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To register, click the register button, or add the Leadership Network Symposium item to your OLC Accelerate registration. 

We’re inviting senior leaders and their trusted advisors (see examples below) for a chance to learn new things, collaborate, and network with us in Orlando, FL this fall.

Prior to joining our larger community at OLC Accelerate (November 15-17), the first annual OLC Leadership Symposium will convene the trailblazers and other influential voices in our field to discuss and debate our digital learning futures. 

This one-day highly collaborative event is tailored for senior leaders to determine where we should collectively focus our attention in best addressing the ubiquitous challenges and promising opportunities for creating equitable, inclusive and quality online and blended education. The Leadership Network Symposium was inspired by the success of our previous Leadership Network events and requests from senior leaders for a dedicated meeting space. 

The price of the symposium also includes a one-year membership in the OLC Leadership Network, with access to exclusive events, reports, publications, and networking opportunities from Nov 2022 – Nov 2023. 

To encourage active dialogue and actionable next steps, registration will be limited to no more than 150 participants.

Tracks in the symposium will include:

  • Marketing & Enrollment: Welcome students to new opportunities to learn and ensure they are adequately prepared to select a learning experience that best fits their needs and interests.
  • Digital Strategy: Design best practice learning experiences by selecting tools and approaches.
  • Workforce Education: Let the new ideas settle and build excitement among staff.
  • Equitable and Inclusive Digital Learning Leadership: Peel off the layers and ensure the strategies deployed are equitable and inclusive.
  • Emerging Leaders: See what others have created and decide what can and should be mixed in with your own strategies.

Plenary Speaker

Dr. Josie Ahlquist has trained thousands of professionals and students around the globe on how to thrive online and in life. As a speaker, researcher and author on digital leadership she takes a personal approach to transform how we view technology through the lens of empathy and empowerment that will result in stronger companies, communities, schools and future leaders.

For the fourth year in a row, she has been named to the “Top 50 MustRead Higher Education Technology Blogs” by Ed Tech Magazine. Her podcast, Josie & The Podcast was featured by The Chronicle of Higher Ed as a podcast to subscribe to. You can find her blogging and podcasting at www.josieahlquist.com

OLC Leadership Network Symposium 2022 Program Schedule

Full-day Pre-conference Event

Time Program Details
Monday, November 14, 2022
7:45 AM – 8:30 AM ET Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM ET Welcome & Opening Plenary Digital Leadership:  Humanizing How We Communicate, Teach and Lead Online – Dr. Josie Ahlquist
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM ET Concurrent Session 1

Sessions around Workforce Development, Digital Strategy, Marketing and Enrollment

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM ET Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET Concurrent Session 2

Sessions around Digital Strategy, Supporting Emerging Leaders, DEI

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET Networking Lunch
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM ET Concurrent Session 3

Sessions around Digital Strategy, Supporting Emerging Leaders, DEI

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM ET Break
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM ET Closing Panel & Wrap-up

The OLC Leadership Network: A Community Of Practice For Online, Blended, And Digital Learning Leaders – Southern Hemisphere III
Mary Niemiec – Moderator (OLC Board of Directors) Melissa Vito (The University of Texas at San Antonio) 
Terry DiPaolo (Dallas College)
Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET Evening Event Leadership Network and Blended Learning Symposium Reception – Swan Crescent Terrace

*Schedule is subject to change

Reserve your seat today by clicking on the register button below.

Additionally, the Leadership Network Symposium is available as an add-on for the onsite attendees of OLC Accelerate 2022. Select the Leadership Network Symposium agenda item on the OLC Accelerate 2022 registration page to reserve your seat. 

If you already registered for OLC Accelerate and would like to add the Symposium to your existing registration, or if you have any other questions, please email customerservice@onlinelearning-c.org for assistance.

OLC Member OLC Non-Member
Leadership Network Symposium $550*  $550*
2 Symposium Bundle
Add-on ticket to OLC Accelerate All Access Pass for both the Leadership Network Symposium and the Blended Learning Symposium (save $150)
$700** $700**

*This represents the registration cost for the Leadership Network Symposium, regardless of whether it’s purchased as a stand-alone registration or as an add-on item to your OLC Accelerate conference registration. After completing the first registration for the combined conference and the Leadership Network Symposium add-on ticket, up to 9 additional registrations from the same institution are eligible for a $100 discount each. Please reach out to conference@onlinelearning-c.org for further information.

**Registration for the 2 Symposium Bundle is an add-on cost to your OLC Accelerate conference All Access Pass registration. 

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