Contests & Prizes |  Social Media Contest  |  Events & Sponsorships  |
  Physical Wellness  |  Booth Raffles

Thank you for your patience as we update these activities to accommodate the new all virtual event, to be held June 15-26, 2020. 


Contests and Prizes

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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 Apple AirPods 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 pair of Apple AirPods. 


How to enter:
1. Visit each booth to collect a unique stamp.
2. Cards should be turned in at the OLC Booth (#508) no later than 4:00pm Thursday.


  • Two Grand Prize winners will be drawn from those who collect ALL the unique sponsor and exhibitor stamps to win. Grand Prize: Apple AirPods
  • 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 Apple AirPods drawing.
  • Winners will be notified by email and Twitter on Thursday afternoon.  Winners can claim their prizes* at the conference registration desk before 12:30pm CT Friday; otherwise prizes will be mailed. 

Sponsored by: Examity Logo


2. OLC Booth Drawing

How to enter:

  • Stop by the OLC Booth (#508) to answer some Chicago and OLC trivia to enter to win enter to win an Echo Dot!
  • One grand prize winner will be chosen randomly and will be notified by phone or email prior to the end of the conference.



3.  Social Media Contest

How to enter: 

  • Twitter – Follow us @OLCTODAY. 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 lnstagram with #OLCInnovate
  • Facebook: Like us at Then post pictures or networking stories from the conference with #OLCInnovate

Prizes will be awarded randomly so post often and on multiple platforms, just don’t forget to include #OLCInnovate to make your posts count!

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

Thank you for participating! We will review submissions, contact the winners to receive their prizes within 2 weeks after OLC Innovate. Watch your email and twitter to see if you’re a winner.


4.  Engagement Activities (onsite only)

How to enter:
Network and win!

  • Visit the Exhibit Hall and sign up for booth raffles as you network and learn!


Events & Sponsorships


Sponsored by



Tuesday, July 21

OLC logo


4:00pm – 6:00pm Exhibit Hall Preview Reception (all attendees)
Riverwalk Exhibit Hall
8:00pm – 10:00pm Game Night

Wednesday, July 22

Carolina Distance Learning

Proctorio Logo

Wiley logo

7:30am – 9:00am Wednesday Continental Breakfast
Riverwalk Exhibit Hall

Cengage Logo

SmarterServices logo

Hewlett Foundation logo

Throughout conference HBCU Summit
Superior A/B


8:30am – 12:00pm OLC Community College Summit
Michigan A/B

Strade logo

8:30am – 12:00pm OLC Leadership Network Event
Chicago Ballroom 10

APL nextEd logo

MindEdge logo

Strade logo

8:30am – 12:00pm OLC Research Summit

NameCoach logo

10:00am – 10:30am Equity & Inclusion Welcome
Riverwalk Exhibit Hall – Speed Networking Lounge

D2L logo

1:15pm – 4:30pm Innovation Studio “Escape Room”
Arkansas, Mississippi, and Ohio
ProctorU 4:45pm – 5:45pm Welcome and Wednesday Keynote Address with Zeynep Tufekci
Sheraton Chicago Ballroom
Proctorio Logo 5:45pm – 7:00pm Welcome Reception
Riverwalk Exhibit Hall

Thursday, July 23

Strade logo 7:30am – 9:00am OLC/MERLOT Awards and Breakfast (Part 1)
Breakfast is available until 9; Awards Ceremony will be 8:00-8:25am

Sheraton Chicago Ballroom
Examity logo 8:30am – 9:30am

Thursday Keynote Address with Flower Darby
Sheraton Chicago Ballroom

Friday, July 24

7:30am – 9:00am

OLC/MERLOT Awards and Breakfast (Part 2)
Breakfast is available until 9; Awards Ceremony will be 8:00-8:25am
Sheraton Chicago Ballroom

Canvas logo 8:30am – 9:30am Friday Keynote Address with Rajiv Jhangiani
Sheraton Chicago Ballroom
12:30pm – 1:00pm Closing Event
Ballroom Promenade

Additional Sponsorships

ProctorU Badge Holders (co-branded)
Pick up your badge holder in the conference registration area (Convention Foyer)
MindEdge logo

Discovery Sessions
Ballroom Promenade

For 2020, a special thank you to National Platinum sponsor MindEdge, who will be providing LCD monitors at each Discovery Session station. 

Examity logo

Mediasite logo



  Door Prize Drawings
Drawing for complimentary registration for any OLC 2020 or 2021 Conference

D2L logo

  Innovation Studio
Riverwalk Exhibit Hall

CogBooks logo

D2L logo

  Learning Lounge
Riverwalk Exhibit Hall

Examity logo

Mediasite logo


10:00am – 10:30am
3:00pm – 3:45pm

10:30am – 11:15am
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Networking Coffee Breaks
Riverwalk Exhibit Hall

Canvas logo


OLC Live!

Cengage Logo

Power Stations
Riverwalk Exhibit Hall


PSI logo

Science Interactive

Speed Networking Lounge
Riverwalk Exhibit Hall
Mediasite logo Streamed Sessions



Physical Wellness Opportunities

Join us each day for Yoga with Janet or Functional Fitness with Jesse, fellow conference attendees and certified instructors.
Self-guided meditation handouts are also available in the Sanctuary (Tennessee)


Yoga Style
Wednesday, July 22

6:30am – 7:30am



Slow Flow Yoga*

Functional Fitness**

Thursday, July 23 5:15pm – 6:15pm



Slow Flow Yoga*

Functional Fitness**

Friday, July 24 6:30am – 7:30am 



Slow Flow Yoga*

Functional Fitness**


* Slow Flow Yoga –  Join us for a 1 hour Slow Flow yoga class with Janet, 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. Comfy clothes needed; bring your water bottle.  We will provide towels to use if you don’t have a yoga mat with you.

** Functional Fitness – Looking to infuse high intensity and functional fitness movements into your conference day? Join Jesse Pagel, CrossFit Level 1 coach, for a 1-hour morning workout!  Scaling and modifications are available to accommodate all fitness levels. Please wear workout clothing and workout shoes. Be sure to bring a water bottle and come ready to move!  Attendees will be asked to sign a waiver before participating.

Note:  Attendees participate in classes at their own risk. In the unlikely event of injury, please note that OLC and the WDW Swan & Dolphin Resort may not be held liable.


Booth Raffles




Booth Raffle Prizes

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.

Harmonize by 42 Lines logo

802 Apple Airpods

Carolina Distance Learning logo

303 Come by the Carolina Distance Learning booth to have your badge scanned! You will automatically be entered to win one of two $100 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!

Collegis Education logo

808 Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook

Feedback Fruits logo

105 Enter to win a trip to Amsterdam next year by answering one question.

GoReact logo

703 Apple T.V

Innovative Educators logo

210 Innovative Educators will raffle off a webinar certificate for one of our live professional development webinars, value of $425.

PowerNotes  logo

314 $100 Amazon Gift Card

RedShelf logo

311 $100 Visa Card

Rubric logo

316 A bottle of Scotch! We are based in Scotland, but come meet us and learn about our global services.

TutorMe logo

109 We will be raffling off 25 free hours of online tutoring for an academic institution or program.