Public Speaking

Photo of Sam Bowen a white woman with long blonde hair waring a blue patterned dress and standing at a lecturn as she speaks at the Museum and Heritage Show

Whether you’re looking for a Keynote speaker, conference presenter or even a chair, I’m experienced and confident in delivering a powerful SEND access and inclusion message for the cultural sector both in the UK and internationally.

Public speaking has a different role to the other areas of work I cover. It’s a snap shot chance to grab attention, inform, inspire and advocate so that delegates are motivated to ‘Be the change’. I may never see the delegates again, or as sometimes happens, I go on to work in detail with them, but advocating for disability inclusion in museums is where it all started for me – so I’m delighted when I get asked to do this.

Past examples of my public speaking:

SEND in Museums conference SE Museum Dev 2019 – Event programmer and main speaker

Museum Development annual Conference 2018 & 2019 – speaker

Museums Association ‘All Inclusive’ 2019 one day conference – Key note speaker and panel member

Kent Museums conference 2020 – Keynote speaker

Share East – ‘SENDing the right message conference’  2020 – Key note speaker

Museums Association – Annual conference 2020 – Chair and speaker

Museum Next ‘Growing Audiences Summit’ 2022 – Speaker

The National Museum of Korea Symposium 2022 – Speaker

Museums Association ‘All Inclusive’ 2022 & 2023 one day conference online – Chair and speaker

British Museum ‘Building an inclusive learning programme in museums CPD day’ 2023 – Key note speaker and workshop delivery

Museums and Heritage Show 2023 – Main session speaker

Museums Association annual conference 2023 – Main session chair

Group for Education in Museums annual conference 2023 – Workshop leader and speaker

“In May I attended your wonderful talk at the Heritage and Museums Show at Olympia, and I was really inspired to ‘BE the change’. Thank you so being so honest and giving such an inspirational talk.

Since then, thanks to your wonderful website, I have created Explorer Backpacks for the visitors at the farm to borrow during their visit. I launched it this week, and the response has been phenomenal!

Thank you for showing me how to make my workplace more accessible and giving me the tools to help others. I truly believe these backpacks will help so many children and families visiting the farm. I’ve already seen it in the space of a few days.” Alex Fowler, Manor Farm.