2016 Fifteenth Biennial Symposium, “Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, and the Port.” Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD),
In conjunction with the exhibition of the same title curated by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada and Ana Lisa Hedstrom, “Arimatsu to Africa: Shibori Textiles Developed for African Trade in 1948–49” by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada
2010 Twelfth Biennial Symposium, “Textiles and Settlement: From Plains Space to Cyber Space,” University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Panel: What’s Old is New Again: Carved Board Clamped Resist Dyeing, Jay Rich, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, and Elin Noble
Paper: BENI ITAJIME: CARVED BOARD CLAMP RESIST DYEING IN RED, Masanao Arai and Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada
2008 Eleventh Biennial Symposium, “Textiles as Cultural Expressions,” University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Organized session: “Microcosm of a Minority Culture” “A Close Examination of Regional Specificities in Miao Textiles,” Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada “Uncovering the Hidden Differences Within Miao Regional Textiles,” Sadae Torimaru “Uncovering the Hidden Complexities Within Miao Regional Textiles,” Tomoko Torimaru
2004 Ninth Biennial Symposium, “Appropriation, Acculturation, Transformation,” Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California.
2002 Eighth Biennial Symposium, “Silk Roads, Other Roads,” Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Concurrent Session in conjunction with the exhibition curated by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada and Ana Lisa Hedstrom: “Dichotomies in Silk: Crisp and Soft, Shrinking and Stretching, Sheer and Opaque, Past and Future” “Past and Future,” Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, Session Chair “Crisp and Soft,” Ana Lisa Hedstrom “Shrinking and Stretching,” Genevieve Dion “Sheer and Opaque,” Yuh Okano
Panel: “From Kitsch to Art Moderne: Popular Textiles for Women in the First Half of Twentieth-Century Japan” “Starlets and Masters: Meisen Posters Published by the Textile Makers,” Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada “Hogushi and Heiyo: Methods of Creating Painterly Images in Woven Textiles”, Kazuo Mutoh “Jogakko Meisen: Kimono Trends in Women’s Schools in Early 20th-Century Japan,” Masanao Arai
1994 Fourth Biennial Symposium, “Contact, Crossover, Continuity: Traditional Techniques in New Settings,” UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles, California.