Thank you for attending this year’s Kentucky Convergence Conference! Next year’s conference will be November 7-8, 2024, so save the date and be on the look out for more information in the spring.

November 9-10, 2023
University of Louisville Event and Conference Center at ShelbyHurst Campus
450 North Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222

Convergence is the single event that brings together professionals in information technology, academic libraries, online learning, and instructional design from all the public and private colleges and universities in Kentucky and the surrounding states. Sponsored by Kentucky post-secondary institutions and private sector partners, Kentucky Convergence is a conference that emphasizes innovations and best practices in the fastest-growing areas of higher education.

Hotel Information

Coming from out of town? You can find area hotel information at https://louisville.edu/conferenceservices/where.


Melissa Cline-Douthitt

University of Louisville
Melissa Cline-Douthitt is an Instructional Designer for the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Louisville and also teaches online and hybrid English Composition courses as an adjunct instructor at Jefferson Community and Technical College. She holds a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration and a Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of Louisville, along with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Centre College. Melissa has 20 years of experience working in higher education in areas including academic and career services, teaching, and instructional design.

Bio Two: Danny McDonald, PhD is an Instructional Technology Consultant, Sr. for the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. He earned his B.S. degree (1998) in mathematics, an M.Div. (2008) in theology/philosophy, and a PhD (2014) in philosophy. Danny has over 22 years of experience in education, having served in a variety of roles in higher education administration, teaching, and faculty training. His background in higher education includes experience in online pedagogy best practices and empowering faculty to provide quality online learning experiences for their students. Danny also serves as Senior Lecturer I in Philosophy at UofL. Danny’s research interest includes epistemology (particularly how the act of knowing is a communal act), critical thinking (particularly the “soft skills” necessary to be a critical thinker), the nature of philosophy in a STEM-focused age, and the role of listening as an act of knowing.

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