AIKCU Teaching, Learning, and Technology Conference

The annual AIKCU Teaching, Learning, and Technology Conference is our largest professional development event. The single day conference is made possible through support of business partners and sponsors and takes place each June, typically on one of our member campuses. In recent years the conference has attracted between 150-200 member staff and faculty.

For questions about the conference or sponsorship opportunities, contact Krista Hudson at 502.695.5007.

2019 Conference Information

Conference session schedule

The 2019 AIKCU Teaching, Learning, and Technology Conference will be held at Spalding University on Friday, June 14, 2019.

Registration for the 2019 conference [closed] is free for staff and faculty members from AIKCU institutions thanks to the generous support of conference sponsors.

The one-day conference is AIKCU’s premier professional development event for campus staff and faculty interested in the latest developments in information technology, instructional technology and design, pedagogy, and libraries.

While there is no registration fee, we do ask all attendees to register so that we can adequately plan for conference session seating and meals. If you have questions about your registration, please contact Krista Hudson.

Keynote Speaker: Bryan Alexander

This year’s conference features a keynote from Bryan Alexander. Bryan Alexander is an internationally known futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher, working in the field of how technology transforms education. A recent profile in Ozy dubbed him “The Ax-Wielding Futurist.”

Bryan completed his English language and literature PhD at the University of Michigan in 1997, with a dissertation on doppelgangers in Romantic-era fiction and poetry.

Then Bryan taught literature, writing, multimedia, and information technology studies at Centenary College of Louisiana.  There he also pioneered multi-campus interdisciplinary classes, while organizing an information literacy initiative.

From 2002 to 2014 Bryan worked with the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), a non-profit working to help small colleges and universities best integrate digital technologies.  With NITLE he held several roles, including co-director of a regional education and technology center, director of emerging technologies, and senior fellow.  Over those years Bryan helped develop and support the nonprofit, grew peer networks, consulted, and conducted a sustained research agenda.

In 2013 Bryan launched a business, Bryan Alexander Consulting, LLC.  Through BAC he consults throughout higher education in the United States and abroad.  Bryan also speaks widely and publishes frequently, with articles appearing in venues including The Atlantic Monthly, Inside Higher Ed and others.  He has been interviewed by and featured in the Washington Post, MSNBC,  US News and World Report, National Public Radio, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, Pew Research, Campus Technology, and the Connected Learning Alliance.

His upcoming book Transforming the University in the Twenty-First Century: The Next Generation of Higher Education for Johns Hopkins University Press, is available for preorder.  His two most recent books are Gearing Up For Learning Beyond K-12 and The New Digital Storytelling (second edition) .

Concurrent sessions

The conference boasts over 40 concurrent sessions presented by AIKCU members featuring innovations in instructional use of technology, best practices for higher education technology, current issues for library professionals, shared concerns for Kentucky’s private institutions, and advances in online learning and instructional design.

Registration, breakfast, and vendor exhibits will begin at 7:30AM EDT on June 14.