Embodied Restoration Lab Symposium (April 17-19, 2024). URL
Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Black Portraitures: Shifting Paradigms Panel, La Biennale di Veniza “Foreigners Everywhere” (April 20-21, 2024). URL
Venice, Italy

Futureflow Speaker. Living Future 2024: Change Starts Here (May 5-7, 2024) URL
Atlanta, Georgia


UNC Charlotte David Ravin School of Architecture Lecture Series. (April 3, 2024). URL
Charlotte, North Carolina

Architecture's Ecological Restructuring Part II" Workshop Symposium, Tulane School of Architecture (April 6, 2024)
New Orleans, Louisiana

United Nations Environment Program “Buildings and Climate Global Forum”. Keynote Speaker: Accelerating the use of Wood & Biobased Materials to Decarbonise Buildings. (March 6-8, 2024). URL
Palais de Congres, Paris

Yale IPCH Directors Forum, (February 5-9, 2024)
Johannesburg, South Africa

Wonderfruit, (Dec 14-18, 2023)
Pattaya, Thailand

COP28 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference
(Yale Planterary Solutions, Extreme Hangout and Klosters Forum) (Dec 1-8, 2023)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Opening Keynote ACSA/AIA Intersections Research Conference (October 19, 2023) URL
UMass Amherst, Amherst

UNEP Building Materials and Climate Global Report (September 19, 2023) URL
Yale Club, NYC

Material Variance Symposium (September 19, 2023) URL
Columbia University, NYC

World Resources Forum  (September 4-6, 2023) 
Geneva, Switzerland

Burn Out Symposium (July 1-4, 2023) URL
E-WERK Luckenwalde, Germany

Klosters Forum (June 27-29, 2023) URL
Klosters, Switzerland

2023 Design For Freedom Summit. URL (March 30, 2023, 10 am - 6pm) URL
Grace Farms, New Canaan CT

Yale For Humanity. Cities and Climate Solutions: Catalyzing Change for a Sustainable Future (March 4, 2023, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm) URL
Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City

From Field to Form. (February 15, 2023, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.) URL
The Architectural League, New York City

UCONN PSLA Seminar Series Spring 2023 (January 27, 2023 12:00-1:00 PM EST)

RICS World Built Environment Forum (January 18, 2023, 8:00-8:45 AM CET) URL
Presentation of the 2022 Buildings Global Status Report 

COP27 United Nations Environment Program Buildings Pavilion (November 11, 2022, 10:30 – 12:00 EST) URL
“Building our future – The potential of the buildings and building materials for a climate neutral world”

COP27 United Nations Environment Program Global ABC Report Launch (November 9, 2022)
2022 Global ABC Report Launch Speaker

PennState Stuckeman School Fall 2022 Lecture Series (November 9, 2022) URL
Penn State University, Pennsylvania

Reykjakik Global Forum (November 8, 2022) URL
The Power of Design

Material Worlds: Photosynthetics (October 20, 2022)  URL
MoMA and Ambasz Institute Events

Climate/Justice Fall 2022 Lecture Series (October 13, 2022) URL
California College of Arts (CCA), San Francisco

“New Spaces” RISD Presidential Inauguration (October 8, 2022) URL
Rhode Island School of Design

Design Futures Singapore (September 20, 2022) URL
Victoria Theatre, Singapore

Living Cities Forum (July 21, 2022) URL
Federation Square, Melbourne, Austrialia

Whole Life Carbon Design: Material Foundations (June 2, 2022)
Launch of IFC EDGE Green Building Competition, Accra Ghana

Can Biomaterials become the building blocks for the 21st Century? (May 5, 2022) URL
United Nations Environment Program and Yale Center for Ecosystems in Architecture

Central Saint Martin’s MA Spatial Practices Program (May 2nd, 2022 )
Virtual Guest Lecture. London, UK

Bartlett International Lecture Series (April 27, 2022) URL
Bartlett School of Architecture, London.

“Return” in 5th Floor Talks. (April 7, 2022) 
Virtual Guest Lecture. Design Academy Eindhoven, Netherlands

Domestic Making by the Enslaved Symposium (Feb 11, 2022) URL

“Nature of Enclosure” Panel Discussion and Book Launch (February 8, 2022). URL
Cooper Union, New York


Plant Potential Symposium (November 5, 2021) URL
University of Texas, Austin. 

NatureLab. Sanctuary for Independent Media (October 15, 2021) URL
NatureLab, Troy, New York.

Grounds for Return Exhibition Talk with Sep Verboom (October 12, 2021) URL
Z33 House for Contemporary Art, Design and Architecture, Hasselt, Belgium 

Royal Institute of Architects Scotland Convention (September 28, 2021) URL
Built Environment Roundtable Panelist

4th Ghana Green Building Summit, (September 23, 2021) URL

Planet Matters, MAK, Vienna, (September 4, 2021) URL
Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna, Austria 

Sliver Lecture Series, (June 10, 2021) URL
Institute of Applied Arts, Vienna

Year of Uncertainty (YoU) Series, May 7, 2021
Queen’s Museum

80+40 Inaugural Lecture, April 16, 2021
University of Kansas School of Architecture. URL

Architectural Research Centers Consortium 2021, April 10, 2021 URL
Closing Panel Speaker


On Value Circulation – Intersections of Food, Agriculture and Building Material Life Cycles-
Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain 
Roundtable Panelist, December 1, 2020. URL

Queens Museum, New York.
New Models of Material Life Cycle Design Research. Invited Lecture. October 5, 2020.

United Nations Climate Change: Cool Buildings for All.
Technical Expert Panel Presenter on Mitigation (TEM-M). September 30, 2020. URL

Coconut Coup D’etat: On Activating Generative Justice through Design. April 14, 2020.
Spitzer School of Architecture SCIAME Spring Lecture Series. City University of New York.

The State of Art of Architecture, (Milan, Italy) February 2020.
Triennale Milano, Milan, Italy. URL


A-Z Nights 12: Talk by Mae-ling Lokko (Hasselt, Belgium), November 2019. URL

Housing the Human. Methodological Frictions Panels (Berlin, Germany), October 2019. URL

Are Cities for Everyone?” Panel (Stockholm, Sweden),  May 2019
ArkDes, Swedish National Center for Architecture and Design. URL

Upcycling: Housing the Human Panel (Copenhagen, Denmark), April 2019
Royal Academy of Danish Arts


4th Istanbul Design Biennial (Istanbul, Turkey) November 2018
Palaver + palaver Installation, Housing the Human Panel

Forecast Festival (Berlin, Germany) October 2018
Housing the Human Panel

Squash Nutrition (Liverpool, UK), September 2018
Guest Speaker

Demanio Marittimo. KM-278 (Ancona, Italy), July 2018
Housing the Human Competition Public Presentation

“In Conversation with Mae-ling Lokko”
Royal Institute of Architects-North (Liverpool, UK), July 2018. URL

Yale Center for Ecosystems in Architecture (New Lab, Brooklyn, NY)-
Transforming the DNA of the Built Environment (NYC), May 2018

Ruderal Ecologies Symposium (Troy, NY), April 2018. URL


Design and Empire Symposium (Liverpool, UK), November 2017. URL

MESH Creative Confab (Accra, Ghana), July 2017. 


New York Academy of Sciences, Summit on Science Enablement for the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (New York City, NY), December 2016
Summit Industry Participant

Bohlen and Associates (Seattle, WA), July 2016
AMBIS Technologies and Biomaterials Research Presentation

New York Academy of Sciences Proof of Concept Center Annual Meeting (New York City, NY), January 2016

AMBIS Technologies Inc. Presentation
High Tech Rochester Demo Day (Rochester, NY), June 2016
AMBIS Technologies Inc. Showcase Presentation


Upstate New York Clean Energy Demo Day (Rochester, NY), October 2015
AMBIS Business Technology Innovation Start-Up Presentation and Showcase

New York Clean Tech Open (New York City, NY), October 2015
AMBIS Business Technology Innovation Start-Up Presentation and Showcase

School of Architecture, University of North Carolina-Charlotte Lecture Series (Charlotte, NC), October 2014
Co-presenter with Chris Sharples (Research + Practice-CASE + SHoP Architects)

XXV International Union of Architect’s World Congress Conference (Durban, South Africa), August 2014
“Design for Society panelist and paper presenter

West Africa Built Environment Research Conference (Accra, Ghana), 2011 Session Co-chair. URL

Urban Heritage Strategies (Rotterdam, Netherlands), June 2011
National Delegate for Ghana