2018 “The Spark Which Escapes”, keynote speech at the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) Conference at The University of the Arts, Belgrade, Serbia, 9 July 2018

2015 “The Play Figurae Veneris Historiae”, paper given at the conference Unknown Fronts, (The eastern turn in First World War History), University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 5-6 November 2015 “Teaching the Unteachable”, paper at the colloquium Virtuous Circle? organised by the Practice-Based Research Centre, School of Media, Arts and Design, Canterbury Christ Church University, 30 June

2015 “Teaching the Unteachable”, paper at the colloquium Virtuous Circle? organised by the Practice-Based Research Centre, School of Media, Arts and Design, Canterbury Christ Church University, 30 June 

2010 “What I Saw and What I Heard (and I what I told Kafka)”, a keynote speech to the Annual Conference of  Culture Action Europe, “The Time is Now”, Brussels, 7-9 October

2009 European Cultural Parliament, Gothenburg, Annual Meeting, 11-13 December

2009 European Council for Foreign Relations, Madrid, Meeting, 6-8 November

2009 Participation in round table “Shooting Stars in the New Sky” at the Eastern Promises IETM General Plenary Meeting, Vilnius, Lithuania, 8-10 October

2009 Keynote speech at international conference Deschooling The Classroom,a project that addresses the contemporary independent cultural scene in the region, researching and offering an alternative to the hierarchical models of education in the arts and culture. Held in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia, 16 August

2009 “Nothing Happens, Twice: The Case of Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, Paper written for the Nothing Happens Conference, Canterbury Christ Church University, 17 February

2008 European Cultural Parliament, 7th Session – Culture, Media and Democracy, Liverpool, 24–26 October

2008 Keynote speech at 11th Res Artis General Member meeting and Conference “Artists in Dialogue, Transforming Communities”, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 9-12 October

2008 Participation at a panel discussion at the  Vilenica Festival, Slovenia, “The Author Between Text and Context” organised by CEI (Central European Initiative), 4 September

2007 15th General Assembly of EFAH, European Foundation for the Arts and Heritage, “Re-Imagining Cultural Action in Europe”, Warsaw, Poland. Chaired one of the panels and wrapped up debates with the paper “Chinese Whispers”, 8-10 November

2007 Canterbury Christ Church University, Faculty Conference Teaching beyond Boundaries, Keynote paper “Teaching the Unteachable”, incorporating film “What do you want?”, 11 May

2005 Paper “The Heart of the Matter” in The Heart of the Matter, (The Role of the Arts and Culture in the Balkans’ European integration), at The Hague, organised by European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2004 “Listen Here”, speech at the  International symposium: When Culture Makes The Difference, The Heritage, Arts and Media in a Multicultural Society, Genoa, November 19–21

2004 “After Dinner Speech” at the Conference Sharing Cultures: A Contribution to Cultural Policies for Europe, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 11-13 July

2004 Speech at Sharing Cultures Conference in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2002  Speaker at “Theatre and Exile” Conference, Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, University of Toronto, Canada

1998 Keynote speaker at seminar/agora “Language and Identity” during the UNESCO conference in Stockholm

1996 Speaker at a conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Multiculturalism and Theatre

1995  Speaker at a symposium in Madrid on Theatre and Politics