Keynotes, Lectures & Panels

Lecture: “From Deadly Race Riot to the Birthplace of Civil Rights,” Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park, October 2018

Keynote and Workshop: Roswell Reads. My book Burial for a King was selected as the city-wide read for 2018, and I spent a weekend in various events. March 2018

Panelist: “Brave(s) New World: When a Business Story Touches Every Corner of Reporting.” Southeast Journalism Conference, Georgia State University, February 2015

Keynote Address: “Sprawl and Opportunity,” Atlanta Regional Commission, January 2015

Moderator: “Booming cities, busting suburbs? Transportation, Sprawl and Urban Design.” Politico Magazine “What Works” Summit, Washington D.C., December 2014

Panelist: “Chasing Sustainability on the Net.” Journalism Next 2014, Kennesaw State University, September 2014

Panelist: “The Future of Journalism.” Kennesaw State University Colloquium, September 2014

Lecture: “Stranded in Atlanta’s Food Deserts.” CVU Brown Bag Seminar Series, Georgia Tech, September 2014

Presentation: “The Social Impact of Sprawl.” Atlanta Studies Meet Up, July 2014

Keynote Address: “From Civil War to Civil Rights.” Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, 150th Anniversary Event, June 2014

Speaker: “The Day We Lost Atlanta,” Council on New Urbanism, Atlanta Chapter, February 2014

Lecture: “Digital Media and the Future of Magazines,” Kennesaw State University, September 2013

Moderator: “Diversity in Magazines,” City and Regional Magazine Association annual meeting, Atlanta, April 2013

Featured Speaker: Atlanta Writers Club, December 2012

Lecture: “Making History Come Alive.” Atlanta Writers Club, December 2012

Moderator: “Whose Story Is It? Gender, Race, Authorship.” AJC Decatur Book Festival, August 2012

Lecture: “Lessons from the King Funeral,” Magnolia Festival, Okolona, Mississippi, July 2012

Webcast: “Telling Our Shared Stories,” State Farm, March 2012. (This commissioned lecture for the company’s diversity program was webcast to more than 20 offices.)

Speaker: “The Legacy of the King Funeral in the Old Fourth Ward,” Fourth Ward Alliance, Community Meeting, February 2012

Speaker: “History in Your Backyard,” Atlanta District 2, Community Leaders Meeting, January 2012

Moderator: “An Evening with Harry Belafonte.” Jimmy Carter Library, November 2011

Featured Speaker: From Civil War to Civil Rights Series, Atlanta Cyclorama, June 2011

Panelist: “Inspired by Margaret: Writers Discuss How Margaret Mitchell Influenced Their Work,” Atlanta History Center, June 2011