Richard Lucas February 2019
This is a list of events I have spoken at, hosted and/or organised, and am going to speak at or organise in the future.
If I believe I can genuinely contribute to an event, I welcome invitations. However before contacting me, please read this.
I used to have a section on my Linkedin profile called “Professional sometimes pro-bono Speaker/Panelist/Event host“. but there isn’t room so I link to here.
I made my first stage appearance when I was about 10 years old in Oxford – a long long time ago. I haven’t kept good records. My specialities are in making events I speak at/host: interactive, participant focussed, high quality and fun. I’ve written about this here.
I am often asked to speak about entrepreneurship, leadership and business. TED and my experience as a TEDx Curator have helped me understand what a truly high class event and talk feels, looks and sounds like.
I’ve attended many events that cannot be described as being close to world class. Sometimes the best lessons are from the worst experiences.
TEDxKazimierzSalon The art of Entrepreneurship 28th February.
Transcribe-a-thon brought to you by TEDxKazimierz 9th February 2019OpenCoffeeKRK #180 Thu 8 AM · 7th February
OpenCoffeeKRK #179 Thu 8 AM · 24th Jan
Volunteer Appreciation TEDxKazimierzAdventure 24th January
OpenCoffeeKRK #178 Thu 8 AM · 10th January
Krakow Enterprise Mondays Xmas Event 17th December TEDxKazimierzWomenKrakow Technology Park Poland 8th December
Embassy School Krakow Entrepreneurship Course Launch 3rd December 2018
Startup Weekend Krakow. Judge- 2nd December 2018
Edinburgh Business Show, E-Commerce Panel. Edinburgh Scotland 23 Nov 2018
CAMentrepreneurs Event, Speaking and co-hosting Scotland 22nd November 2018
TEDxCapeTown Pre Event 16th November, Cape Town, South Africa
Krakow Enterprise Mondays, University of Agriculture and 5th November
Invested Investor Book launch, Cambridge, UK 18th October
Krakow Enterprise Mondays, University of Economics 15th October
Information meeting about TED, TEDx, TEDxKazimierz with several other TEDx Organisers 8th October
Inaugural address for the new academic year, Politechnika Krakowska Department of Civil Engineering 1st October.
CAMentrepreneurs/Oxbridge Society of Poland Fresher (new student) orientation with the Oxbridge Society of Poland,
the Cambridge University Polish Students Society, and the Oxford University Polish Students Society at Google Campus Warsaw 8th September.
TEDxTarnow – introducing a favourite TED talk 24rd June
TEDxKazimierz Main Event organising/hosting 9th June 2018
Krakow Enterprise Mondays (organising/hosting) in University of Economics 4th June
Light 4.0 in Krakow (hosting a panel) May 23th
Infoshare Gdynia talk/workshop May 22nd
TEDxKazimierzSalon (organising/co-hosting) 19th May
XIV International MBA Congress in Krakow (on a panel) 18th May
TEDxKazimierzLive (organising/co-hosting) 28th April
Entrepreneurs Club @JCC Krakow 26th April
Krakow Enterprise Mondays in the Agricultural University (organising/hosting) Krakow 23rd April
CAMentrepreneurs New York global Luncheon (speaking, guest) 14th April
TEDFest NYC Pre-event (organising/hosting) 9-10th April
TEDxKazimierzSalon (co-organising) 28th March
TEDxWarsaw Pre Event workshop on networking 21st March
Krakow Enterprise Mondays (organising/hosting) 12 March
TEDxKazimierzSalon 28th February 2018
Entrepreneurs Club @JCC Krakow #2 27th February 2018
Startup Weekend Kids Krakow Jury 4th Febuary
JCC Krakow’s Entrepreneurship Club launch host 30th Jan
PAMI Conference Polish-American Innovation Bridge 2017 host 17-18th November
The Roast of Richard Lucas Kraków Standup Comedy 22nd Jan 2017
Polish Student Societies Leadership Workshop Edinburgh December 2016
Jury at Krakow Smogathon November 2016
Poland 2:0 Summit London October 2016
Workshop for Redlands MBA students in Krakow in October 2016
Community Building Workshop at the TED Summit Canada June 2016
Pre-TED Summit Event Calgary, Canada co hosted June 2016
Pre-TEDxWarsaw event March 2016 Co-host and organiser
Smart City Panelist, Change Leaders Foundation event, March 2016
Innovators’ Summit #4: Smart City / Smart Living Kraków November 2015
Workshop for Fordham MBA students May 2015
Krakow Innovation Swarm April 2015
Startup Sprint Silver Tsunami April 2014
Innovators’ Summit November 2014
Women’s Entrepreneurship Day November 2014
TechSaturdays Wrocław: October 2014
Startup Sprint E-commerce June 2014
Wojtek the Solider Bear Statue unveiling speech in Park Jordana 18th May 2014
Startup Sprint March 2014
KrakSpot #16 January 2014
Christmas StartUp Mixer December 2013
TEDxKrakówCinema – entrepreneurship December 2013
Robienie interesu życia November 2013
Startup Stage #6 September 2013
Startup Pirates May 2013
BOSS – Festiwal Biznesu April 2013
Startup Stage #3 March 2013
Startup Weekend Krakow February 2013
Entrepreneur from our School http://znaniabsolwenci.pl/Home/English November 2011 May 2013
Speaker and Judge at entrepreneurship events at “Gielda Przedsiebiorczosci, ” 2009-2012
TEDxKraków Speaker October 2010
Global Entrepreneurship Week numerous activities, hosting of School Visits to companies I was involved in 2008
1996 Polish Ministry of Education – business perspectives at Soros Foundation Scholar orientation event I sometimes contribute to events as a panellist and speaker. Based on 30 years experience as an entrepreneur and activist.
Doing Business in Poland event 1995 CBI event in Centre Point, London
Main areas I talk or teach about
entrepreneurship, leadership, investing. Smart cities, technology, startups, Social media, community management, All things TEDx related, Poland, Cambridge (UK)
If you want me to speak at your event, before contacting me, please read this written in someone sarcastic patronising tone of voice.