Community College  |  HBCU  |  Instructional Design  |  Leadership   |  Research  |  

Registration for summit events is included in your All Access Pass conference registration. There are no additional steps to register for these sessions. All summit sessions are held during the onsite conference in Nashville.  

Each summit is divided into two or three segments. Feel free to attend an individual summit session or the full series of sessions within a summit.  The schedule for each summit can be found by clicking on the links for each of the five summit topics.   All summit sessions will be held in Washington B.

Community College Summit

Innovation for All:  Community Colleges on the Cutting Edge

Thursday, April 20, 2023

9:30am-12:00pm CT

Community colleges are incubators for innovation in technology and pedagogy.  They are often on the forefront of using new trends in technology and pedagogy to serve students from diverse backgrounds and are able to pivot in response to new challenges with greater agility.

  • Part 1 – 9:30am-10:15am: coming soon
  • Networking Coffee Break (Exhibit Hall) – 10:15am-11:15am 
  • Part 2 – 11:15am-12:00pm: coming soon
  • Lunch Break (on own) 12:00pm-1:15pm 
  • Part 3 – 1:15pm-2:00pm: coming soon

HBCU Summit

Summit description coming soon

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

9:00am – 4:00pm CT

  • Part 1 – 9:00am-12:pm: coming soon
  • Lunch break (on own) 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Part 2 – 1:00pm-4:00pm: coming soon

Instructional Design Summit

Learning Analytics for Instructional Designers

Friday, April 21, 2023 

9:45am-12:30pm CT

The role of the instructional designer in online teaching and learning is as varied and complex as the institutions they work in. Join us for this three session event, as we share our experiences on how to leverage learning analytics to inform our instructional design practices and collaborations with instructors.

  • Part 1 – 9:45am-10:30am: coming soon
  • Part 2 – 10:45am-11:30am: coming soon
  • Part 3 – 11:45am-12:30pm: coming soon

Leadership Summit

The Engaged Leader:  Attending to the Complexities of Digital Learning

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 

8:00am – 12:00pm CT

Today’s leaders in digital learning must be attuned to the needs and priorities of many people: faculty, staff, students, executive leaders, vendors and business partners, and the community.

Join us at the Leadership Summit to hear from leaders who are engaged in making a difference for those they serve.

  • Part 1 – 8:00am-9:30am: coming soon
  • Networking Coffee Break (Exhibit Hall) 9:30am-10:30am 
  • Part 2 – 10:30am-12:00pm: coming soon

Research Summit

Summit description coming soon

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 

1:15pm – 4:30pm CT

  • Part 1 – 1:15pm-2:00pm: coming soon
  • Part 2 – 2:15pm-3:00pm: coming soon
  • Networking Coffee Break (Exhibit Hall) 3:00pm-3:45pm
  • Part 3 – 3:45pm-4:30pm: coming soon

We look forward to seeing you at the OLC Innovate 2023 Summits!  As you participate in these “deeper dives” into critical topics in the online learning world, we are certain they will complement your Innovate 2023  experience!  Questions?  Contact us at

Janet Smith  

Summit Co-chair

Janet Smith, University of Arizona


Summit Co-chair

Kate Grovergrys,