Tom Lawton

Designer & Inventor

Talks

Energise your audience

Cusp Conference Live in Chicago at the Museum of Modern Art & Design, 2015

 

Tom loves to talk and would be very happy to share insights and experiences on his life as an inventor with you and your audience.

 

Whether you're organising a conference, looking for an after dinner speaker, want to inspire a classroom (or an entire school) or would simply like him to join you on Zoom to give a guest lecture to your students or team.

 

 

Themes can be tailored accordingly but include:

 

  • An inventor's brain - thinking laterally as the natural way

  • Innovation on a shoestring - you don't need big budgets to be creative

  • Inspiration is all around us - you see what you choose to see

  • Suststainability and design for longevity - reaching zero carbon goals

  • Personal resilience - the art of never giving up, but learning to let go

  • Finding your passion - trusting your inner voice & being true to yourself

 

Anything is possible! Since lockdown began Tom has found that a well organised Zoom presentation can be just as rewarding as being with an audience in person as attendees get involved with Q&A's and being able to broadcast from his studio means he has an inventive prop in hand for every story.

 

Email an outline of your request to tom@tomlawton.com

 

'It's exhilarating to listen to Tom talk and he inspires with every word. We look forward to having him back in to give us a guest lecture again'

Tom Crawford, Global Director of Sustainability, Dyson

 

 

References

  • Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman, Ogilvy - Tom was compere for their annual Ogilvy Labs Live event
  • Dave Mason, Principal, Multiple Inc - Tom was a speaker at Cusp Conference in Chicago
  • Sam Downie, TED X Bristol - Tom was a speaker at their first ever event at the MSHED in Bristol
  • Dan Oakes, Head Teacher, St Bart's Primary School, Wootton Bassett - Tom is a regular guest speaker
  • Miranda Chadwick, Agent - Tom spoke at the Edinburgh International TV Festival about the future of TV
  • Al Dean, Editor Develop3D - Tom has been a past speaker and is scheduled to be keynote speaker at this year's conference Develop 3D Live in Sheffiled 
  • Nicholas Leeder, Vice President, Solutions, PTC - Tom gave an energising lunchtime talk with Nick's senior team who were all at home during lockdown in various locations across the globe (video below)
  • Sarah Lewis, Project Manager, Forward Dyson  - Tom gave a guest lecture via Zoom in December 2020 and will be coming back in the spring to present to the whole Dyson Group