Why attend SOLA+R 2018?

From curated content to targeted networking, there are so many reasons to attend the 2018 Summit for Online Leadership and Administration + Roundtable (SOLA+R)–the premiere event in online leadership–June 18-20 in Washington, DC.

Content Focused on the Online Enterprise
SOLA+R is an event for leaders (and emerging leaders) focused on the online enterprise in higher education. We encourage and curate content that is relevant for online leaders, regardless of their role. Unlike other events with roots in faculty development or instructional design, the backbone of session content at SOLA+R has always been policy, administration, and leadership.  

Customize Your On-Site Agenda
Well before the first sessions begin, we give you the information you need to make informed decisions about the sessions you’ll attend at SOLA+R:

  • General sessions (announced late 2017)
  • Concurrent sessions (announced early 2018)
  • Pre-reading material for concurrent sessions (distributed in May 2018)

Our quality controls ensure that the session title and description made available before the event match the actual on-site presentation you attend. And with a manageable number of curated concurrent sessions, you can be assured that you won’t be attending essentially the same session with a different description at a different time as you may have experienced at other conferences.

Network with Recognized Leaders
SOLA+R attendees are a who’s who of institutions – leaders that are innovating and found on national rankings. As an attendee, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with the same individuals you see quoted in Inside Higher Ed and the Chronicle. These leaders are accessible and approachable during the ample networking opportunities at SOLA+R.

Professional Development Personalized for You
SOLA+R has content for leaders at all levels of an online enterprise. Regardless of where you are or who you are, you’ll find ideas to take with you and take action on – immediately. Those new to online leadership will find plenty of aspirational goals, mid-level leaders will find ideas to implement, and senior leaders will find ideas and topics that challenge them as leaders.

You’ll be invited into conversations, and introduced to new ideas and ways of thinking. You’ll make connections to colleagues you can call upon when you need answers. And, you’ll also have the opportunity to share your knowledge as a presenter by answering our call for proposals in late 2017.

Ready to Register?
Travel requests often ask about the benefits of a conference or event. You might consider personalizing and submitting the content below with your travel request:

SOLA+R 2018 is the only national event focused on the intersection of innovation, leadership, policy, and the online enterprise in higher education. Attending SOLA+R 2018 will support [institution name]’s goal of [growing, advancing, supporting] [enrollments, innovation, faculty & students] as well as supporting the institution’s strategic goal of increasing access to high quality programs for [degree-seeking, non-credit, both degree-seeking and non-credit] students.



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