Speaking Engagements

Stephen is a frequent public speaker, and has been invited to discuss various topics by the following organizations (partial listing):

  • Advanced Technology Development Center
  • AeA Investment Conference
  • AIAA
  • America’s Competitiveness Forum/U.S. Department of Commerce
  • AngelPool
  • Atlanta Science Tavern
  • Atlanta Tech Village
  • Atlanta University Center
  • Atlanta Web Entrepreneurs Exchange
  • AUTM Annual Meeting
  • AUTM Graduate Course
  • BarCamp Atlanta
  • BIO (Biotechnology Industry Organization) conference
  • CapVenture
  • Chancellor’s Economic Development Forum (Ga. Board of Regents)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • CIO Magazine Executive Council
  • CNN (multiple broadcasts)
  • Coastal Beta Exchange
  • Confluence Rome (multiple years)
  • Corporate IP Roundtable
  • Decatur Book Festival
  • DragonCon (multiple years)
  • Emory University/Goizueta Business School
  • FastTrac TechVentures
  • Georgia Chamber of Commerce
  • Georgia CIO Leadership Association
  • Georgia Economic Development Authority (GEDA)
  • Georgia Forward
  • Georgia General Assembly (multiple committees)
  • Georgia State University Law School
  • Georgia Tech Alumni Association
  • Georgia Tech classes (various)
  • Georgia Tech Investment Summit
  • Hunan Agricultural University (China)
  • IBF Clean-Tech Conference
  • IBF Tech Transfer Conference
  • ICE/IEEE International Technology Management Conference
  • IgniteATL
  • IMPACT Speaker Series/Georgia Tech College of Management
  • Innoventure Atlanta
  • Institute for Enterprise Innovation
  • ION Venture Forum
  • Kentucky Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference
  • Liberty Middle School
  • Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce economic development mission to Brazil
  • Minority Business Development Center
  • MIT Enterprise Forum
  • NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC)
  • NASA Interstellar Workshop
  • National Association of Seed and Venture Funds (NASVF)
  • National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2)
  • NCR
  • nightLIGHT (originator & host)
  • North Springs Charter High School
  • NPR Marketwatch
  • NSF I-Corps (multiple cohorts)
  • NSF National Innovation Network
  • PBS “Need to Know” (TV show)
  • PitchCamp
  • President’s Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy (the “Aldridge Commission”)
  • PWC MoneyTree
  • Southeastern University Research Association
  • Southern Economic Development Council
  • Southern Growth Policies Board
  • Southern Technology Council
  • Space Access Conference (multiple years)
  • Space Frontier Foundation
  • Space Investment Summit
  • Space Venture Finance Symposium/NSS-ISDC
  • SpaceUp Atlanta
  • Startup Campinas (Brazil)
  • Startup Gauntlet
  • StartupLounge.com
  • State of Georgia Legislature (multiple committees)
  • State Science and Technology Institute (SSTI)
  • Tech High School
  • TechConnect
  • Technology Association of Georgia
  • Technology Transfer Society (TTS)
  • Telecommunications Industry Association
  • Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop
  • Tennessee Valley Venture Forum
  • The Conference Board
  • The Mars Society
  • ThincSavannah
  • TIE-Atlanta
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Economic Development Administration annual conference
  • Unicamp (Brazil)
  • Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (Santiago)
  • University of Pretoria (South Africa)
  • University of Trento (Italy)
  • USA Today
  • VC-Angel Roundtable
  • Venture Capital Institute (VCI)
  • Venture Capital Institute Graduate Program—
  • Venture Capital Investment Competition
  • Venture Market South
  • Westminster Schools
  • Woodward Academy
  • World’s Best Technologies Forum (WBT)