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Software Secure

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Interested in dining options on Tuesday evening? Check out our Dine Around choices.

Make your travel plans to stay Wednesday afternoon for our expert-led Deep Dive sessions or post-conference workshops: 

 

Technology
Test Kitchen

BYOD to learn, explore, and share knowledge within this lab environment

Jane Bozarth to Deliver Keynote Address on Social Media for Learning

Ryan Baker to Deliver Plenary Address on Educational Data Mining

 

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Save the Dates

22st Annual OLC International Conference
November 16-18, 2016 | Orlando, Florida | Walt Disney World Swan/Dolphin Resort

OLC Innovate 2016 - Innovations in Blended and Online Learning
April 20-22, 2016 | New Orleans, LA | Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

About

  Conference Location | Conference Fees Attendee Checklist

Special Events Prize Drawings | Fun Things

 

How do we improve student learning? How do we support our students and provide them access to a quality education? How do we develop new opportunities and overcome our limited resources?

Institutions of higher education around the world are using blended learning to enhance student learning, facilitate student access, meet instructional and institutional goals, and find solutions for diminishing resources. Faculty members and instructional designers use the blended mode to enrich teaching and learning. Administrators strategically incorporate blended programs in order to help fulfill their institutions' missions and goals. Students draw on blended offerings to take advantage of the flexibility and to improve their time to degree.

Join your colleagues at the 12th Annual Online Learning Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop as we problem-solve, exchange ideas, and explore effective strategies about blended learning. The conference provides the opportunity for instructors and faculty members, instructional designers, student advisors, administrative leaders, and researchers to share best practices, strategic considerations, models of practice, and challenges revealed through our experiences in practice and research.

Attendees will be able to attend two days of sessions including interactive workshops, information sessions, poster sessions, a plenary session, and a keynote address, all focused on instructional practices, academic planning, faculty development, and assessment/evaluation.

The Online Learning Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop provides the opportunity for attendees to engage with one another throughout this conference sharing information and ideas. As an attendee, you and your institution will benefit from this highly interactive conference as well as become a part of the OLC blended community through membership opportunities, publications, online courses, and more.

Conference Location

All presentations and  workshops will be held at the Sheraton Downtown Denver in Denver, Colorado.

For additional information, please visit our Travel/Hotel page on this website.

 

Conference Fees

Check our registration page for a full list of onsite and virtual attendee option registration fees.
 

Special Events and Sponsorships

Tuesday, July 7

Sponsored by:

Time

Event

Bisk 7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Plaza Foyer

Bluehost 12:00 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.

Welcome and Lunch

Plaza Ballroom A-C

ProctorU 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Keynote Address - Jane Bozarth

Plaza Ballroom A-C

APUS 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Plaza Foyer

_newroq 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Discovery Session

Plaza Foyer


6:45 p.m.

Depart for Dine Around

Hotel Lobby

Wednesday, July 8

Examity

VoiceThread

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Plaza Ballroom A-C

Schoology

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Plenary Address - Ryan Baker

Plaza Ballroom A-C

Remote-Learner 1:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Deep Dive Sessions


Additional Sponsorships

BluDesygn  Conference Mobile App
Link-Systems  

TweetSuite+

Exhibit Area

Bluehost

SmarterServices

 

Technology Test Kitchen

Exhibit Area

Software Secure

Wiley

 

Power Stations

Exhibit Area

Colloquy

Pearson

 

Learning Lounge

Exhibit Area

Helix Education  

Schedule-at-a-Glance

Distributed at the onsite conference registration desk

Sonic Foundry's MediaSite  

Information Kiosks

Stations throughout conference space

ProctorU  Badge Holders (pick up near registration desk)
Bisk  

Boarding Pass Print Station

Exhibit Area


Bluehost

BluDesygn

Canvas

Remote-Learner

Wiley

Announced at the Wednesday Plenary

Drawing for 5 complimentary registrations for any 2015-16 OLC Conference

APUS

Canvas

Kaltura

 

Tuesday

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday

11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Networking Coffee Breaks

Exhibit Area

 


Sonic Foundry's MediaSite  Live-webcast and On-demand Recordings

Booth Prize Drawings

DropThought Booth 15
$200 Visa Card - Sign up for a free DropThought account during the conference, either at our booth or online http://www.dropthought.com/for-educatoin/ and be entered for our $200 raffle. The winner will be announced via Twitter #blend15 on Wednesday. The $200 visa card can be picked up at our booth or sent by mail.
eScienceLabs Booth 14 Portable Phone and Tablet Charger
SmarterServices Booth 3
$50 donation to charity of your choice
Software Secure Booth 8
Beats Headphones
YouSeeU Booth 24
$25 Amazon Gift Card

OLC Social Media Contest Prizes (use #blend15) - Are You a Social Media Ninja? Win Prizes and Influence Your Peers - How to Enter

twitterTweet: How are you being impacted by #Blend15? Follow us @OLCToday. Tweet using #Blend15 and #OLCToday.
instagramPost: What images stand out during #Blend15?
Instagram them using #OLCTODAY and #Blend15.
shareShare: Visit the TweetSuite+ Headquarters in the Exhibit Hall and show us how you’ve creatively shared your ideas and stories!

Attendee Checklist - Be fully prepared for a great conference experience by reviewing this checklist.

Onsite Attendees:

  • Download the OLC Conference mobile app from the Program page . This will provide you full session descriptions. The printed Schedule-at-a-Glance that you will be provided onsite does not include session descriptions.
  • Make your hotel reservations .
  • Plan to attend the free Wednesday afternoon Deep Dive sessions at the end of the conference.  Schedule your travel accordingly.
  • Join in the conversation – follow the Blended Learning Conference and Workshop Social networking. Join us on Facebook , Twitter ( @OLCToday and #blend15) and Linkedin .
  • Let your colleagues know you are attending the conference.
  • Review the program schedule prior to departure for Denver; plan how you will use your time at the conference.
  • Familiarize yourself with our keynote speaker , and our plenary session and the topics of the addresses.
  • Consider taking advantage of the Online Learning Consortium membership while it is discounted to you.
  • Watch for the Conference Updates and Welcome emails as we near the conference dates. More exciting information to come!

Virtual Attendees:

  • Look for a separate email with Virtual Access instructions. Read that email thoroughly and bookmark it for future reference.
  • Review the streamed program schedule ahead of time and plan which sessions you want to watch live vs. on-demand.
  • Join in the conversation – follow the Blended Conference and Workshop Social networking. Join us on Facebook , Twitter ( @OLCToday and #blend15) and Linkedin .
  • Let your colleagues know you are attending the conference virtually. 
  • Test Sonic Foundry's Mediasite before the event. Don't wait until the last minute.
  • Be on the lookout for future "Countdown to the Blended Conference" emails. These emails will serve to remind you of the access instructions and the importance of testing your system prior to the start of the live streamed sessions. Read these and you will have a smooth, seamless conference viewing experience.