Panelist. “Doing the Knowledge: Regional Histories and Contexts in Canada.” One Hundred and Fifty Futures of Hip Hop in Canada, Ryerson University/The Drake Hotel, Nov. 2-4, 2017.
“She a Yardie: Translocalism and Jamaican/Canadian Identity in the Music of Michie Mee.” IASPM-Canada Annual Conference, University of Toronto, May 25-27, 2017.
Guest Speaker. “Check the Technique: Hip Hop Lecture/Interview Series.” Western University. March 15, 2017. Hosted by Roozbeh Showleh.
“Translocality and the Articulation of a Jamaican/Canadian Identity in Toronto Hip-Hop.” “It Ain’t Where You’re From, It’s Where You’re At”: International Hip Hop Studies Conference, University of Cambridge, June 23-25, 2016.
Moderator. (Re-)Covering Musics Graduate Conference. Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario. March, 21, 2015.
“To the Beat of Its Own Drum: Issues of Authorship Within the Aural Aesthetic of Hip-Hop Sampling.” Authorship in Music – An RMA Study Day. March 6-7, 2015, University of Oxford.
“The Number One Set and Sound: Exploring Reggae’s Performative Techniques in the Music of KRS-One and Boogie Down Productions.” Oregon State University Hip-Hop Festival and Symposium. October 17, 2014, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.
“BaKardi Slang: Negotiating a ‘Janadian’ Identity in the Music of Kardinal Offishall.” Race & Place in Hip-Hop Beyond the US – African Studies Association UK’s Biennial Conference. September 9-11, 2014, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.
“Digital Diaspora: The DJ’s Role in Disbanding Data and Genre Hybridity.” PopLife: The Value of Popular Music in the Twenty-First Century. June 6-7, 2014, University of Northampton, UK.
“An Orchid Grows in Motown: Capturing Aura in J Dilla’s Donuts, a Response to Walter Benjamin.” Interface 2014 – Transmediating Culture. May 2-3, 2014, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.
“An Orchid Grows in Motown: Capturing Aura in J Dilla’s Donuts, a Response to Walter Benjamin.” Joint Meeting of the NYSSL Chapter of AMS and the Niagara Chapter of SEM. April 26-27, 2014, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.
“On the Fly: How DJs Spun Technology and the Digital Revolution Took Flight.” African American Music in World Culture – Art as Refuge and Strength in the Struggle For Freedom. March 17-22, 2014, Boston University, Boston, MA.
“It’s Not in the Manual: Digital Technology and the Future of the DJ.” Quebec Universities English Undergraduate Conference (QUEUC). March 15-16, 2013, Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, QC.
“The Canadian Recording Industry.” Nov. 30, 2016. Western University. Undergraduate class instructed by Dr. Daniel Robinson.
“Canadian Hip-Hop Pioneers.” Dec. 1, 2014. Carleton University Music Department. Undergraduate class instructed by Dr. Anna Hoefnagels.
“From the Street to the Studio: Hip-Hop’s Technological Innovation.” April 3, 2014. University of Houston. Undergraduate class instructed by Dr. Katherine L. Turner.
Lo-fi and Wi-fi: Conjuring Creativity & Performance. Oct. 19, 2012 at Vancouver Island University’s Malaspina Theatre. Darrell Bell, Robin Davies, Denisa Krausova, Zoe Lauckner, Brent Pretty, Niel Scobie, Marshall Soules, and Marian van der Zon.
“Repetitive. Startling. Sequence. Machine.” DATASTREAM 4: Proliferating Signs & Cultural Layers – Jan. 12th, 2012 at the Nanaimo Art Gallery. Listen here.