‘The Branded Landscapes of Music Festivals in the UK: Sponsorship, Ideology and the Rural’ – at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference at the Royal Geographical Society, University of Exeter, September 2015,
Invited panel discussant - at the BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend: Popular Music, Festival, Media conference, University of East Anglia, May 2015.
‘Curating, Collecting and Archiving: Fan Labour and the Conflicts of Copyright’ – at the Popular Music Fandom Conference, University of Chester, April 2015.
‘Seven Years of SMILEfest: a Case Study in Innovation, Collaboration and Enterprise’ – at the 4th Solent Learning and Teaching Community Conference, Southampton Solent University, March 2015.
‘Fire in Harmony: the Rise and Fall of the 1980s UK Progressive Revival’ – at the First International Conference of the ACADPROG Network, Universite de Bourgogne, Dijon, December 2014.
‘Pseudo- Record Labels: Creative Fandom and Networks of Distribution’ – at the One Century of Record Labels – mapping place, stories and communities of sound conference, Newcastle University, November 2014.
‘Between Commerce and Carnival: Corporate Sponsorship and the outdoor Rock/Pop Music Festival Sector’ – at the Business of Live Music conference, University of Edinburgh, April 2011.
‘Reconsidering the ‘Symphonic Orthodoxy’: Progressive Rock’s Formative Years in Europe’ – at the IASPM – UK and Ireland conference, Cardiff University, September 2010.
‘Early European Contributions to the Progressive Rock Meta-Genre: Krautrock and Rock Progressivo Italiano’ – at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference at the Royal Geographical Society, London, September 2010.
‘Rethinking ‘progression’: progressive rock since the late 1970s’ – at the IASPM International Conference, University of Liverpool, July 2009.
‘A weekend in the country: Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, the rural idyll, and Englishness’ – at the IAPSM – UK and Ireland conference, University of Glasgow, September 2008.
‘Out of place in the country? Music festivals, rurality, and the English country village: Fairport’s Cropredy Convention’ – at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference at the Royal Geographical Society, London, September 2008.
'Full grown from the head of Jupiter'? Rethinking the history of progressive rock and its European contributions' – at the De-Canonizing Music Histories conference at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, November 2007.
'Commercialising the Carnivalesque: the V Festival and Image/Risk Management' – at the Exploring Festival Economies conference, City University, London, October 2007.