Join us for OLC’s Leadership Network Event series, where we bring together digital leaders from academics, non-profits, and the private sector to discuss digital education strategy in times of great change. These events are available to both participants of the OLC Accelerate Virtual Conference (September 20-24, 2021) and the Onsite Conference in Washington, D.C. (October 5-8, 2021) and are included with your conference registration.

Learn more about the events and how to RSVP by visiting the program spotlight pages linked below for each event in the series.

Program Spotlight



Leadership Network Event

Leadership Summit (Online)

Join us for OLC’s fall leadership network summit where digital leaders from academics, non-profits, and the private sector come together to discuss digital education strategy and to grow their network.

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The Future of the Workforce (Washington, D.C.)

This morning keynote and plenary session will bring together thought leaders and changemakers discussing workforce development and career pathways within and beyond institutions. The half-day leadership event has the goal of bringing community together for experiential learning and meaningful collaboration, and takes place on October 5, 2021, at OLC Accelerate in Washington, D.C.

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Innovating for Working Adult Learners (Washington, D.C.)

The Online Learning Consortium and Guild Education are partnering on a leadership event dedicated to designing a learner experience that accounts for the lived experiences of working adult learners. Through this interactive event, we hope to engage the leading minds in higher ed to drive forward practical and innovative solutions in order to create better outcomes for working adult learners.

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Leadership Network Event

Leadership Network Meetup (Washington, D.C.)

Leaders are being called upon to forge new connections and partnerships so that they might better drive forward innovative solutions to the field’s ubiquitous challenges. This summit meet-up will re-engage our leadership community in a conversation about innovative student service solutions and afford the critical space needed to network around bridging the gap for the next generation learner.

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These events are offered as connected programming through our OLC Accelerate Conference programming and are designed for senior leaders. Register now to secure your spot for the two October 5th events – seats are limited! If you attend both events on October 5th, breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and cocktail reception will be included and covered as part of your registration at no additional cost.

Please note that registration for all these events is included in your conference registration – there are no additional steps to register for these sessions other than your general conference registration, though please note that there is a section of the registration form dedicated to this event. All virtual summit sessions will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing for one (1) year post-conference. In addition to these events, we also encourage you to attend the virtual Awards Gala and the onsite Awards Breakfast.


More Information

Please contact OLC’s Director of Online Engagement, Madeline Shellgren, at with any questions.