips, and tricks that you can incorporate into your own course designs.


CONNECT: OLC Accelerate has proven to be a once-a-year opportunity to network with online learning peers and leaders whom you rarely ever see in person. Informal situations like our tradeshow floor and Technology Test Kitchen are ideal for networking.


HAVE FUN: It’s not all business. Last year we made time to enjoy Epcot and visit with Mickey and his friends at Orlando’s various Disney parks. Discounts and special Disney events, exclusive to OLC conference attendees, will soon be announced. It’s the perfect time and place to tag on a few days to enjoy with family and friends.


OLC Invites You to Submit a Proposal for Accelerate 2019, Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide: The Next 25 Years!

We are interested in proposals for interactive sessions for new Gamified Sessions, Discovery Sessions, Express Workshops, and Education Sessions that engage and inform participants.

Proposed sessions will be targeted to all attendees or novice, intermediate, or expert levels of proficiency.

Presenters and facilitators from the following areas were encouraged to submit proposals:

Higher Education • K-12 Faculty • Researchers • Graduate Scholars • Educational Technology Leaders • Instructional designers • Instructional Technologists • Faculty • Instructors

OLC Accelerate 2019 Call For Presentations is now closed.

Submission deadline was 8:00am ET, June 6, 2019 (extended from May 22). 
Notifications are scheduled to be emailed on August 2, 2019.


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What a wonderful event! Well planned, very well organized, and so many different session options that allow all participants to tailor experiences to get the most out of the conference.

Megan Youngkent
High School Health Educator
Cedar Falls High School

The OLC Accelerate conference provides a multitude of opportunities to network. There are many social events, as well as sessions that are truly created to further us as online learning professionals. The organization of the conference is extremely easy to follow and I love that the keynotes truly tailored their presentations to online learning.

Blair Stamper
Creative Manager
Washtenaw Community College

I love OLC conferences because you have the opportunity to learn from others, feel each other’s pain and struggles with advice on how to get through in this innovative time, talk to vendors, and then talk to others as to why or why not they choose to work with those vendors. I love the research aspect, the practicality, and the networking OLC has to offer. It is the only conference I ever insist on attending because it keeps me up to date in this fast changing world and keeps me grounded in research even at the administrative level.

Dr. Maeghen M. Kuhn
Assistant Vice President, Adult and Online Education
Keuka College

It is always a great experience to network and see what others are doing in the field. The conference gave me the opportunity to learn, reflect and critical think on topics of interest. I meet people who were willing to share their practical knowledge and their successes with others.

D’Nita Andrews Graham
Assistant Professor
Norfolk State University

I’ve always felt at home as a faculty member at OLC Accelerate, and this is the best pedagogical training I get. I’m an award-winning teacher, and that’s due in no small part to the tools, techniques, and strategy I’ve learned at OLC Accelerate.

Matthew T. Phillips
Associate Teaching Professor
Wake Forest University School of Business

I would definitely recommend this conference to my colleagues because of the variety of topics and quality of the presenters. The location was great and the quality of the services was outstanding.

Charle Coffey
Assistant Professor
Motlow College