You are cordially invited to a luncheon and networking event to help raise funds for the OLC Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Advocacy (IDEA) Leadership Scholarship fund, previously the Women in Digital Learning Leadership Scholarship. The luncheon is open to ALL conference attendees.

Meet Our Speaker

Melissa Vito
Melissa Vito, EdD
Interim Vice Provost for Academic Innovation, University of Texas at San Antonio

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 people around the topic of creating organizational structures that are inclusive environments for individuals in leadership, and have engaged participants in crowd-sourcing a manifesto for the upward mobility diverse leaders in digital learning.

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

We’re delighted to invite you to join us for lunch on Thursday, November 21 from 12:00-1:20pm. Learn how this event has impacted our field, hear our speaker’s perspective on 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 21, 2019
Time: 12:00pm-1:20pm
Location: Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin, Northern Hemisphere C
Cost: $50.00

Add a Ticket to your conference registration

The purpose of this luncheon is to celebrate diverse leaders in the field as well as those who aspire to become leaders in the digital learning landscape. In 2015, OLC established a scholarship fund to provide an aspiring individual 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 future OLC conference pass, hotel stay, and honorarium to cover travel costs.