Plenary speaker, Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society, Northeastern University, Boston, January 2008.
Plenary speaker, “Ecologies of War.” University at Albany, State University of New York, November 2007.
Guest Lecture, “Hello Kitty: The Work of Nature in the Age of Digital Communication.” The Centre for Culture, Identity and Education (CCIE), University of British Columbia, November 2007.
Guest Lecture, “Cat and Mouse.” Art History and Visual Art, UBC, November 2007.
Panel Presentation, “Indigenous Knowledges and the Environment.” CCIE, UBC, Nov. 2007
Guest Lecture, “Writing on the Border.” Department of English, University of Victoria, November 2007.
“Where is Environmental Cultural Studies?” Cultural Studies Now, University of East London, July 2007.
“Animal as/and medium: Symbolic work in communicative regimes.” Interfaces and Visualizations: A State-of-the-Art Conference on the Humanities in Post-Human Times, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, April 2007.
“Symbolic Regimes and Rituals of Violence: Law, Order and Torment in the History of Cats.” Representing Animals, Department of Sociology, Brock University, March 2007.
“Cats and Crime.” Kindred Spirits, University of Indiana, Bloomington, September 2006.
“Profile Fetishism in the Capitalist University” (with Bob Hanke). Conference of the Union for Democratic Communications, Boca Raton, Florida, 2006.
“McLuhan Today.” Probing McLuhan: Understanding Media Culture, Chair and Moderator. Toronto International McLuhan Festival and TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, co-sponsors, October 2004.
“Walkerton: The Memory of Matter.” Crossroads: Association of Cultural Studies. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004.
“The Wychwood Carbarns Park Project: Cultural Theory, Research Practice, and Local Politics” (with Bob Hanke). Culturepoles: City Spaces, Urban Politics and Metropolitan Theory, Canadian Association of Cultural Studies Conference, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, 2004
“The Value of Culture and the Culture of Values: The Canadian Dilemma.” Conference on Terror and Justice in Canada Post 9/11, University of Saskatoon, September 2003.
“Progress in Print.” The Future of Scholarly Publishing: Whither the Social Sciences and Humanities? Canadian Association of Research Libraries, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Association of Learned Journals. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Halifax 2003.
“The New Technology and Public Space.” Media Convergence and the Future of Democracy, University of Regina, 2002.
Chair, “Canadian Cultural Studies: Past, Present and Future.” Cultural Spaces/Canadian Spaces, Canadian Association of Cultural Studies, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Toronto 2002.
Presenter, Roundtable, Discussion of Empire, CACS, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, 2002.
“Media History and the Construction of Celebrity”. Tough Love: Celebrity Meets Identity. Third Annual Festival of Independent Film and Video, Windsor 1997.
“Cultural Technologies and the “Evolution” of Technological Cultures,” International Communication Association, Montreal 1997.
“Cultural Technologies and the “Evolution” of Technological Cultures.” Media Imaginaries, University of Sydney, 1996.
“The Concept of Nature in the Information Age.” Digital Gardens, The Power Plant, Toronto 1996.
“Stories that Matter.” Moderator and speaker. Conference on Popular Culture, University of Toronto/Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto 1995.
“Politics after Nationalism, Culture after Culture.” Trade Marks: Culture, Commerce, Identity, Canadian Association of American Studies, Toronto 1995.