Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide

The Online Learning Consortium’s Accelerate 2023 conference 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 theme is “Creating Connections:  Uniting Learners through Collaboration and Creativity.” The conference will take place both virtually (October 3-5, 2023) and onsite (October 24 -27, 2023) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD (Washington, D.C.).

Man sitting in crowd at OLC Accelerate 2022

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.


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



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

Different topics need different presentation affordances! Expect to be actively involved in sessions at OLC Accelerate. Our sessions range from traditional Education Sessions to deep-dive Workshops, engaging Express Workshops, interactive Gamified Sessions, and in-depth conversations through Discovery Sessions.  Presentations will encourage deep thinking and engagement around relevant topics.


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.

About the Venue

The program will be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.  Reserve your room at our special conference rate.