2018. Co-organized with Kathryn Gillespie.Friendship in the Academy: Toward a Politics of Caring With. Annual American Association of Geographers Conference, 4 April-10 April, New Orleans, LA.

2018. Organizer with Abigail Neely. The Costs of Decolonizing Knowledge, paper session. Annual American Association of Geographers Conference, 4 April-10 April, New Orleans, LA. [Chair: Patricia Lopez; Discussant: Bettina Escauriza; Papers: Allesandro Angelini, Dacia Douhaibi, Arnisson Andre Ortega, Abigail Neely, Sushmita Rishi, Amy Piedalue]

2017. Co-organizer with Abigail Neely. The Costs of Decolonizing the Discipline. Royal Geographical Society with IBG Annual Conference, 29 August – 1 September, London, England. [Chair: Patricia Lopez; Papers: Abigail Neely, Naomi Milner, Petra Jehlicka, Leonie Newhouse, Kathryn Besio, Treva Ellison, Bettina Escauriza, Dacia DouHaibi]

2016. Co-organizer and Chair (with Kathryn Gillespie), Theorizing economies of death [panel session], Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, March 29-April 2, San Francisco, CA. [Moderator: Patricia Lopez; Panelists: David Giles, Jennifer Fluri, James Tyner, Kathryn Gillespie]

2015. Co-organizer and Chair (with Kristy Copeland, Kathryn Gillespie, Amy Piedalue), Care ethics and social movements: Multi-species interdependency, intersectionality, and radical social change [paper session], Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 21-25, Chicago, IL.

2015. Co-organizer and Chair (with Kathryn Gillespi), Grieving witnesses: The politics of grief in the field (panel session), Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 21-25, Chicago, IL. [Moderators: Kathryn Gillespie & Patricia J. Lopez; Panelists: Dana Cuomo, Kalli Doubleday, Kate Coddington, Jacquelyn Micieli-Voutsinas, Lakhbir K. Jassal, Matthew Rosenblum, Elizabeth Olson, Jenny Isaacs, Maureen Hays-Mitchell].

2015. Co-organizer (with Kathryn Gillespi), Grieving witnesses: The politics of grief in the field (panel session), Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 21-25, Chicago, IL. [Moderators: Kathryn Gillespie & Patricia J. Lopez; Panelists: Christine Eriksen, Jessie Clark, Audra Elisabeth El Vilaly, Kathryn Gillespie, Laurie Cook Heffron, Michelle Daigle, Catherine Nolin, William Payne]

2014. Co-organizer (with Kristy Copeland, Michelle Daigle, Katie Gillespie, Margaret M. Ramirez, and Amy Piedalue), Powerful histories: Tracing the legacies of contemporary racial formations (paper session), Critical Geography Conference, Nov 7-9, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. [Moderators: Michelle Daigle & Margaret M. Ramirez; Presenters: Kristy Copeland, Sendy Guerrier Alciodonis, Emily Mitchell-Eaton, and Amy Piedalue]

2014. Co-organizer (with Kristy Copeland, Michelle Daigle, Katie Gillespie, Margaret M. Ramirez, and Amy Piedalue), Powerful histories: Tracing the legacies of contemporary racial formations (paper session), Critical Geography Conference, Nov 7-9, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. [Moderators: Kathryn Gillespie & Patricia Lopez; Presenters: Claire Rasmussen, Adrian Mulligan, Sophie Moore, Michelle Daigle, Ron J. Smith]

2014. Co-organizer (with Kristy Copeland, Michelle Daigle, Katie Gillespie, Margaret M. Ramirez, and Amy Piedalue), Powerful histories: Tracing the legacies of contemporary racial formations (paper session),Critical Geography Conference, Nov 7-9, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. [Moderators: Amy Piedalue & Kristy Copeland; Presenters: Patricia J. Lopez, Kathryn Gillespie, Emma Gaalaas Mullaney, Divya Sundar]

2014. Co-organizer (with Kathryne A. Gillespie), Economies of death (I): Economic logics of killable life and grievable death (paper session), Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 8-12, Tampa, Florida. [Chair: Kathryn Gillespie; Presenters: Jennifer Fluri, Jennifer Musial, Phil McManus, L.A. Watson, Renee Tapp.]

2014 Co-organizer (with Katharyne A. Gillsepie), Economies of death (II): Economic logics of killable life and grievable death (paper session), Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 8-12, Tampa, Florida. [Chair: Patricia Lopez; Presenters: Jennifer Hyndman, Cary Karacas, Beth Greenhough, Mollie Holmberg, Kathryn Gillespie.]

2013 Co-organizer (with Lisa Bhungalia), On the question of Humanitarian Violence (II): (paper session), Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 9-13. Los Angeles, CA. [Chair: Patricia Lopez; Presenters: Leonie Newhouse, Richard Nisa, Lisa Bhungalia, Disscusant: Craig Jones.]

2013. Co-organizer (with Lisa Bhungalia), On the Question of Humanitarin Violence (I): (paper session), Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 9-13, Los Angeles, CA. [Chair: Lisa Bhungalia; Presenters: David J. Marshall, Wesley L. Attewell, Rebecca Clouser, Patricia J. Lopez; Discussant: Ron J. Smith.]

2011. Co-organizer (with Leonie Newhouse), Interrogating Humanitarian Practice: (panel session), Annual Meeting of the Association of the American of American Geographers, April 11-16, Seattle, WA. [Chair: Leonie Newhouse; Panelists: Lisa Bhungalia, Jeremy Sorensen, Jennifer Greenburg; Discussant: Patricia J. Lopez].