All Conference Presentations and Panels (70)

2017

‘Circuits, Seasons and Spaces: How independent fashion designers strategically practice mobility within Canada’s fashion system’ Conference Presentation with Taylor Brydges: Royal Geographical Society with IBG Annual International Conference, London, U.K., August 39–September 1.

‘Trans-local anchors in the digital age: Exploring the impact of digital technology on the fashion industry through a case study of Toronto Fashion Week’ Conference Presentation with Taylor Brydges: Royal Geographical Society with IBG Annual International Conference, London, U.K., August 39–September 1.

‘Understanding creative labour: shifting focus from individuals to households’ Conference Presentation with Carol Ekinsmyth and Suzanne Reimer: Royal Geographical Society with IBG Annual International Conference, London, U.K., August 39–September 1.

‘Mass Personalisation? How Spotify uses ‘Imagined Exclusivity’ to Stand Out in the Crowded Marketplace for Music Streaming.’ Conference Presentation with Jack Webster: The Place of Music Conference, Loughborough, June 28–29. 

‘Service Innovation in the Sharing Economy: The case study of AirBNB experiences.’  Conference Presentation with Taylor Brydges: Nordic Geographers Meeting (NGM), Stockholm, Sweden, June 18–21. 

‘Industry Partnerships and Student Ambassadors.’ Conference Presentation: Enhancing Employability: Sharing and Developing Innovative Practice, University of Southampton, May 17. 

‘Current theoretical frameworks & conceptualizations of (changing) work in cities: Are they fit for purpose?’ (Panelist). Spatial Reconfigurations of Work in Cities Conference, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK. April 20-21.

‘Going out of style? The cancellation of Toronto Fashion Week and the evolution of trans-local anchors in the digital age.’ Conference Presentation with Taylor Brydges: American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, April 5–9.

2016

‘My path to translocalism.’ Conference Presentation: International Workshop on ‘Record Store Day’ and the trans-local nature of cultural scenes. London, UK, December 14–16.

‘What do we know about trans-local scenes?’ International Workshop on ‘Record Store Day’ and the trans-local nature of cultural scenes. London, UK, December 14–16.

‘Examining the spatial dynamics and strategic locational choices of independent fashion designers in Canada.’ Conference Presentation with Taylor Brydges: 4th NW Fashion Conference, University of Antwerp, Belgium, November 23-26. 

‘Place Making’. Conference Presentation: Creative Industries Research Network South Conference on ‘Growing Hampshire’s Creative Economy,’ Eastleigh, November 21.

‘What’s the point? Summing up five years of CCE.’ (Panelist) 5th European Colloquium on Culture, Creativity and Economy.  Seville, Spain. October 6-7.

‘Human Geography at Southampton.’ (Panelist) PGR Induction Day. University of Southampton. September 27. 

‘From Sharing Space to Sharing Experiences: The Evolution of AirBNB and Sharing Economy Platforms.’ Conference Presentation with Taylor Brydges: 3rd International Workshop on the Sharing Economy.’ University of Southampton, September 15-16

‘Towards a Theoretical Approach for Analysing Music Recommender Systems as Sociotechnical Cultural Intermediaries.’ Conference Presentation with Jack Webster, Nicholas Gibbins and Susan Halford:  8th ACM Conference on Web Science, Hannover, Germany, May 23-25.

‘Algorithmic Taste Makers: Reworking the Concept of Cultural Intermediaries for the Digital Age..’ Conference Presentation with Jack Webster, Nicholas Gibbins and Susan Halford: Theorising the Web Conference, New York, USA, April 15-16.

‘Digital Music Consumption in the era of Big Data & Data Analytics: A Theoretical Approach for Examining Music Recommender Systems as Sociotechnical Cultural Intermediaries.’ Conference Presentation with Jack Webster, Nicholas Gibbins and Susan Halford: Presented at British Sociological Association (BSA) Annual Conference, Birmingham, UK, April 6-8.

2015

‘Music Scenes: über-Hip or Pretty Dead?’ (Panelist). Rotterdam Music Talk Series - Music, Creative Scenes and the City, Rotterdam, November 10.

‘Spaces and Places’ (Panelist). Creative Industries Research Network South, Meeting 3, Southampton, October 30.

‘Understanding the involvement of researchers and academics in the contemporary creative economy.’ (Panelist). 4th European Colloquium on Culture, Creativity and Economy. Florence, October 8-9.

‘Creating Value Through Exclusive and Interactive Cultural Experiences.’ Conference Presentation: Fourth Global Conference on Economic Geography, University of Oxford, Oxford, August 19-22.

‘Conceptualising Curation.’ (Panelist) Economy, Governance and Culture (EGC) Research Group Annual Away Day, Southampton, UK, June 2.

‘Work, Gender & Generation…in the Southampton city-region: exploring local employment change. (Panelist).Workshop for the Work Futures Research Centre at the University of Southampton, Southampton, UK, May 8.

‘Decoding the curated neighborhood: Exploring the similarities of trans-local cultural scenes through in-flight magazines.’ Conference Presentation with Taylor Brydges:  American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois April 21-25.

‘Co-Producing a heuristic conceptualization of curation.’ (Panelist). American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois April 21-15.

‘Institutionalizing local buzz and global pipelines? The Potential of Innovation Hubs and Labs for Regional Development.’ (Panelist). American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois April 21-15.

‘A Cultural Planning Perspective on Southampton’s Renaissance’ (Panelist). Creative City Dialogue 2015. Southampton, UK, March 7.

2014

‘The Concept of Curation: Economic Reality or Empty Signifier?’ (Panelist). 3rd European Colloquium on Culture, Creativity and Economy. Amsterdam, October 9-10.

‘From Record Shops to Online Playlists: The Processes and Spaces of Music Curation in the Digital Age.’ Conference Presentation with Johan Jansson: Royal Geographical Society with IBG Annual International Conference, London, U.K., August 26-29.

‘Working Harder and Working Smarter: The survival strategies of contemporary independent musicians.’ Conference Presentation: Royal Geographical Society with IBG Annual International Conference, London, U.K., August 26-29.

‘Working Together: The evolving practices, dynamics and ecologies of networking amongst entrepreneurial economic actors.’ (Panelist). Royal Geographical Society with IBG Annual International Conference, London, U.K., August 26-29.

2013

‘Finding You Place in the Digital Musical Economy’ Conference Presentation with Dominic Power: Digital Agenda for Music 2013, Stockholm, Sweden, November 28. 

‘Global Issues.’ (Panelist). Department of Social and Economic Geography ‘Gotland Symposium’. Uppsala University, Visby, Sweden. October 17-18.

‘Conceptualizing Value Making Processes II: Intermediaries.’ (Panelist). 2nd European Colloquium on Culture, Creativity and Economy.’ Humboldt University, Berlin, October 10-11.

‘You Can’t Find This Online’: Curation and Consumption in Local Record Shops and Fashion Boutiques’ Conference Presentation: American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, April 9-13.

‘Performing Aesthetic Labor On Stage and Online: The Case of Independent Musicians in Toronto.’ Conference Presentation: American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, April 9-13.

‘Researching the Creative Economy: Emerging Questions and Approaches.’ American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, April 9-13.

2012

‘Cultural Production and Consumption in the Digital Age: The Growing Importance of Virtual Space’ (Panelist). 1st European Colloquium on Culture, Creativity and Economy.’ Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University, Sweden,October 4-5.    

‘Let’s Team Up:’ Adding exclusivity and value by enrolling consumers in the process of designing, producing and promoting cultural products.’ Conference Presentation: Royal Geographical Society with IBG Annual International Conference, Edinburgh, July 3-5. 

‘Spaces of Creative Work in the Digital Age: The Case of indie Musicians.’ Conference Presentation: Royal Geographical Society with IBG Annual International Conference, Edinburgh, July 3-5.

‘Competing in the ‘Crowded’ Creative Economy: The Case ofIndependent Musicians and Fashion Designers.’ Conference Presentation: ‘Experience the Creative Economy’ Conference. Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto,Toronto, Ontario, June 19-22.

‘Why Bigger Is Not Always Better: The Growing Importance Of Social Dynamics To Regional Competitiveness In Canada (and Europe?).’ Conference Presentation: Regional Studies Association, Creative Industries in Europe III: Challenges and Opportunities,  Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, April 18-19.

‘Embracing Enterprise? The Professionalization and Competitive Strategies of Local 'Guitar Heroes' in Toronto.’ Conference Presentation:  American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, New York, February 24-28. 

‘Parsing the Evolving Politics and Practice of D.I.Y.’ (Panelist). American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, New York, February 24-28.

2011

‘A Tale of Two Scenes: Civic capital and retaining musical talent in Toronto and Halifax.’ Conference Presentation: Ontario Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAGONT), Lakehead University, Orillia, Ontario, October 21-22.

‘The Right to the Creative City Workshop.’ (Panelist). Hub Westminster, London, England, July 29.

‘D.I.Y. in Decline? The evolving role of managers as key intermediaries in the  contemporary music industry.’ Conference Presentation: ‘Experience the  Creative Economy’ Conference. Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto,Toronto, Ontario, June 21–23.

‘Revisiting Reflexivity: Exploring the common experience of employment risk among ‘low skill’ service and ‘high skill’ creative workers.’ Conference Presentation: American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, April 12-18.

2010

‘Cultural facilities and collective memories.’ Conference Presentation with Bryan Massam: Contained Memory Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, December 9–11.

‘D.I.Y. in Decline? The re-emergence of management and specialization in the music industry.’ Conference Presentation: Ontario Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAGONT), Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, October 15–16.

‘What’s Going On? The changing network ecology of musicians in Toronto.’ Conference Presentation: Royal Geographical Society with IBG Annual International Conference, London, U.K., September 1–3.

‘‘Just-in-Time’ Networking? The changing network ecology of musicians in Toronto.’ Conference Presentation: ‘Experience the Creative Economy’ Conference. Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto,Toronto, Ontario, June 22–24.

‘A Tale ofThree Scenes: Attracting, incubating and retaining music talent in Toronto, Montreal and Halifax.’ Conference Presentation with Jill Grant: Innovation Systems Research Network (ISRN) Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, May 4–8. 

‘Standing Out In The Crowd’. Conference Presentation: American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 14–18.

‘Spaces of Vernacular Creativity Revisited: meet the authors and contributors.’ (Panelist). American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 14-18.

2009

‘Beyond Bohemia: Geographies of everyday creativity for musicians in Toronto.’ Conference Presentation: ‘Experience the Creative Economy’ Conference. Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, June 23–25.

‘So You Want To Be A Rock And Roll Star?’ Harnessing ‘active demand’ to sell music-related products.’ Conference Presentation: American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 22–26.

2008

‘New Careers in Classical Music: technology, freelancing and risk for classically trained musicians in Toronto.’ Conference Presentation: Ontario Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAGONT), Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, October 17–19. 

‘Unlocking the ‘Creative Urge’.’ Conference Presentation with Andrew Bell and Naomi Pope: Ontario Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAGONT), Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, October 17–19. 

‘Living Under the Lights: The growing importance of performativity and visual imagery for musicians in Toronto.’ Conference Presentation: ‘Experience the Creative Economy’ Conference. Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, June 24–26.

‘Risk and Freedom: The working lives of musicians in Toronto.’ Conference Presentation: Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG), Annual Meeting, University of Laval, Quebec City, Quebec, May 20–24. 

‘Should I Stay or Should I Go? Evaluating Toronto’s ability to attract and retain musical talent.’ Conference Presentation: Innovation Systems Research Network (ISRN) Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, April 30–May 3. 

‘See the Sound, Hear the Style: musicians as trans-local ambassadors of fashion.’ Conference Presentation with Atle Hauge: American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, April 15–19.

‘Places/Spaces of Celebration and Protest: Citizenship, civic conversations and the promotion of economic, social & cultural rights.’ Conference Presentation with Bryan H. Massam: Citizenship in an Enlarged Europe: the contributions of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, New University of Lisbon, Lisbon, April 12–12.

2007

‘Working in the Creative Economy: the spatial dynamics of employment risk for musicians in Toronto.’ Conference Presentation: American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, April 17–21.

2006

‘Choosing Music: the employment geographies of musicians in Toronto.’ Conference Presentation: Ontario Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAGONT), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, October 13–14. 

2005

‘Culture in the Countryside: a study of economic development and social change in Prince Edward County, Ontario.’ Conference Presentation: Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) Annual Meeting, University of Western, London, Ontario, May 31–July 4.

2004

‘Culture in the Countryside: a study of economic development and social change in Prince Edward County, Ontario.’ Conference Presentation: Ontario Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAGONT), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, October 29–30.