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Save the Date for 2014: Oct 29-31 @ WDW Dolphin Hotel, Orlando FL

Save the Dates

22st Annual OLC International Conference
November 16-18, 2016 | Orlando, Florida | Walt Disney World Swan/Dolphin Resort

OLC Innovate 2016 - Innovations in Blended and Online Learning
April 20-22, 2016 | New Orleans, LA | Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

Travel and Hotel Information



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The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin 


The night of Thurs Nov 21 currently is sold out at the Swan/Dolphin.
If you require a Thursday night stay, please call the Disney Reservations Office at 407-934-7639 to book best available within walking distance of Swan/Dolphin. We will update this page when we have more information and specifics from nearby hotels with nights available.  

Disney's Yacht Club, Beach Club and Boardwalk Inn Resorts have availabilty and are offering a special rate of $221 per night. Mention Sloan-C in order to get this discounted rate when you call this number 407-939-4686 for reservations. 

Make Your Hotel Reservation Online

1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, P.O. Box 22653
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, US
Toll Free: 888-828-8850
Direct: 407-934-4000

*We strongly recommend that you make your hotel reservations early.

Special Room Rates for 19th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning attendees:

All conference sessions will be held at The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin.  Attendees of the conference should book their hotel room through the conference website no later than Friday, October 25 in order to receive discounted rates starting at $179.00** per night plus taxes ($179 room fee + $10 resort fee per night for a total of $189 per night - the daily $10 resort fee is not charged at the time of reservation, but will be charged to the credit card at the end of the attendee's stay). The special conference rates also apply for three days prior to and three days after the conclusion of the conference. 

*After the October 25 reservation deadline, rooms may still be booked through the conference website at normal Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin room rates. 

As of 10/28, the resort will continue to accept our group room rates based on availbility. The night of Thurs Nov 21 currently is sold out.

**The conference room rate of $179 does not include a mandatory resort service package fee of $10 per day. The resort service package includes: unlimited in-room high speed Internet access, up to 60 minutes of free local, toll free and credit card access calls (10 cents a minute thereafter), 20 minutes of domestic long distance calls per stay, 2 bottles of water daily, and unlimited access to the resort's health club facilities.

The Swan/Dolphin Resort will charge to your credit card a deposit of the first night's fee (plus applicable taxes) upon completion of your reservation.  Any reservations must be canceled no later than 5 business days prior to the start of your reservation for refund of that deposit. 

Parking at the Dolphin: Registered conference attendees that have registered guests rooms at the Swan and Dolphin will receive complimentary self parking. Daily drive-in attendees will be required to pay. The front desk agent will ask guests if they are parking a car with at the Dolphin; at that point, the self-parking charge will be zeroed out.


Thursday Evening Special Evening at Hollywood Studios for Conference Attendees

Disney Hollywood Studios



Entrance to Disney Hollywood Studios (entrance tickets provided; dinner is on your own)

Complimentary after 4pm entrance tickets are provided for all registered conference attendees - RSVP required prior to the start of the conference during the registration process. 

Enjoy an evening with your peers at Disney's Hollywood Studios, including  famous rides such as Aerosmith Rock-n-Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror, and Star Tours, and special events such as the Spectacle of Lights (one of the top 10 holiday light displays in the country) and the Fantasmic Laser and fireworks show.

After 4pm entrance tickets are available to purchase for attendee guests for $55 (adult and child 3 yrs and over).  These should be purchased during the registration process.

Amend your registration here to add your RSVP.

Festival of Lights

The Osborne Family Spectable of Dancing Lights

Marvel at millions of glittering lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music.  Share in an awe-inspiring seasonal treat for the entire family. Brilliant multi-colored bulbs wrap the buildings, changing hues and brightness throughout the show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.   As joyful music surrounds you, a sea of twinkling lights form twirling carousels of heavenly angels, toy soldiers, a spinning Earth, and even Santa and his trusty reindeer. It’s something you have to see to believe!

This stunning spectacle started modestly in Arkansas as a single home's annual display. Every year, Jennings Osborne and his family set up an elaborate collection of holiday lights. Over time, the collection of lights grew and grew... and grew! In 1995, the Osborne family decided to share their magic with the world. Walt Disney World Resort happily offered to become the new permanent home for this exceptional exhibition of holiday cheer.



Witness a show that brings together favorite Disney heroes, princesses and villains! 

Fantasmic! takes you into the colorful imagination of Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer's Apprentice. Join Mickey as he invokes the characters and spirit of such favorite Disney classics as:

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Peter Pan
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Cinderella
  • Aladdin
  • The Lion King

But when the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs gathers Ursula, Cruella de Vil, Scar and a larger-than-life Maleficent to turn Mickey's dreams into a nightmare, leave it to Mickey and the power of imagination to save the day.

Pyrotechnics, laser lights and one million gallons of dancing water make the dream come alive. With a cast of 50 costumed performers singing beloved Disney tunes and classic animation projected onto walls of water, Fantasmic! overflows with silly and suspenseful surprises for the entire family.

Discounted Walt Disney World park tickets and giftcards for conference attendees:

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Sloan-C conference attendees may advance-purchase discounted park tickets.  These tickets offer pre-arrival savings of 10% on our Full-Multi-Day (2 days or longer) Tickets and include a complimentary bonus visit to an additional Disney Experience (additional details are listed on the web site).

The special "After 2pm" and "After 4pm" tickets are only available for advance purchase and are exclusive ticket options for meeting attendees.


Purchase a Walt Disney World giftcard -   Giftcards may be used for many other Walt Disney World purchases and for purchases at the Disney merchandise shop located at the Swan and Dolphin hotel. 


About the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

Located in the heart of the Walt Disney World® Resort, the award-winning Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is a deluxe Disney resort hotel and your gateway to Central Florida's illustrious theme parks and attractions. The Orlando vacations resort is located in between Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios™ and close to Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Magic Kingdom® Park. Discover our magical surroundings, superior service, luxurious facilities and redesigned guest rooms featuring the Heavenly Bed®. Enjoy the new Mandara Spa, 17 spectacular restaurants and lounges, five pools, a white sand beach, two health clubs, tennis, nearby golf and many special Disney benefits.

Walt Disney World Resort Map

Staying on-site at our Disney resort allows you to enjoy many special Disney benefits (available exclusively for guests staying at Walt Disney World hotels) including:

  • Extra Magic Hours Benefit at Theme Parks
  • Complimentary Scheduled Transportation Throughout Disney
  • On-Site Disney Ticket Desks
  • Character Dining
  • Advance Tee Times on Championship Disney Golf Courses

These Disney benefits are just a few of the reasons you will enjoy staying at our Disney resort. We invite you to explore our web site to learn more!


This year, we have teamed up with Orlando Convention Aid to help you make the most of your time in Orlando. Available discounts include restaurants, golf, attractions, nightlife, shopping and much more. Each listing offers detailed information and discount coupons that can be printed. They can also make your dinner reservation, book your group dinner party or event. This web site will help you plan your time during your stay in Orlando.

Just click on the golden ticket to:

  • Purchase, discounted attraction tickets!
  • Receive, discounts to fantastic restaurants and make dinner reservations!
  • Enjoy complimentary cocktails at some of Orlando’s best nightlife!
  • Play great golf at a discount!
  • Shop at Orlando’s most exclusive stores and outlets with discounts!
  • Rent cars and make use of other great services all with fantastic discounts!

This web site will help you plan your time in Orlando and SAVE MONEY!
Be sure to check out the coupons available and just call us at (407) 248-8629 if we can help you in any way!

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