OLC is the leading professional organization devoted to advancing quality online learning by providing professional development, instruction, best practice publications and guidance to educators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world.
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It is more important than ever that we, as leaders in our community, continue these vital discussions. Please take the next step and commit to participating in these future opportunities. Interested in updates as you consider attending? Sign up for email alerts to stay informed:
OLC reserves a limited number of passes (onsite and virtual) for the press for each event. Press Passes are reserved for members of the working press who routinely write articles for publications covering higher education, and in particular, online higher education.
OLC Innovate (virtual) March 15-19, 2021 • online
OLC Innovate 2021 Conference
OLC Innovate: Education Reimagined – designed to bring forward-thinking leaders together to create new innovations for higher education. Join us virtually as we will challenge our teaching and learning paradigms, reimagine the learning experience, and ideate on how disruptions in education today will shape the innovative classroom of tomorrow.
A Joint Conference Presented by OLC and MERLOT.
Virtually: September 20-24, 2021
Onsite: October 5-8, 2021 • Washington, DC
OLC Accelerate 2021 Conference
**Call for speaker proposals opening soon**
Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide – Emphasizing the most innovative and impactful research and effective practices in the field of online, digital and blended learning, OLC Accelerate offers a comprehensive list of sessions and activities tailored to addressing the challenges and goals of our entire community.
Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning
Applications Open Until March 29, 2021
In between conferences we have plenty of workshops, webinars and other events to encourage collaboration and continued skill development. Applications will open this month and be accepted through the end of March for the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning, a unique blended-learning leadership development program sponsored by OLC in partnership with Arizona State University for the 2021 cohort.
OLC Ideate: Virtual Salon Series
OLC Ideate is a free, collaborative, and dialogue-based virtual event. Designed around a series of open salons, OLC Ideate consists of casual and inclusive spaces with discussions organized and facilitated by a salon leader, offering educators of all levels the opportunity to listen to emerging ideas and effective practices from their peers. These casual discussions are designed to specifically encourage reflection, co-creation, and synthesis, with connections to future OLC (and partner-run) events for further collaboration.
Volunteers Needed All Year
Our community thrives on the contributions of our amazing volunteers and we’d love for you to join our team and help us do more as we build into the future. We invite you to explore our many opportunities at OLC events or other areas below!