Steve Chapman | Speaker on creativity,  innovation and the human condition

A selection of talks, interviews AND PODCASTS

I speaks regularly on creativity and the human condition at public conferences, in house events, podcasts and to anyone who is interested in exploring what it means to be human.   I normally talk on subjects such as: creativity, shame and self-doubt, imperfection, not knowing/inexpertise, creative practice, creative philosophy, culture change,  innovation, the perils of ‘thingification’, spontaneity, wonkiness, the importance of weirdness,  the rise of the outsider, letting go and artful practice as a force for good.

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18th January 2020           TEDxRTW Salon, Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK
29th January 2020           The People Director Partnership, London, UK
3rd May 2020                    Brighton Fringe: Sunday Assembly, Brighton, UK (POSTPONED)
10-13th Sept 2020           The Good Life Experience, North Wales, UK
18th March 2021              Innoday, Stockholm, Sweden

16th October 2019            Laurence Shorter’s Spiritual Experience, London, UK
10th October 2019            One Track Minds, London
12th September 2019       The Good Life Experience, North Wales, UK
16th July 2019                    Vision Bristol Keynote, Bristol, UK
2nd July 2019                     Sunday Assembly London

Below is a small selection of talks, interviews and podcasts.

Some Speaking Testimonials

“Attending a Steve Chapman talk is like an annual dose of connecting with what it is to be human again.  Amazing talk and a privilege”

Steve is a rare creature – someone who has all the corporate credibility and status that you could wish for, but manages to retain his essential and creative self at the same time. He is a walking advertisement for what he espouses, which is the blending of process and systems with pure creativity and play. The energy he injects into the room with his persuasive good sense and infectious enjoyment of his subject lasts a long time in the memory. Worth seeking out!”

“Steve brings something very different to the subject of creativity and innovation – good humour, a genuine curiosity and, most importantly – human-ness”

“Steve has a very poetic way of speaking that is quite mesmerising”

Once again, Steve’s talk was the highlight of the entire conference.  Brilliant

“Steve’s talk altered me in ways that I still haven’t fully made sense of.  I found it inspirational and moving”

As a speaker Steve is engaging, inspiring, funny and most of all really made me think about the constraints I have put on my imagination and creativity since I became a grown-up.

“Steve is quite exceptional.  His style of speaking and presenting in a simple and humorous way ensures everyone is able to absorb his message and leave with an abundant amount of food for thought.”

“Steve totally embodies his subject matter – creative, vulnerable, experimental, good humoured and, most importantly of all, human.”