Free Innovate Virtual Conference by Online Learning Consortium

Are you wondering about how the disruptions in education will shape the innovative classroom of tomorrow? Do you want to explore the opportunities of what the online modality affords through meaningful collaboration and the ability to reflect and connect with colleagues around the globe?

Free for you! We invite all UMass graduate students, postdocs, and faculty/staff to attend the 5th Annual Online Learning Consortium Innovate Virtual Conference – Education Reimagined, June 15 -26, 2020. This fully virtual conference will include 300+ sessions focused on reimagining the learning experience through digital, blended, and online learning.

Through the “Unlimited Virtual Pass”, co-funded by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the UMass I.D.E.A.S (Instructional Design, Engagement and Support) group, you can access all live-stream sessions and on-demand recordings for free. All you need to do is  Follow these Instructions to Register, check out the Conference Program, and attend any session of interest.

FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO REGISTER for the OLC INNOVATE conference:                                                                           

Members of UMass Amherst who have a user account with the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) through their institution email address ( have the "Unlimited Virtual Pass" available now when they login to OLC and go to the REGISTER page and select “Register - Virtual”. 

We encourage you to register prior to the event start date. Once registered, you will receive access instructions for live-stream viewing. Recordings will be available approximately 24 hours after each session concludes.

Please note: If you have not created a new account with OLC since Jan 24, 2020, you need to create a new account. To create a new account, follow these steps:

  1. Log in at Be sure to use your institution email domain ( when you create your user account in order to receive your school's benefits and virtual package availability.

*Select UMass Amherst from the dropdown menu when creating your account. If you have an existing OLC user account but are not correctly affiliated, please contact so that we can update your account.

  1. Once logged in, navigate to the OLC Innovate webpage and select the REGISTER/PRICING tab - select “REGISTER - Virtual”, and you will be taken to the Event Overview page):
  2. Select Register (pictured above) - you will see the Virtual Unlimited Pass (free) at the top of the registration items list. Select the Virtual Unlimited Pass and follow the registration prompts to complete your purchase.  You will receive a confirmation email with instructions on accessing the live-stream sessions and on-demand recordings.

If you do not see the "Virtual Unlimited Pass" you may not be recognized as a contact within the institution that purchased the package. Please contact for assistance.

We hope you enjoy participating in OLC Innovate!

OLC Conference Team 

Event date: 

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 9:00AM to Friday, June 26, 2020 - 8:30PM

Event location: