Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide
Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide – 20/20 Vision: Envisioning the Future of Online, Blended and Digital Learning
The OLC Accelerate conference emphasizes the most innovative and impactful research and effective practices in the field of online, digital and blended learning. Supporting administrators, designers, and educators alike, Accelerate offers a comprehensive list of sessions and activities tailored to addressing the challenges and goals of our entire community. Our curation of conference tracks and exhibits promises a cross-section of the prime topics in our field, offering exciting programming formats, myriad formal and informal networking opportunities, and a wealth of resources aligned to supporting quality online, digital and blended learning.
We chose the name OLC Accelerate for this annual conference because it is devoted to driving quality online learning, advancing best practice guidance and accelerating innovation in learning for academic leaders, educators, administrators, digital learning professionals and organizations around the world.
As always, this international conference promises outstanding keynote speakers, expanded programs, and engaging workshops. Our ever-popular Technology Test Kitchen and Discovery sessions will once again deliver the opportunity to interact with experts in new and emerging online and digital learning technologies and topics, reinforcing why educators worldwide affirm that OLC Accelerate is the premiere conference for online learning professionals.
Avoid the fear of missing out (#FOMO) on this opportunity to network with and learn from thousands of your fellow educators. We look forward to seeing you in the fall, and encourage you to learn more and register today.
Join us in our commitment to accelerate online learning worldwide. We look forward to connecting and celebrating with you in Orlando, November 17-20, 2020.
ATTEND: Choose from over 500 sessions spanning a wide breadth of topics and special interest areas including edtech, proctoring, accessibility, gamification, K-12, open educational resources, and much more.
LEARN: Arrive early and enroll in pre-conference workshops for your continued professional development. Topics this year will likely include Gamification, OLC Quality Scorecard, Policy Development, Open Educational Resources, and much more.
DISCOVER: You’ll want to make time to explore over 80 brands, entrepreneurs and innovators on the OLC Accelerate exhibit hall. Preview firsthand many new and exciting education solutions.
TEST: The Technology Test Kitchen returns. Bring your own device (laptop, tablet, smartphone) and get ready to learn, explore, and share within a fun lab environment. Our tech chefs will help you discover new tools, tips, and tricks that you can incorporate into your own course designs.
CONNECT: OLC Accelerate has proven to be a once-a-year opportunity to network with online learning peers and leaders whom you rarely ever see in person. Informal situations like our trade show floor and Technology Test Kitchen are ideal for networking.
HAVE FUN: It’s not all business. Last year we made time to enjoy Epcot and visit with Mickey and his friends at Orlando’s various Disney parks. Discounts and special Disney events, exclusive to OLC conference attendees, will soon be announced. It’s the perfect time and place to tag on a few days to enjoy with family and friends.
OLC Invites You to Submit a Proposal for Accelerate 2020, Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide
We are interested in proposals for interactive sessions for Gamified Sessions, Discovery Sessions, Graduate Student Discovery Sessions, Workshops, Express Workshops, Lightning Talks, and Education Sessions that engage and inform participants.
Proposed sessions will be targeted to all attendees or novice, intermediate, or expert levels of proficiency.
Presenters and facilitators from the following areas were encouraged to submit proposals:
Higher Education • K-12 Faculty • Researchers • Graduate Scholars • Educational Technology Leaders • Instructional designers • Instructional Technologists • Faculty • Instructors
OLC Accelerate 2020 Call For Presentations is Now Open
Submission deadline has been extended to 11:59pm ET, June 1, 2020.
Notifications are scheduled to be emailed on July 27, 2020.
The OLC Accelerate conference is THE higher ed online learning conference to attend. Great sessions, speakers, and innovations. It is good for IDs, faculty, and administrative leaders.
As a newcomer to the field of online learning, I can’t imagine a better way to get my feet wet. After OLC Accelerate, I have a new vocabulary and toolkit to share with my home institution.
Simon Fraser University
I have been teaching in higher education for more than 10 years. I have attended many conferences and this one ranks as one of the best. I left with so many takeaways to use at my college. I can’t wait to share with colleagues./p>
Program Director, Early Childhood Education
Nash Community College
The impact of technology and data in online learning has increased vastly, and OLC provides the best opportunity to connect all branches of learners, vendors, practitioners and others a forum to share ideas.
Instiutional Research Officer
Hillsborough Community College
Being new to the Instructional Design field, my experience at OLC Accelerate was an excellent opportunity to network and develop new relationships. I left the conference feeling inspired to lead my own session at an OLC Conference one day!
Sr. Academic Advisor – Aspiring ID
University of Arizona
I consider OLC the premier national conference for online learning. After attending each year, I return to work with the enthusiasm to implement what I’ve learned at the conference such as Micro-learning, creating a podcast, and using more inclusive language in my online courses.
Director of Online Learning
Gwynedd Mercy University