OLC Innovate 2021 Virtual Conference: 

A joint conference of The Online Learning Consortium and MERLOT

General Schedule

This schedule is subject to change. All regular sessions are held virtually in Zoom. Discovery Sessions & select Exposition Foundry Sessions will be presented asynchronously in VoiceThread. 

Innovate 2021 Summits include: Community College, HBCU, K-12, Instructional Design, International, OLC Leadership Network Event, and Research Summits.  

Networking opportunities listed are intended to foster connections between attendees in informal social settings with activities.

All sessions will be live webcast per time listed in US Central Time Zone (CT).  All sessions will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing for one (1) year post-conference.

 

9:00am – 12:00pm Pre-Conference Workshops - Session 1
12:15pm – 12:45pm Pre-Conference Workshop Networking Event
1:00pm – 4:00pm Pre-Conference Workshops - Session 2
4:15pm – 5:00pm OLC Innovate 2021 Conference Preview Event
All Day – Asynchronous Sessions The Innovation Studio, The Sanctuary (Relaxation/Meditation Room), Exposition Foundry Sessions, Discovery Sessions; Virtual Exhibit Hall (access via Enhanced platform)
9:00am – 9:45am Field Guide “Power Hour” Kick Off (Engagement Map reviews, Virtual Conference Q & A session)
9:45am –10:15am Networking Coffee Break with OLC Live!
10:15am – 11:00am Concurrent Session 1
11:00am – 11:30am Virtual Speed Networking Lounge Activities
11:30am – 12:15pm Concurrent Session 2
12:30pm – 1:45pm Welcome, OLC & MERLOT Awards, and Keynote Address - Rajiv Jhangiani (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
2:00pm – 2:45pm Concurrent Session 3; Research Summit begins
2:45pm – 3:15pm Networking Coffee Talk
3:15pm – 4:00pm Concurrent Session 4; Research Summit
4:00pm – 4:30pm Networking Coffee Break with OLC Live!
4:30pm – 5:15pm Featured Session
5:15pm – 5:45pm Networking Coffee Talk
5:45pm – 6:30pm Concurrent Session 5; Research Summit
6:45pm – 8:45pm OLC & MERLOT Awards Gala and Social
All Day – Asynchronous Sessions The Innovation Studio, The Sanctuary (Relaxation/Meditation Room), Exposition Foundry Sessions, Discovery Sessions; Virtual Exhibit Hall (access via Enhanced platform)
8:15am – 8:45am Guided Meditation Session
9:00am – 9:45am Concurrent Session 1; HBCU Summit begins
9:45am – 10:15am Networking Coffee Talk
10:15am – 11:00am Concurrent Session 2; HBCU Summit
11:00am – 11:30am Networking Coffee Break with OLC Live!
11:30am – 12:15pm Concurrent Session 3; HBCU Summit
12:15pm – 1:30pm Lunch & Learn Featured Session
1:30pm – 2:00pm Virtual Speed Networking Lounge Activities
2:00pm – 2:45pm Concurrent Session 4; Community College Summit begins
2:45pm – 3:15pm Networking Coffee Talk
3:15pm – 4:00pm Concurrent Session 5; Community College Summit
4:00pm – 4:30pm Networking Coffee Break with OLC Live!
4:30pm – 5:15pm Concurrent Session 6; Community College Summit
5:30pm – 6:15pm Evening Event
All Day – Asynchronous Sessions The Innovation Studio, The Sanctuary (Relaxation/Meditation Room), Exposition Foundry Sessions, Discovery Sessions; Virtual Exhibit Hall (access via Enhanced platform)
9:00am – 9:45am Concurrent Session 1
9:45am – 10:15am Networking Coffee Break with OLC Live!
10:15am – 11:00am Concurrent Session 2; Leadership Network Event begins
11:00am – 11:30am Virtual Speed Networking Lounge Activities
11:30am – 12:15pm Concurrent Session 3; Leadership Network Event
12:15pm – 12:45pm Lunch Networking Event
12:45pm – 1:30pm Concurrent Session 4; Leadership Network Event
1:30pm – 2:00pm Networking Coffee Talk
2:00pm – 2:45pm Featured Session
2:45pm – 3:15pm Networking Coffee Talk
3:15pm – 4:00pm Concurrent Session 5; K-12 Summit begins
4:00pm – 4:30pm Networking Coffee Break with OLC Live!
4:30pm – 5:15pm Concurrent Session 6; K-12 Summit
5:15pm – 5:45pm Networking Coffee Talk
5:45pm – 6:30pm Concurrent Session 7; K-12 Summit
6:45pm – 7:30pm Evening Event
All Day – Asynchronous Sessions The Innovation Studio, The Sanctuary (Relaxation/Meditation Room), Exposition Foundry Sessions, Discovery Sessions; Virtual Exhibit Hall (access via Enhanced platform)
8:15am – 8:45am Guided Meditation Session
9:00am – 9:45am Concurrent Session 1; International Summit begins
9:45am – 10:15am Networking Coffee Talk
10:15am – 11:00am Concurrent Session 2; International Summit
11:00am – 11:30am Networking Coffee Break with OLC Live!
11:30am – 12:15pm Featured Session
12:15pm –12:45pm Lunch Networking Event
12:45pm – 1:30pm Concurrent Session 3; International Summit
1:30pm – 2:00pm Networking Coffee Talk
2:00pm – 2:45pm Concurrent Session 4; Instructional Design Summit begins
2:45pm – 3:15pm Virtual Speed Networking Lounge Activities
3:15pm – 4:00pm Concurrent Session 5; Instructional Design Summit
4:00pm – 4:30pm Networking Coffee Break with OLC Live!
4:30pm – 5:15pm Concurrent Session 6; Instructional Design Summit
5:30pm – 6:15pm Evening Event
All Day – Asynchronous Sessions The Innovation Studio, The Sanctuary (Relaxation/Meditation Room), Exposition Foundry Sessions, Discovery Sessions; Virtual Exhibit Hall (access via Enhanced platform)
9:00am – 9:45am Featured Session
9:45am – 10:15am Virtual Speed Networking Lounge Activities
10:15am – 11:00am Concurrent Session 1
11:00am – 11:30am Networking Coffee Break with OLC Live!
11:30am – 12:15pm Concurrent Session 2
12:15pm – 12:45pm Lunch Networking Event
12:45pm – 1:30pm Concurrent Session 3
1:30pm – 2:00pm Networking Coffee Talk
2:00pm – 2:45pm Concurrent Session
2:45pm – 3:15pm Networking Coffee Talk
3:15pm – 4:00pm Plenary Panel: A Fireside Chat
4:00pm – 4:30pm OLC Live! Closing Event Celebration
4:30pm – 5:00pm OLC Innovate 2021 After Party

 

End of Conference – Mark your calendars to join us onsite in Washington D.C. or virtually for OLC Accelerate 2021 (October 6-8, 2021)