Making the Most of Your Virtual Experience

We have heard time and again that the most valuable part of conferences is the informal conversation that occurs after an interesting session and at the end of the day. To close the gap between virtual attendance and in-person attendance, we are building on work done at previous OLC Innovates and OLC Accelerates, and creating a virtual lounge where participants can interact with presenters, talk to the Keynote speakers, and have conversations with other virtual attendees. The main Zoom room of OLC Live will be open for anyone, and it will be accessible both from the OLC website and via social media links. The room can hold up to 500 participants and also streams for unlimited further viewers. OLC Accelerate 2019 will have post-conference interviews with participants, speakers, and more!


Even if you cannot join the conference in Orlando in person, you can still stay deeply engaged in the sessions, activities and networking at #OLCAccelerate as a Virtual Participant. One of the primary goals of the OLC Live! is to provide you with up-to-the minute information on the places and spaces where you can connect with the entire conference group.  The virtual sessions listed below come in a wide variety of formats and flavors, to include presentations, featured sessions, panels, and industry showcases.

Schedules for OLC Accelerate Live 2019 are in progress. Stay tuned for more information!

Use this key to help distinguish between special session types: 

Keynote Address Icon      Keynote Address
Featured Session / Town Hall Icon      Featured Session
Best in Strand Icon      Best In Track


All session times listed below are local time in
Orlando, FL (Eastern Time Zone).
The time in Orlando is currently:

Make sure to check out the Twitter feed (bottom-right column) to connect with other folks at the conference.

Ways to Connect Virtually

Streamed session quick links

Meet the Committee Members

  • Angela Gunder, University of Arizona
  • Clark Shah-Nelson, University of Maryland – Baltimore
  • Sue Picard, Northern Virginia Community College
  • Matt Romanoski, University of Arizona
  • John Stewart, University of Oklahoma