• Self-reflexivity in and through intercultural professional collaboration in music education’. Joint keynote with Kushal Karki, Iman Shah, John Shrestha, Vilma Timonen, Rizu Tuladhar and Danielle Treacy in the 2nd South Asia International Society for Music Education Conference, Kathmandu, November 4–6, 2019.

 

  • ‘Culture as (re)organised diversity’: Rethinking the social and the cultural in agonistic music teacher education. Join keynote with Professor Sidsel Karlsen in the 14th Cultural Diversity in Music Education (CDIME) Conference in Levinsky College of Education, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 16–19, 2019.

  • How Music Schools Justify Themselves: Meeting the Social Challenges of the 21st Century. Join keynote with Professor Lauri Väkevä in the First European Music School Research Symposium, The Future of Music Schools – today’s challenges and tomorrow’s solutions, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Austria, October 6–7, 2017.

  • Complex society and the return of moral education: Consequences for music teacher education. Keynote in the 10th International Research in Music Education -conference, Bath Spa University, UK, April 24–27, 2017.

  • Renarrating the future of music education: How society challenges our profession in the 21st century. Keynote in the National Apem conference, Que Futuros Para a Música na educacäo. Lissabon, Portugal, November 26, 2016.

  • Visions for intercultural music teacher education: Sociological angles and cross-cultural lessons from Finland, Israel, Cambodia and Nepal. Keynote in the 2nd International Conference on ‘Building Interdisciplinary Bridges Across Cultures’ (BIBAC 2016), University of Cambridge, UK, July 30–August 1, 2016.

  • Future narratives: Narrative mania or resource for activist music educators? Keynote in NIME4: The fifth International Conference on Narrative Inquiry in Music Education Narrative Inquiry in Music Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 21–23, USA, 2016.

  • Visions for Collaboration, Inclusion and Social Activism in the Arts - Meeting the 21st Century Challenges, Keynote in the International GLOMUS camp in Borneo, Malaysia January 9, 2015.

  • Transforming pedagogical practices in music teacher training. Keynote in the 100 Years of Research, Innovation and Discourse in Education Conference at the Levinsky College of Education, December 10–12, 2012, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

  • The social construction of musical talent. Joint keynote with Tuulikki Laes in the Nordic Nordplus seminar, Social Justice and Inclusion in Music Education.  Hedmark University College, Hamar, Norway, November 9–13, 2009.

  • Who needs theory anyway? Theory and Practice in Music Education in a Philosophical Outlook. Join keynote with Dr. Lauri Väkevä in the Nordic Network for Music Pedagogy Conference at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, February 1–3, 2007.

© 2016 Heidi Westerlund