Archives - March, 2019

Community Colleges - Building Student Success

MERLOT Community College Summit Story

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Michelle Pacansky-Brock

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Community colleges play a major role in improving the social mobility of Americans and meeting the changing needs of the workforce. With a commitment to open access and a mission that supports 2-year associate degrees, transfer pathways to 4-year universities, and certificate programs, community colleges serve as the gateway to higher education and career advancement for roughly six million students each year.

Last Opportunity to Grab Exhibitor Space at OLC Innovate

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Amy Schoenrock, OLC Marketing

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Our 2019 OLC Innovate conference is less than a month away and only 5 booths remain! Not sure you’re ready to commit to a booth? Learn what past exhibitors and sponsors – some repeat visitors – share why they enjoy exhibiting at OLC events.

Community College Student Working Online at Laptop

Attendees Agree: OLC Innovate is the {Virtual} Place to Be!

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Amy Schoenrock, OLC Marketing

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Participating in OLC Innovate from a home or office laptop seems like a no brainer when traveling isn’t possible, but don’t take my word for it, read on to hear what attendees had to say about virtual attendance. Not surprisingly, our previous Virtual Attendees ranked budget or travel allowances/restrictions, convenience, and having access to session recordings for a full year after the conference as the top 3 reasons for participating in OLC Innovate virtually.

OLC Innovate - Ranger Station

Create Memorable Conference Experiences with the Innovate Ranger Program

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Tina Rettler-Pagel, Madison College
OLC Ranger Program Chair

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The Ranger Program is looking for Rangers and Ranger Program Participants! Now in its second year, the Ranger Program at OLC Innovate will again serve as a social and professional engagement platform. Opportunities to connect new OLC Innovate attendees with returning attendees will be available throughout the conference.

Collaborate presentation style

Avoid the Snoozefest: Invigorate Your Conference Presentation

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B. Jean Mandernach, Grand Canyon University
OLC Innovate 2019 Presenter Services Chair

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Your OLC Innovate presentation has been accepted, your work-vacation to Denver is booked, and it’s time to finalize your conference presentation. No problem, right? You are an expert and passionate about your topic… so, what could go wrong?

Serenity Tranquility Lodge Room

Serenity, the Brain and OLC Innovate

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Clark Shah-Nelson, University of Maryland – Baltimore,
OLC Innovate 2019 Conference Co-chair

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Last year, after OLC Innovate 2018 in Nashville, the steering committee got together to talk about things we’d like to try next or do differently for 2019. One of the resonating ideas was to create a “quiet space” where folks can recharge their internal energy, take a break, and relax away from all the stimuli. I don’t know about you, but I get overstimulated! The idea took off and was first introduced at OLC Accelerate in 2018 as the Sanctuary, with aromatherapy, mellow ambiance, coloring books, a tea station, and just… quiet. Now, for OLC Innovate 2019 in Colorado, we’ll iterate on that a bit and bring you another opportunity to get away for a few minutes or an hour, in the Serenity Lodge (Mitzner room).

John Stewart and Keegan Long-Wheeler

Early Bird Registration and Engagement Opportunities

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John Stewart and Keegan Long-Wheeler

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OLC Innovate 2019 Program Chair, John Stewart and OLC Innovate 2019 Engagement Chair, Keegan Long Wheeler talk about why you should join them at OLC Innovate 2019 in Denver, April 2-5, 2019.