Join Us at #OLCInnovate24


Morgan Johnson, Vice President, Academic Experience & Interim Vice Provost, The University of Arizona Global Campus

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OLC Innovate, a collaborative conference by OLC and MERLOT, invites innovators of all experience levels and backgrounds to share best practices, explore new ideas, and collaborate on advancing online, digital, and blended learning.

This year’s conference is set to take place onsite from April 10-13, 2024, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Denver, CO, or virtually from April 23-25, 2024.

Theme: Elevating Pathways: Navigating the Terrain of Future Learning

Join us as we challenge traditional teaching and learning paradigms, reimagine the learning experience, and brainstorm how today’s educational disruptions will shape tomorrow’s innovative classrooms.

Innovate Program

As our academic institutions navigate the ever-evolving higher education landscape, OLC Innovate 2024 stands as a beacon for individuals of all backgrounds and experience levels to come together. In our ninth-year hosting #OLCInnovate, we invite you to embark on a transformative journey. We’re excited to reinvent the conference experience and offer flexible participation pathways. From pre-conference summits to hands-on master classes, engage where and how you learn best. The following five presentation tracks encompass the most relevant themes in online learning, allowing for the integration of research, elements of DEIB, and best practices:

  • Student Support, Success, and Empowerment
  • Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies, and Innovation
  • Leadership & Organizational Success Strategies
  • Curriculum, Pedagogy, Learning Design, and Open Learning
  • Workforce Preparation and Competency Development

The conference program is now available here.

What’s New at Innovate?

Peer-Driven Engagement

This year, we extended our first-ever invitation for Engagement sessions! We’re not just focused on sharing knowledge but also on fostering networking opportunities, building new connections, and having a great time while exploring innovation. Attendees will have the chance to engage in creative networking strategies, fun team-building in virtual spaces, and connect with experts using technology for interactive learning experiences. Look for details on the engagement program to be available on the website in early February.

K-12 Symposium

Join K-12 educators from around the world at our first-ever K-12 Symposium at Innovate 2024! Save your seat to gain valuable insights into critical topics centered around the innovative and transformative potential of K-12 online education after COVID-19. Learn more here.

The Return of Lighting Talks!

Back by popular demand, these fast-paced sessions are 15 minutes and will inspire and engage participants in thinking about compelling concepts or findings in a very short time. Each talk will be arranged in a series of 3, 15 minute talks within a 45 minute session block, allowing attendees to make connections and extensions across each of the individual talks.

Key Dates

  • Early bird pricing is still available for Innovate 2024! Register before February 21 to save on your conference experience. Save your seat here.
  • Make your hotel reservation by March 19 to take advantage of the special daily conference room rate! Book now here.

Join us in Denver, CO, for one of OLC’s biggest conferences of the year as we challenge teaching and learning paradigms, reimagine the learning experience, and ideate on how disruptions in education today will shape the innovative classroom of tomorrow.

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