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The success of the field of online, blended and digital learning is bolstered by the dimensions of diversity present across our community, centering practices of sharing and collaboration in support of student success. The Fusion Summit spotlights the diverse thought leadership and visionary actions of prominent voices from the respective communities of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AAPISIs), providing guidance and strategic vision for the entire community. 

Focusing on the quality characteristics of online learning as well as digital strategies prioritized by these visionaries through their work in online education, this multipart summit uses actionable design practices and collaborative work to create a community of practice supporting work well beyond the conference.

Join us for a three-part series of fireside chats at the virtual component of the Fusion Summit, as well as in-person networking opportunities for educators seeking diverse and inclusive practices for equitable online, blended and digital learning at the onsite component in Washington, D.C.


Virtual Summit Schedule

The Fusion Summit is open to all OLC Accelerate 2021 participants and held virtually in three parts on Monday, September 20. Attendees can attend one or all of the sessions, and are encouraged to bring colleagues from their leadership teams to attend as a connected cohort across the event.

All Sessions are held in US Eastern Daylight Time Zone (EDT).

Part 1: September 20, 3:00pm – 3:45pm US EDT

Fusion Summit – Part 1

Part 2: September 20, 4:15pm – 5:00pm US EDT

Fusion Summit – Part 2

Part 3: September 20, 6:45pm – 7:30pm US EDT

Fusion Summit – Part 3


Onsite Meet-up

Like all good learning experiences, OLC is very interested in amplifying the ways that we can engage with new ideas and the community across different modalities. As such, the onsite meetups are meant to be a direct connection to the findings, ideation, and collaborations happening in the virtual summits two weeks prior. You are encouraged to attend any and all parts of the summits and the meetups, with no requirement to attend the summit to make the most of the meetups, and vice versa. We encourage you to explore both spaces as you can to contribute to the shaping of new collaborations and future calls to action for this special interest group. Excited to access both spaces? Register for an All-Access Pass to be sure to gain access to attend both!

The Fusion Summit Meet-up at the onsite conference at Gaylord National (Washington D.C. area) will be held on Thursday, October 7.

Onsite Meet-ups are located in the Speed Networking Lounge (Prince George’s A & B Exhibit Hall).   

Fusion Summit Meet-up: October 7, 1:45pm – 2:30pm US EDT



Registration for this event is included in your conference registration –  there are no additional steps to register for these sessions other than your general conference registration. All virtual summit sessions will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing for one (1) year post-conference.