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OLC Collaborate - AB 798 TACC Conference, Feb. 2017 Post Conference Resources

The OLC Collaborate conference "Post Event Resource Center" includes the keynote speakers' presentations and relevant readings.  


Dear AB 798 Textbook Affordability Campus Coordinators (TACC),


Please plan on attending the OLC Collaborate conference in order to discuss, plan, and expand our knowledge and experiences implementing AB 798.


Two conference registrations for AB 798 campuses will be funded (for free), so please use the “discount code” assigned to your system – CSU or CCC.   Register soon to reserve the conference hotel rooms (if needed).


Request conference discount code by emailing


Please contact if you need assistance.


We look forward to gathering the facilitators and leaders of one of the largest OER projects in the country.


If you have any questions, please let me know.


Thank you,




Leslie Kennedy, Ed.D.

Director, Affordable Learning Solutions

Academic Technology Services

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor

Office (562) 951-4605

Mobile (562) 833-7764







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Subject: Join us at OLC Collaborate February 16 in San Francisco




Save the Date!
Join us February 16 at Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

Dear Leslie,

Join us for this one-day professional development opportunity! OLC is coming 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 - San Francisco, hosted by our academic partner, California State University, is Thursday, February 16.


Don't miss your opportunity to work together to collaborate, define and help shape the changing university.


We hope to see you there,







"This is the only meeting where we can collaborate with and talk to folks doing the same good work we are in Affordable Learning Solutions."

- Laura Sederberg, Manager of Technology and Learning program, CSU Chico

Kathleen S. Ives, D.M.
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Online Learning Consortium

Gerry Hanley, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Technology Services, Executive Director, MERLOT (, Director, SkillsCommons (, California State University, Office of the Chancellor

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Accommodations with State Rates nearby:

Best Western Coyote Point (approx. 1.8 miles to/from conference) LINK

$127 (before taxes)

Free WIFI, complimentary breakfast

Red Roof PLUS Inn San Francisco Airport  (Approx. .4 miles from conference) LINK

$126 (before taxes) 

Free WIFI, Parking $10/night

Villa Montes Hotel (approx. 6 miles to/from conference) |LINK

$189 (before taxes) Standard King

Free WIFI, free parking, complimentary breakfast


Four Points by Sheraton SFO (approx. 6 miles to/from conference)  | LINK

$199 (before taxes) Standard King

Free WIFI, self parking $13 per day


Larkspur Landing (approx. 6 miles to/from conference) | LINK

$199 (before taxes) Studio Suite - queen bed

Free WIFI, free parking, complimentary breakfast

Dear AB 798 Coordinators,

A quick reminder to register for the conference.  Additional hotel rooms at the Hilton Bayfront have been made available.

Textbook Affordability + Your Campus: Strategy, Data, and Sustainab... Conference


Offered by Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the California State University and COOL4Ed


The conference brings together faculty and staff from higher education institutions who are implementing textbook affordability programs to support their students’ success. 


Keynote Speakers

  • TJ Bliss, PhD, Program Officer, Education, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Dianne Van Hook, PhD, Chancellor, Santa Clarita Community College District
  • Gerry Hanley, PhD, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Technology Services, CSU Office of the Chancellor and Executive Director, MERLOT



  • Insights and best practices for navigating campus and state policies
  • Effective textbook affordability program implementation strategies
  • Strategies for measuring outcomes of programs




This one day conference (8 am to 4 pm) will offer presentations, templates, online resources, and facilitated planning activities for participants from any state and institution to learn and adapt for their own textbook affordability programs. Learn from California’s institutions and how you can apply lessons learned to your own institution.


Every AB 798 grantee in the CA Community College & CSU will receive 2 free registrations. 

A limited number of free registrations are available for CCC & CSU non-AB 798 institutions.   Apply for a free registration code by emailing

OLC Member Cost =$115                    Non-OLC member cost = $175


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