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Annual General Meeting and Professional Development Retreat

Reflect, Reimagine and Renew

The OCULL Executive is happy to return to the OCULL tradition of meeting in person to learn from, and network with, colleagues and experts in online teaching and learning and continuing education.

Location: Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre, Cambridge, ON. Call 519-622-1505 or 1-866-622-1505 to make a reservation. 

Preliminary Agenda

Thursday - 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

  • Welcome
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Updates from eCampusOntario, Ministry of Colleges and Universities, and Contact North 
  • Lunch and Honourary Membership Presentation
  • General Session: OCULL Mandate Review
  • Concurrent Sessions

Dinner in Bruce Restaurant (buy your own) - 5:45 pm

Friday- 9:30 to 3:30 pm

  • Welcome
  • Keynote: Amrit Ahluwalia, Editor-in-Chief of The Evolllution.
    • Fusion is Our Future: Imagining a More Lifelong Future for Higher Education
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Lunch and Annual General Meeting
  • Expert panel featuring:  Amrit Ahluwalia, Dr. Lorraine Carter (McMaster), and Amanee Nassereddine, Continuing Education student with Toronto Metropolitan University. Moderated by Anna Boyden.
  • Closing Remarks

Note:  the preliminary agenda is subject to change.

Download the full Schedule.

Both days include buffet lunch and continuous coffee.

Pricing

Groups of 5 or more from one institution are eligible for a 10% discount.  Please email info@ocull.ca for details.

Ticket Type Members Non-Members
One Day $90 $120
Two Days (full retreat) $160 $195

Register today!

Call For Proposals

The Retreat Committee invites proposals that reflect the theme in the following topics:

  • Accessibility and Inclusion
  • Instructor Development
  • Business and Operations
  • Research and Emerging Topics
  • Community Engagement and Impact
  • Marketing, Enrollment and Student Success
  • Program Planning and Implementation
  • Future Skills and Alternative Credentials
  • Learning and Assessment Design
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Quality Assurances Processes and Systems

Submit Your Proposal Today!

Submission Deadline EXTENDED: October 21, 2022

OCULL reserves the right to make editorial changes if necessary.

The event will follow Public Health guidelines in place at the time of planning. OCULL reserves the right to modify all aspects of this offering, in the event of changes to Public Health guidelines.

 


Testimonials from Past Retreats

Here's what past attendees had to say:

“Go - it's a valuable opportunity to network, share, and learn with your continuing and online learning peers.”

“Very good opportunity to meet Ontario colleagues and develop connections with other institutions in a friendly supportive environment.”

“I highly recommend this conference to higher education professionals in Ontario. I would say 'You should go. This is a great group of colleagues who are willing to share and collaborate. Time well spent!"

“Attend!! Informal and comfortable atmosphere. The diversity among attendees guarantees one can get good information/advice on almost any topic area.”

“Looking forward to future Retreats!"

“Come and make professional colleague connections and friendships for life! Find out the latest on what is happening on the ground at our sister university CE institutions from other attendees contributing fully like you do to adult learners all over the province. You are warmly welcomed at OCULL!"

“Interesting topics presented in groups, which are not huge so they allow for a lot of dialogue.”

 

    • Updates from Ministry of Transportation, Colleges & Universities
      eCampusOntario and Contact North 
    • Annual General Meeting
    • Honourary Membership Presentation
    • Dinner in Bruce Restaurant (buy your own)
  • Friday
    • Expert panel featuring:  Amrit Ahluwalia, Dr. Lorraine Carter (McMaster), and Amanee Nassereddine, a student with The Chang School.

Please consider submitting a presentation proposal.

Registration will open September 27th.

Pricing

Groups of 5 or more from one institution are eligible for a 10% discount.  Please email info@ocull.ca for details.

  Members Non-Members
One Day $90 $120
Two Days (full retreat) $160. $195

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Retreat Committee invites proposals that reflect the theme in the following topics:

  • Accessibility and Inclusion
  • Instructor Development
  • Business and Operations
  • Research and Emerging Topics
  • Community Engagement and Impact
  • Marketing, Enrollment and Student Success
  • Program Planning and Implementation
  • Future Skills and Alternative Credentials
  • Learning and Assessment Design
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Quality Assurances Processes and Systems

Submit Your Proposal Today!

 

Submission Deadline: October 13, 2022

OCULL reserves the right to make editorial changes if necessary.

The event will follow Public Health guidelines in place at the time of planning. OCULL reserves the right to modify all aspects of this offering, in the event of changes to Public Health guidelines.


Testimonials from past Retreats

Here's what past attendees had to say:

“Go - it's a valuable opportunity to network, share, and learn with your continuing and online learning peers.”

“Very good opportunity to meet Ontario colleagues and develop connections with other institutions in a friendly supportive environment.”

“I highly recommend this conference to higher education professionals in Ontario. I would say 'You should go. This is a great group of colleagues who are willing to share and collaborate. Time well spent!"

“Attend!! Informal and comfortable atmosphere. The diversity among attendees guarantees one can get good information/advice on almost any topic area.”

“Looking forward to future Retreats!"

“Come and make professional colleague connections and friendships for life! Find out the latest on what is happening on the ground at our sister university CE institutions from other attendees contributing fully like you do to adult learners all over the province. You are warmly welcomed at OCULL!"

“Interesting topics presented in groups, which are not huge so they allow for a lot of dialogue.”