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Apr. 17, 2010         5,000 sites and counting: the inspiration of Maya settlement studies in 2010. Symposium: The Ancient Maya of Yucatan: papers in honors of E. Wyllys Andrews V. Society for American Archaeology 75th Annual Meeting. St. Louis, MO.

Mar. 19, 2010         The World will end in 2012: What does the collapse of ancient societies say to us about sustainability and personal action today? Opening Address. Towards a Culture with a Conscience: reflections on Sustainability: Economy, Social Justice, Environment. Conference at Longwood University, Farmville, VA.

Oct. 19, 2009         Overflight Archaeology: a driver for user-directed learning? Blackwell Lecture Series. Longwood University. Farmville, VA.

Sep. 17, 2009         New History of an Ancient American Story: Unlocking the Secret Code of the Maya. Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA.

Sep. 13, 2009         Throw out the old rules. Convocation 2009, Longwood University, Farmville, VA.

Apr. 19, 2009         Leadership in Crisis. Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony, Longwood University, Farmville, VA.

Mar. 31, 2009         No trowels, no shovels: remote sensing in archaeology. Peter Francisco Chapter, Archaeological Society of Virginia. Farmville, VA.

Mar. 30, 2008         Excellence at the Speed of Light. Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony, Longwood University, Farmville, VA.

Feb. 11, 2008         Hallmarks of Ancient Maya Greatness: Hieroglyphs, Calendar, and Architecture. Three class series for the Osher Institute, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA.

May 17, 2007        Commencement Address. Longwood University. Farmville, VA

Feb. 12, 2007        Science to Change Your Life. Invited remarks at The Woman’s Club, Richmond, Va.

Aug. 28-29, 2006  Staff Development Program keynote address (4,000 teachers), Chesterfield County Public Schools. “The Crossover—when computer power exceeds brain power—technology trends in 2006.

June 9-10, 2006     Four invited session presentations at the Annual Conference of ECSITE (the European Science Center Association): How to enhance science center impact. How to attract science center volunteers. How a mother science center benefits from its satellites. The top three challenges fancy the science center CEO. Mechelen, Belgium.

Dec. 14, 2005        Am I an Intelligent Design? Lunch-break Science Lecture Series. Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.

Sept. 28, 2005       The satellite search for ancient Maya pyramids. Lunch-break Science Lecture Series. Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.

August 24, 2005    Back to the Bush: New Maya Archaeology. Lunch-break Science Lecture Series. Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.

June 29, 2005        Herculaneum and Pompeii: disaster and discovery. Lunch-break Science Lecture Series. Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.

March 9, 2005       Tsunami in the Aegean: the Minoan Tragedy. Lunch-break Science Lecture Series. Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.

December 8, 2004 The Archaeology of Ancient Water Management. Lunch-break Science Lecture Series. Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.

December 1, 2004 The final days of the Sun and Earth. Lunch-break Science Lecture Series. Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.

June 9, 2004          Deciphering the Maya Script. Lunch-break Science Lecture Series. Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.

May 19, 2004        The Origins of Writing. Lunch-break Science Lecture Series. Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.

April 28, 2004       The Ancient Age of the Universe: How Old and How do we Know. Lunch-break Science Lecture Series. Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.

April 14, 2004       The Inca and their Ancestors. Lunch-break Science Lecture Series. Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.

March 3, 2004       Reading the Maya Calendar. Lunch-break Science Lecture Series. Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.

February 11, 2004 DNA—the past 50 years; the next 50 years. Lunch-break Science Lecture Series. Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.

January 14, 2004   Dinosaurs and the Ancient Maya. Lunch-break Science Lecture Series. Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.

October 18, 2003  Invited Keynote Address, Fall Undergraduate Research Meeting, Virginia Academy of Science, Richmond, Va.

October, 2003       Echoes from an Ancient Past, a four-lecture series for the Woman’s Club of Richmond, Virginia on the age of the universe, the age of the planet, ancient DNA in the human genome, and ancient civilizations.

June 2, 2003       "Chicxulub, Challenger, and Human-courting Ostriches: the best and worst of modern science--a wide-ranging, occasionally irreverent review of modern science, science education and human hubris.” Keynote address to the International Organization of Science and Technology Educators (IOSTE), College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

May 29, 2003      “New Searches for Lost Cities: the Electronic Atlas of Ancient Maya Sites.” Annual meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science, Charlottesville, VA. 

May 29, 2003      (Eugene Maurakis and ______) “Creating a Geographical Information System for Freshwater Crabs and Fishes in Greece.” Annual meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science, Charlottesville, VA. 

April 12, 2003     (with Clifford T. Brown) “Fractal Fragmentation of Archaeological Ceramics.” Fractals in Archaeology Symposium, Society of American Archaeology, Milwaukee, WI.

April 2, 2003      (with Geoff Platt and Nan Miller) “Working with the MOB: collaborative community initiatives” conference session for Leadership Metro Richmond.

Feb. 28, 2003      “The Uniqueness of the American Volunteer.” The Annual Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans lecture. Westminster-Canterbury Foundation, Richmond, Va.

Feb. 10, 2003      “The new search for lost cities.” Woman’s Club, Richmond, Va.

Jan. 31, 2003      “Creativity in the Educational Enterprise.” Moderator of a panel discussion with Dr. Richard Florida (“The Rise of the Creative Class”) at the inaugural Henry A. McGee Distinguished Lecture Series, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Nov. 16, 2002     Closing remarks. Summative Session ECSITE (European Collaborative for Science, Industry, and Technology Exhibitions) Annual Conference: Sharing Ideas, Developing Skills, Building Networks, Hosted by The Natural History Museum & Science Museum, London.

Nov. 16, 2002     Motivating and Developing Staff (panel presentation) ECSITE Annual Conference: Sharing Ideas, Developing Skills, Building Networks, London.

Nov. 15, 2002     A Free Admission: Implications and Consequences (panel presentation) ECSITE Annual Conference: Sharing Ideas, Developing Skills, Building Networks, London.

October 10, 2002  Chair, CEO Forum, Association of Science-technology Centers, “Major Issues Confronting Science Centers”, Phoenix, Arizona.

Sept. 14, 2002       Keynote address al V Coloquio Asociación Mexicana de los Museos y Centros de Ciencia y Tecnología. Saltillo, Mexico.

June 4, 2002          Keynote address al VI Reunión Nacional Directores de Centros de la Ciencia Y Planetarios, Madrid, Spain.

March 22, 2002   (with Clifford T. Brown)  The Electronic Atlas of Ancient Maya Sites.  Symposium on Current Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS in North America and Mesoamerican Archaeology, 67th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Denver, CO.

March 6, 2002       A GIS Atlas of Ancient Maya Sites. International Geographic Honor Society, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

February 15, 2002 Conference Conclusions. Plenary Session V, III Science Centre World Congress, Canberra, Australia.

February 13, 2002 “Learning from our Buildings  III Science Centre World Congress, Canberra, Australia..

February 12, 2002 The Roles of a Modern Science Center: Community Powerhouse. III Science Centre World Congress, Canberra, Australia.

February 12, 2002 Session Chair and Speaker. Plenary Session II, "What global tends and demographics are impacting on science centers? How will these shape science centres in the future?"  III Science Centre World Congress, Canberra, Australia.

Nov. 1, 2001      GIS: a multi-disciplinary approach for the student; (invited panel presentation) in GIS-related Education Issues and Opportunities in Virginia, at the 12th Annual Virginia GIS Conference, Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions, Roanoke Virginia.

May 24, 2001     Twenty-first century brains and the end of the cutting edge: some observations on human culture, evolution, the human genome project, and science education in Virginia.  (invited lecture) Sydney Negus Memorial Lecture at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science, James Madison University.

May 15, 2001     Education needs for new technologies – Invited remarks to the Virginia Workforce Council – High Technology Workforce Training Needs and Job Ready and Emerging Workforce Roundtable. Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

April 2001             (with Clifford T. Brown)  Building a GIS System of Ancient Lowland Maya Settlement, Society for American Archaeology. New Orleans, LA.

April 10, 2001     New technologies – New Brains. Invited address to Richmond Academy of Medicine. Richmond, VA.

April 4, 2001      Environmental Education: Virginia's Needs. Plenary Session, Environment Virginia (Annual Conference) by invitation. Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA.

March 20, 2001   (with Geoff Platt; Charles Bryan; and Nan Miller) Collaborating with the MOB: A Richmond Museum Endeavor. Virginia Association of Museums 2001 Annual Conference, 'Capitol' Ideas for Museums in the Real World. Richmond, VA

January 2001         Many Roles to Play: the Science Center as a Community Powerhouse. ASTC Dimensions, Jan./Feb. 2001. Washington , DC.

January 2001         (with Clifford T. Brown)  The Geographic Analysis of Ancient Maya Settlement and Polity, Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative Conference, City University, Hong Kong.

May 18, 2000        (with Geoff Platt and Wally Stettinius) Working with the MOB--A Multi-Museum Collaboration in Richmond, Virginia; session at the 2000 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Museums.

Apr. 8, 2000          (with Clifford T. Brown), Building a GIS System of Ancient Lowland Maya Settlement, Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting.

Aug. 6, 1999         Carl Howie Center for Science, Art, and Theology Conference, Presbyterian School of Christian Education – Union Theological Seminary, “Science meets Theology in Ancient Egypt”

Nov. 19, 1998       Jepson Leadership School University of Richmond Investiture Ceremony Keynote Address, “So you want to be a leader?”

Nov. 17, 1998       Roanoke Junior Achievement Business Leadership Awards Keynote Address, “Brain development and the education challenge.

Nov. 12 1998        Celebration 2007 Logistics Committee, “Maglev technology for the Chesapeake Crescent”

Nov. 5, 1998         Va. Business Council Education Task Force, “Status of Science Education”

Oct. 30, 1998        Virginia Association of Science Teachers Annual Meeting Keynote Address, “Science at the Center”

Oct. 19, 1998        Association of Science-Technology Centers session chair "Armchair Tour of New Science Centers"

Oct. 5, 1998          Virginia Executive Institute, Williamsburg, panelist, “Leadership Qualities”

Sept.  26, 1998      Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Engineering, Career Fair Keynote Address, “Jobs of the Future”

June 25, 1998        National Association of Fund Raising Executives panel moderator, “How to develop and keep an active fund-raising board”

May 21, 1998        SPHEX (Lynchburg), “Future Technologies: products and possibilities of the 21st century”

May 16, 1998        John Tyler Community College Commencement Address

Apr. 16, 1998        Virginia Power Company Retirees Association Annual Meeting Address: “A Brief History of Technology”

Feb. 26, 1998        Richmond Engineers Council Annual Meeting Address, “Future Engineering: the products and possibilities of the third millennium”

Nov. 11, 1997       Richmond Academy of Medicine, “What we don’t know yet.”

Nov. 1, 1997         United Network for Organ Sharing/SMV Bioethics Conference Keynote Address

October 19, 1997  ASTC Annual Conference St. Louis, "Advisories as Part of the Museum Mission - Success & Failures"

Aug. 10, 1997       Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, “The Maya Cosmos”

March 2 - 4, 1997  Annual Conference of Virginia Association of Museums, "Resources for the Small Museum"

March 1996           Armagh, Northern Ireland, (invited) keynote speaker for Science Alive! Conference in Northern Ireland, "Partnerships for Science Education."

1991                      (with Elia del Carmen Trejo and Enrique Torrones) Stones the Old Ones Called: Settlement Patterns on the East Coast of Quintana Roo. Conference Paper for the 47º Congreso Internacional de Americanistas, July 1991.

1990                      (with Elia del Carmen Trejo) Muyil settlement patterns: a model for the east coast of Quintana Roo. Society for American Archaeology 55th Annual Meeting; Las Vegas, Nevada, April 19, 1990.

1989                      Recent investigations at the Maya inland port city of Muyil, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, April, 1989, Atlanta

1988                      Proyecto Chunyaxché: resultos interinos de la temporada del campo de 1988. Report presented at the invitation of the Centro Regional de Quintana Roo, INAH-SEP (Cancun, Mexico).

1988                      The curious case of Chunyaxché. Invited lecture to the Mesoamerican Ecology Institute, Tulane University.

1987                      (with William R. Ringle, Craig Hanson, Christopher von Nagy, and George Bey)  Continuing investigations of Ek Balam, Yucatan, Mexico.  Paper presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Toronto, Canada.

1987                      Field survey and data-handling techniques of the 1987 Chunyaxché Project. Invited lecture to the Graduate Anthropology Colloquium, Tulane University.

1986                      (with Craig Hanson and Christopher Von Nagy)  Investigations at Ek Balam, Yucatan, Mexico. Invited paper before the Mesoamerican Ecology Institute, 1986

1983                      Smokin' Guns and Smokeless Coal. Second Annual New River Symposium, Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Oak Hill, West Virginia.

1982                      Preparing for the Future in an Age of Computers. Virginia Congress of Parents and Teachers 77th Annual Convention, Roanoke, Virginia.

 
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