Contests & Prizes |  Social Media Contest | Events & Sponsorships  |  Yoga & Meditation  |  Booth Raffles


Contests and Prizes – 4 Ways to Win! 

Innovate 2019 Contest


1. Meet the Sponsors and Exhibitors!

Visit all of our exhibitors to learn about their exciting technologies and educational offerings and get “stamped” as you go! Collect stamps from all to be eligible to win an iPad or gift cards. Be sure to pick up your sponsor/exhibitor stamp card when you pick up your name badge to participate in a fun activity and have a chance at winning a new iPad Wi-Fi 32GB. 


How to enter:
1. Visit each booth to collect a unique stamp.
2. Cards should be turned in at the OLC Booth (#600) no later than 3:30pm Thursday.


  • One Grand Prize winner will be drawn from those who collect ALL the unique sponsor and exhibitor stamps to win. Grand Prize: iPad Wi-Fi 32GB.
  • Additional prizes will include a variety of gift cards.
  • Minimum of 25 stamps must be collected to be eligible for gift cards; full card must be stamped to be eligible for iPad drawing.
  • Winners will be notified by email and Twitter on Thursday afternoon.  Gift Card winners can claim their prizes at the conference registration desk before 12:30pm MT Friday; all other prizes will be mailed post-conference.  

Sponsored by: Examity logo

2.  Step Challenge

How to enter: 

  • Post a screenshot on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram of your step tracker app with date and steps showing 
  • Post must include #OLCsteps
  • You must reach 10K per day on 4/3 and 4/4 to be eligible

Winners will be chosen randomly from all entries and will be notified by phone or email prior to the end of the conference

Pick up a detailed flyer at the registration desk or at the OLC exhibit booth and JOIN THE FUN!


3. OLC Booth Drawing (onsite only)

How to enter:

  • Stop by the OLC Booth (#600) and enter to win enter to win a pair of Virtual Reality Goggles, compatible with iPhone and Android Smartphones.

One grand prize winner will be chosen randomly and will be notified by phone or email prior to the end of the conference.


4.  Social Media Contest

How to enter: 

  • Twitter – Follow us @OLCTODAY. Then, using #OLCInnovate, Tweet about conference colleagues, peers, and speakers who are inspiring you.
  • Instagram – Workshops, sessions, innovations! Show us what you’re enjoying this week. Tell your story with images posted on Instagram using #OLCInnovate.
  • Facebook – Like us at Then post pictures or networking stories from the conference with #OLCInnovate. 

Prizes will be awarded based on highest number of posts, the most tweets from a post, funniest post, most unique post, and other randomly chosen posts. Be sure to take and share a photo of the best swaps that you receive and tag with #olcinnovate! Sponsors for prizes listed below.

Thank you for participating! We will review submissions, contact the winners and connect them with the sponsors to receive their prizes within 2 weeks after OLC Innovate. Watch your email and Twitter to see if you’re a winner. Special thanks to our sponsors for contributing prizes:



Social Media Prizes

Bibliotech Logo 220 $75 Amazon Gift Card
Canvas logo 200 Canvas Bluetooth headphones
Innovative Educators logo 418 2 Innovative Educators Webinar certificates from our live webinars (value of $425/each) 
Respodus logo 518 $50 Amazon gift card
TechSmith logo 411 Free copy of Snagit. Snagit is screen capture software for PC or Mac that is the smart, convenient way to get your point across, eliminate confusion, and be more productive. Users can quickly and easily add screenshots and videos to their documentation, guides, and tutorials.
Verbit logo 219 Wireless, bluetooth speaker and smartphone charging device
VitalSource logo 408 $100 Visa gift card



Events & Sponsorships


Sponsored by



Tuesday, April 2

D2L logo 1:00pm – 4:00pm

OLC Leadership Network Event
Cottonwood 9

TechSmith logo 4:15pm – 7:00pm OLC/MERLOT Awards & Leadership Ceremony And Reception (ticket required)
Juniper A/B
Proctorio logo 5:00pm – 7:00pm Exhibit Hall Preview Reception (all attendees)
Aurora Ballroom
9:00pm – 10:00pm Evening Campfire Gathering: Game Night
Ski Village in the Grand Lodge

Wednesday, April 3

Carolina Distance Learning logo

Soomo Learning logo

VoiceThread logo

7:30am – 9:00am Wednesday Continental Breakfast
Spruce Foyer

HBCU Summit logo

7:30am – 4:15pm

7:30am – 5:00pm

7:30am – 11:30am

HBCU Summit
Maple 5
Examity logo 7:30am – 12:00pm Community College Summit
Juniper A/B
12:00pm – 12:45pm OLC Ranger Program Kick-Off Luncheon (program participants only)
Summit 6-7
PSI logo 4:30pm – 5:45pm Wednesday Keynote Address: Tressie McMillan Cottom
Adams Ballroom
PSI logo 5:45pm – 7:00pm Welcome Reception
Aurora Ballroom (Exhibit Hall)
NameCoach logo 9:00pm – 10:00pm Evening Campfire Gathering: IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Advocacy) Celebration And Costume Party
Juniper Pre-function

Thursday, April 4

Canvas logo 7:30am – 8:30am OLC/MERLOT Community Breakfast
Adams Ballroom
ProctorU logo 3:45pm – 5:00pm

Thursday Keynote Address: Manoush Zomorodi
Adams Ballroom

ProctorU logo 5:00pm – 6:50pm ProctorU Apres Ski Party
Adams Pre-function
8:00pm – 10:00pm

Innovate Movie Night
Adams Ballroom

Friday, April 5

Wiley logo

7:30am – 9:30am Continental Breakfast
Adams Ballroom
Breakfast 7:30am-9:30am – Breakfast continues to be available through the Friday Keynote until 9:30am
Examity logo 8:30am – 9:30am Friday Keynote Address: Campfire Stories
Adams Ballroom
Examity logo 12:30pm – 1:00pm Closing Event – The Importance of ‘Moving Mountains’ In Online Teaching and Learning 
Spruce Foyer

Additional Sponsorships

ProctorU Badge Holders (co-branded)
Pick up your badge holder in the conference registration area (Aurora Foyer)
TechSmith logo Emerging Ideas Sessions
Aurora Ballroom Corridor

D2L logo

Examity logo

Proctorio logo

ProctorU logo

PSI logo

Soomo Learning logo

TechSmith logo

  Door Prize Drawings
Drawing for a complimentary registration for a future 2019 or 2020 OLC Conference

TechSmith logo


Innovation Studio
Aurora Ballroom (Exhibit Hall)

Blackboard logo

Mediasite logo

  Learning Lounge
Aurora Ballroom (Exhibit Hall)


ProctorU logo

PSI logo

10:00am – 10:30am
2:45pm – 3:30pm

10:30am – 11:15am
3:00pm – 3:30pm

Networking Coffee Breaks
Aurora Ballroom (Exhibit Hall)

Examity logo

SmarterServices logo

Vocareum logo

  Power Stations
Aurora Ballroom (Exhibit Hall)

Canvas logo

D2L logo

Speed Networking Lounge
Aurora Ballroom (Exhibit Hall)
Mediasite Streamed Sessions



Join us each day for Yoga and/or Meditation





Yoga Style or Meditation

Tuesday, 4/2

12:15pm – 12:45pm

Mitzner Boardroom Meditation**
Wednesday, 4/3

6:30am – 7:30am

Spruce 1 Slow Flow Yoga*
Wednesday, 4/3

7:30am – 8:00am
3:00pm – 3:30pm

Mitzner Boardroom Meditation**
Thursday, 4/4 6:30am – 7:30am
Spruce 1 Slow Flow Yoga*
Thursday, 4/4 7:30am – 8:00am
12:00pm – 12:30pm
3:00pm – 3:30pm
Mitzner Boardroom Meditation**
Friday, 4/5 6:30am – 7:30am 
Spruce 1 Slow Flow Yoga*
Friday, 4/5 7:30am – 8:00am Mitzner Boardroom Meditation**


*Ready to start the day energized? Join us each morning for a 1 hour Slow Flow yoga class with Janet Smith, a fellow conference attendee and certified yoga instructor. Slow Flow yoga is made up of slow flow (three breaths per posture) including sun and/or moon salutations. Yoga mat (we will have towels on hand if you don’t have one), comfy clothes, and water bottle needed.

**Join us in the Serenity Lodge for some quiet time to decompress, reconnect mind and body, and practice some self-care as we turn our focus inward for a short while. Mindfulness, has been defined as a practice of “bringing one’s attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment” (Baer, 2003). Join Clark Shah-Nelson for some guided mindful meditations. These sessions will be geared toward centering ourselves on higher levels of consciousness so that we can experience OLC Innovate in a healthy and present way together. Baer, R. A. (2003). Mindfulness training as a clinical intervention: A conceptual and empirical review. Clinical psychology: Science and practice, 10(2), 125-143.

Note: Attendees participate in yoga and meditation classes at their own risk. In the unlikely event of injury, please note that OLC and the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center may not be held liable.


Booth Raffles

Don’t forget to stop by these exhibit booths to enter your name in booth prize drawings.

Need not be present to win (except where noted). Winners will be notified by hosting sponsor or exhibitor.



Booth Raffle Prizes

Bibliotech Logo 220 $75 Amazon Gift Card
Blindside Networks 313 Apple AirPods
Canvas logo 200 Backpack filled with Canvas swag
Carolina Distance Learning 401 Come by the Carolina Distance Learning booth to have your badge scanned! You will automatically be entered to win one of two $100.00 Amazon gift cards. Come see what we are doing to make online science labs possible, while providing your students with a successful lab experience wherever they are!
Docsoft 622 New version of Kindle
GoReact logo 213 AirPods – Airpods are great for just about everything. These wireless headphones connect with all your devices, activate when you put them in, and capture your voice perfectly. Swing by Booth #213 for a chance to win!
Innovative Educators logo 418 2 Innovative Educators Webinar certificates from our live webinars (value of $425/each) 
Packback logo 312 Our prize will be a pair of AirPods, a Packback t-shirt and a Packback note.
Proctorio logo 618 Chromebook
Respondus logo 518 $250 Amazon gift card
Symbiosis Educational Consultants 318 Goodie bags including Amazon gift cards and S’well bottles, over $100 each. Two winners will be selected through 2 raffle draws on Wed, 4/3 & Thu, 4/4.
TechSmith 411 We will raffle off a free copy of Camtasia. Camtasia is screen recording and video editing software for PC or Mac that allows anyone to create great- looking videos and screencasts – even if you’ve never made one before. Easily create custom video lessons with quizzes to assess learning, images to clarify concepts, and ADA-compliant captions. Use Camtasia to make engaging videos that bring a human element to eLearning. logo 323 Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones with Bluetooth and Microphone
Verbit logo 219 We would like to do a Wheel of Prizes. The prizes include teddy bear keychains, microbuff plastic phone cleaning cards, and 30-minutes of free transcription.
Yellowdig logo 700 Yellowdig will be raffling off a 1st-year license of our enhanced discussion platform to one lucky person or team who stops by our booth. This will include integration/implementation and onboarding service for up to 100 Active Users (valued @ around $10k!!!) Winner(s) will be chosen at random at the conclusion of the conference.