Meeting of the Minds

The 2019 ACC Meeting of the Minds conference, hosted by the University of Louisville, will take place on March 29-31, in Louisville, KY. Please visit the official website, for updates about the conference.

Email Dr. Charlie Leonard or Jenna C. Williams with any questions. We look forward to seeing you in March!

Important Dates

As we plan logistics for the conference, please keep these important dates in mind.

February 1, 2019 - Registration I: Student and Faculty/Staff General Information due

February 15, 2019 - Registration II: Student and Faculty/Staff Travel and Abstracts due


Names of participating students with abstracts, presentation format and faculty participant list are due by February 15, 2019. The registration link has been sent to participating schools' conference coordinators. If you have any questions, please contact Jenna Williams.

Each university will be responsible for the selection of participants on their campus. We are limited to a total of 6 students per institution with 3 oral presentations and 3 poster presentations.


Please visit the official website, for details about the schedule.


The conference will take place on University of Louisville’s Belknap campus. Participants will be staying at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY.

Please note: University of Louisville has reserved rooms for all registered participants. You do not have to book hotel rooms. Transportation shuttles will be provided to and from the Louisville International Airport (SDF), as well as to and from campus.


The Brown Hotel

335 West Broadway

Louisville, KY 40202

Hotel Overview

A Louisville legend, The Brown Hotel is beloved by generations of guests for its Georgian-Revival elegance and timeless Southern charm. Anchoring downtown Louisville with a firm grasp on history paired with a 21st century appreciation for hospitality, this landmark hotel at the corners of Fourth and Broadway blends breathtaking architectural features with the modern amenities and services today’s most discerning travelers expect. From exquisite event space to the city’s finest dining, The Brown Hotel infuses every experience with gentility and refinement.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Brown Hotel's prime location offers easy access to many of Louisville’s most in-demand destinations, including the Brown Theatre (across the street), the Palace Theatre (half a block) and the Kentucky International Convention Center (seven blocks). The hotel holds the coveted AAA Four Diamond rating, a testament to its setting, service and exquisite sense of style.

Helpful Links:

Belknap Campus Map

Visitor Parking on Campus

Public Transportation: TARC


Green Taxi Cab

Yellow Cab Louisville


Each institution is limited to 6 students, with a maximum of 3 oral presentations and 3 posters.

Oral Presentations

All talks will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions. If you plan to use slides or other projected media, please bring your presentation preloaded on a flash drive to have it uploaded to the computer before the beginning of your session. Students should report to their presentation rooms 15 minutes prior to the start time of their session.

The presentation rooms will be equipped with wireless internet and PC compatible presentation equipment.


Posters should be no larger than 36″ X 48″. Easels, tack boards, and tacks will be provided. Students must stay with their poster for the duration of their session and be prepared to discuss their research.