3rd Annual HBCU Affordable Learning Summit
Please join us at at the OLC/MERLOT INNOVATE Conference in April 2019
Participants at the summit should register for INNOVATE 2019 and blend their participation in the summit with the rest of the OLC INNOVATE conference. There will be no additional fee for participation in the summit.
The goals of the Summit include:
The Summit is the 3rd annual meeting of HBCU’s at INNOVATE where HBCU’s will present and share their AL$ strategies and outcomes, along with other online education initiatives that emerge as priorities for HBCU’s. The Summit will be blended within the INNOVATE conference which will provide forums for informative and stimulating presentations and discussions on strategies that can assist in the creation of a sustainable partnerships in online learning environments, as well as explore issues related to faculty and student engagement and raising awareness about next generation courseware.
There are 105 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the United States, all of which are invited to participate in the symposium. California State University, and MERLOT will share practices, strategies, and resources for reducing the costs of instructional materials for students, making higher education more affordable for more students in Historically Black Universities (HBCUs) in the United States, as well as in Higher Education Institutions across the globe. Leaders from Tennessee State University, Southern University, and California State University/MERLOT will facilitate a series of leadership sessions, strategic planning, and hands-on workshops that will be embedded in the annual INNOVATE conference co-sponsored by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and MERLOT in Denver, Colorado, April 2-5, 2019.
Note: Southern University System and Tennessee State University have recently launched their Affordable Learning Solutions initiative (www.suol4ed.org) and will share their strategies for planning and implementing this initiative with their fellow HBCU colleagues.
Tuesday’s pre-conference workshop is invitation-only. If you are interested in attending this deep-dive into piloting an OER program at your HBCU, please email Moustapha Diack, HBCU Summit Chair (email@example.com) or Robbie Melton, HBCU Summit Co-Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
If you are an Innovate 2019 attendee, there is no additional cost to attend the workshop. If you are interested in attending only the Tuesday workshop, the cost will be $TBD.
The Wed through Friday HBCU Summit is included in the cost of registration for OCL Innovate 2019.
There is a special registration discount available for HBCU affiliates. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information or to request the discount code if you are an HBCU affiliate. You may also contact Ms. Reshonda Corley (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the registration code.
|HBCU Affiliate Onsite Attendee Options||Price|
|HBCU Affiliate code required.||$695|
|Individual Virtual Attendee Options|
|HBCU Affiliate Individual Virtual Attendee||$130|
|Group Virtual Attendee Packages|
|HBCU Affiliate Buy 2, Get 1 Free||$260|
|HBCU Affiliate Unlimited Group Package||$1,045|
Non-HBCU Affiliates are welcome to attend the HBCU Summit at the Innovate conference. Non-affiliates will pay OLC/MERLOT member or non-member rates as usual for the conference. There is no additional fee for the HBCU Summit.
All attendees wishing to attend the HBCU Summit (HBCU Affiliate or not) should indicate that they plan to participate in the HBCU Summit when prompted during the registration process.
We are pleased you will be joining us in Denver. The HBCU Summit at OLC Innovate 2019 includes special HBCU sessions throughout the conference. HBCU attendees are invited to attend HBCU-focused sessions or any regular Innovate program session as desired.
Attendees from HBCU institutions may register following these instructions. Note – there is a code that must be entered at checkout in order to receive a special HBCU rate of $695.
When you register to attend OLC Innovate 2019 and the HBCU Summit in Denver, please follow these steps:
Session Registration Page:
From Optional Items Page:
On the SUBMIT PAYMENT page, enter discount code in the box and APPLY: IN19HBCU (this code reduces the conference fee to $695)
Add your Payment Method
**Conference materials are accessible on the OLC Innovate website. Attendees are granted permission with a user role that is linked to your registration. You must have an OLC User Account in order to have this permission to view the recorded sessions (post-conference) and access any session materials uploaded by presenters. Please be sure you have an OLC user account. If you do not have an account, create one today – a community membership is free.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you in April!