Darrel is a passionate, energetic keynote speaker with over 20 years’ experience delighting and provoking senior level audiences around the world. He speaks on a number of subjects, including Design, Design Thinking, Innovation, Strategy, Leadership, Meaning, and Intellectual Property. Whether it is for an annual company meeting, a conference, or a college commencement address, Darrel can craft a keynote for your event that inspires the right mood and context, and make your event a success.
Darrel has designed and organized conferences; been a master of ceremonies; conducted on-stage interviews; moderated panels; led breakout sessions, discussion groups, and group exercises; and presented expert content at hundreds of business, professional and academic conferences around the world. Some of these include:
Speaking engagements (abbreviated list)
World Economic Forum, Dalian, China. Led CEO Workshop on The Future Of Mobile Technology.
Better by Design CEO Conference, Auckland, New Zealand. Keynote Speaker.
Forbes CEO Conference, New York, NY. Featured speaker.
MIT Collaborative Initiatives, Cambridge, MA. Keynote speaker.
Designing Leadership Pecha Kucha, Seattle, WA. Speaker.
DMI Designing the Future Conference, London, UK. Keynote speaker.
CES Consumer Electronics CEO Forum, Santa Barbara, CA. Keynote speaker.
CNN Business News Special. Featured TV interview.
Design in Government, Helsinki, Finland. Keynote speaker.
Design & Innovation Conference, Santiago, Chile. Keynote speaker.
Business Innovation Conference, Sydney, Australia. Keynote speaker.
Design Management Institute Design Thinking Conference, San Francisco, California. Conference chair, moderator.
Milliken Annual Management Meeting, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Keynote speaker.
Telefonica Design Innovation Conference, Madrid, Spain. Keynote speaker.
Contract Interior Design Conference, Miami Florida. Keynote speaker.
Kimpton Hotel Group Annual Management Meeting, San Francisco, California. Keynote Speaker.
Microsoft Design Conference, Redmond, Washington. Keynote speaker.
NPR Tech Talk Technology program. Radio interview.
Business Week Magazine Audio Blog. Featured presenter.
IIT Design Research Conference. Keynote speaker.
AIGA Hive Conference. Keynote speaker.
Redesigning Design Education Conference, Shanghai, China. Keynote speaker.
VMwear Design Leadership conference, Palo Alto, CA. Keynote speaker.
Color Marketing Group International Conference, Tampa, FL. Keynote speaker.
The California Club, San Francisco, CA. Keynote speaker.
eBay Design leadership Conference, San Jose, CA. Keynote speaker.