Godbey, G. The Life of the Mind: Reflections on Careers in Higher Education (Henderson, Crompton, Godbey). TALS, Greenville, SC. February, 2019.
Numerous speeches in Ningbo, Hangzhou and Shenzeng, China. Sept-Dec 2015.
Numerous speeches in Ningbo, Huangshi, Beijing, and Hangzhou China. Oct-Nov 2014.
The Future of Outdoor Recreation. Keynote Address. NERR Annual Conference. Cooperstown, NY. Feb 2013.
Taking the Benefits of Lifetime Play Seriously. Keynote speech. Conference on the Value of Play. U.S. Play Coalition. Clemson University. February 2012.
Leisure and Health: Making the Connection. North Carolina State University. Raleigh, NC. March 2011.
Making Cixi A Leisure City. June, 2011 Cixi. China Leisure Development International Forum. Cixi, Zhajiang, China. June 2011.
The Future of Leisure and Tourism. June, 2011. Tourism College of Zhejiang. Hangzhou, China. June 2011.
(with Andrew Mowen.) The Benefits of Recreation and Park Services to Physical Activity: The Scientific Evidence. National Recreation and Park Congress. Minneapolis, MN. October 2010.
Leisure and Sport Installations for All. October, 2010. 2nd Ibero-American Congress of Recreational and Sporting Installations, São Paulo-Brazil. October 2010.
Maryland Recreation and Park Association Annual Conference. Three speeches. Ocean city, MD. April 2009.
City of Annapolis. MD. The Future of Tourism. Mayor’s Tourism Symposium. June 2009.
Resources for the Future, Outdoor Recreation Resources Review Group. Health and outdoor Recreation: Understanding and Enhancing the Relationship. Washington, D.C. January 2009.
Numerous speeches in Hangzhou, Beijing and Keifeng China. March 2009.
CT-Art Creation Pte Ltd. The Value of Play for Older Adults in Singapore. Singapore. April 2008.
American Institute of Architects. Providing for Play for All Ages: Reclaiming A Key Responsibility. Boston, MA. May 2008.
California Park and Recreation Association. Ten Trends Re-Shaping California's Recreation and Parks System. Beach, CA. Feb. 2008.
Maine Recreation and Park Association. The Future of Outdoor Recreation. Portland, ME April 2008.
National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. Trends Impacting Recreational Boating. Clearwater Florida. September 2008.
New Mexico Recreation and Park Association. The Future of Recreation and Parks in New Mexico: Albuquerque, New Mexico. September 2008.
Ontario Park and Recreation Society. Numerous presentations, Huntsville, Ontario. April 2008.
UNESCO Creative Cities Conference. Ahead of the Curve: New Trends in Tourism, leisure and Creative Time. Santa Fe International Conference on Creative Tourism. Santa Fe, New Mexico. October 2008.
National Park Service. The National Park Service. Relevance and Prospects. Intermountain Region, Superintendent's Conference, Midway, Utah. November 2007.
Pennsylvania Governor's Conference on Outdoor Recreation. The Future of Outdoor Recreation. Keynote Speaker, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State College, PA. March 2007.
Wroclaw Poland World Exposition Bidding Team. The Future of Leisure. Keynote speech. Academic Advisory Committee to EXPO 2012 bid. Conference of Expo bidding team, diplomatic corps and International Bureau of Expositions members. Wroclaw, Poland. July 2007.
People's Republic of China. Leisure and the Future of Families. The 2nd Cross-Cultural Dialogue on Family Harmony and Youth Growth. Beijing, China. May 2007.