Making the Most of Your Virtual Experience

We have heard time and again that the most valuable part of conferences is the informal conversation that occurs after an interesting session and at the end of the day. To close the gap between virtual attendance and in-person attendance, we are building on work done at previous OLC Innovates and OLC Accelerates, and creating a virtual lounge where participants can interact with presenters, talk to the Keynote speakers, and have conversations with other virtual attendees. The main Zoom room of OLC Live will be open for anyone, and it will be accessible both from the OLC website and via social media links. The room can hold up to 500 participants and also streams for unlimited further viewers. OLC Innovate 2020 will have interviews with participants, speakers, and more!


Even if you cannot join the conference in Chicago in person, you can still stay deeply engaged in the sessions, activities and networking at #OLCInnovate as a Virtual Participant. One of the primary goals of the OLC Live! is to provide you with up-to-the minute information on the places and spaces where you can connect with the entire conference group.  The virtual sessions listed below come in a wide variety of formats and flavors, to include presentations, featured sessions, panels, and industry showcases.

Schedules for OLC Innovate Live 2020 are in progress. Stay tuned for more information!

Use this key to help distinguish between special session types: 

Keynote Address Icon      Keynote Address
Featured Session / Town Hall Icon      Featured Session
Best in Strand Icon      Best In Track


All session times listed below are local time in
Chicago, IL (Central Time Zone).
The time in Chicago is currently:

Make sure to check out the Twitter feed (bottom-right column) to connect with other folks at the conference.

Ways to Connect Virtually

Streamed session quick links

(coming soon)

Meet the Committee Members

  • Terry Greene, Fleming College – OLC Live Co-Chair
  • Jonathan Lashley, Idaho State Board of Education – OLC Live Co-Chair