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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. We see ever increasing demand for cross-sector collaborations led by digital leaders across an increasingly diverse educational landscape. Join us at this virtual half-day summit for featured panel presentations and discussions focused on:

  • Workforce Education: from upskilling to workforce partnership solutions,  opportunities are ever expanding to meet the needs of the next generation of the workforce. Learn about partnerships, non-profit initiatives in this area, and what it means for institutions that want to explore this focus area.
  • Student Services 2.0:  there are many more opportunities to provide students with excellent support options in the online and blended environment.  From telemental health to mentoring, learn about services available to students and how these services can increase student satisfaction and retention.
  • Institutional Innovation: A continued discussion from November 2020’s event, learn from top leaders in the academic innovation field on how they’re continuing to move their institutions forward through change and opposition.


Virtual Summit Schedule

The Leadership Network Summit is open to all OLC Accelerate 2021 participants and held virtually  in three parts on Thursday, September 23. 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 23, 10:00am – 10:45am US EDT

Leadership Network Event – Part 1

Part 2: September 20, 11:15am – 12:00pm US EDT

Leadership Network Event – Part 2

Part 3: September 20, 12:30pm – 1:15pm US EDT

Leadership Network Event – 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 Leadership Network Summit Meet-up at the onsite conference at Gaylord National (Washington D.C. area) will be held on Wednesday, October 6.

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

Leadership Network Event Meet-up: October 6, 2:15pm – 3:00pm 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.