Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

Frank is an expert speaker on design, technology, innovation, biomimicry in design, colour research and materials.

He is a charismatic, passionate, funny and very popular intuitive speaker.


2014 – 2018

  • The Art and Science of Design, TedX, Eton, UK
  • The principles of Good Design, Fuse, Amsterdam
  • Design Sell, Create Change, Beijing
  • The Design for Life, Marbella
  • The Classic Car Show, Excel
  • NEC Classic Motorshow
  • Biomimicry UK
  • Peterson Museum, California
  • TedXEton, UK
  • Art Center Industrial Design Forum, Keynote Speaker, Beijing
  • Create Change Design Forum, Keynote Speaker, Hangzhou
  • Front End of Innovation, Keynote Speaker, Boston
  • JYI Conference, Keynote Speaker, Geneva
  • Mentes Brilliantes, Keynote Speaker, Madrid
  • IED Conference, Keynote Speaker, Barcelona
  • Front End of Innovation, Keynote Speaker, Munich and Venice
  • Automotive Innovation Forum, Keynote Speaker, Munich
  • Automotive Interiors Expo, Keynote Speaker, Stuttgart
  • PETERCAM, Keynote Speaker, Geneva


2010 – 2013

  • Design by Nature, Guest Speaker, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
  • An Evening with Frank Stephenson, Guest Speaker, Royal Automobile Club, London
  • A Night with McLaren, Guest Speaker, London
  • Credit Suisse, Guest Speaker, Monterey
  • Design Festival, Keynote Speaker, Cheltenham
  • SIGGRAPH ASIA, Keynote Speaker, Seoul
  • Applying Design Philosophy Across Corporate Ambition, Keynote Speaker, London
  • Materialise World Conference, Brussels
  • Creative Barcode, Keynote Speaker, London
  • IED Conference, Guest Speaker, Barcelona
  • TED Talks, Speaker, Difference by Design, London
  • Talking Design, Guest Speaker, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
  • World Innovation Conference, Keynote Speaker, Ibiza
  • A Night with Frank Stephenson, Guest Speaker, Victoria & Albert Museum, London


2002 – 2009

  • TED Talks, Speaker, Design Sells, London
  • Autodesk Conference, Guest Speaker, Munich and Barcelona
  • Gravity Free Design Conference, Keynote Speaker, Chicago
  • Design Festival, Keynote Speaker, London
  • Design Forum, Keynote Speaker, Los Angeles
  • Art Center College of Design 75th Anniversary, Guest Speaker, Pasadena
  • Design Forum, Keynote Speaker, Detroit
  • GQ International Annual Conference, Guest Speaker, Dusseldorf
  • Microsoft Annual Conference, Guest Speaker, Rome

Judging Panels

Frank is regularly invited year on year as a judge at some of the most prestigious car events in the world:

  • Best of the Best, The Quail, Pebble Beach
  • Gentleman Drivers, Marrakech
  • Salon Prive, Blenheim Palace
  • Chantilly Arts and Elegance, Chantilly
  • The Most Beautiful Car of the Year, Marrakech
  • Zoute Concours d’Elegance, Knokke-le-Zoute
  • Salon Prive, Syon Park, London
  • Louis Vuitton Classic Concours, Frankfurt
  • Cartier Style et Lux, Goodwood
  • Louis Vuitton Concours d’Elegance, Waddesdon Manor