It’s back! OLC Innovate, a joint conference presented by OLC and MERLOT, provides a path for innovators of all experience levels and backgrounds to share best practices, test new ideas, and collaborate on driving forward online, digital, and blended learning.

This year’s conference will take place both virtually (March 28 – April 1, 2022) and onsite (April 11 – 14, 2022) at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas.

Join us as we challenge our teaching and learning paradigms, reimagine the learning experience, and ideate on how disruptions in education today will shape the innovative classroom of tomorrow.

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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.

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 Dallas.

Leadership Network Symposium

Join trailblazers and influential voices in the field of online and blended education to address the challenges and opportunities our community faces collectively.



Take a deep dive into critical topics like blended learning, research, and more with thought leaders in digital, online, and blended education. Summits are included as part of the regular onsite program through the All Access Pass.

Unique Session Formats

Expect to be actively involved in sessions at OLC Innovate. From “Conversation, Not Presentation” to “Career Forum Round Tables,” presentations will encourage deep thinking and engagement around relevant topics.

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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.

Innovation Studio

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

Exterior of the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas, Texas

About the Venue

The onsite program will be held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.

Make your reservations early to take advantage of the special daily conference room rate ($249.00/night plus taxes).


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 February 14, 2022


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