Innovation Crew Kick-Off Luncheon

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Lunch, facilitated networking, new friends, and gameful ways to kickoff your conference experience...what could be better? Grab your seat now for this ticketed event and chance to start your OLC Innovate experience off with community. Join an Innovation Crew and start growing your OLC Innovate community over good food and great company. Join a crew now at

***You must be registered as an All Access Pass attendee and addtionally sign-up for an Innovation Crew (no fee; see link above) in order to attend this lunch***


Dr. Allison Rief is an Associate Professor and Associate Director in the Academic Engagement Center at the University of Arizona Global Campus. Allison earned a Doctorate of Education with a specialization in Teacher Education in Multicultural Societies from the University of Southern California; a Master of Education from the University of California, Los Angeles; and a Bachelor of Arts in Literatures in English at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Rief began her career as an elementary and preschool teacher. She maintains a National Board Certification and was awarded the Teacher of the Year for both the Los Angeles Unified School District and Los Angeles County. Within higher education, she has had experience launching new programs and revising existing programs, developing courses, providing professional development, and working with collaborative teams across the university. Currently, Dr. Rief is a member of the Change Advisory Group, Student Conduct and Community Standards Committee, Forbes Center for Women’s Leadership, Turn the Tide, and oversees the partnership with No Excuses University schools. Beyond the programs she leads, she also serves on Doctoral committees and teaches the Doctoral In-Residence.

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