Keynote, “How Are We Performing Today?,” Annual Symposium, Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 2012
Keynote, “Rimini Protokoll’s Parallel Cities Symposium,” University of Zurich, October 2012
Keynote, “Upsetting the Relations: The Politics of the Social in Contemporary Art,” Tate Modern, London, July 2012
“Why the Public Sector Makes Me Cry,” Opening Keynote, BIARI Series on Civic Arts, Brown University, June 2012
“Performance and the Museum,” Keynote, Whitney Biennial and Artists Space, May 2012
“Art Works/Social Works,” Keynote,” Open Engagement: Annual Conference on Socially-Engaged Art,” Portland, Oregon, May 2012
Recent Lectures, Seminars and Interviews
“Theaters and Galleries,” School of Humanities Spring Lecture, Texas Tech University (April 2012)
“Reality’s Referents: Forms of the Real Across the Arts,” Keynote, Monsters of Reality: An International Symposium on New Documentary Theatre, University of Oslo (March 2011)
“Arts and Infrastructures in Public Practice,” Keynote, Light It Up: Optimizing Public Practice, Arizona State University (October 2011)
The Creative Time Summit: Living as Form at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts , NYU (September 23, 2011)
“Social Art Works: Social Turns and Reciprocal Systems ,” The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium, UC Berkeley’s Center for New Media (September 19, 2011, 7:30-9 p.m., Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium)
“Performance: The Body Politic ,” An interview with Shannon Jackson by Christina Linden, Art Practical, 2011
“Social Works and the Legacy of Critical Pedagogy in Brazil and Beyond,” Organized by Pable Helguera, Museum of Modern Art, New York (July 2011)
“Theaters and Galleries: Medium-Specificity and Cross-Media Performance,” The Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University (June 2011)
“Social Aesthetic Questions in Contemporary Arts Research,” a seminar in Performance and Media Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg Universitat, Mainz (May 2011)
“Acting In/Stalled,” Performance Studies International, Utrecht, Netherlands (May 2011)
“Social Works and Interdisciplinary Arts Research,” University of Mainz, Germany, Organized by Michael Bachmann (May 2011); Freie Universitat, Berlin, Organized by Erika Fischer-Lichte (May 2011)
“The Performative Turn in Socially Engaged Art,” Freie Universitat, Berlin, Organized by Doris Kolesch (May 2011); University of Oslo, Organized by Ragnhild Tronstad (April 2011)
“Re-skilling: Performance Across Artistic and Social Sectors,” Trondheim University, Norway, Organized by Elena Perez (April 2011)
“The Performance Turn: Disciplined Interdisciplinarity,” International PerFormativity Seminar at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU Trondheim, organized by Elena Perez (April 2011)
“Performative Turns in Socially-Engaged Art,” The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (April 2011)
Symposium: Reciprocal Aesthetics, Performing Idea, 2009-2010 [video ]
Invited Speaker, “Relative Autonomy in the Age of Climate Politics,” Artistic Practice Between Autonomy and Functionalization, Universitat der Kunste, Berlin, Germany (November 2019)
Keynote, “Public (Re) Assembly: Performance and Social Institutions,” International Fjord Summer School, Exploring artistic, pedagogic, and therapeutic practices: Interdisciplinary knowledges for responsive research and innovation, Bergen, Norway (June 2019)
Keynote, “Choreographing Infrastructure,” If I Can’t Dance: Social Movement, Amsterdam, (November 2018)
Keynote, “Art Effects/Neoliberal Affects,” Art and Social Communities, House of Nordic Ministers, Copenhagen, (October 2018)
Keynote, “Public (Re) Assembly and Crisis Dramaturgy,” Systemic Crisis in European Theatre, London
Keynote, “Vocabularies of Assembly, Assembling Vocabulary,” Platform for Artistic Research Sweden
(PARSE) Annual Conference, University of Gothenburg (November 2017).
Keynote, “Exclusive Access: On the dynamics and vocabularies of art and care,” Platform for Artistic Research Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale (June 2017).
Invited Plenary, “Envisioning Equity in the Arts,” Oakland Book Festival (May 2017).
Featured Speaker, “Public (Re)Assembly,” Social Practice Lab Lecture Series, Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University (April 2017).
Featured Speaker, “Civic (Re) Enactment,” The Future of Reenactment Symposium, Duke University (April 2017).
Theorist-in-Residence, “Keyword Exchange: Contemporary Art and Performance: Workshop, Symposium, Pop-Up Pedagogy,” TateEx Platform, Tate Modern Museum, London (October 2016).
Speaker and Curator, “Collaborative Research Platforms in Socially-Engaged Art,” Open Engagement, Oakland Museum of California (April 2016).
Keynote, “Context as Critique: On Experiences that May or May Not be Theater,” “Theatre as Critique,” Goethe University Frankfurt (March 2016).
Invited Plenary, “Assembly Required: New Media, New Dramaturgies,” Under the Radar/Culturebot Roundtable, The Public Theatre (January 2016).
Keynote, “Performing Together,” “Ensemble/Togetherness in the Performing Arts Symposium,” Paris VII (December 2015).
Featured Speaker, “Performance and its Allies,” Rutgers University (October 2015).
Keynote, “Art and Social Turns: X Apartments,” Onassis Cultural Center/Goethe Institute, Athens, Greece, May 2015.
Plenary Keynote, “The Public University as Public Art,” The Future of the Humanities in the Public University, SUNY-Buffalo, April 2015.
Keynote, “Performance…in Time,” Arts, Temps, et Performance, Sorbonne, Paris (December 2014).
Keynote, “Rules of Engagement,” Unruly Engagements: Social Practice in Contemporary Art, Cleveland Institute of Art (November 2014).
Keynote, “Drama and Other Time-Based Arts,” Annual meeting: Theatre and Performance Research Association, London (September 2014).
Keynote, “The Way We Perform Now,” Annual Meeting: Consortium of the Humanities Centers and Institutes, Hong Kong (June 2014).
Featured Speaker, “Performance and the Social,” Around Performance Series, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (March 2014).
Keynote, “Rhetoric as/of Art,” Bay Area Art Graduate Student Conference, sponsored by Stanford’s Art History Department and the San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum (November 2013).
Annual Spencer Lecture in Drama, “Curating People: Drama and Other Time-Based Arts,” Harvard University (April 2013).
Keynote, “The Politics of the Social in Contemporary Art,” Tate Modern Museum (February 2013).
Invited Plenary, “The Social Turn in Art,” Contemporary Art Historians Annual Plenary, College Art Association (February 2013).