Speaking and talking…


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, 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.


July 2nd 2019                    Sunday Assembly London
July16th 2019                    Vision Bristol Keynote, Bristol, UK
September 12th 2019       The Good Life Experience, North Wales, UK
October 10th 2019            One Track Minds, London
March 19th 2020               Innoday, Stockholm, Sweden

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!”

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

“Steve’s session has altered me in ways that I still haven’t fully made sense of.  I found it inspirational and moving and a great example of the learning that can be accomplished in a very short time given the proper experiential learning environment”

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.”