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The OLC Instructional Design Summit is back and ready to rock! Join us for compelling questions, spirited conversation, expert panelists, and action-oriented breakout sessions. The Summit will be divided into three segments: a 45 minute conversation with our panelists, followed by a 45 minute breakout session focused on creating solutions to the biggest problems in our field. We’ll wrap up the third session with raffle prizes, a reflection activity, and report outs from the previous breakout group session. Come equipped with some great ideas and be ready to learn and create with colleagues from across the globe!

Join us in this half-day virtual event where we will discuss current and emerging questions and engage in multiple dialogues around the four corners of an ID’s life: designing learning experiences, collaborating with faculty, leveraging educational technology, and integrating new approaches and theories into our work. Take part in topical group discussions with fellow participants, learn from expert panelists, network with other participants who share the passion for the work we do, and walk away with a collaborative document created by the summit participants. We hope you can join us!

You can also join in on the conversations via Twitter by following #OLCIDSUMMIT.


Virtual Summit Schedule

The Instructional Design Summit is open to all OLC Accelerate 2021 participants and held in three parts on Wednesday, September 22. 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 Eastern Daylight Time Zone (EDT)

Part 1: September 22, 3:00pm – 3:45pm US EDT

Instructional Design Summit – Part 1

Part 2: September 22, 4:15pm – 5:00pm US EDT

Instructional Design Summit – Part 2

Part 3: September 22, 5:30pm – 6:15pm US EDT

Instructional Design 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 Instructional Design 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).   

Instructional Design Summit Meet-up: October 7, 9:30am – 10:15am 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.