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Superb speakers

“The OLC Collaborate Conference was an extremely valuable experience. The speakers were superb, the discussions were thought-provoking, the networking opportunities were indispensable. The OLC Conference was extremely well-organized, well-planned, and beneficial for all who attended.”
Brandie Elliott, State Authorization Coordinator University of Missouri-Kansas City – UMKC Online


Eye opening

“Opened my eyes to so many possibilities in the future of higher education and online learning.”
Christina Davis Director of Continuing Education University of Missouri-Kansas City


Great learning and networking

“We had informative speakers and excellent interactive breakout sessions. This was a great opportunity to learn from others and to network.”
Jo Maseberg-Tomlinson, Program Coordinator, Kansas State University


Re-energized about online education

“I left the OLC Collaborate conference excited and re-energized about the future of online education!”
Lanie Wright, Assistant Dean of Students, Kaplan University


Refreshing and most beneficial

“The format of short sessions with extended collaborative discussion was refreshing and most beneficial. Will definitely attend again!”
Kevin Mahaffy, Director of Instructional Design, Moody Bible Institute


Exceeded expectations

“The OLC Collaborate event in Kansas City exceeded my wide expectations and sparked my interest in further pursuing the topics discussed at this event. I am looking forward to attending more such workshops by OLC Collaborate.”
Pawan K Kahol, Dean of Graduate and Continuing Studies, Pittsburg State University


Excellent breakout sessions

“I had a great time at the Online Learning Consortium. We had informative speakers and excellent interactive breakout sessions. This was a great opportunity to learn from others and to network.”
Kendra Barker, Instructional Designer, UMKC


Successes and challenges shared

“It was very helpful to hear from employees of other institutions about how they have implemented and maintained a CBE program. The information they shared regarding their successes and challenges were extremely beneficial.”
Amanda Ladig, Associate Director of Distance Education, Indiana Tech


Great opportunity

“It was a great opportunity to step away from the office for a day and process current issues with colleagues.”
Suzan Sollie, Lewis University


Hear from those at the cutting edge of our field

“Great opportunity to hear presentations from those at the cutting edge of our field and to network with colleagues!”
Rich McLaughlin, TC/TGS Online Programs Academic Coordinator, Trinity International University


Deeper dive allowed for real conversations

“I really did appreciate the format. The deeper dive allowed for some real conversations, beyond being ‘talked at’ or playing party games.”
Tracy Miller, Online Teaching Coordinator, Northern Illinois University


Meaningful interactions

“The intimate setting of the OLC Collaborate event resulted in meaningful interactions with attendees and keynote speakers. The breakout structure of the OLC Collaborate event is unlike any other conference format I have experienced before. It was refreshing to discuss keynote topics immediately after the presentations.”
Tina Rettler-Pagel, Faculty, Madison College


Connect on universal issues

“OLC Collaborate is a great way to connect with local colleagues and national leaders on those universal issues common to everyone who works in online education.”
Lauren Woods, Director, IIT Online Illinois Institute of Technology


Great to meet others in the area

“It was great to meet in person with everyone in a relatively close area.”
Jo Maseberg-Tomlinson, Program Coordinator, Kansas State University


Addresses real challenges

“It was a great opportunity to network with others in the area who are facing similar challenges and to hear how they are addressing those challenges.”
Deborah Taylor, Professor of Biological Sciences, Kansas Community College


Well worth every penny

“This was wonderful! Well worth every penny!”
Cindy Masek, Distance Education Director, Bryan College of Health Sciences


Well worth my time

“Very useful content packed into a one-day, interactive format. Well worth my time.”
Diane Hagni, Coordinator Center for Educational Research and Teaching Innovation, Missouri University of Science & Technology


Only meeting where we can collaborate

“This is the only meeting where we can collaborate with and talk to folks doing the same good work we are in Affordable Learning Solutions.”
Laura Sederberg, Manager of Technology and Learning program, CSU Chico


Insights into the field of online learning

“The event featured relevant topics, speakers, and processes for culling ideas and insights into sphere of online learning.”
Don Barth, Learning Technology Specialist, SIU


Great to interact with others

“I was expecting that this was going to be mostly about “OLC”, but it wasn’t. There were great presenters on a variety of topics. The part I enjoyed the most was the opportunity to interact with others during the break out sessions.”
Brent Zweifel, Director of Distance Learning, Wentworth Military Academy and College


Food for thought

“Gave me lots of food for thought and motivation to make some changes in my own online coursework.”
Wendy McCarty, Associate Professor


Easy to attend and participate

“Convenient meeting of professionals in my field. OLC made it easy to attend and participate.”
Gary Rader, PhD, Director for Online Education, Missouri State University


Right-sized conference

“Excellent choice of speakers and topics; well organized; right-sized conference.”
Chris LeBeau, Associate Professor, UMKC


Relevant topics

“As a relatively new online education professional, OLC has quickly become an important resource and network for my professional development. For being the first of the regional conferences, the OLC Collaborate event in Kansas City was designed and run exceptionally well. The topics for each of the three sessions were all relevant but different enough from each other I didn’t feel like I heard the same thing twice all day.”
Brian R. Gumm, Online Education Design Specialist, Eastern Mennonite University


Fantastic information

“Fantastic information that I put to use immediately.  Thanks for a great event!”
Mark C. Fields, Professor, El Camino College