Elder is also available for dynamic speaking engagements and educational workshops. In 2006, Elder was a keynote speaker at Glocal, a major forum on multiculturalism in urban cities held in Ankara, Turkey. Her speech addressed the realities of human migration, the isolation of diaspora communities, and the growing responsibility for cities around the world to promote multiculturalism in order to advance more vibrant and tolerant societies. At a subsequent workshop, she advised mayors and local community leaders on how to produce everything from festivals and conferences to concerts and photography shows, both to better integrate their local communities and to generate economic activity.
Other educational programs Dawn has developed and presented include music workshops focused on the craft of songwriting and recording, and marketing a fusion Arab-English song.

Themes and Topics Dawn has been invited to examine include:

· “The Future of International Music “
· “Artist Presentation and Global Development”
· “The Incorporation of Multicultural Themed Festivals in Cities and Communities”
· “Middle Eastern Cultures Through the Arts and Music”
· “Religion and its Effect on Society, the Arts and Music”
· “The Craft and Art of Writing/Recording”
· “Marketing a Fusion Arab-English Song”
Key Note Speaker/Lectures/Workshops include:

2014- Panel Speaker for Women in Music – (Muslim Women’s Voices)
2013- Panel Speaker for Arts Presenters of America
2012 – Keynote Speaker for Arab League of States, Manama Bahrain
2011- Keynote Speaker – National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, MusiCares
2007- Keynote Speaker- Los Angeles County – Arts forum
2006 -Keynote Speak Glocal Forum
2005- Speaker- Arts Presenters of America
2004- Speaker- Glocal Forum
2003- Keynote Speaker- International Festival Presenters
2002- Keynote Speaker- International Women’s conference
2001- Keynote Speaker- League of Woman Voters