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The Florida Online Innovation Summit Returns to UCF Campus!

We look forward to being in person again for the 2024 Summit!

The Florida Online Innovation Summit is an opportunity to share and discuss projects that are being implemented across the state to advance the state-of-the-art in online learning. These are projects that seek to push the boundaries of current technology and practice in order to disrupt existing models and positively impact the constraints of the “iron triangle” of quality, cost, and access for students. Examples of potential innovative and experimental project categories include:

  • Adaptive Learning
  • Microcredentials / Digital Badges
  • Next Generation ePortfolios
  • Predictive Analytics and Dashboards
  • eText and Digital Materials Strategies
  • Immersive Video Environments
  • AI Chatbots
  • AI-Enabled Content Creation and Distribution
  • Multi-Modal (i.e., Hyflex) Instruction
  • Creative Use of Open Source Materials
  • Learning Analytics
  • Content Repositories for Sharing Digital Resources
  • 3rd Party Tool Integrations
  • VR, AR, XR
  • Synchronous Tools and Pedagogy
  • Emergency Remote Strategy Innovations
  • Makerspace Resources

We look forward to being in person again for the 2024 Summit!


The Agenda

  • 8:30am – 9:00am EDT ~ Registration & Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 9:10am EDT ~ Welcome Address
  • 9:10am – 10:00am EDT ~ Keynote Address
  • 10:10am – 11:00am EDT ~ Concurrent Session 1
  • 11:10am – 12:00pm EDT ~ Concurrent Session 2
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT ~ Catered Lunch
  • 1:10pm – 2:00pm EDT ~ Concurrent Session 3
  • 2:10pm – 3:00pm EDT ~ Concurrent Session 4
  • 3:10pm – 3:20pm EDT ~ Closing Remarks
  • 3:20pm – 4:30pm EDT ~ Sparks of Innovation: Digital Posters & Networking Event

The extended agenda will be posted as soon as it’s available.

Call for Proposals

The application window is now closed. Visit the Call for Proposals guidelines for more information.

ai is disrupting higher education: what can/should we do about it?

Whether you’re a teaching faculty member, educational developer, instructional designer, instructional technologist, or administrator, the role that AI will play in the future of higher education is sure to affect you.

You know that students and faculty across the country are embracing its power to both embolden and disrupt the status quo. How you handle it as an educator can prove difficult. That’s why it’s imperative to connect with one another and have frank conversations about harnessing the power of AI to improve faculty and student success.

The conference will allow discussion for the myriad of ways AI impacts teaching and learning methods in the following tracks:

  • Pedagogical Approaches to Incorporate AI in Teaching and Learning
  • Digital Learning and Online Instruction
  • Supporting Faculty
  • Academic Integrity
  • Instructional Design
  • Assessment and Evaluation Methods
  • Teaching Models
  • AI Applications in the Classroom Besides ChatGPT
  • Student Success and Retention
  • Administrative Tasks, e.g., scheduling, enrollment management
  • Student Conduct and Behavior Management
  • Ethical Considerations of AI Usage
  • Institutional Policies and Regulations
  • Global Perspectives on AI in Education


The following colleges and universities will be represented at the conference through the presentations and poster sessions presenters.

Alamo Colleges DistrictMercer UniversityUniversity of California San Diego
Auburn UniversityMinerva UniversityUniversity of Central Florida
California State University, NorthridgeMissouri State UniversityUniversity of Delaware
Calvin UniversityPacific UniversityUniversity of Florida
Cleveland State UniversityPenn State ShenangoUniversity of Kentucky
Concordia UniversityProvidence CollegeUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County
Daytona State CollegeRingling College of Art and DesignUniversity of Michigan
Duke UniversityRowan UniversityUniversity of Missouri
D’Youville UniversitySanta Fe CollegeUniversity of Nebraska at Kearney
Eastern Florida State CollegeSouth Georgia State CollegeUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversitySouthern Illinois UniversityUniversity of North Florida
Florida International UniversitySouthern New Hampshire UniversityUniversity of Pennsylvania
Florida Gulf Coast UniversityThe Chicago School of Professional PsychologyUniversity of Rochester
Florida SouthWestern State CollegeThe Ohio State UniversityUniversity of South Florida
Georgia Institute of TechnologyThe University of Texas at San AntonioUniversity of Virginia
Hood CollegeThe University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyUtah State University
Kennesaw State UniversityUnity Environmental UniversityValencia College
Lake-Sumter State CollegeUniversity of AlabamaVilnius University, Lithuania
MacEwan UniversityUniversity of Arkansas for Medical SciencesVirginia Tech


Prices are as follows:

  • Registration is free for State University System of Florida (SUS) & Florida College System (FCS) individuals
  • Early bird pricing until February 2, 2024 – $175 at checkout (for those outside the SUS/FCS)
  • General registration price after February 2, 2024 – $200 at checkout (for those outside the SUS/FCS)

The Innovation Summit is open ONLY to Faculty, Staff, and/or Administrators.

The Innovation Summit and TOPkit Workshop have separate registration processes.

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Important Dates

September 6, 2023

Proposals Open

Proposals for the conference become available to the public.

September 6, 2023
October 25, 2023

Registration Opens

Registration for the conference opens.

October 25, 2023
November 1, 2023

Proposals Close

Extended deadline for submitting proposals to the conference.

November 1, 2023
December 1, 2023

Notice of Acceptances

Applicants will be notified of their proposals to the conference.

December 1, 2023
February 2, 2024

Early Bird Registration Closes

The deadline for Early Bird Registration, which offers discounted prices for attendees.

February 2, 2024
March 7, 2024

Regular Registration Closes

The deadline for Regular Registration, after which prices will increase.

March 7, 2024
March 26, 2024

Conference Begins

The dates of the conference itself.

March 26, 2024

Keynote – Dr. Todd D. Zakrajsek

Dr. Todd D. Zakrajsek
Dr. Todd D. Zakrajsek

Todd D. Zakrajsek PhD, advises faculty and provides resources on teaching/learning, leadership, and publishing in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining the SOM he was a tenured associate professor of psychology and built faculty development efforts at three universities across 20 years. Todd has served on many educationally related boards and work groups during his four decades of teaching and faculty development with organizations such as The American Council on Education (ACE), Lenovo Computer, Microsoft, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Todd also directs 4 national Lilly Conferences on evidence-based teaching and learning. Todd’s recently co-authored books include Teaching at Its Best, 5th ed. (2023, with Linda Nilson); The New Science of Learning, 3rd ed. (2022); Teaching for Learning, 2nd ed. (2021, with Claire Major and Michael Harris); Advancing Online Teaching (2021, with Kevin Kelly); and Dynamic Lecturing (2017, with Christine Harrington). Todd has given more than 300 campus workshops, conference presentations, and keynote addresses in 49 states, 12 countries, and 4 continents. Follow and connect with Todd on Twitter (@toddzakrajsek), Instragram, and Linkedin. Read more about his work at

We look forward to his keynote address, Preparing for Gen AI in the Higher Education Mainstream.


The Florida Online Innovation Summit is returning to face-to-face this year and will be held at the University of Central Florida. Please find important location and parking details below.

Event Location

Parking Location

The Florida Online Innovation Summit will be held in the Fairwinds Alumni Center. Parking for the Innovation Summit will be available in Parking Garage H.

Attendees will be emailed a parking permit to place in their car, and parking will be on level 1 of Garage H. Upon exiting Garage H, walk across the bridge towards the Fairwinds Alumni Center. Please note that UCF faculty and staff can use their UCF parking permit to park in any garage or lot on campus.

Hotel Recommendations

One recommended hotel is the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando East-UCF, which offers a special booking rate for our attendees. Please book by March 4, 2024 and if you have any concerns with booking, please reach out to their group coordinator, Adrianne Gomez (407-996-0797 or for assistance.

If interested, the Celeste Hotel and other alternatives are available.

Summit Planning Committee (UCF)

Wendy Howard, Beth Nettles, Anita Gabbard, Nicole Stahl, Samantha Richardson, Tina Calandrino, Rocco Fazzalari, and Charlene Hu.

Questions, Concerns, or Special Requests? Please feel free to reach out to the Pegasus Innovation Lab at:

TOPkit Workshop

The Innovation Summit and the TOPkit Workshop occur in sequential weeks so participants can benefit from attending both events. The Teaching Online Preparation Toolkit (TOPkit) is a comprehensive resource for those who are responsible for faculty development, including those who develop relationships with faculty to ensure quality online or hybrid courses. Although TOPkit is Florida funded, it has an international reach. The site is organized by a three-step process for planning, developing, and evaluating your program, along with supporting resources. We invite you to explore TOPkit resources and participate in upcoming events.