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DAILY UPDATE for Tuesday, November 19
IMPORTANT UPDATES for our Conference Attendees
Conference Registration Desk – Convention Foyer (WDW Dolphin)
Tuesday, November 19: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Wireless Internet Access for Conference Space
Remember Your Water Bottle
OLC is committed to being green where possible. We will have water stations available throughout the conference space and during the breaks in lieu of providing bottled water. Bring your own water bottle or use a glass provided. If you are a guest staying at the Swan or Dolphin, the 2 bottles of water in your room each day are complimentary. Be sure to take advantage of those bottles of water as well!
Breakfast is available daily (Wed-Fri) for attendees; see the printed program daily schedule for location. Coffee is always available in the exhibit hall during exhibit hours, and soft drinks/snacks are served during networking breaks and at receptions and evening events. Lunch and dinner are on your own. A limited menu of salads, sandwiches, snacks, and beverages will be available for purchase at the Lunch Marketplace in the Exhibit Hall on Wednesday and Thursday or enjoy one of the many onsite or nearby eateries. Hoping to find a peer to dine with in Orlando? Feel free to use the Message Board to connect with other attendees for dining plans. We also encourage you to use our #olcdiningbuddies hashtag to connect with other conference attendees looking to make lunch and dinner plans.
Tickets for Tuesday pre-conference workshops, the OLC Leadership Network Event, Tuesday’s Awards and Leadership Ceremony and Reception, Thursday’s IDEA Leadership in Digital Learning Luncheon, and Thursday’s “Evening at Disney” will be available for the purchase at conference registration check-in. Pre-registered Tuesday pre-conference workshop attendees will check in at their workshop rooms. There will be staff in the Convention Foyer to direct you to your pre-conference workshop room (Asia 1-3).
BYOD! Don’t forget to bring your own device (laptop, tablet, smart phone) for today’s workshop session.
*If you are registered for the workshop combo package (Tues AM and Tues PM workshops), we will provide a $20 meal voucher for lunch at Fuel in the hotel.
If you have not arrived in Orlando yet, be sure to participate in the Online International Summit happening all day Tuesday, November 19, around the globe.
Field Guide Program
New to OLC Accelerate? Attended previous OLC conferences and want to share your knowledge and expertise? The OLC Field Guide program is designed to enhance the conference experience for first-time conference attendees and anyone looking for additional networking opportunities at OLC conferences. The Field Guide team has also put together several engagement maps to help you start planning which sessions to attend. Sign up or meet a field guide onsite at the Field Guide Station (across from registration). Join the Field Guides for a tour of the conference space at 6:00pm (departs from Field Guide Station).
4:00pm-6:00pm – Exhibit Hall Preview
Check into the conference early during our Tuesday evening early registration hours (3-7pm; Convention Foyer), then join our exhibitors in the Atlantic Exhibit Hall for a special preview event (4-6pm). A complimentary drink ticket and snacks will be provided to all attendees checking in to the conference at early registration. Stop by the Technology Test Kitchen (open 5-6pm) to see what they are ‘cooking up’ during the conference, plus get an early start on your exhibitor stamp card for some fabulous prizes! Don’t forget to visit the exhibitors and enter to win some fabulous Sponsor and Exhibitor Booth Raffle prizes. Visit our Special Events page and learn about our contests, including the OLC Accelerate Mission Passport Challenge, an OLC booth (#225) contest, a social networking contest, and our Exhibitor stamp card contest – win an iPad Air 32GB and other prizes!
8:30pm-11:00pm – Evening Event: Proctorio’s “Crocodile Rock” at the Dueling Pianos Bar
While the other kids are rocking around the clock, we’ll be hopping and bopping to theCrocodile Rock! Do you remember when rock was young? Join Proctorio at Jelly Rolls on Disney’s Boardwalk and rock out to your favorite rock star! Dress up is optional but the best dressed Rock n’ Roller wins a prize!
You must be 21+ to enter. Conference attendees must show their attendee badge to receive a wristband to enter. Wristbands (and +1’s) are limited and can be obtained at Proctorio’s booth during the exhibit hall preview or at the door of the event. If you arrive to the hotel after badge pick up closes, simply show the staff your OLC Accelerate registration confirmation email as proof of attendance to receive your wristband. (All attendees invited; must be over 21. Conference attendees must show their attendee badge to receive a wristband to enter.)
Additional Items of Note
Download the updated OLC Conference Mobile App
Available now in the Apple iTunes store for iPhone and iPad
Available now in the Google Play store for Android
We are continuously improving our app. This version lets you share your schedule between devices using a unique Schedule ID.
Please note: As part of our “green” initiatives, OLC is no longer using paper forms for session evaluations. Please use the OLC Conference mobile app or website to evaluate each session by clicking on “Evaluate Session” within each session listing.
Each session evaluation you complete (limited to one per session) using the mobile app will be one entry into our contest. There will be five $25 gift cards awarded to individuals who complete session evaluations using the mobile app.
Presenters who receive 10 or more evaluations will be entered into a post-conference prize drawing for a $25 OLC gift card.
Create Your Personal Schedule
Add and remove sessions from the Program/Sessions listing on the website or in the mobile app to create a list of sessions you want to attend! Access your personalized list of sessions from the “My Schedule” tab on the Program page.
You must log into your OLC user account in order to access this scheduling feature. As long as you are logged in, your selections should sync across devices.
Activate Your Access to Conference Materials
Ensure you have access to all the uploaded session materials and streamed session recordings.
- Log in to your OLC website user account, then click the “Activate” button below to access session materials and streams.
- Select “Program” or “Streamed Sessions” from the “Activate” landing page. “Program” will direct you to the full program; “Streamed Sessions” will direct you to only those sessions that are being streamed.
- Click on the desired session title to view session details.
- You will find an orange “Watch This Session” button in the top right of the page of each session that is being streamed. If the session is not being streamed, there will not be a “Watch” button.
- Presenter-provided session materials (if available) can be downloaded by clicking on the orange “Session Materials” button. If there is no button, the presenter has not yet uploaded their materials.
Note: You must be logged in to your OLC user account to view the “Watch This Session” button on the streamed sessions.
A step-by-step procedure of how to access and view the streamed session recordings may be found on our FAQ page (in the Virtual Conference FAQ section).
For easier access to the streaming program as well as crowd-sourced tips for enjoying the streaming portion of the conference, visit the new Virtual Hub page.