Now is the time to share your innovative ideas with your global network of colleagues, your community, and those who inspire and seek inspiration. The Online Learning Consortium and MERLOT invite you to submit a presentation proposal for the OLC Innovate 2024 conference (onsite from April 10-13 in Denver, Colorado and virtual from April 23-25, 2024).

We’re looking for proposals that reflect and showcase our vibrant community of practice — promoting theory, research, methodology, and/or applied effective teaching and learning practices in online, blended and digital learning environments.

When submitting your proposal, please take under consideration that the virtual program will be much smaller than the onsite program, and therefore will have very limited opportunities for presentations to be accepted through this Call for Proposals. When you submit your proposal, you will indicate virtual or onsite as your preferred modality. In order for the program committee to create robust and balanced programs for the virtual and onsite programs, your modality selection at proposal submission is final.

Please note, all individuals (presenters, co-presenters, and authors) submitted on a conference proposal must have a current OLC account with name, title, institution and bio (bio is optional but strongly recommended). (OLC uses “Additional Authors” to indicate non-presenting contributors.) When submitting the proposal, you will select your co-presenters by using their OLC user account email addresses. The system will only allow you to select individuals who have an OLC account with name, title and institution information included.  If you or your colleagues do not have an account or, if you need to update your information, visit OLC user account – a community membership is free.

To make the submission process quick and easy, be sure to collect all the necessary proposal information in advance using the template provided (Proposal Planning Template) so that you can easily cut and paste information into your submission form. The template will also guide you through the information you will need to obtain from your collaborators (including email addresses) prior to submitting your proposal.

We’ve put together a series of documents to help you prepare your presentation proposal:

Important Dates

  • November 1, 2023 (by 11:59pm ET): Proposals due (extended deadline)
  • December 15, 2023: Notification of acceptance
  • January 9, 2024: Deadline for presenters to accept
  • January 19, 2024: Full program published
  • February 21, 2024: Deadline for presenters to register/edit abstracts
  • March 20, 2024: Deadline for presentations to be uploaded

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Track Descriptions

Please review the track titles, descriptions, and example topics to find where your ideas, research, demonstrations, or conversations might fit best within the program! Please note that all submissions to the tracks listed below must have at least one academically-affiliated presenter listed.

Pioneering Tools and Approaches for Transformative Digital Learning

This track explores the cutting-edge technologies and innovations that are shaping the future of online, blended, and classroom education. It invites educators to share novel methods, tools, and insights that can enhance student engagement, personalize instruction, and foster creative learning environments.

Topics for submission might include:

    • Emerging tools that foster pedagogical innovation, including classroom technologies
    • AI-driven methods, including generative AI tools like Chat GPT, Bard, and Claude to enhance teaching and learning experiences
    • Technologies that support individualized and scaled instruction
    • Tools to assess and enhance student engagement and success
    • Innovations in virtual reality, augmented reality, and holograms that redefine learning spaces
    • Community-building and collaboration-enabling technologies
    • The impact and integration of assistive technology
    • Mobile learning, mobile apps, and ubiquitous access to learning environments
    • Technology models that lower economic barriers and promote technology adoption

Shaping Lifelong Learning Paths for Success in a Dynamic Work Landscape

This track delves into the innovative approaches and technologies that connect education with career success, focusing on lifelong learning, upskilling, and credentialing. It encourages dialogue on experiential workforce development, competency-based education (CBE), and collaborations with industry and professional organizations to prepare learners for a constantly evolving work environment.

Topics for submission might include:

  • Building collaborative partnerships between educational institutions, industries, non-profits, and workforce development organizations
  • Innovations in technical and experiential teaching for online and blended learning
  • Strategies for competency-based instruction, including successful cases and industry collaboration
  • Alternative, accelerated, and micro-credentialing pathways, including stackable credentials and prior learning assessment
  • Upskilling and lifelong learning initiatives that foster workforce resiliency
  • Student support strategies, including mentoring, coaching, and engagement
  • Partnerships for skill attainment and competency development, with tracking and monitoring from credential completion to employment
  • Addressing unique challenges for specific groups such as active duty military, adult learners, and student leaders

Inclusive Leadership for Strategic Transformation in Online and Blended Learning

This track emphasizes a broad and inclusive definition of leadership that engages diverse stakeholders in building a foundation for institutional success. It spotlights strategies, practices, and partnerships that align with institutional goals, foster innovation, and promote equity and inclusion in online and blended learning environments.

Topics for submission might include:

  • Initiatives and programs for building leaders and supporting emerging leadership in online and blended learning environments
  • Strategies for fostering inclusivity, diversity, and equity in leadership roles and institutional changes
  • Scaling innovations and best practices across departments, institutions, and systems to promote comprehensive success
  • Creating and implementing digital strategy at the institutional level, aligned with core values and long-term goals
  • Designing operations and business models tailored to online and blended learning, considering efficiency, accessibility, and innovation
  • Social impact and transformation through strategic planning, community engagement, and solving real-world challenges
  • Rethinking academic success, organizational structures, and key partnerships to align with the modern educational landscape
  • Using data analytics and human-centered approaches to drive innovation, adapt to changes, and measure effectiveness

Shaping the future of education through innovative design, inclusive pedagogies, open resources, and digital empowerment.

This track invites proposals that explore cutting-edge approaches to learning design, curriculum development, and teaching in online and blended environments. From pioneering methodologies to open education initiatives, this track embraces inclusivity, collaboration, engagement, and the pursuit of digital literacies. We welcome educators, designers, and facilitators dedicated to enhancing the learning experience through creativity, equity, and strategic integration.

Topics for submission might include:

  • Inventive and groundbreaking online course or program design methods, including game-based learning, storytelling, and scenario-based learning
  • Strategies for blended teaching and learning, integrating face-to-face and online environments, and addressing discipline-specific needs
  • Open learning principles: open scholarship, access, pedagogy, research, and educational resources (OERs), including MOOCs and open learning networks
  • Accessibility, universal design for learning (UDL), and inclusivity in technology-enhanced learning, fostering equity and inclusion across diverse learner populations
  • Microlearning models, flipped classroom activities, and non-traditional assessments that engage and motivate learners in blended contexts
  • Curriculum and program reforms, including academic transformation and innovative approaches to teaching with technology
  • Strategies for addressing performance gaps and promoting success across all populations, including faculty development and institutional practices
  • Exploration of affordable learning solutions, ethical sharing of empirical research, and collaborations within teaching and learning
  • Insights into pandemic-related blended practices, initiatives, and research that have shaped the current landscape of education

Nurturing and Empowering the Digital Learner’s Journey

This track focuses on the innovative ways in which student success and support can be elevated in today’s digital learning environment. It emphasizes services and practices that guide students throughout their entire educational journey, particularly in online and blended contexts.

Topics for submission might include:

  • Models and best practices for online student support
  • Advising and success coaching tailored to online learners
  • Support in digital learning environments, such as student services
  • Strategies for retention and success among online students
  • Methods to humanize online learning and put student care at the center
  • Inclusive and equitable support models, even in emergency times (e.g., COVID-19 planning)
  • Specialized support for various student populations like BIPOC, LatinX, Indigenous, first-generation, poverty-affected, and adult learners

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    Session Types and Descriptions

    Different topics need different presentation affordances! This list describes our session types, their key features, and what you can expect from them either as a presenter or an attendee. As you craft your proposal, explore which option works best for you and your audience.

    Attendees should expect to be moderately involved in the discussion in career forum roundtables. This means that there is likely to be some active conversation in these sessions, and potentially some small group work.

    Proposals for a 45 minute roundtable discussion should address the following questions:

    • What specific EdTech career issue, challenge or opportunity will the proposed Career Forum address? (The proposal should lead with a clear statement of an issue, challenge, or opportunity of significance.)
    • Who is the target audience for this Career Forum?
      • Example target audiences might include faculty (full-time and adjunct) at varying stages of their careers, university administrators, instructional design professionals, consultants, and entrepreneurs.
    • What major discussion points will be covered? Do these points reflect contemporary EdTech trends and issues? Do they connect with current workforce innovation trends or opportunities? [A brief discussion protocol would be useful to include.]
    • What specific career-related takeaways (e.g., lessons learned, resources) will the Career Forum attendees glean from their participation?

    Attendees should expect to be actively involved in discussions and activities during Conversations, Not Presentations. This means participating in question and answer sessions, potential group work, and interactive activities.

    These 45-minute facilitated Conversation, Not Presentations sessions should propose an issue, challenge, or idea pertinent to the track description to discuss with participants. This session type should be highly interactive, with discussion, activities, and participant engagement. Presenters organize the conversation around a few key points to facilitate discussion, and the audience explores the topic you present or even helps solve the dilemma or otherwise contribute to meeting the challenge. Your proposal should include the conversation topic and engaging questions for discussion.

    Note: These presentations will be “slide-free” or single-slide proposals. Be sure to make a plan for assistive technology or accommodations for folks that rely on slide decks (handouts, interactive activities, conversations, etc.). The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee is available to provide support if needed. Email conference@onlinelearning-c.org if you would like to request assistance from the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee.

    Discovery Sessions, presented onsite at OLC Innovate, allow presenters to share their work, ideas, and innovations in a more personal format. Using a laptop, these sessions allow for a greater exchange of ideas and in-depth conversations about important topics to the OLC community. These digital presentations can include works in progress, research ideas, collaboration opportunities, best practices and practical applications, or pilot projects.

    Note: Each presenter must bring his or her own laptop. A small table for your laptop and power to the table will be provided. Wireless Internet will also be available to allow for further exploration of related Discovery Session content.

    Key Features:

    • Typically 5-7 minutes of information sharing by the presenter, followed by discussion. (Presentation is repeated 2-3 times over a 45 minute timeframe).
    • 1-3 presenters engaging in meaningful conversations with attendees.
    • Presentation style is conversational, concise and impactful.
    • Interactivity is personalized based on audience members stopping by the presentation display. Allows for deeper connections and more detailed discussions.
    • Presenters are expected to bring their own laptops and provide handouts. OLC will provide tables and power strips.

    Proposals may include works in progress or completed research results. Graduate Student Discovery Sessions provide an excellent opportunity to present your ideas to your peers in a community forum. 

    We seek submissions by students currently enrolled in or recently graduated (within one year) from a Graduate (Master or Doctoral) program whose research is relevant to online teaching and learning. The proposal submission must follow the guidelines of the OLC Innovate 2024 conference sessions. Those presenting as a graduate student through this CFP process will receive a discounted registration rate of $300 for onsite attendance.

  • Graduate Student Discovery Sessions, presented onsite at OLC Innovate, allow presenters to share their work, ideas, and innovations in a more personal format. Using a laptop, these sessions allow for a greater exchange of ideas and in-depth conversations about important topics to the OLC community. These digital presentations can include works in progress, research ideas, collaboration opportunities, best practices and practical applications, or pilot projects.


    Key Features:

    • Typically 5-7 minutes of information sharing by the presenter, followed by discussion. (Presentation is repeated 2-3 times over a 45 minute timeframe).
    • 1-3 presenters engaging in meaningful conversations with attendees.
    • Presentation style is conversational, concise and impactful.
    • Interactivity is personalized based on audience members stopping by the presentation display. Allows for deeper connections and more detailed discussions.
    • Presenters are expected to bring their own laptops and provide handouts. OLC will provide tables and power strips.
  • Attendees should expect to listen to lecture-like material before having group discussions during Education Sessions.

    Education Sessions provide an opportunity for presenters to share their work, innovations, or new opportunities with the OLC community. The presenters are responsible for driving the conversation and encouraging deep thinking about a topic, sharing practical applications of their work, or providing new and varying perspectives. There are two primary formats for this session type: presentations and panel sessions. Although these are more traditional formats, the presenters/panelists should strive to make the sessions as engaging as possible through polls, audience discussions, and other forms of interaction.

    Key Features:

    • 45 minutes total. Time allotments may vary but each session should include approximately 5 minutes for introductions, 35 minutes for the main presentation, and 5 minutes for questions.
    • 1-4 individuals conducting the session (panel sessions must include a moderator).
    • The presentation style is similar to a lecture, while a panel session is similar to an interview.
    • Interactivity can range from simple to highly engaging. Uses strategies to engage the audience in active learning.
    • Accompanied by a slide presentation (important for accessibility purposes and for virtual audience viewing should your session be selected to be live streamed)

    Note: With education sessions, there is a strong preference for proposals that include unique strategies for engaging the audience.

    Attendees should expect to be actively involved during Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenges. This means participating in question and answer sessions, potential group work, and interactive activities.

    These 45-minute design thinking challenges take place in an active learning space. Proposals should explore a specific challenge, pedagogical strategy, technological tool, research method, industry innovation, or leadership approach for participants to learn more about, experiment with, and implement immediately at all skill levels. Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenges should be comprised of the following segments:

    • Prompt: a 5-minute facilitated, quick-start conversation to kick off the studio session.
      • e.g. – The facilitator presents a “how might we …” challenge to solve a particular problem.
    • Brainstorming: Understanding the Challenge – a 20 minute divergent brainstorm session to generate new ideas and solutions to the challenge.
      • e.g. – Presenter facilitates brainstorming session with planned activities and brainstorming approaches.
    • Prototyping: Working Towards Solutions – a 20-minute convergent session for participants to process, refine, vote on, and even paper prototype the concepts and practices shared.
      • e.g. – Teams present solutions, narrow down top choices, identify practical next steps, and consider how they might apply in their own instructional context.

    Proposals for an Innovation Studio session should address the following questions:

    • How will participants work collaboratively to prototype a meaningful solution to a particular problem using design thinking?
    • What is an applicable deliverable with which participants will leave the session?
    • How will the session assist participants to identify emerging trends in educational technology and their potential uses?

    Attendees should expect to be actively involved during Workshops. This means participating in question and answer sessions, potential group work, possible project completion, and interactive activities.

    Proposals for this session type should be interactive, 90-minute workshops designed to engage a group of participants in an activity related to one of the conference tracks. Non​-​traditional, cutting-edge ​interactive workshops that are forward thinking are desired. Example topics for Workshops may relate to innovations in design thinking, makerspaces, conducting educational research in online and digital learning, designing experiential online activities and labs, removing barriers to online learning, and other related topics of interest aligned with this year’s tracks.

    Workshops should be designed with 2-4 meaningful and measurable participant learning outcomes (LOs) with opportunities explicitly outlined by the presenters showcasing collaborative and/or interactive group activities​ that will be used during the session to achieve stated learning goals​.

    Proposals for workshops should clearly address the following questions for reviewers:

    • What are the explicit participant learning outcomes for the workshop?
    • What types of collaboration or interactivity will occur during the workshop with the instructor-participants and within the participant-to-participant group themselves?​ Please outline time allotments for any presentation vs. interactivity (i.e., 15-minute presentation; 65-minute interactive workshop; 10-minute Q & A).
    • How will workshop participants be able to apply the effective practices shared in the workshop at their home institution?
    • Who do you envision as the primary audience types who would get the most out of this session and why do you believe they will benefit?
    • What takeaways and/or activities will your workshop participants engage in that make your workshop unique, innovative, and relevant to the OLC Innovate 2023 themes and track you have selected?
    • What materials are required for the presenters, and what materials are required of those in attendance? This must be clearly outlined within the proposal submission.

    Presenters must provide an opportunity for questions, answers, and/or whole or small group discussion within the course of the workshop and must describe how this element will be used to best engage participants. Elements of the workshop may be flipped to extend the amount of time participants can engage with the workshop content. Sessions that​ ​offer the opportunity to earn a​ ​credential, badge, or certificate are encouraged.

    Workshops are offered free to all participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that computers are not provided for this or any session at OLC Innovate; therefore, all sessions are designated as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Each presenter must bring his/her own laptop/device and must specify in advance what device and/or software requirements (i.e., mobile device or laptop required for participation, required apps for full participation) are expected of participants attending the workshop. The program committee reserves the right to change a workshop’s proposed presentation type if another is deemed more appropriate for engagement and participation given its content.

    Competition for workshop slots is highly competitive at Innovate 2024. Please understand that you may be considered for an alternative format session instead of a workshop at the program committee’s discretion.

    OLC will offer a new Lightning Session format at OLC Innovate 2024. Lightning Sessions are short, 15 minute presentations that offer opportunities for authors to showcase their research and practices in a format that captures audience attention and provides opportunities for reflection. These presentations should focus on a well developed topic that supports innovation and provides resources for audience take away. Proposals for a lightning session must align with the field while compellingly presenting the highlights of their work.

    Note: Presenters are responsible for providing all Lightning Session materials. Instructions for uploading materials will be provided to all accepted presenters. Presenters are also responsible for ensuring all attendees can actively engage in the session. Please see the Presenter Services site for resources on making the session fully accessible. 

    Key Features:

    • 15 minutes of presentation in-person, in the style of a TED Talk or Ignite Talk, with no Q&A
    • Presentation style is conversational, sharing concise but impactful information
    • Lightning talks are focused on sharing one key idea that leads to participants making broader connections to the talk and their work
    • Attendees should leave with a driving question to answer for themselves that connects the talk to their own contexts within online and blended learning

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    Special Session Designations (NEW to IN24)

    Our conferences recognize the rich diversity of interests, community groups, and learning formats that contribute to the vibrancy of our educational landscape. In an effort to provide tailored experiences that resonate with individual needs and areas of focus, we have introduced special session designations. These targeted categories allow presenters to align their sessions with specific themes, such as blended learning, or particular community groups like minority serving institutions (MSI), historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), and community colleges. Additionally, they highlight unique formats, such as presentations of findings from empirical research studies. Participants are encouraged to explore these special designations as they submit proposals, allowing for a more personalized and engaging conference experience that speaks to their passions and expertise. Check the appropriate designations that best describe your session as you prepare your submission.

      • Focused on Blended Learning
      • For Educators at Community Colleges
      • Focused on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB)
      • For Educators at HBCUs
      • For Instructional Designers
      • For Leaders and Administrators
      • For Educators at MSIs
      • Focused on Open Education
      • Presenting Original Research
      • International
      • K-12
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    Frequently Asked Questions for Presenters

    • Selecting a session: Whether onsite or virtual, attendees are free to select any session to attend during a particular time slot. Other than for pre-conference master classes, there is no advance registration for sessions. Depending on the interest level for your session and other sessions during your time slot, you may have anywhere from 10-100+ people in your session.
    • Engagement and technology: We encourage presenters to take as universal an approach to the design of their sessions as possible, keeping in mind that attendees will come to their sessions with unique goals and levels of anticipated engagement. Access and accessibility are important considerations here. If presenters are expecting attendees to have access to or utilize specific technology, this should be explicitly detailed in your session abstract. Participants are responsible for bringing their own devices. Wireless connectivity is provided for onsite participants.
    • Session materials: Attendees will be expecting presentation handouts, slides, and other related materials to be available in the conference repository. Since there are a large number of sessions occurring throughout the conference, attendees will want to view in advance the conference repository to determine their session selection and find materials for those they will miss. Materials that are uploaded in advance also contribute to the accessibility of sessions.
    • Post-session engagement: All virtual synchronous sessions and selected onsite sessions will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing by all onsite and virtual attendees for one year post-conference.
    • Onsite: Rooms will be primarily set in banquet round seating. There will be a podium and head table for presenters in the front of the room. Some rooms have two entry points, others only have one. Discovery Session presenters share a larger space for concurrent presentations. Each Discovery Session “station” includes a high table, a low table, a chair, and a monitor.
    • Virtual: In support of conferences, the OLC uses a dedicated set of Zoom Meeting Rooms. Each unique session will have a dedicated Zoom room meeting set-up and unique link. The standard set of Zoom Meeting Room tools will be available to presenters.
    • Onsite: Each room is equipped with an LCD projector (16:9 aspect ratio), wireless Internet connection, laptop audio output capability, a podium, and a screen. Rooms are not equipped with computers; presenters must provide their own computers and adaptors. The conference does not provide laptops for presenters. Please bring any specialized conversion cables and adaptors along with you, such as Mac adapters, if needed to connect to HDMI. Microphones, including a mic at the podium (gooseneck or lav, depending on the room), are available for the lead presenter and co-presenters will have use of mics on stands on a head table. Some rooms are of a size where it is deemed microphones are not needed.
    • Onsite Exception (Discovery Sessions): Presenters are provided a 32″ monitor to plug their laptop into and a power drop to charge devices, but are otherwise responsible for bringing any other technology they require for their session.
    • Virtual: Within the standard set of Zoom Meeting Room tools, presenters have access to breakout rooms, polls, reactions, and screen & audio sharing. Presenters and participants will be able to rename themselves and change their backgrounds during the session. Live transcription will be turned on for each session.
    • Onsite: Technicians will be roaming the rooms to assist if needed. Presenters will also have hall monitors who can secure assistance should a technician not be readily available. Additionally, conference staff and volunteers will be available onsite for other support such as navigating the conference space and registration questions.
    • Virtual: Each Zoom Room will be staffed with a Zoom Room Manger (OLC staff member). Zoom Room Managers are responsible for managing the logistics of the session and serving as facilitators (e.g. introducing presenters and supporting Q&A). 
    • We encourage all presenters to either attend or review the recording of the presenter services webinars for more guidance on what to expect as a virtual or onsite presenter.

    All sessions have a unique evaluation link in the virtual conference platform. Submitted evaluations are used in the determination of Best-in-Track awards. The OLC values session and conference feedback and uses the evaluations collected as a source for continuous improvement between events. To encourage attendees and presenters to engage in session evaluation practices, we run a prize drawing. In addition to the random drawing for session attendees, presenters are also entered into a separate prize drawing.

    • Onsite: We recommend onsite presenters download our “Session Evaluation Reminder Slide” (.pptx – coming soon) and insert at the beginning and end of presentation content to encourage attendees to complete session evaluations.
    • Virtual: All virtual presentations will already include the “Session Evaluation Reminder Slide” (through OLC created slides and content), so presenters are not responsible for including this in their own materials. We nevertheless encourage presenters to remind attendees to provide session feedback.

    No, OLC does not cover any other conference-related expenses for presenters. As a non-profit, OLC is unable to provide assistance for registration, travel, or lodging expenses to presenters. Presenters are responsible for their own registration fees, travel, and lodging expenses, including all taxes and fees on said travel and lodging expenses.

    The conference website will have a complete listing of sessions where you may find the date and time assigned for your presentation. After the schedule is published, you may search for your presentation date/time/room assignment. You may search a number of ways – by track, by presentation type, date, etc. – to find your presentation. You can also use the Presenter tab to search by your last name. There are advanced search filters in the “Search” tab that allow you to search by keyword, date, session type, track, audience, or special session type. Click on the link for your presentation and you will see the full description for your session. Please refer to the conference website if you are uncertain about your presentation type or length. It will be listed as part of your presentation description. Be sure to check back frequently as presentation rooms, dates, and times do change. If attending onsite, we recommend that you plan to stay through the end of the conference and make your travel arrangements accordingly.

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    Frequently Asked Questions for Submitters

    For more detailed information about the conference, please visit the OLC Innovate 2024 webpage. The pages under the Program tab will be updated regularly as information becomes available. If you have any questions that are not addressed on the website, please send an e-mail to conference@onlinelearning-c.org.

    • November 1, 2023 (by 11:59pm ET): Proposals due (extended deadline)
    • December 15, 2023: Notification of acceptance
    • January 9, 2024: Deadline for presenters to accept
    • January 19, 2024: Full program posted
    • February 14, 2024: Deadline for presenters to edit abstracts
    • February 21, 2024: Deadline for presenters to register
    • March 20, 2024: Deadline for presentations to be uploaded to or linked in the conference system

    All submissions are sent notification emails, regardless of acceptance status. Notifications are sent to all presenters listed on each submission. Please be sure to add the @onlinelearning-c.org domain to your accepted emails filters to ensure you receive these messages. If you do not receive a notification email by December 15, 2024, please contact us at conference@onlinelearning-c.org.

    Yes, absolutely! We are always looking for session reviewers, engagement volunteers, and more. Please complete our volunteer opportunities form to indicate your volunteer interests for OLC conferences or other areas within OLC.  As a non-profit organization, most conference volunteer positions are filled by paid attendees of the conference who chose to give back to the OLC community through volunteer activities pre-conference and during the onsite and/or virtual conference weeks.

    Yes. All OLC conference proposals are double-blind reviewed by a network of experts in the field of online, blended, and digital learning. This is why we ask that you not include identifiable information such as names and institutions within your submission, to maintain the integrity of the blind review process. We also ask you to complete your conference profiles so that we can match everything up, and get everything coordinated and where it needs to be!

    Presentations are evaluated using five major categories:

    • Relevance to the conference
    • Clarity of topic and outcomes for attendees
    • Audience appeal
    • Interactivity
    • Alignment to session specific criteria

    Yes, all accepted presenters must register and pay the published registration fees for the OLC Innovate conference. Pricing information will be made available on the OLC Innovate 2024 webpage.

    Best-in-Track awards are selected by conference attendees, and calculated based on attendee feedback. Each presentation offers attendees the opportunity to provide feedback to speakers. From these responses, we calculate the best-in-track winners from the CFP-accepted, non-sponsored sessions. By putting the Best-in-Track award selections in the hands of attendees, we aim to give you, our community, a larger voice in letting us know what you appreciate and find valuable in regard to programming.

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