Duignan, M.B. (forthcoming). Invited as keynote on “Bridging Sports, Tourism and the Events Field Through the Study of Field Configuring Events”. European Association for Sport Management Annual Conference. Innsbruck, Austria. Sept 2022.

Duignan, M.B. Speaking on a panel entitled: “Sport Events, Human Trafficking and Sex Work” with Philippa King (Director), (It’s a Penalty), Dr Amanda De Lisio, (York University). Foregrounding a rights-based agenda for sport events: Insights from Research & Practice: 20th June 2022 (online).

Duignan, M.B. “Unlistened-to human and community rights challenges in mega-events cities: A decade of reflections from London”. University College London (UCL) London 2012 Legacy Conference: What are the legacies and lessons of London 2012? Interrogating a decade of Olympic Regeneration in east London. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. Sept 2022.

Duignan, M.B. Reflections on London, Rio and Tokyo, and emerging ethnographic insights from Paris: Unlistened-to human and community rights challenges in mega-events cities. University of Birmingham ‘How can major sporting events can generate legacies for disadvantaged communities and individuals’. Sept, 2022.

Duignan, M.B. (forthcoming). Invited to speak at Leeds Beckett University ‘Event Research Series’ on Entrepreneurial Leveraging in Olympic Zones (online). Sept 2022.

Duignan, M.B. “Editors’ Corner”. INC2022. Cyprus, June 2022.

Duignan, M.B. Leveraging online networks for research production and dissemination, and for developing one’s academic identity. Invited speaker to Kristianstad University, Sweden. Mar 2022.

Duignan, M.B. Future of Event Research and Publishing: Panel (online). ICE2021. South Africa, Nov 2021.

Duignan, M.B. Closing keynote at ORME 2021 on ‘The Future of Mega-Event Cities and Tourism Development’ (online). Paris, May 2021.

Duignan, M.B. Talk at University Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality seminar series on entrepreneurship, liminality at the Olympics (online). April 2021.

Duignan, M.B. Institutionalizing Live Briefs (online). University of Surrey, Learning and Teaching Seminar Series, April 2021.

Duignan, M.B. Lecture on human rights and local community development at the Olympics (online). International Olympic Academy, Greece, Sept 2020.

Walsh, L., Duignan, M.B.; Down, S. (2020). Regulatory Formality vs. Informality in Olympic Cities: Evidence from the London 2012 Olympic Games. CAUTHE Annual Conference, Feb 2020.

Duignan, M.B,. and Down, S. (2019). Entrepreneurial Leveraging in Liminal Olympic Space. Festival Cultures: Themes, Methodologies and Theoretical Approaches Conference at University of Birmingham, UK, May 2019.

Duignan, M.B., Down, S., and O’Brien, D. (2019). Entrepreneurial Leveraging in Liminal Olympic Space. CAUTHE Annual Conference CQ University, Cairns, Australia, Feb 2019.

Duignan, M.B., and Everett, S. (2018). Leveraging physical and digital liminoidal spaces: The case of #EATCambridge festival. Royal Geographical Society, Cardiff University, UK. Royal Geographical Society, Annual Conference, August 2018.

Duignan, M.B (May, 2018). From ‘clone towns’ to ‘slow towns’: Examining festival legacies. EAT Cambridge 2018 Festival, Cambridge, UK, May 2018.

Duignan, M.B. and Caggiano, A. (2018). Using light festivals to develop the night-time economy in heritage cities: The case of Cambridge, UK. Sofia University, Bulgaria. International Conference on the Urban Night: Governance, Diversity, Mobility, June 2018.

Duignan, M.B., Storgards, J., and Turner, L (2018). Let’s Go Off the Beaten Track: Slow tourism, gamification and the case of YoYo Let’s Go. Anglia Ruskin University, UK. Tourism Management Institution 2018 Hot Topic Conference, May 2018.

Duignan, M.B., and O’Brien, D (2017). Giga-events, host communities, and liminal spaces: Affording immediate local leveraging at the Rio 2016 Games. Gold Coast, Australia. SMAANZ Annual Conference, Feb 2017.

Duignan, M.B., and McGillivray, D (2017). Disorganised host event spaces: Revealing Rio’s fault lines at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Critical Tourism Studies Conference, June 2017.

Duignan, M.B., Ivory, C., and Hallin, A (2017). Rethinking mega-projects:  Politics of core and host contexts at the London Olympics. Boston University, USA. IRNOP Annual Conference, May 2017.

Duignan, M.B. (2017). Students as Partners and student-staff research collaborations: Introducing the ‘Research CO-Pilots’. McMaster University, Toronto, Canada. Students as Partners International Conference, April 2017.

Duignan, M.B. (2016). What the global events industry can learn from the Rio 2016 Olympics. International Expo for Events Industry at the Olympia in London, Oct 2016.

Duignan, M.B (2013). How do mega-events to local festivals impact on local businesses. University of Cambridge Festival of Ideas, October 2021.

Duignan, M.B., and Thornton, E (2016). Industry strategic alignment meets constructive alignment in tourism programme design. Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales. ATHE Annual Conference 2016.

Duignan, M.B., Everett, S., and Walsh, L (2016). Liminality, urban resistance and food festivals: Leveraging social media for local food and drink marketing in the case of EAT Cambridge. University of Canterbury, UK. ATLAS Annual Conference, June 2016.

Duignan, M.B., Everett, S., and Walsh, L. (2016). Fostering student-staff collaborations in an international research project: the case of slow tourism. University of Aston, UK. Chartered Association of Business School Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2016.

Duignan, M.B (2015). Enhancing ‘slow’ tourism in historic cities: An antidote to the fast. University of Oxford, UK. ATHE Annual Conference 2015. Awarded national prize for Leadership in the Visitor Economy for research and policy contributions to ‘slow tourism’.

Duignan, M.B (2014). Slow tourism development and the role of events and festivals: Cambridge context, opportunity and methodology. University of Bergamo, Italy. Centrality of Territories Annual Conference, March 2014.