We are thrilled to extend a very special welcome to OLC Accelerate 2024, marking the remarkable milestone of the 30th anniversary of Accelerate—WOW! Join us as we celebrate thirty years of OLC and explore the myriad of accomplishments and innovations that have shaped the landscape of online learning. You won’t want to miss a moment of the festivities at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in the vibrant city of Orlando, FL, from November 18th to 21st.

Whether you’re a seasoned attendee or a first-time participant, we are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to collaborate with you and count down to an extraordinary conference. This event serves as the perfect platform to reinforce best practices, enhance student engagement, and collectively advance online learning. Stay tuned over the forthcoming months as we unveil more about how you can actively contribute to accelerating online learning at Accelerate 2024.

Prepare to immerse yourself in a diverse array of programming options tailored to cater to your unique learning preferences. From pre-conference Summits to immersive masterclasses, engage with content in a manner that resonates most with you. With our carefully curated presentation tracks, spanning a wide spectrum of themes in online learning, you are certain to find something aligned with your interests! We’re thrilled to unveil the six  presentation tracks for OLC Accelerate 2024 below.

Our theme for Accelerate 2024 is “30 Years of Magic:  Envisioning a New Era of Digital Learning.” Track themes for Accelerate 2024 include:

  • Innovative Learning Environments and Technologies
  • Digital Learning Design and Effectiveness
  • Equity, Access, and Inclusion in Digital Education
  • Leadership, Collaboration, and Professional Development
  • Student Support and Empowerment in Online Learning
  • Online, Blended, and Digital Learning for K-12 Educators


OLC presenters go through a rigorous three-stage, double-blind review process upon conference proposal submission. Acceptance to present at OLC Accelerate 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 Accelerate. Presentation formats for this year’s call for proposals included: 

  • Discovery Session
  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
  • Education Session
  • Engagement Activity
  • Express Workshop
  • Gamified Session
  • Lightning Session
  • Workshop


New this year: We’re launching a special Engagement Call for Proposals designed to elevate dynamic ways of connecting with attendees. If you’ve got ideas for activities that showcase innovative methods for building connections, cultivating meaningful collaborations, and encouraging participants to interact, this is your chance to shine! Learn more and bring your creativity, expertise, and passion for fostering connections to our conference!

You won’t want to miss the opportunity to attend the 30th anniversary of  OLC Accelerate.  You are sure to walk away with insights, new knowledge, and emerging trends in research, practice, and technologies, all while celebrating with the community at OLC that you have grown to love over the last 30 years!


Kind Regards,

The OLC Innovate 2024 Program Chairs

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Program Co-Chair

Dr. Florence Williams, University of Central Florida  


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Program Co-Chair

Jennifer Zaur, University of Arizona Global Campus