May 2012 “World Anthropologies Disunited: Unexpected Exposure by Colleagues.” Canadian Anthropology Society annual meetings, Edmonton
December 2011 “Mapping of Indigenous Spirits.” Panel: Sights Unseen, American Anthropological Association annual meetings, Montreal, Canada.
April 2011 “The Political Exploits of Indigenous Spirits.” University of Calgary hosted conference on Resource Extraction in Latin America, Calgary
December 2010 “Forgetting and the Family Novel: Sensible Ethnography of Unremembered Pasts.” American Anthropological Association annual meetings, New Orleans
December 2007 “Haunting + Metaphor: Linguistic Anthropology and Mythopoesis.” American Anthropological Association annual meetings, Washington, DC
May 2007 “Reckoning with the Ghost of José María Arguedas: Thoughts on the Anthropologist and the Revolutionary.” Co-organized panel: Ghostly Witness, Sensible Ethnography of the Unspeakable Past, Canadian Anthropology Society annual meetings, University of Toronto
September 2006 “The Bolívarian Revolution between Past and Future: Towards a Citizen Anthropology”. Invited speaker at Centre for Society, Technology, and Development, McGill University, Montreal
May 2006 “Aging Away: Convergences in ethnography, elderly, care, immigration, and policy”. Canadian Anthropology Society annual meetings, Concordia University, Montreal
October 2005 “Multiculturalism and Assimilation in Policy and Practice: Comparing Citizenship Models.” Workshop participant, Metropolis Project International Policy Conference, Toronto
May 2005 “Coming and Going Home: Global Mobility, Citizenship, and Family Biography”. Canadian Anthropology Society annual meetings co-hosted with Society for the Anthropology of North America, Universidad Autónoma de la Yucatán, Merida, Mexico.