February 2018 Musicians’ Union HQ: Presented findings of UK Live Music Census to invited guests
November 2017 Music:Leeds, Leeds Town Hall, Leeds: Presented paper on UK Live Music Census at Music Academic Partnership event, organised by Leeds Beckett University and UK Music
October 2017 Venues Day, Ministry of Sound, London: Presented paper on UK Live Music Census to industry practitioners
June 2017 IASPM International conference, Kassel, Germany: Presented a paper as part of a panel on the UK Live Music Census with Martin Cloonan and Matt Brennan
November 2016 Jazz and the City mini-conference, EFG London Jazz Festival, Southbank Centre, London
July 2016 Continental Drifts, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh: Presented a paper on the role of the jazz festival producer
June 2016 Live Music Exchange, Newcastle: Presented a paper on the impact of British music festivals and hosted ‘in conversation with’ Jim Mawdsley
April 2016 Researching Jazz Festivals, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cheltenham: Hosted an ‘in conversation with’ three jazz festival directors
April 2016 Jazz Utopia, BCU, Birmingham: Presented a paper on the impact of jazz festivals
March 2016 Connected Communities ECR Conference, UEA, Norwich: Presented a paper on the impact of festivals project
February 2016 MARS Conference, Seinajoki, Finland: Keynote speech on live music venues in the UK
September 2015 IASPM UK-Ireland Postgraduate Conference: Keynote speech on popular music futures: ‘Live music research and the Live Music Exchange’
August 2015 Kendal Calling: Part of a panel on ‘Festival Britannia’ with Prof George McKay.
October 2014 Festival Congress, Cardiff. Presented the six-year report of the Association of Independent Festivals.
June 2014 Festivals Symposium, University of Salford. Presented a paper on the promoter’s role at an arena concert (Stereophonics).
April 2014 Arts Research seminar, Oxford Brookes University. Presented a seminar on live music research.
April 2014 Popular Music Research Unit Seminar, Oxford Brookes University. Presented a seminar on what makes for memorable gigs.
September 2013 Social Media: The Fourth International Transforming Audiences Conference, University of Westminster. Presented a panel on the Off Axis Network with Dr Adam Behr.
May 2013 Live Music Exchange, London. Presented a paper on ‘The academy and live music businesses: Research’, with Adam Behr.
Nov 2012 Live Music Exchange, Cardiff. Organised a one-day knowledge exchange conference in Leeds, in collaboration with the University of Glamorgan. Fronted ‘In conversation with…’ Fiona Stewart (Director, Green Man Festival).
May 2012 Live Music Exchange, Leeds. Organised a two-day knowledge exchange conference in Leeds, in collaboration with Leeds Metropolitan University. Contributed to closing plenary.
Oct 2011 University of Edinburgh Music Department Colloquia. Presented a paper on ‘Encore rituals: An initial exploration’.
Oct 2011 Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Popular Music afternoon seminar. Presented a paper on live music project findings alongside Simon Frith, Martin Cloonan, and Matt Brennan.
Jul 2011 International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) International Conference, Grahamstown, South Africa. Presented a paper on ‘Bells and Whistles: Live Music in the UK and the Impact of Digital Technology’.
Jun 2011 IASPM-Canada Conference, Montreal. Presented a paper on ‘Promoting Live Music: Collaboration and Competition at a Local, National, and International Level’ as part of a panel on The Ecology of Live Music, alongside Martin Cloonan and Matt Brennan.
Apr 2011 The Business of Live Music Conference, Edinburgh. Presented a report on the Live Music Project, alongside Simon Frith, Martin Cloonan and Matt Brennan.
Feb 2011 Sound Thought Conference, Glasgow. Presented a paper on ‘The changing structures with the live music industries in the UK and the impact on the local live music ecology’.
Nov 2010 Festival Awards Conference, London. Presented the UK Festival Awards 2010 Report to a number of UK festival industry personnel at an industry conference.
Oct 2010 Seminar at the University of Liverpool on The Promotion of Live Music in the UK: An Historical, Cultural and Institutional Analysis. Presented a paper on ‘Success and failure for live music promoters’ alongside Simon Frith, Martin Cloonan and Matt Brennan.
Nov 2009 Sound Thought Conference, Glasgow. Presented a paper on ‘Encore rituals: An initial exploration’.
Jul 2009 IASPM International Conference, Liverpool. Presented a panel on ‘Analysing Live Music in the UK: Findings One Year into a Three‐Year Research Project’ alongside Martin Cloonan and Matt Brennan.
May 2009 Seminar at PRS for Music HQ, London, on The Promotion of Live Music in the UK: an Historical, Cultural and Institutional Analysis. Presented a paper on ‘The live music experience: what do audiences want at a live music event?’ to a number of UK live music personnel including Harvey Goldsmith and Melvin Benn.
Nov 2008 Sound Thought Conference, Glasgow. Presented a paper on ‘An Introduction to Promoters’.
Sep 2008 IASPM-UK Conference, Glasgow. Presented a panel on ‘Researching Live Music in the UK: Some Initial Thoughts’ alongside Matt Brennan.