2011. 'Closing the urban-rural loop: Planning for regenerative bioregional food systems'. Cardiff School of City and Regional Planning/ Sustainable Places Research Institute. AESOP (CARDIFF) 3RD SUSTAINABLE FOOD PLANNING CONFERENCE, Food Planning and Sustainable Places. 28th/29th October 2011. Keynote speaker Urban-Rural linkages.
2011. Discussant. Performing Provenance in Contemporary Food Geographies. Organized by Peter Jackson, University of Sheffield. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference. April 11-17, 2011. Seattle, Washington.
2011. Panel moderator. Local Food Panel. The Premier's Summit on Agri-Food, Ontario in Action: Agri-Food Growth and Opportunity. April 14, Toronto.
2011. Food Hubs: Growing community based solutions for sustainable, local food systems. International workshop on ‘Sustainable Local Food Systems in Europe and the Americas: Lessons for Policy and Practice’, British High Commission, Ottawa, March 4, 2011.
2011. Invited speaker. Public panel. GMOs: What's the Debate About? February, Guelph Ontario.
2011. Expert witness. Agricultural Standing Committee of Biotechnology. February 17, Ottawa.
2011. Plenary panel speaker: Economic Development Council of Ontario ‘Building Economic Development Opportunities through Local Food Networks: Building bridges for success’, Toronto, January, 2011.
2010. Resilient Ontario Food Systems: Building Bridges for Success. Keynote Speaker, Executive Forum, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. December 9, 2010.
2010. From the Ground Up: What Can We Learn from the Local Food System in Marin County, California? Ontario’s Test Kitchens: Cooking up a Sustainable Food System for the 21st Century The School of Public Policy & Governance Conference, University of Toronto, April 19-20.
2010. Knowledge in Society Panel. Queen’s School of Business, Monieson Research Institute, Kingston, April 8.
2009. How much should we pay for food? Waterloo Region Food System Roundtable, Public Forum, January 19.
2008. The Canadian Pioneer: Food Policy in Toronto. International Conference Feeding the City: Urban Planning and the New Food Equation, Cardiff University, Wales, November 6-7.
2008. Values-added through alternative food systems. Syracuse University, Department of Geography Colloquia, September 24.
2008. Capitalizing on Connections: Interim Report and presentation to Prince Edward, Lennox and Addington Community Futures Development Corporation Board of Directors, Bath, Ontario, June.
2006. Growing opportunities?: The Guelph-Toronto Food Innovation Corridor, Invited Speaker: International Food Health and Innovation Conference, Malmo Sweden, October 25-27.
2006. Sustainable Communities. Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Frontenac – Lennox Addington sponsored Growing Opportunities Conference. Napanee, April 5.
2005. Invited Postdoctoral Participant. 2005 Canada-UK Colloquium: ‘Cities and National Success.’ Cardiff, Wales.
2005. Renewing an old cluster in a transforming region: the case of Toronto’s food industry. PROGRIS seminar, University of Toronto, Munk Centre for International Studies, March 3.
2011. Panel and paper session organizer and chair. ‘Sustainable Communities’. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference. April 11-17, 2011. Seattle, Washington.
2010. Food Counts: Measuring sustainable food systems. Paper presented at the American Association of Geographers Annual Conference, Washington DC, April 11-17. Session and panel organizer for three paper sessions titled ‘Sustainable communities’.
2009. Building Resilient Food Systems. Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Conference, Ottawa, May 26-30.
2009. Sustainable Communities. Paper presented at the American Association of Geographers Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, March 22-27. Session and panel organizer, discussant and chair.
2008. Structural and regulatory reform: Lessons from the UK. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference. Boston, April 15 – 20. Presenter and session organizer.
2007. Queen’s University Farmers’ Market: The relativity of sustainable local food systems. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, San Francisco, April.
2006. Growing opportunities: Food re-localization strategies in Kingston, Ontario. Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society and the Association for the Study of Food and Society Conference: Place, Taste, and Sustenance: The Social Spaces of Food and Agriculture, Boston University, Boston, June 7 - June 11.
2006. Sustainable urban food systems in Cuba: Capitalizing on communism. Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Chicago, March 7-11.
2005. Spaces of fear and hope in North American food Systems, Royal Geographic Society Annual International Conference, London UK, August 31 – September 2.
and Donald, B. 2005. Spaces of fear and hope in North American food systems: Evidence from Toronto and Boston. Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Conference, London, Ontario, May.
Donald, B. and -- 2004. A tale of two systems: the corporate and creative food sectors in Greater Toronto. Paper presented at the Innovation Systems Research Annual Conference, Vancouver, May.
Donald, B. and -- 2004. The Urban Food Economy: cultural consumption for the urban elite or social inclusion opportunity? Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Philadelphia, March.
-- and Donald, B. 2003. The Specialty Food Case Study in the GTA: Provincial Policy Implications. Presented at the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade/ Ontario Network on the Regional Innovation System/ Cluster Development: What are the Policy Implications for the Provincial Government? workshop, Toronto, October 30.
Innovation Systems in Ontario Agriculture. Graduate Student Panel, Special Conference Session, Innovation Systems Research Network Fourth Annual Meeting, Quebec City, May.