We pivoted. We iterated. And now, it’s time to reimagine. We invite you to join the OLC community of practitioners, researchers, instructors, librarians, and others as we reimagine education at the OLC Innovate 2021 Virtual Conference. 

Like you, we spent the last year adapting, transforming, and reinventing. And the conference committee couldn’t be more excited with the program we’ve put together, which reflects the best of what we’ve learned through our virtual events and conferences. #OLCInnovate 2021 promises to be an impactful virtual conference experience that will spotlight the best of what online modality offers. 

The future of learning will be indelibly influenced by this time, and both seasoned experts and new practitioners to online, blended, and digital learning will be challenged with innovating education moving forward. OLC Innovate offers many options and pathways for attendees to be inspired, connected, and creative as we imagine higher education’s futures. Some opportunities include: 

  • Targeted Summits: This fully online format includes thematically-focuses gatherings for all attendees — these include Community College, HBCU, Instructional Design, Research, International, and K-12 Summits, as well as the signature OLC Leadership Network Event. 
  • Rich and Diverse Program Offerings: Whether you are participating live or asynchronously, choose from an amazing array of workshops, featured presentations, conference sessions, and online engagement opportunities that will educate, challenge, and inspire you.
  • Networking and Community-Building: Connect with attendees from around the world to share ideas, discuss challenges, and design solutions in real time. 
  • Innovation Challenges and Design Thinking Opportunities: Participate in active learning opportunities that explore specific challenges, pedagogical strategies, technological tools, research methods, industry innovations, or leadership approaches in spaces like the Innovation Studio and the Exposition Foundry.  

These offerings only begin to describe the myriad ways you will be able to connect, collaborate and learn at OLC Innovate 2021. We’re delighted to have you join us for this event, particularly in celebrating our collective resilience and dedication to forging connections without boundaries. Help us shape the future of online and digital learning OLC Innovate 2021 Conference.

Explore the site to learn more and register today!

Kate Miffett  

Conference Co-chair

Kate Miffitt, California State University Office of the Chancellor

Angela Gunder  

Conference Co-chair

Angela Gunder, Online Learning Consortium

Dr Jennifer Mathes  

Executive Conference Co-chair

Jennifer Mathes, Online Learning Consortium


Patsy Moskal

Executive Conference Co-chair

Patsy Moskal, University of Central Florida