Leveraging Diverse Perspectives and Practices in Blended Learning Leadership

Join instructors, designers, and leaders in the field to get a pulse on and contribute to the research on blended learning. You are invited to participate in a unique and prestigious international event focused on blended learning around the world. This program offers a truly blended engaging and collaborative experience for learning, discussion, work, and networking. The program will consist of synchronous and asynchronous activities, available with onsite and virtual participation options. One outcome of participating in this symposium will be co-authorship on a report on blended learning research and publication opportunities.

The symposium will highlight diverse perspectives in blended learning around the following themes:

  • Leadership and Administration of Programs
  • Blended Learning Research
  • Evidence-Informed Blended Course Design
  • Quality and Continuous Improvement
  • Equity and Access to Education

Highlights of the program include: 

  • An interactive workshop on Wednesday afternoon in which participants work toward co-creating a competency framework for blended teaching in higher education.
  • A series of featured speaker lightning talks will be followed by discussion-based breakout sessions with opportunities to hear in more depth directly from the featured speakers.
  • The Faith-Based Summit is an optional add-on to your symposium experience
    • Faith-based institutions share several common hurdles as we expand online and blended course offerings. Join us as we learn from each other in regard to topics like: challenges for faith-based online institutions, DEI in the faith-based classroom, student engagement, RSI, and adapting to student demographics. The half-day Wednesday and Friday summit provides administrators, professors, and staff a great time to build support networks across our faith-based institutions. 
Exterior of the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas, Texas

About the Venue

The program will be held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Room Reservation Information: $285 + state and local taxes (resort fee included)
Room Reservation Cut-off date: June 5, 2023, 5pm CT (extended from May 30)

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OLC Member Early Bird Price (though 5/15/23) OLC Member Regular Price (after 5/15/23) Non-Member Early Bird Price (though 5/15/23) Non-Member Regular Price (after 5/15/23)
Symposium Registration – Academic Affiliate Rate $625 $650 $670 $695
Symposium Registration – Corporate Rate* $995 $995 $995 $995
Press Pass** $0 $0 $0 $0

Onsite Optional Items
Faith-Based Summit Ticket $100 $100 $100 $100
Guest Reception Ticket (optional item for non-registered guests to attend the reception – email suzie.reed@onlinelearning-c.org to purchase a guest reception ticket.) $75 $75 $75 $75

Registration includes: 

  • Onsite Access to OLC Blended Learning Symposium 2023 program and events in Dallas, TX 
  • Virtual Access to live-streamed sessions and on-demand recordings for one (1) year post-conference

OLC Membership required for member rate (must use .edu address or email proof) to register. OLC Member Discounts will be automatically applied during checkout. You must be logged into your OLC user account for your discount to apply.  If you think you have an OLC membership but don’t see the discount when checking out, please contact us at customerservice@onlinelearning-c.org for assistance.

Please contact us at customerservice@onlinelearning-c.org if you need to make adjustments or additions to an existing registration. 

*Sponsor Packages include one (1) event registration

As a small non-profit organization, we strive to create registration policies that offer flexibility to accommodate the unforeseen circumstances that participants may face, while also sustaining our support and services across our community. As such, we have established the following policies for OLC Blended Learning Symposium 2023.

Payment Policy
  • Access to the event (virtual and/or onsite) will not be provided until full payment is received.
  • Event registration may be paid with a credit card, check, or wire transfer.
  • Purchase orders are accepted at registration, but must be paid in full before access is granted.
  • Event registration may be paid with a valid OLC credit memo.
    • Unexpired credit memos may be used for event registration.
    • No refunds will be made on credit memos.
    • Credit memos are transferable within an institution.
Substitution Policy

Substitution to a different attendee is allowed one time and must be made by Monday, June 5, 2023 (two weeks before the event).
No substitutions will be allowed after this date.

  • Substitutions must be made in the same registration format (Onsite or Virtual Pass).
  • No substitution fee is assessed for the first substitution of an attendee. A $100 fee will be assessed for each subsequent substitution.
  • The request for substitution, along with the name and email address of the previous registrant plus the substitute must be emailed to customerservice@onlinelearning-c.org.
Cancellation Policy for Both Onsite and Virtual Events
  • 30 days or more  before the event (on or before May 22, 2023 at 11:59pm ET):
    • Cancellation request must be submitted in writing to customerservice@onlinelearning-c.org.
    • A 15% cancellation fee will be deducted from the refunded amount.
    • Credit memos may be requested instead of a refund. Credit memos will not have a cancellation fee applied. See credit memos policy below.
  • Within 30 day of the event (after May 22, 2023, 11:59pm ET): No cancellations are allowed. No refunds or credit memos will be issued for cancellation or non-attendance, regardless of the reason for the cancellation or non-attendance. However, substitutions for attendance per our substitution policy are still permitted within the 30-day window upon notification to OLC.
Credit Memos
  • Credit memos are transferable within your organization.
  • Credit memos issued for 2022 event registrations, which were originally for events paid for via cash or credit card payment, are good for any OLC product (excluding professional membership and IELOL fees) through December 31, 2023.
Nonattendance or Change in Form of Conference

If you do not attend the program and do not submit a written request for refund, credit memo, or substitution request before May 22, 2023, the Online Learning Consortium will retain all fees. The Online Learning Consortium is not responsible for any change/cancellation charges assessed by airlines, travel agents, hotels or other similar vendors.

OLC strives to deliver our events as scheduled. However, we reserve the right to reschedule, restructure or cancel a program due to unforeseen extenuating circumstances or low registration. 

Additional Information

Data/Privacy Notice

Below are some specific ways in which your data is shared to enhance your experience during the conference:

1) Participant List – for those who have not opted out, your name, title, and organization will be included on the virtual platform for networking purposes.
2) Exhibit Booths – by interacting with an exhibit booth on the virtual platform, your name, organization, title, country, and email address will be shared with the exhibiting company.

Press Passess

**Press Passes are available for a very limited number of press by invitation only. For more information or questions contact us at marketing@onlinelearning-c.org.

Non-Exhibitor Solicitation Restrictions

In order to protect our valued exhibitors and sponsors and the significant investment they have made to participate as a partner at the event, our rules strictly prohibit solicitation by attendees who do NOT have exhibit booths. Any non-exhibitors who are observed soliciting business at the event, a practice known as “suitcasing” or “outboarding”, will be asked to leave immediately. Individuals and companies found to be suitcasing or outboarding may also be excluded from future OLC conferences and events.

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