It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the Online Learning Consortium’s 2023 Innovate Conference! This year’s OLC Innovate conference will take place both virtually (April 4-6, 2023) and onsite at the Gaylord Opryland Resort (April 18-21, 2023) in Nashville, Tennessee.

As our institutions continue to respond and adapt to the changing landscape of higher education, OLC Innovate 2023 opens the door for attendees of all experience levels and backgrounds to share best practices, test new ideas, and collaborate on supporting, enhancing, innovating, and revolutionizing online, blended, and digital education.

As we embark on the eighth year of #OLCInnovate, get ready to be:

  • Included: See yourself participating in multiple conference opportunities, including virtual and onsite options, unique and varied session formats, experiential workshops, topic-based summits, and several engagement opportunities.
  • Inspired: Choose from an amazing array of workshops, presentations, and conference sessions in a plethora of topics that will educate, challenge, and inspire you.
  • Engaged: Connect with attendees from around the world to share ideas, discuss challenges, identify new opportunities, and dream about solutions.
  • Challenged: Reflect and consider new ideas, opportunities, and lessons learned from the conference’s diverse array of presenters, sponsors, and keynote speakers as you access both advanced and novel practices to support online, digital, and blended learning
  • Transformed: Plan for potential strategies and solutions impacting and influencing today’s online and blended learning challenges! Reflect on future possibilities and opportunities for online and blended learners! Celebrate your participation in a new professional learning network.

We encourage you to get involved early and take advantage of the many opportunities both before and during the conference. Whether this is your first or eighth #OLCInnovate, we invite you to engage and share. Consider signing up for the OLC Field Guide program, accessing various conference services, tuning in to OLC Live, and joining the Slack team to communicate with fellow attendees prior to, during, and after the conference. We’re certain these opportunities will lead to opportunities to engage with a wide network of colleagues who are here to collaborate, share, and learn from one another. Additionally, be sure to sign up for conference updates and review the conference website to learn about all of the great experiences OLC Innovate has in store.

With immense gratitude to the members and volunteers of the OLC Community who have helped create and shape the #OLCInnovate experience, we look forward to (re)connecting with you at Innovate 2023!

Conference Chair: Dr. Tina Rettler-Pagel

Executive Conference Co-Chairs: Dr. Jennifer Mathes and Dr. Terry Di Paolo


Conference Chair

Tina Rettler-Pagel, Madison College


Dr Jennifer Mathes  

Executive Conference Co-chair

Jennifer Mathes, Online Learning Consortium


Terry Di Paolo

Executive Conference Co-chair

Terry Di Paolo, Dallas College