Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide

The Accelerate 2024 conference, hosted by the Online Learning Consortium, showcases groundbreaking research and highly effective practices in online, blended, and digital learning. This event is designed to empower and support leaders, designers, and educators by providing a diverse range of sessions and activities. These are specifically curated to meet the needs of our entire community, focusing on overcoming the unique challenges and achieving the collective goals in the evolving landscape of digital education.

This year’s conference theme is “30 Years of Magic: Envisioning a New Era of Digital Learning.” Join us in Orlando, FL, November 18 – 21, 2024, as we celebrate 30 years of supporting our community!

As we look forward to the OLC Accelerate 2024 conference, we are excited to announce a significant shift in how we connect, learn, and collaborate. After several years of successful virtual conferences, we are pleased to transition back to an in-person format for our next gathering celebrating 30 years of Accelerate.

This decision reflects our commitment to enhancing the educational experience, facilitating deeper personal connections, and harnessing the unique energy that only comes from being together in the same space. We believe that in-person interactions foster more spontaneous conversations, richer networking opportunities, and a more vibrant community spirit.

We recognize the value and accessibility of virtual participation and we are exploring options to add in 2025. As an organization dedicated to high-quality online, blended and digital learning, we will continue to incorporate virtual training and events throughout the year to ensure that those who cannot attend our conferences in person continue to have access to virtual learning modalities.

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 Monday, November 18 at the conference in Orlando, FL.  Join us for these ticketed classes covering the hottest topics in digital learning!


Delve deeply into vital subjects including research, instructional design, and affordable learning solutions for HBCUs, alongside distinguished thought leaders in digital, online, and blended education. These summits are included in the Conference Pass, enhancing your onsite experience with invaluable insights and discussions.

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, Lightning Sessions, and in-depth conversations through Discovery Sessions.  Presentations will encourage deep thinking and engagement around relevant topics.



Join us for our exclusive one-day Leadership Network Symposium focusing on strategy and high-impact practices.  Are you a K12 educator?  Our K12 Symposium offers the opportunity to dive into the world of online, blended, and digital learning with a focus on topics that matter to K12 educators worldwide. Join us on Monday, November 18 for these ticketed pre-conference symposium events.


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.

Engagement Hub

Connect with other attendees through lightweight, collaborative activities.

Technology Test Kitchen

Explore challenges and craft innovative approaches for better reaching our unique populations of learners. Join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of this maker-space at the Accelerate conference!

Interested in Leading An Engagement Session?

Engagement activities are an important part of our programming at OLC Accelerate.  Have a great idea for a fun and interactive session?  Submit a proposal to lead an Engagement activity at the conference.  Details coming soon.

About the Venue

The program will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, FL. Reserve your room at our special conference rate.