Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide

The Online Learning Consortium’s Accelerate 2022 conference, Reflecting Onward: Evidence for a Changed World, emphasizes the most innovative and impactful research and effective practices in the field of online, blended, and digital learning. Supporting administrators, designers, and educators alike, this conference offers attendees a comprehensive list of sessions and activities tailored to addressing the challenges and goals of our entire community.

This year’s conference will take place both virtually (November 1 – 3, 2022) and onsite (November 14 -17, 2022) at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin in Orlando, FL.  Register today.

Dr. Josie Ahlquist

Dr. Josie Ahlquist is a digital engagement and leadership researcher, speaker, and author. She teaches education professionals and campus executives how to humanize technology tools and prioritize building online communities.

Dr. Amelia Parnell

Dr. Amelia Parnell is vice president for research and policy at NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, where she leads many of the Association’s scholarly and advocacy-focused activities. Amelia writes and speaks frequently about topics related to student affairs, college affordability, student learning outcomes, and institutions’ use of data and analytics.

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Multiple Pathways to Learn

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is committed to creating equitable spaces where academics, practitioners, students, and staff can work together across their unique experiences to build truly inclusive communities and learning environments.

Unique Session Formats

Expect to be actively involved in sessions at OLC Accelerate. From “Express Workshops” to “Gamified Sessions,” presentations will encourage deep thinking and engagement around relevant topics.


Pre-Conference Master Classes

Get impactful strategies you can immediately apply to your work in these hands-on, experiential workshops held at the onsite conference in Orlando.


Take a deep dive into critical topics in online learning, including effective practices for instructional design, leading edge findings from research, and impactful strategies for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in digital learning environments. Summits continue to be one of our most beloved session types amongst participants and are included as part of the regular onsite program through the All Access Pass (That’s correct! No extra fee beyond your conference registration to attend the summits).


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Find Your Community

Get more out of your experience by forming meaningful connections and sprouting new collective ideas with the best and brightest in our field.

Field Guide Program

Make connections and navigate the conference with other attendees.

Speed Networking Lounge

Connect with other attendees through lightweight, collaborative activities.

OLC Live!

Stay in the know throughout the conference in this virtual lounge and conversation space.

Technology Test Kitchen

Explore challenges and craft innovative approaches for better reaching our unique populations of learners.

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About the Venue

The onsite program will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort.

Don’t delay! Take advantage of our special daily conference room rate ($239.00/night plus taxes and resort fee) available through Friday, October 14, 2022 or until our room block is sold out.  NOTE:  The hotel has extended the special conference rate as of Monday, October 17.  


OLC Innovate 2019 Awards

Buy Now and Save!

Get rewarded for making an early commitment and help us shape a brighter future for all learners.

Early bird registration discount available until September 19, 2022


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