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The Online Learning Consortium Invites You

To submit a proposal for OLC Accelerate 2016: Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide, to be held November 16-18, 2016 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida.

The OLC Program Committee seeks proposals that reflect and showcase our vibrant community of practice — promoting theory, research, methodology and/or applied effective practices in online, blended, and web-enhanced teaching and learning. Both research and evidence-based proposals are encouraged for submission.  Please align submission to the session type as shown on the session types and details page.

Note that each individual is limited to no more than three (3) submissions, including in the roles of presenter, panelist, discovery session leader, and workshop facilitator.

The session type descriptions will be helpful to you as you shape your submission. Please review the details on these CFP pages before submitting your presentation proposal.

Be sure to read though all of the information in this section of our website to ensure you understand what needs to be done and when, including our submission checklist, conference strands, session types and more!  

Step 1. Register a user account with the OLC conference management system. 

In order to participate in the OLC Accelerate 2016 Call for Presentations, you will need to register or log into an active account on the new OLC conference management system.

When registering please include as much information as possible in your user profile, including your biography, a profile picture, and most current contact information. All corresponding presenters need to also be registered with user accounts. Please keep in mind that once you have registered or submitted a paper, all conference-related information can be found here at the OLC Accelerate website.

After you register a user account, you will be able to submit a proposal by clicking on “OLC Accelerate” in the top menu navigation within the conference management system. Please note: At this time, we do not have single sign-on and you will need to create a separate user account apart from your regular OLC website user account. If you encounter a login issue, use the reset your password link to get a new login link via mail or email to have us manually reset your password.

Step 2. Review the Session Types and Details.

Step 3. Review the Strand Descriptions.

This year we are transitioning from “Tracks” to “Strands”, following with industry trends, and enabling us to use the language of “weaving strands together” to create a robust conference experience.

As you work through the proposal submission process, you will be asked to select associated tags within your proposed session strand. These tags will enable us to curate and showcase themes and trends through the proposal process as well as the virtual and on-site conference experiences. You will be able to select more than one tag option within each strand, and if need be, add a unique tag to your proposal submission.

Step 4. Review the Submission Checklist.

Step 5. Review the Presenter FAQs.

Step 6. When you are ready to submit, login and select “OLC Accelerate > Submit Session” to begin.

Submissions closed at midnight ET June 6, 2016.

Thank you for your contribution. We look forward to reviewing your presentation submission.