9:00am – 12:00pm AM OLC Pre-Conference Workshops Sheraton Ballroom 1, 2, 3
9:00am – 5:00pm The Sanctuary (Quiet Room) Open Tennessee
1:00pm – 4:00pm PM OLC Pre-Conference Workshops & Leadership Network Event Sheraton Ballroom 1, 2, 3; Superior B
3:00pm – 7:00pm Early Registration Riverwalk Promenade
4:00pm – 5:00pm Conference Volunteer VIP Reception (invitation only) Riverwalk Exhibit Hall - Speed Networking Area
4:00pm – 6:00pm Exhibit Hall Preview & Reception (all attendees) Riverwalk Exhibit Hall
4:30pm – 7:00pm OLC/MERLOT Awards & Leadership Ceremony and Reception (ticket required) Michigan A & B
6:00pm Field Guide Tours of the Sheraton Grand Chicago Meet at Field Guide Station (Riverwalk Promenade, near registration)
Dinner on your own
9:00pm – 10:00pm Evening Gathering: Game Night Fountainview
7:30am – 5:00pm Registration Desk Open Riverwalk Promenade
7:30am – 9:00am Attendee Breakfast for workshop and summit participants Riverwalk Exhibit Hall
8:00am – 5:00pm The Sanctuary (Quiet Room) Open Tennessee
8:30am – 9:30am Field Guide Program Power Hour Kick-Off (breakfast served) Mayfair
8:30am – 12:00pm Community College Summit begins Michigan A/B
8:30am – 12:00pm HBCU Summit begins Superior A/B
8:00am – 12:00pm Exhibit Hall, Innovation Studio open Riverwalk Exhibit Hall
8:30am – 10:00am Workshop Session I Breakout Rooms
10:00am – 10:30am Networking Coffee Break; Speed Networking Lounge Open Riverwalk Exhibit Hall
10:00am Field Guide Tours of the Sheraton Grand Chicago Meet at Field Guide Station (Riverwalk Promenade, near registration)
10:30am – 11:15am OLC Field Guide Talk-abouts Departs from the Field Guide Station (Riverwalk Promenade, near registration)
10:30am – 12:00pm Workshop Session II; Community College Summit continues; HBCU Summit continues Breakout Rooms
12:00pm – 1:00pm Welcome Lunch (all attendees); Exhibit Hall closes during lunch Sheraton Chicago Ballroom
1:00pm – 7:00pm Exhibit Hall, Innovation Studio open Riverwalk Exhibit Hall
1:15pm – 2:00pm Concurrent Session 1 Breakout Rooms
2:15pm – 3:00pm Concurrent Session 2 Breakout Rooms
3:00pm – 3:45pm Networking Coffee Break; Speed Networking Lounge Open Riverwalk Exhibit Hall
3:45pm – 4:30pm Concurrent Session 3 Breakout Rooms
4:45pm – 5:45pm Welcome and Wednesday Keynote Address Sheraton Chicago Ballroom
5:45pm – 7:00pm Innovate Welcome Reception Riverwalk Exhibit Hall
Dinner on your own
9:00pm – 10:00pm Evening Gathering: IDEA Night - supporting the OLC IDEA Leadership in Digital Learning Scholarship fund Fountainview
7:30am – 5:00pm Registration Desk Open Riverwalk Promenade
7:30am – 8:30am OLC/MERLOT Community Breakfast Sheraton Chicago Ballroom
8:00am – 5:00pm The Sanctuary (Quiet Room) Open Tennessee
8:30am – 9:30am Thursday Keynote Address Sheraton Chicago Ballroom
9:00am – 12:00pm Exhibit Hall, Innovation Studio open Riverwalk Exhibit Hall
9:45am – 10:30am Concurrent Session 4 Breakout Rooms
10:30am – 11:15am OLC Field Guide Talk-abouts Departs from the Field Guide Station (Riverwalk Promenade, near registration)
10:30am – 11:15am Networking Coffee Break; Speed Networking Lounge Open Riverwalk Exhibit Hall
11:15am – 12:00pm Concurrent Session 5 Breakout Rooms
12:00pm – 2:15pm Lunch Options:
  • Chicago Architectural Boat Tour - ticketed (limit 175)
  • City of Chicago Big Bus Tour - ticketed (unlimited)
  • Lunch on your own
  • Box lunches available for purchase for both tours
  • Exhibit Hall closes during lunch
2:00pm – 4:00pm Exhibit Hall, Innovation Lab open Riverwalk Exhibit Hall
2:15pm – 3:00pm Concurrent Session 6 Breakout Rooms
3:00pm – 4:00pm Final Exhibits and Networking Break Riverwalk Exhibit Hall
4:00pm – 4:45pm Concurrent Session 7 Breakout Rooms
Dinner on your own
6:00pm MERLOT Leadership Meeting & Dinner (invitation only) Michigan A
7:30am – 12:00pm Registration Desk Open Riverwalk Promenade
7:30am – 9:30am Attendee Breakfast Sheraton Chicago Ballroom
8:00am – 1:00pm The Sanctuary (Quiet Room) Open Tennessee
8:30am – 9:30am Keynote Address: Community Stories Sheraton Chicago Ballroom
9:45am – 12:30pm Innovation Studio “Escape Room” Chicago Ballroom IX-X
9:45am – 10:30am Concurrent Session 8 Breakout Rooms
10:45am – 11:30am Concurrent Session 9 Breakout Rooms
11:45am – 12:30pm Concurrent Session 10 Breakout Rooms
12:30pm – 1:00pm Closing Event Ballroom Promenade
1:00pm End of Conference