Connecting and Collaborating at Accelerate 2021 Virtual

Feedback from conference attendees throughout the week revealed five top themes.



OLC Accelerate Award winners participating in a panel moderated by Angela Gunder

Coming Home: 5 Surprising Gifts from the OLC Accelerate 2021 Onsite Conference

We engaged in critical inquiry, connected with new ideas and new colleagues, and collaboratively worked towards charting our digital learning futures.

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OLC Accelerate Award winners participating in a panel moderated by Angela Gunder

Panelists speaking at OLC Accelerate 2021 Awards Gala

“If you have never attended one of these, do yourself a favor. The sessions, speakers, and topics were all so interesting. Truly the best conference I have ever been to. It won’t be my last.”

—Kathleen Gerus, Macomb Community College

Group of OLC Accelerate attendees standing in front of Capital Wheel in National Harbor, Maryland

“This was wonderful! I have a notebook full of ideas to take back and implement with our team.”

—David Mannaioni, College for Financial Planning

“Enjoyed the conference and all the information and enthusiastic presenters!”

—Rachel Ellison, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Group of OLC Accelerate 2021 Attendees working together in the Speed Networking Lounge

“Whether faculty, administrator, or instructional designer/technologist, there is a huge variety to choose from, and you will learn something and meet new people.”

—Loretta Driskel, Clarkson University

Person giving presentation at OLC Accelerate 2021

Group of volunteers accepting awards at OLC Accelerate 2021

“All sessions I attended were scholarly, professional, engaging, and fun!”

—Nancy Stackhouse, Ed.D., University of Phoenix

Group of OLC Accelerate 2021 Attendees in Exhibit Hall

“I loved learning more about my field, and OLC had so many experts host their sessions, where attendees could ask questions and network with each other.”

—Maria Asuncion, Ryerson University

“Such a great online experience this year! The keynote was amazing!”

—Amy Murzyn, College of St. Scholastica

Two OLC Accelerate attendees high-fiving at the Technology Test Kitchen

“The virtual conference had a live feel to it—great sessions with easy accessibility.”

—Cassandra Presley, Ultimate Medical Academy

Photograph of OLC Accelerate attendee sharing something with another attendee