Special Note: OLC MERLOT Innovate to go online in June 2020

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Special Announcement:  March 16, 2020

As previously shared with our community, OLC and MERLOT continue to monitor the evolving factors related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, particularly with regard to our Innovate 2020 conference. Among recent developments, gatherings exceeding 1,000 people are now prohibited in the state of Illinois, which has contributed to our decision to move Innovate 2020 completely online, from June 15-26. We selected these dates in response to the many requests from our community asking that in the absence of a face to face event, that we hold an online event before the close of the 2020 fiscal year. We look forward to having you join us for this fully online event, and will be reaching out with complete details and the updated program shortly.

As we move Innovate 2020 completely online, we look forward to offering you the same vibrant programming, impactful networking, and opportunities to reflect and connect over the emerging and salient topics in our field. The virtual conference will include our regular offerings and opportunities for engagement, including sessions, workshops and summits, keynotes, and space to connect with sponsors, exhibitors, and educators from across the globe. In addition to participating in the live event, all attendees will have access to on-demand recordings for one (1) year. Moving our face-to-face conference to a fully online format presents us with the unique opportunity to spotlight the best of what the online modality affords – meaningful collaboration and the ability to reflect and connect with colleagues around the world. We hope that you will join us for this reimagined event, and celebrate our collective resilience and dedication to forging connections without boundaries.

OLC and MERLOT look forward to welcoming you to the Innovate 2020 Virtual Conference in June, and we are here to help you however we can with questions and requests for support.  Please feel free to reach out to us with requests related to OLC Innovate at conference@onlinelearning-c.org.

For general questions related to continuity planning and emergency preparedness (including requests for support) please contact us at leadership@onlinelearning-c.org.

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