Things I contribute to or you might see me at:


  • January 23rd – Invited Talk
    Liverpool Learning Summit -‘The digital state we’re in’
  • May 18th – Invited Session
    UAL Research Network (for PhD students) – ‘Mapping our digital selves’
  • July 12th – Keynote
    Arts University Plymouth, Teaching and Learning Day – ‘Belonging to what? – Creative teaching and learning in an era of disengagement.’
  • September 6th – Hosting
    Association for Learning Technology annual conference, Warwick – Awards Ceremony
  • November – Invited Lecture
    Sydney University, DIBERG Lecture Series – ‘Digital pedagogy: What can we learn from arts and cultural education in an era of information abundance?’
  • December 3rd – Workshop
     ASCILITE Conference, Christchurch New Zealand – ‘Changing identities: exploring and describing the shifting landscape of Digital Education roles’
  • December 4th – Keynote
    ASCILITE Conference, Christchurch New Zealand –  ‘Being effective isn’t authentic: Building digital education culture’

2020-2022 Pandemic 

This was an exceptionally busy time for me, as I helped take the University of the Arts London online. I also tried to keep track of what was happening to the field of Digital Education and blogged about Presence, Placemaking and various aspects of ’emergency remote teaching’.  During this period I was also asked to speak to these themes in many different fora and events. Below are a few examples in no particular order:

  • Keynote for Online Educa Berlin
  • Panel session for the British Council
  • Workshops for Sheffield Hallam University
  • Keynote for Luca School of Arts
  • Chairing panel session for the ELIA group of Art Schools
  • Talk for Warwick University
  • Keynote of Leeds Beckett University, Teaching and Learning Day
  • Co-Keynote for Bristol Institute for Teaching and Learning
  • Sessions for the Open Networked Learning course
  • Talk for Valuing Ireland’s Teaching and Learning event
  • Talk for Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Workshop for the Plymouth NHS trust education department
  • Keynote for the ICERI conference
  • Keynote for the University of Lincoln Digital Teaching and Learning event


  • January 8th – March 5th, co-design & co-host
    Teaching Complexity‘ open, online seminar series
  • January 9th, Invited talk
    Multimedia, Information and Technology SIG, London 
  • January 29th & February  8th, Invited talk/workshop
    Online & f2f, Institute of Technology, Cork
  • March/April, UAL ‘Modual Catalyst’ co-host
    Design Museum, London
  • April 11th, Talk
    OER19 – ‘What does it take to establish Openness as an institutional value?‘, Galway
  • June 24th, UAL Digital Edge co-host
    Somerset House, London
  • July 10th, UAL ‘Platform’ event co-design and co-host
    Camberwell College of Arts – ‘Networked Making‘, London
  • September 13-14th, co-host/committee
    Digitally Engaged Learning conference, Texas State University, Texas
  • September 26th, Workshop
    ELIA conference ‘Conceptualizing the networked academy through our digital practices’, State Academy of Fine Arts, Stuttgart
  • October 1st & 10th, Online workshop and Tweetchat
    Online Networked Learning  – Visitors and Residents session, Online
  • November 7th, Invited talk
    University College of Estate Management – ‘It’s not about being good with digital technology‘, Reading
  • November 29th, Invited seminar/workshop
    National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, National Seminar Series – ‘Developing Digital Graduate Attributes Within, Across & Beyond the Curriculum’, National College of Ireland, Dublin.


  • January 19th, Invited speaker
    REMIX Summit, Museum of London.
  • Feb 21st, Invited speaker
    Session for MA Fine Art and Digital, UAL
  • March 22th, Invited speaker
    Birkbeck seminar series
  • March 23th, Invited speaker
    ‘Steamhack’ event, Culture and Enterprise Programme, UAL
  • April 6th, Keynote
    LILAC conference – “Posthuman literacies: reframing the relationships between information, technology and identity”, Liverpool
  • June 13th, Invited Speaker
    Michigan State Digital Humanities Summer School, London
  • June 21st, Keynote
    Dublin Institute of Technology, eLearning Summer School – “Letting go of the past: why old people love generation gaps”, Dublin 
  • July 26st, Keynote + institutional strategy
    Bezalel Academy of Arts – “Teaching creatively in the post-digital era”, Jerusalem 
  • September 18th, Invited speaker
    Steamhack event – “How do bodies and technologies interact?”, Central St Martins, UAL, London
  • September 26th, Keynote
    ChALS 2018 conference -“Questioning the ‘truth’ in an era of customised answers”, Göteborg, Sweden
  • November 14th-16th – Invited expert
    Uniarts – exploring how to develop teaching and learning practice in the creative arts, Helsinki, Finland


  • January 16th, Invited speaker, Digital Leadership
    Leadership Foundation event, London
  • March 24th, Invited speaker
    Trust and Digital Politics, Central St Martins, UAL, London
  • April 5th, Invited speaker
    Teaching and Learning strategy, Oxford Brookes, Oxford
  • April 25th, Invited speaker
    Teaching and Learning strategy, York St John’s University, York
  • May 31st, Host
    London School of Fashion, Graduate Business School away-day, London
  • June 6-7, Invited Panel member
    Society of College, National and University Libraries, Summer conference, Newcastle
  • September 14-15, Chair
    Digitally Enhanced Learning conference, London
  • October 18, Keynote
    Internet Librarians International conference, London
  • November 24, Keynote
    LIR annual seminar, Dublin
  • December 6-8, Workshop + Panel discussion with Marc Prensky
    Online Educa, Berlin


  • November 18th, Invited speaker
    Visitors and Residents mapping workshop, British Library, London
  • September 21-22, Conference chair
    Designs on eLearning, New School, New York
  • September 8th, Keynote (with Donna Lanclos)
    Association for Learning Technology, Annual Conference, Warwick Univeristy
  • July 13th, Keynote
    UK and Ireland’s Business Librarians’ Association Conference, Imperial College
  • June 24th, Invited talk, Digital & Work Based Learning
  • June 20th, Invited talk, Theology and the Digital
    Seminar, The Queen’s Foundation – Birmingham
  • June 3rd, Invited talk, Teaching with Social Media.
    Platform event, London School of Fashion
  • May 25th, Invited expert, Openness Strategy
    Nottingham University
  • May 5th, Keynote
    M25 Consortium of Libraries, Annual Conference, Lambeth Palace, 
  • April 19-22, Invited Expert/Researcher
    Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – Barcelona
  • April 15th, Co-hosting the UAL/LSE ‘The Digital is not the Future’ event
    London School of Economics
  • February 29th, New Welsh Digital Curriculum Quality Assurance Group
    Welsh Government, Cardiff
  • January 21st, invited speaker
    BETT – London 



  • December 5, Spotlight stage session – “Re-humanising elearning
    Berlin: Online Educa
  • November 19, Invited talk  – “Expectations, locations”
    Warwick university Tel forum
  • October 21, Keynote
    London: Panopto annual conference
  • September 17, Keynote – “Cultural Flips
    Texas: Designs on eLearning conference
  • September 2, parallel session
    Warwick: Association for Leaning and Technology conference
  • August 9, Keynote
    London: Wikimania – the international Wikipedia conference – blog post
  • April 18, Keynote
    Athens: AMICAL group of universities annual conference
  • March 12, Visitors and Residents Mapping workshop
    Birmingham: Jisc Digital Festival
  • March 7, Keynote
    Manchester: i2ic conference – libraries and the Web
  • January 9, Visitors and Residents Mapping workshop
    London: Jisc Netskills

I’ve also helped to run a number of workshops, and consultation events for the Jisc Digital Student project over the year. Various presentations can be found on slideshare.

Other recent talks include:

  • Keynote at Bath University Learning and Teaching conference
  • Keynote at Brookes University Learning and Teaching conference
  • ‘Engage’ talk at the University of Oxford

2 thoughts on “Events/Workshops

  1. James Gehring Reply

    I see in previous years you’ve visited Texas – any thought on returning in the future? My team would be delighted to hear and see you lecture on our digital era. We’re always on the hunt for new things, techniques, tactics, take-aways, and information sharing in general. In this day and age one can never be over prepared. On ward, into the digital sea!

    Thanks – James, E Pick Marketing

    1. David White Reply

      No plans at the moment but you never know 🙂

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