nclca 2017 keynote speaker


CEO | President Marci Powell & Associates

Marci Powell’s energy, experience, and informational presentations and workshops are a perfect fit for NCLCA’s 32nd Annual Conference theme, Remember the Student! Making a Stand for Student Success. The annual conference, held this year at San Antonio’s historic Menger Hotel September 27-30, 2017 is sure to inspire learning center professionals to continue to explore student-centered approaches. About her appearance at the conference, Powell states, “My goal is to be used to inspire change that will have the greatest positive impact for students (and for attendees' careers as they have impact in tremendous ways).”

Pre-Conference Institute D

Rapid Fire Workshop: Economical Ways to Integrate Technology Into Your Learning Center

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

A special 2-hour concurrent session designed to give learning center professionals instantly applicable ideas for utilizing technology in their learning commons spaces.


Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 12:30 p.m.

More information coming soon!


Marci Powell is President/CEO of Marci Powell & Associates providing consultative expertise in the field of digital learning and innovation.

Throughout her career, Marci has been passionate about the power of technology and its impact in education. Her background as a teacher, administrator, and global director with several technology companies gives Marci insight and credibility as an advisor to public and private sectors worldwide.  As a subject matter expert and thought leader she shares global best practices and strategic guidance in distance education and digital learning.

Ms. Powell is an internationally known keynote speaker and author. Marci serves on several national and international boards including the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) as chair of Global Partnerships and is Chair Emerita and Past President of the association.

As a senior educational researcher to Drexel University Online and co-anchor of Virtually Inspired: Showcasing Innovations in Online Learning, a website designed to inspire administrators and faculty, Marci helps drive innovation in open and flexible learning.

She enjoys creating virtual global leadership summits to bring great speakers to educators worldwide through video conferencing and streaming. Among the lineup has been Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People; John Quinones, ABC 20/20; and Australian film designer, Lewis Morley, with credits including Star Wars, The Matrix, Mission Impossible and Elysium.

From the classroom to boardroom, Powell has traveled to six continents expanding her work beyond educational institutions to include ministries of education and corporations. Previously, Marci was Global Director for Education at Polycom and Director of Educational Advocacy at AT&T; and has received accolades including induction into the USDLA and TxDLA Halls of Fame, being named Higher Ed Tech Decisions Top 10 Leaders in Higher Education and recognized as EDEN Fellow by the European Distance and ELearning Network.

To learn more about Marci Powell:

Virtually Inspired: http://virtuallyinspired.org

United States Distance Learning Association: https://www.usdla.org/about/board-of-directors/marci-powell/

Texas Distance Learning Association: http://www.txdla.org/

Marci Powell on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcipowell

Marci Powell on BrandedMe: https://branded.me/marcipowell

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