Ushie, J. A.: “Poetry and Democratic Principles: A Study of Some Poets from Nigeria and the United States,” presented at the 6th Conference of American Studies Association of Nigeria, held in Badagry, September 1999. Referred and edited by Prof. Oyin Ogunba, 2000. (Published).
Ushie, J. A., with M. J. Lasisi and C. P. Ryan, “Ability to make Moral Judgments as an Index of the Evaluative Comprehension of Nigerian Readers,” a paper presented at the conference on: Reading in the University – First, Second and Foreign Languages, at Toulouse University, France, 1995. Referred/edited by Taillefer, G. and A. K. Pugh. (Published).
Ushie, J. A.: “Still far from the Renaissance: ‘New’ Nigerian Poetry as Kaleidoscope”. Second Uyo Conference on Language and Literature, Department of English, University of Uyo, Nigeria. February 13 – 15, 2002. (Published).
Ushie, J. A.: Fulbright Programme on: “The United States through Literature” Reading America,” held at the Graduate Faculty, New School University, New York, May 30 – July 10, 2002.
Ushie, J. A.: “Neo-Coloniality and Language Policies: Nigeria as a Paradigm,” a paper presented at the International Conference on Language and Nationhood: Confronting New Realities” (SOLLS. INTEC. 03), School of Language Studies and Linguistics, University Kebangsaan Malaysia (Putrajaya Marriott Hotel), Bangi, Malaysia. 16th – 18th December 2003.
Ushie, J. A.: “Toward Interventionist Literature in 21st Century United States,” being the text of a paper presented a the 11th Annual Conference of the American Studies Association of Nigeria, held at U. I. Hotels, University of Ibadan, 15th – 18th September 2004.
Ushie, J. A. “ASUU and the Challenges of Education Development in Nigeria”, a Guest Lecture delivered at the Senior Staff Seminar, Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, Rivers State, Tuesday, April 26, 2005.
Ushie, J. A.: “Two-Africas in One: Neo-Colonialism and the African Writer.” A paper presented at the “International Conference on Worlds in Discourse: Representations of Realities”, School of Language Studies and Linguistics, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, November 21 – 23, 2005.
Ushie, J. A.: “The Challenges of the Creative Writer in the Niger Delta Today,” a guest lecture presented at the Literary Day of the Bayelsa State Chapter of the Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA, Yenagoa, May 12, 2006.
Ushie, J. A.: “Western Civilization and the Reconfiguration of the Bette-Bendi Vocabulary,” a paper presented at the Fourth University of Uyo Conference on Languages and Literature, February 14 – 17, 2007.
Ushie, J. A.: “Cultural Cannibalization in the Teaching of Kinship Terms to Nigerian Students,” a paper contributed to the 5th Asia TEFL International Conference,” Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8th – 10th June 2007.
Ushie, J. A.: “The Image of the Slave and Slavery in the Oral Traditions of the Bette-Bendi”, a paper presented at the two-week workshop on “Africa, Europe and the Americas 1500 – 1700”, held at the International Institute for the Advanced Study of Cultures, Institutions, and Economic Enterprise, Ghana, July 12 – 26, 2009.
Ushie, J. A. African panelist at the 2010 Philippine PEN Conference on Solidarity in Literature without Borders, Celebrity Ballroom, Montebello Villa Hotel, Cebu, the Philippines, 4 – 5, December, 2010.
Ushie, J. A.: “Pawnship in the Memories of the Old Obudu Division, Cross River State: The Case of the Bendi”, a paper presented at the international conference on “Searching for the African Voice in the History of Enslavement, Slave Trade and Slavery”, University of Buea, Cameroon, December 14 – 16, 2010.
Ushie, J. A. “Language as a Fossil of History: Bette-Bendi and Bantu”, being the text of a paper presented at the 2011 Obudu Local Government New Yam Festival, Saturday, September 3, 2011.
Ushie, J. A.: “The eve of the Nigerian civil war and the re-adjustment of neo-colonization in northern cross river region” a paper presented at the Conference on border communities during the Nigerian Civil War, Calabar, September 2013.
Ushie, J. A. “Land, Language and African Literature in a Climate of Decay”, text of a Plenary Paper presented at the International Conference on Language and African Literature, Department of English & Literary Studies, University of Calabar, May 2013.
Ushie, J. A. “The Gender Agenda in Three Nigerian Poets: a Stylistic Study”. Conference of Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA), University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, 15-20 July, 2015.
Ushie, J. A. “The Thief and the Medicine Man: Education in the Ruins of Nigeria’s Neo-colonial Economy”, being the Text of a Lead Paper Presented at the National Conference Organized by the School of Education, Federal College of Education, Pankshin, Plateau State, 23rd – 28th May, 2016.
Ushie, J. A. “Crude Oil and the Nigeria Project: A Post Mortem”, being the text of a Guest Lecture delivered as the 5th Sir Francis Ellah Memorial Lecture at the Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, Rivers State, in association with the International Centre for Education and Development, at the Multi-Purpose Hall, FCE (T), Omoku, October 4, 2016.
Ushie, J. A. “Elechi Amadi: The Paradox of a Great Teacher Who Objects to Teaching”, being the text of a paper presented at the colloquium organized as part of the activities in honour of the writer at his burial, Dr Obi Wali International Conference Centre, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Thursday, December 1, 2016.
Ushie, J. A. “Technological Innovations and Northern Cross River Development”, being text of a paper presented at the maiden Begiagbai Conference, held on December 29, 2016, at the Primary School, Begiagbai, Bendi ii, Obanliku LGA, Cross River State.
Ushie, J. A. “The English language and literature in the Nigerian environment”, being text of a keynote address presented at the South-South Conference of Students of English and Literary Studies, Akwa Ibom State College of Education, Afaha Nsit, March 3, 2017.
Ushie, J. A. “Literature and Its Socio-cultural Implications in the 21st Century Africa”, a Keynote address presented at the convention of the Association of Nigerian Authors, Abia State Chapter, at Agburuike Hotels, Ogbor Hill, Aba, Abia State, Friday, May 11, 2018.