USBBY (US/International Board of Books for Young People) annual conference, program on books about children and war, "Through the Rabbit Hole of War, Terror, and Displacement," with Nancy Bo Flood and Terry Farish; New York City, October 16-18, 2015
NCSS (Social Studies) annual conference, program on "Three Wars, Three Perspectives: Using Fiction to Help Students Understand," with Nancy Bo Flood and Terry Farish, New Orleans, November 13-15, 2015
Texas Library Association annual conference, panel on "Arabs and Native Americans: Let's hear their stories," Austin Convention Center, April 17, 2015
Indiana SCBWI group signing, THE OLIVE TREE, St. Richard's Episcopal School, Indianapolis, November 8, 2014
Workshop for teachers, Georgetown University, Washington DC, November 22, 2014
Indy Author Fair, signing (COMPASSIONATE WARRIOR, OLIVE TREE), October 25, 2014 at Indianapolis Public Library.
IBBY 34th Congress (International Board of Books for Young People), Mexico City, September 10-13, 2014; speaking on "Arab Youth in Literature--No Longer on the Sidelines!"
Public Libraries Association conference, Indianapolis, with my publisher, March 2014
Panel on "Religion in YA Literature," Texas Library Association annual conference, San Antonio, April 9, 2014
New Albany High School, New Albany, Ohio, May 8-9, 2014
Holiday Author Fair, Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, December 7, 2013
National Council for the Social Studies conference, St. Louis, with my publisher, Wisdom Tales Press, November 23, 2013
Presentation on "Muslims in YA Literature," USBBY (Board of Books for Young People) conference, St. Louis, October 18-20, 2013.
Signings and talks, "Santa Claus in Baghdad" now in Arabic, various sites in the West Bank, Palestine, November 2012.
Ethics in Children's Literature conference, presentation on Santa Claus in Baghdad stories, Depauw University, Greencastle, IN, September 13-15, 2012
Radius of Arab Writers (RAWI) conference, Dearborn, Michigan; workshop on writing for children, and nonfiction panel, May 31-June 2, 2012
Canterbury School Book Fair and Ivy Tech, Fort Wayne, April 18-19, 2012
Indy Author Fair, Central Library, Indianapolis, October 29, 2011
Presentation, Abdelkader Project Festival, Elkader, Iowa, May 14, 2011
"Writers Rock the Boat" panel, Indiana Library Federation annual conference, Indianapolis, November 16, 2010
Author-in-residence, Tamer Institute for Children's Literature, Ramallah, Palestine, October 28 - November 12, 2010
Talk on children's literature about the Middle East, Indiana Council on Foreign Affairs, October 25, 2010
Workshop on writing for young people, Arab-American Writers conference, Ann Arbor, MI, June 5, 2010