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Online Teaching ConferenceSan Diego has been confirmed as the location for the annual Online Teaching Conference 2015 (OTC15), which sought an encore engagement there after the popular vacation spot attracted sold-out attendance for last year’s event.

This year's event will be held June 18 to June 19 at the San Diego Convention Center. The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina will serve as the host hotel.

“We are excited about the location and expect this will be our best conference ever,” said Blaine Morrow, OTC15 Conference Chair and Project Director for CCC Confer, @ONE for Training, and 3C Media Solutions. “Last year, we sold out in May at 500 [attendees]; we’re expecting over 700 this year.”

A call for presentations is now open. Speaker proposals may be submitted through March 15, though early submission is recommended as time slots fill quickly. Notifications will be sent by April 1. Approved speakers will receive a 50-percent discounted conference rate of $117.

The two-day program will feature 40 speakers, with topics that include:

  • Effective Practices - Teaching practices that work, focusing on accessibility, learning styles, etc.
  • Support & Resources - Student Services, Library Services, Instructional Design and Faculty Services, and other Teaching/Learning Resources
  • Technology Innovation - Creative use of social media, mobile devices, new products and releases, and mobile learning
  • Leadership & Evaluation - Online learning program issues, planning, authentication, regulations, policies, and strategies

The Online Teaching Conference is organized by CCC Confer, 3C Media Solutions, @ONE and the Online Education Initiative (OEI), in cooperation with the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.

Conference attendee and hotel registration will open March 2. Visit the conference website at for updates, or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (760) 744-1150, ext. 1527.

Crista Souza is a CCC TechEDge News Contributing Editor.