local conferences

Memory Room, 2013. Commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art.



“Republic of the Imagination: Burning Man and the Culture of Radical Self Expression,” Guest lecture/class for the Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning, ASU. Spring. 


Hollywood Invades Tempe presents “Inventing the Future: All Over Again,” invited panelist with visionaries on Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report team. November 18, 2016, ASU.


Panelist for the Bridge Initiative for Women Theatre Artists, Mesa Encore Theatre.  

2013 Institute for Humanities Fellowship Program, invited guest speaker to discuss being an IHR fellow. 


“Not for Sale: Burning Man and the Gift Economy,” Institute for Humanities Research Faculty Series, Humanities and the Value of PerformancePerformance and the Ritual of Consumption.” October 2, 2012.


"Breaking Boundaries:  Art, Innovation, and Social Engagement," invited speaker. Sponsored by Performance in the Borderlands. Organized by Mary Stephens and Cassandra Hernandez. Phoenix Center for the Arts. September 2012.


“Dancing with Fire: Performance and Ritual at Burning Man,” invited to present at Spirit of the Senses. Phoenix, Arizona. December 2008.


Panel moderator for P.A.V.E. Inaugural Symposium on Entrepreneurship and the Arts, Arts Entrepreneurship Education panel with Gary Beckman, Mark Sheridan-Rabideau, Lynn Book, and Francesca Talenti. Arizona State University, November 2008. 


“From Meyerhold to Machinal: Russian Constructivism and the Directing Process,” for Engaging Difficult Dialogues: Women, the Death Penalty, and Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal symposium. Lyceum Theatre, Arizona State University. October 2007. With Jerry Dickey (Sophie Treadwell scholar from the University of Arizona), Georganne Scheiner Gillis, and Lisa Anderson. 


“Redefining Performance in the 21st Century (Part 2),” Humanities Council Round-Table. Round-table coordinator with RoseLee Goldberg (Fall 2005 - Spring 2006) with invited curators; Lia Gangitano (Curator of Participant) and Anthony Huberman (Curator of Sculpture Center).


“Redefining Performance in the 21st Century (Part 1),” Humanities Council Round-Table. Round-table coordinator with RoseLee Goldberg (Fall 2004 - Spring 2005) with invited artists; choreographers Ralph Lemon and Sarah Mitchelson, performance artist Coco Fusco, Julian Laverderie (9/11 Memorial: Tribute in Light), Tim Etchells (Forced Entertainment), Liz LeCompte (Wooster Group), and Christian Marclay (Artist).

IMAGES: Memory Room, 3 month performance installation. Commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art, INFLUX 3, 2013.