DAILY UPDATE for Wednesday, April 3

IMPORTANT UPDATES for our Conference Attendees 

Please be sure to read through all of the updates below in order to be fully informed and prepared for next week’s events.

Conference Registration Desk – Aurora Registration

Wednesday, April 3:

7:00am – 5:00pm

Wireless Internet Access for Conference Space 

SSID: olc
Password:  olcwireless

WiFi is complimentary in Gaylord Rockies guest rooms for those who booked rooms through the OLC travel page.

Remember Your Water Bottle

Denver is very dry. Water consumption is important to help you adjust to both the arid climate and the altitude. 

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, use a glass provided, or purchase an OLC Hydrate Water Bottle onsite at the conference registration desk for $9. 



Breakfast is available this morning in the Spruce Lobby (Level 1, by the workshop and summit rooms), 7:30am-9:00am. 

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. Enjoy one of the many onsite eateries within the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center. Hoping to find a peer to dine with in Denver? 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.


Today’s Highlights

Yoga, Serenity Lodge, and Meditation

Take advantage of the Serenity Lodge (Mitzner Boardroom) for some quiet, reflective time throughout the conference. Start off your conference day with a meditation or yoga session to decompress, reconnect mind and body, and practice some self-care. 

Yoga Style or 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**


Wednesday Morning Workshops and Summits

Wednesday events begin with continental breakfast starting at 7:30am in the Spruce Foyer. There is no fee to attend these Wednesday morning events.

BYOD!  Don’t forget to bring your own device (laptop, tablet, smart phone) for today’s sessions.


Following the final concurrent session of the day, join us at 4:30pm in the Adams Ballroom for our opening Keynote with Tressie McMillan Cottom

Today’s Featured Sessions

Featured Sessions:

Best-in-Track Sessions:

Wednesday OLC Live! Interviews: 

  • 9:30am – 10:00am: Woman on the Street: CC Summit
  • 10:00am – 10:30am: Woman on the Street: Rangers and Talk-Abouts
  • 11:00am – 11:30am: Woman on the Street: HBCU Summit
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Keynote: Tressie McMillan Cottom
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Woman on the Street: Recharge Tour
  • 9:00pm – 10:00pm: Woman on the Street: IDEA Night

Wednesday Special Events: 

Additional Items of Note

  • The exhibit hall opens at 8:00am today (Aurora Ballroom). Coffee service is available there throughout the day. Don’t forget to join us during networking breaks for snacks and the opportunity to meet with your colleagues and our exhibitors.
  • Looking for something different to do during the conference and especially during networking coffee breaks?  Visit our Special Events page and learn about exhibitor raffles and OLC contests.
    • OLC is hosting a Step Challenge – post a screenshot of your step tracker app showing 10K or more steps with the date (4/3 and 4/4 are eligible) and include #OLCSteps to enter. 
    • Visit and get stamps from the exhibitors and sponsors to be eligible to win prizes:
      • Pick-up your exhibitor stamp card at registration, visit each booth to collect a unique stamp, and turn your card in at the OLC booth (#600) no later than 3:30pm on Thursday. An iPad Wifi 32GB and various gift cards will be awarded to winners. 
      • Winners will be notified by email on Thursday afternoon.  Winners can claim their prizes at the conference registration desk before 12:30pm MT Friday; otherwise prizes will be mailed. (The iPad will be mailed to the grand prize winner.)
      • Minimum of 25 stamps must be collected to be eligible for gift cards; full card must be stamped to be eligible for iPad drawing.
    • Visit the OLC booth (#600) to enter the OLC booth drawing.
    • Use #OLCInnovate and @OLCTODAY on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook to enter the OLC Social Media Contest
  • Don’t forget to visit the exhibitors and enter to win some fabulous Sponsor and Exhibitor Booth Raffles
  • Bring your own device (laptop, tablet, smart phone) and visit the Innovation Studio (located in the Aurora Ballroom Exhibit Hall) to interact with emerging technology, connect challenges to innovative practices through hands-on experimentation, and document your ideas in a virtual lab manual.  “Lab Techs” will be on hand to work with you!  #OLCInnovationStudio