A very special welcome to OLC Innovate 2023! We invite you to join us in a newly reimagined version of the conference that offers flexible pathways for participation. This year’s OLC Innovate conference will take place both virtually (April 4-6, 2023) and onsite in Nashville, Tennessee at the Gaylord Opryland (April 18-21, 2023). 

Whether this is your first OLC Innovate or your eighth, we are looking forward to collaborating with each of you as we count down to a great conference together! We feel that this is the time for us to work collaboratively and build up a wealth of best practices so we can better serve our students, our disciplines, and the field of digital and online learning. We look forward to continuing to share more about online and digital learning and what innovation means to us as the Innovate 2023 event develops over the next several months. 

This year we are excited to offer a host of included, deep-dive experiences through our Summits, including potential topics like Community College, HBCU, Instructional Design, Research, Blended Learning, and Leadership.  We’re excited to share the full nine presentation tracks with you for OLC Innovate 2023 below.

Track themes for Innovate 2023 include:

  • Blended Teaching and Learning
  • Workforce, Career, and Industry Connections for Student Learning
  • Instructional Technologies and Tools
  • Leadership and Advocacy
  • Open Learning
  • Process, Problems, and Practices
  • Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
  • Student Support and Success
  • Teaching and Learning Practice

OLC presenters go through a rigorous three-stage, double-blind review process upon conference proposal submission. Acceptance to present at OLC Innovate is competitive and is a great accomplishment. Tracks shown above have a limited number of slots available to fill, determined based on the formats available within our presentations for Innovate. Presentation formats for this year’s call for proposals included: 

  • Education Session
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Discovery Session
  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
  • Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
  • Workshop
  • Career Forum Roundtable

If you’re presenting at OLC Innovate 2023 this year, it’s never too early to review our Presenter FAQs and other excellent resources from our Presenter Services team. We have built out helpful guides to assist you with developing the best virtual presentation possible, and you’ll even have an opportunity to sign up to meet with one of our amazing, well-versed Innovate Presenter Services Mentors as we near the conference time. 

We truly believe that OLC Innovate is a great chance to share and learn about innovations in research, practice, and technologies, as we continue to blend practices for hybrid and fully online programs. We’re excited to reconnect with you virtually and in Nashville, Tennessee for OLC Innovate 2023!

Kind Regards,

The OLC Innovate 2023 Program Chairs

Allison Rief and Morgan Johnson

Allison Rief  

Program Chair

Allison Rief
University of Arizona Global Campus


Program Chair

Morgan Johnson
University of Arizona Global Campus