James Donio is an experienced, compelling and popular public speaker who has filled the following roles:
- Keynote/Featured Speaker (TM Forum, Baker & Taylor Annual Conference, Ferris State University, UK Entertainment Retailers Association Annual Conference, New York University and Drexel University)
- Moderator/Panelist (Jazz Connect Conference, Making Vinyl Conference, CBGB Conference, Americana Music Week, South By Southwest, London Calling, Future of Music Coalition Annual Conference, Temple University Career Conference, Recording Academy Philadelphia Chapter)
- Master of Ceremonies (Music Biz Annual Conference, Philadelphia String Band Association Show of Shows, Philadelphia Mummers String Band Association Banquet)
- Broadcaster: On-Air Commentator/Expert for Philadelphia's New Year's Day Mummers Parade (NBC and CBS Affiliate Stations)
- Co-Host: New Video Podcast "Stringing Along"