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OLC CollaborateThe Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is going to San Francisco to meet with online learning professionals, educators and administrators to address the opportunities and challenges we all face in online higher education today.

OLC Collaborate, being held Feb. 16, 2017, at the Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront, will focus on textbook affordability as well as campus strategy, data and sustainability issues. Register today.

Engaging Speakers, Relevant Topics, Dynamic Discussions

Textbook affordability is one of the most pressing education issues of our time. The 2015 College Textbook Affordability Act (AB 798) provides the California Communities Colleges and the California State University a $3 million opportunity to save their 3 million students money on the cost of the course materials.

As more higher-learning institutions delve into the textbook affordability landscape, it is becoming more important that there are spaces for sharing insights and best practices for navigating campus and state policies, developing effective program strategies, and utilizing outcomes data to make informed decisions. OLC Collaborate San Francisco 2017 will offer presentations, templates, online resources and facilitated planning activities in these areas for participants from any state and institution to learn and adapt for their own textbook affordability programs. Learn more about the work that is happening across California institutions as models that you can apply to your own institution.

General presentations will be followed by facilitator-led breakout sessions that will allow you to delve into each topic in greater detail. Breakout sessions will offer small group discussions between participants from state community colleges and four-year institutions and privates, between participants in different regions (e.g. rural, suburban, and urban), and between participants at different stages of program planning and execution (e.g. just starting to plan to experienced implementing programs).

OLC Collaborate session archivists will document the discussions throughout the day, culminating in a regional response to the changing university. Though especially beneficial to higher education in California, we have designed the conference to benefit any higher education institution.

Conference Pricing

The one-day event is $115 for OLC members. Membership discount will be applied upon registration. Lunch is included in registration fee. If your institution is a member, you must have an individual user account. Register as a free OLC Community Member and affiliate with your member institution.

Non-member registration fee is $175. You will also receive a free, three-month OLC professional membership (new members only; not applicable for renewals) as a part of your registration so you can get to know OLC and our community better! Details will be emailed post-conference. Lunch is included in registration fee.


Amy Schoenrock is Marketing Manager for the Online Learning Consortium