Smythe, S. (October 17, 2014). Adult literacy policy and public education in British Columbia. BC Adult Basic Education Articulation Committee Conference. Douglas College, New Westminster, BC.
Butterwick, S. and Smythe, S. (November 19, 2015). Closing the doors on Adult Basic Education (ABE). Decoda BC Literacy Conference. November 19 – 20, 2015, Richmond BC.
Smythe, S. (June 13, 2015). Complicated access: Digital learning for adults in Canada. Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE). June 12 – 15, 2015, Montréal, QC.
Smythe, S. (April 18, 2015). Tracing the networks of digital access and equity for adults. Conference of the American Education Research Association (AERA), April 16 – 20, Chicago, IL.
Smythe, S. (February 27, 2015). Documentation or transformation? Ethnographies of things, tools and emotions in an adult digital literacy café. Ethnography and Education Research Forum. February 27 – 28, 2015, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Smythe, S. (September 24, 2014). Adult literacy policy in BC: The petro-state connection. Downtown Eastside Education Forum. Vancouver Community, Vancouver, BC.
Smythe, S. (June 17, 2014). Invited panelist: Panel on literacy: William Thorn (OECD) and Ulrike Hanemann (UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning). Responses presented by Dr. Sjell Rubenson, University of British Columbia and Dr. Suzanne Smythe, Simon Fraser University. Interrogating Sustainability in Adult Learning Policy: European and Global Perspectives. Second Conference of the ESREA Network on Policy Studies in Adult Education. Aalborg, Denmark.
Smythe, S. (May 24, 2014) New discourses of inclusion in adult literacy policy in Canada. Invited panelist at the pre-conference of the Canadian Association for Studies in Adult Education (CASAE). St. Catherines, ON.
Smythe, S. (May 30, 2013) 10 years of adult literacy education policy in Canada. Invited panelist at the pre-conference of the Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada (LLRC). Victoria, BC.
Smythe, S. & Alkenbrack, B. (April 7, 2011). Incorporating digital technologies into adult basic education settings. Invited workshop presentation at the Annual Conference of the Adult Basic Education Association of British Columbia. Harrison Hot Springs, BC.
Smythe, S. (April 9, 2010). Learning disabilities and holistic learning. Invited workshop presentation at the Annual Conference of the Adult Basic Education Association of British Columbia. Harrison Hot Springs, BC.
Smythe, S. (July 20, 2010). Home-school relations: Negotiating embedded anxieties and inequalities in family literacy work. Invited workshop presentation at the Cultivating connections: Global perspectives and practices in family literacy: Conference of the Alberta Centre for Family Literacy. Edmonton, AB.
Smythe, S. (January 28, 2009). Powerful family literacies: Critical approaches to mediating parental involvement in schools. Invited workshop presentation at the Capilano College Family Literacy Week: Breakfast of Champions. Squamish, BC.
Smythe, S. (May 22, 2005). Integrating literacy: Community-building and family literacy. Invited panel presentation at the Conference of the Canadial Council on Learning (CCL) Literacy research in Canada. Toronto, ON.
Smythe, S. (March 4, 2004). Ideal mothers, ideal literacies: The search for diversity in literacy advice and social policy. Invited lecture at the National week for multiculturalism, diversity and families. Langara Community College. Vancouver, BC.
Smythe, S. (February 27, 2002). The ‘motherization’ of literacy: A critical analysis of family literacy research and policy. Invited lecture at the National Library Association’s Freedom to Read Week. Langara Community College. Vancouver, BC.