Virtual Schedule (Sept 20-24)  |  Onsite Schedule (Oct 5-8) 

 

General Virtual Schedule

This schedule is subject to change. 
All regular sessions are held virtually in Zoom. Discovery Sessions and select Exposition Foundry Sessions will be presented asynchronously in PlayPosit.  
Accelerate 2021 Virtual Summits include: Blended Learning, HBCU, Instructional Design, Leadership Network, and Research. Summits will be followed with onsite conference meet-ups.

ALL SESSION TIMES ARE LISTED IN U.S. EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME (EDT)

All sessions will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing for one (1) year post-conference.

 

Pre-Conference Master Classes (additional fee)
10:00am – 1:00pm Master Classes - Session 1
1:15pm – 1:45pm Master Class Networking Event
2:00pm – 5:00pm Master Classes - Session 2
5:15pm – 6:00pm OLC Accelerate 2021 Virtual Conference Preview Event
All Day – Asynchronous Sessions The Technology Test Kitchen, The Sanctuary (Relaxation/Meditation Room), Exposition Foundry Sessions, Discovery Sessions; Exposition Foundry Games
10:00am – 10:45am Field Guide “Power Hour” Kick Off (Engagement Map reviews, Virtual Conference Q & A session)
10:45am – 11:15am Networking Coffee Break with OLC Live!
11:15am – 12:00pm Concurrent Session 1
12:00pm – 12:30pm Virtual Speed Networking Lounge Activities
12:30pm – 1:15pm Concurrent Session 2
1:30pm – 2:45pm Welcome, OLC Awards, and Keynote Address
3:00pm – 3:45pm Concurrent Session 3; HBCU Summit begins
3:45pm – 4:15pm Networking Coffee Talk
4:15pm – 5:00pm Concurrent Session 4; HBCU Summit
5:00pm – 5:30pm Networking Coffee Break with OLC Live!
5:30pm – 6:15pm Featured Session
6:15pm – 6:45pm Networking Coffee Talk
6:45pm – 7:30pm Concurrent Session 5; HBCU Summit
7:45pm – 9:30pm OLC Awards Gala and Social
All Day – Asynchronous Sessions The Technology Test Kitchen, The Sanctuary (Relaxation/Meditation Room), Exposition Foundry Sessions, Discovery Sessions; Exposition Foundry Games
9:15am – 9:45am Guided Meditation Session
10:00am – 10:45am Concurrent Session 1
10:45am – 11:15am Networking Coffee Talk
11:15am – 12:00pm Concurrent Session 2
12:00pm – 12:30pm Networking Coffee Break with OLC Live!
12:30pm – 1:15pm Concurrent Session 3
1:15pm – 1:45pm OLC Design Sprint - Part 1
1:45pm – 2:30pm Featured Session
2:30pm – 3:00pm Virtual Speed Networking Lounge Activities
3:00pm – 3:45pm Concurrent Session 4; Blended Learning Summit begins
3:45pm – 4:15pm Networking Coffee Talk
4:15pm – 5:00pm Concurrent Session 5; Blended Learning Summit
5:00pm – 5:30pm Networking Coffee Break with OLC Live!
5:30pm – 6:15pm Concurrent Session 6; Blended Learning Summit
6:30pm – 7:15pm Evening Event
All Day – Asynchronous Sessions The Technology Test Kitchen, The Sanctuary (Relaxation/Meditation Room), Exposition Foundry Sessions, Discovery Sessions; Exposition Foundry Games
10:00am – 10:45am Featured Session
10:45am – 11:15am Networking Coffee Break with OLC Live!
11:15am – 12:00pm Concurrent Session 1; Research Summit begins
12:00pm – 12:30pm Virtual Speed Networking Lounge Activities
12:30pm – 1:15pm Concurrent Session 2; Research Summit
1:15pm – 1:45pm OLC Design Sprint - Part 2
1:45pm – 2:30pm Concurrent Session 3; Research Summit
2:30pm – 3:00pm Networking Coffee Talk
3:00pm – 3:45pm Concurrent Session 4; Instructional Design Summit begins
3:45pm – 4:15pm Networking Coffee Talk
4:15pm – 5:00pm Concurrent Session 5; Instructional Design Summit
5:00pm – 5:30pm Networking Coffee Break with OLC Live!
5:30pm – 6:15pm Concurrent Session 6; Instructional Design Summit
6:30pm – 7:15pm Evening Event
All Day – Asynchronous Sessions The Technology Test Kitchen, The Sanctuary (Relaxation/Meditation Room), Exposition Foundry Sessions, Discovery Sessions; Exposition Foundry Games
9:15am – 9:45am Guided Meditation Session
10:00am – 10:45am Concurrent Session 1; Leadership Network Event Summit begins
10:45am – 11:15am Networking Coffee Talk
11:15am – 12:00pm Concurrent Session 2; Leadership Network Event Summit
12:00pm – 12:30pm Networking Coffee Break with OLC Live!
12:30pm – 1:15pm Concurrent Session 3; Leadership Network Event Summit
1:15pm – 1:45pm OLC Design Sprint - Part 3
1:45pm – 2:30pm Concurrent Session 4
2:30pm – 3:00pm Networking Coffee Talk
3:00pm – 3:45pm Featured Session
3:45pm – 4:15pm Virtual Speed Networking Lounge Activities
4:15pm – 5:00pm Concurrent Session 5
5:00pm – 5:30pm Networking Coffee Break with OLC Live!
5:30pm – 6:15pm Concurrent Session 6
6:30pm – 7:15pm Evening Event
All Day – Asynchronous Sessions The Technology Test Kitchen, The Sanctuary (Relaxation/Meditation Room), Exposition Foundry Sessions, Discovery Sessions; Exposition Foundry Games
10:00am – 10:45am Concurrent Session 1
10:45am – 11:15am Virtual Speed Networking Lounge Activities
11:15am – 12:00pm Featured Session
12:00pm – 12:30pm Networking Coffee Break with OLC Live!
12:30pm – 1:15pm Concurrent Session 2
1:30pm – 2:30pm Connected Plenary Panel: A Fireside Chat & Closing Event
2:30pm – 3:00pm OLC Accelerate 2021 After Party & Onsite Conference Preview

 

General Onsite Schedule

Sessions are 45 minutes long unless otherwise noted. 
All sessions are considered BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).
There are 15 minute breaks between concurrent sessions.
All onsite sessions are held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.

ALL SESSION TIMES ARE LISTED IN U.S. EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME (EDT)

A limited number of sessions are available via live broadcasting from the onsite conference.  You must be a registered attendee (All Access or Full Virtual) in order to view these sessions live or on-demand.

 

12:00pm – 5:00pm The Sanctuary (Quiet Room) Open Mezzanine 4
3:00pm – 7:00pm Early Registration Prince George’s Registration A/B
4:00pm – 5:00pm Conference Volunteer VIP Reception (invitation only) Prince George’s Exhibit Hall A/B - Speed Networking Area
4:00pm – 6:00pm Exhibit Hall Preview & Reception (all attendees) Prince George’s Exhibit Hall A/B
6:00pm – 6:45pm Field Guide Program Tours of Gaylord National Convention Center and Property Departures from Prince George’s Registration A & B (Field Guide Station)
Dinner on your own. We recommend you make all dinner reservations in advance. In addition to the hotel, dining is also available by an easy walk within the National Harbor area or shuttle to King Street in Old Town Alexandria.
7:30am – 5:00pm Registration Desk Open Prince George’s Registration A/B
7:30am – 9:00am Attendee Breakfast Prince George’s Exhibit Hall A/B
7:45am – 8:15am Meditation & Mindfulness The Sanctuary - Mezzanine 4
8:30am – 9:30am Field Guide Power Hour (breakfast served) Chesapeake D/E/F
8:15am – 5:00pm The Sanctuary (Quiet Room) Open Mezzanine 4
8:30am – 11:30am The Escape Room Potomac C, Potomac 1-6
9:00am – 9:45am Engagement Sessions 1 Breakout Rooms
9:00am – 12:00pm Exhibit Hall and Technology Test Kitchen Open Prince George’s Exhibit Hall A/B
9:45am - 10:45am Networking Coffee Break Prince George’s Exhibit Hall A/B
10:00am – 10:45am Field Guide Program Tours of Gaylord National Convention Center and Property Departures from Prince George’s Registration A & B (Field Guide Station)
10:45am – 11:30am Engagement Sessions 2 Breakout Rooms
11:30am – 1:15pm Lunch on your own; Exhibit Hall closes at 12:00pm Prince George’s Exhibit Hall A/B
Start of Regular Conference Sessions
1:15pm – 2:00pm Concurrent Session 1 Breakout Rooms
1:15pm – 7:00pm Exhibit Hall and Technology Test Kitchen Open Prince George’s Exhibit Hall A/B
2:15pm – 3:00pm Concurrent Session 2 Breakout Rooms
3:00pm – 3:45pm Networking Coffee Break; Speed Networking Lounge Open, Iron Chef Battle - Round 1 Prince George’s Exhibit Hall A/B
3:45pm – 4:30pm Concurrent Session 3 Breakout Rooms
4:45pm – 5:45pm Welcome & Wednesday Keynote Address - Zeynep Tufekci Potomac Ballroom A/B
5:45pm – 7:00pm Welcome Reception Prince George’s Exhibit Hall A/B
Dinner on your own. We recommend you make all dinner reservations in advance. In addition to the hotel, dining is also available by an easy walk within the National Harbor area or shuttle to King Street in Old Town Alexandria.
7:30am – 4:00pm Registration Desk Open Prince George’s Registration A/B
8:00am – 9:15am OLC Awards & Breakfast Panel (breakfast opens 7:30am) Potomac Ballroom A/B
8:00am – 5:00pm The Sanctuary (Quiet Room) Open Mezzanine 4
9:00am – 3:15pm Exhibit Hall, Technology Test Kitchen Open, Iron Chef Battle - Round 2 Prince George’s Exhibit Hall A/B
9:30am – 10:15am Concurrent Session 4 Breakout Rooms
10:15am – 11:15am Field Guide Program Talk-abouts Departures from Prince George’s Registration A/B (Field Guide Station)
10:15am – 11:15am Networking Coffee Break; Speed Networking Lounge Open Prince George’s Exhibit Hall A/B
11:15am – 12:00pm Concurrent Session 5 Breakout Rooms
12:00pm – 1:45pm Accelerate Lunch Marketplace (Exhibit Hall, Technology Test Kitchen Remain Open) OR Lunch on Your Own
  • a limited menu of salads, sandwiches, snacks, and beverages available for purchase
Prince George’s Exhibit Hall A/B
1:45pm – 2:30pm Concurrent Session 6 Breakout Rooms
2:30pm – 3:15pm Final Networking Coffee Break; Speed Networking Lounge Open, Iron Chef Battle - Round 3 (Finals) Prince George’s Exhibit Hall A/B
3:15pm Exhibit Hall Closes Prince George’s Exhibit Hall A/B
3:15pm – 4:00pm Concurrent Session 7 Breakout Rooms
4:00pm – 5:00pm Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Reception Potomac Ballroom A/B and Foyer
5:30pm - evening Dinner on your own. We recommend you make all dinner reservations in advance. In addition to the hotel, dining is also available by an easy walk within the National Harbor area or shuttle to King Street in Old Town Alexandria.
7:00pm – 10:00pm Monuments by Moonlight Tour (separate ticket purchase required) Night time bus tour of Washington, DC historic monuments
7:30am – 1:00pm Registration Desk Open Prince George’s Registration A/B
7:45am – 8:15am Meditation & Mindfulness The Sanctuary - Mezzanine
8:00am – 9:30am Attendee Breakfast Potomac C/D
8:15am – 12:00pm The Sanctuary (Quiet Room) Open Mezzanine 4
9:45am – 10:30am Concurrent Session 8 Breakout Rooms
10:45am – 11:30am Concurrent Session 9 Breakout Rooms
11:45am – 12:30pm Plenary Panel Potomac C/D
12:30pm – 1:15pm Closing Event Potomac C Lobby
Conference Ends