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Online Learning Consortium Innovate 2018 Virtual Conference


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Wednesday, April 18 - Friday, April 20, 2018

Virtual Conference


Learn from leaders in the field and engage in critical conversations with colleagues from all disciplines at the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Innovate conference, the premier conference devoted to innovation in online learning - all without leaving NIU. All NIU faculty, staff, and graduate teaching assistants are able to attend OLC Innovate 2018 online for free and from the comfort of your office or home.

Register Now!

Once you have registered, you will receive a discount code for FREE registration for OLC Innovate. 

Registration includes access to live sessions and recordings for 1 year. Attend one session or all of them.

This year, OLC Innovate seeks to ensure online education continues to thrive in the rapidly changing environment by focusing on student success, innovative pedagogies, and cross-disciplinary collaboration. OLC envisions the Innovate conference as an opportunity to build new foundations for stronger, better higher education environments. 


Times given below are in Central Time Zone.

Wednesday, April 18

8:30 a.m.
Workshop Session 1
10:30 a.m.
Workshop Session 2
1:00 p.m.
Concurrent Session 1
2:00 p.m.
Concurrent Session 2
2:45 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Session 3
4:30 p.m.
Opening Keynote: Campfire Stories

Thursday, April 19

8:45 a.m.
Concurrent Session 4
9:45 a.m.
Concurrent Session 5
10:30 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
Concurrent Session 6
1:30 p.m.
Concurrent Session 7
2:30 p.m.
Concurrent Session 8
3:15 p.m.
4:15 p.m.
Keynote Address: Jordan Shapiro

Friday, April 20

8:15 a.m.
Keynote Address: Ruha Benjamin
9:45 a.m.
Concurrent Session 9
10:30 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
Concurrent Session 10

Registration Details

This event is open to anyone at NIU: faculty, instructors, SPS and Civil Service staff, graduate teaching assistants, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

In order to participate in the virtual conference, you must register here. Within 2 days after your registration is received, you will receive a discount code to register for the conference at no cost. You must create an account with the Online Learning Consortium and register for the conference on their site to be able to participate in the streaming sessions. 


If you have questions, check out the Virtual Conference FAQ


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