AMWA Keynote

I was invited to give an opening keynote presentation for the Australasian Medical Writers Association on the topic of “Integrity in a post-truth world”.

Wiley Executive Seminar

Invited talk on the future of research and career progression

Panel Moderation AICN

“Just wanted to say – fantastic job tonight. Believe me when I say I have seen a lot of panels and you crushed it.”

Chris Kirk    

Stone and Chalk, Adelaide

Meet the NASA Scientists

I was MC for meet the NASA scientists was a sold out event for National Science Week that involved presentations from four visiting NASA scientists – over 1000 people over two nights.

Convergent Bio-nano Science and Technology, UniSA.

An invited presentation for the university of South Australia on Altmetric and how to promote research with authentic and impactful content.

"A Keynote presentation that educates and entertains"

Do you need to find an engaging keynote presentation or MC for your next conference or event?
It’s challenging to find a speaker that connects with an audience. They need to connect on a personal level and also deliver an important take-home message.
As a speaker, I will work hard to educate and entertain your delegates.
I will work with you to deliver a bespoke thought-provoking presentation. It’ll come wrapped in humor and energy to keep your delegates engaged – even if it’s the tough spot just before lunch!



  • Integrity in a Post-truth World 
  • Storytelling for Selling Science
  • Alternative Science Careers  
  • The Power of Storytelling
  • Personal Branding -No BullSh*it Approaches for Busy Professionals
  • Personal Branding On Linkedin

Andy kicked off our 2018 annual AMWA conference with a highly entertaining AND informative keynote that had the room laughing and thinking at the same time (not something medical writers often do in combination). He was professional, engaging, followed the brief perfectly, and a was an altogether charming addition to our conference lineup.

Thanks Andy!

Dr Sarah McKay

Vice President, Australasian Medical Writers Association

Do you want a keynote presentation that resonates with your delegates?

Finding the right speaker for your conference can be a time-consuming process. It’s hard to be confident and make the right choice.
That’s because delivering a memorable presentation isn’t a trivial process!
Delivering an engaging keynote presentation combines two very important aspects. The first is having a polished suite of communication skills. This allows the message to be delivered in an engaging way. Secondly, the message must be crafted so that it is relevant to the audience.


This is why you should work with me!

I am an expert public speaker.
I have delivered engaging talks at international conferences, TEDx events and panel sessions.
As an MC, I have facilitated many large events. Including the sold out event Meet the NASA Scientists at National Science Week 2018. Over two nights the audience totaled more than 1000 members. 
I have MC’d South Start’s Investor Showcase. Here, over 20 start-ups pitched to high net-worth individuals and investors. Here’s what the organiser had to say:

“We selected Andy Stapleton as the master of ceremonies (emcee) for our inaugural South Australian start-up Investor Showcase at SouthStart 2018 because he is an excellent communicator with a deep empathy for complex, technical stories.

On the day we had 22 different companies presenting to an audience of more than 100 investors and peers in the start-up ecosystem.

Andy managed the day seamlessly, he kept the speakers to time and stepped in with thoughtful and relevant questions when necessary. He kept the audience engaged and attentive from start to finish.

We had terrific feedback from all the participants and I would not hesitate to recommend Andy for any speaking, emcee or facilitation roles.”

Judy Halliday

Director, Science, Technology and Commercialisation at Department of Industry and Skills


My promise to you

Let’s work together to make your conference or event stand out.
You’ll get:
  • An introductory phone conversation or coffee catch up. We will discuss the things that are important to you and your attendees.
  • A keynote presentation crafted to match your conferences priorities and outcomes.
  • Regular progress updates before the conference. This will make sure that we are still working in the same direction.
  • A polished and professional presentation and an actionable message for your delegates.
Click the button below and let’s get started on your no obligation conversation!
Don’t settle for anything less than a speaker that you can trust!
That’s why I offer a satisfaction guarantee! If you are not happy with any part of my service or keynote presentation I will refund my speaker fee!

I look forward to working with you!

I approached Andrew to be a guest speaker for our members regarding effective communication strategies.

As a professional membership organization, our members are fantastic in their field of ICT, cyber, etc but sometimes need a gentle reminder that they need to be able to communicate their expertise to the rest of business and industry that are not always as tech-savvy.

Andrew’s relaxed and engaging presentation was just the right mix to make everyone – including myself! – sit up and take note. So much so that we are having him back as part of our Conference panel later this year. Thankyou Andy for being so easy and thoughtful to work with.

Michelle Bayly

Events & Membership Engagement Officer, Australian Computer Society

The audience feedback on Andy’s session was great.

His delivery was polished, upbeat and entertaining: it’s not easy to get an academic audience laughing but he did it!

Andy’s style is fun, but his content has some serious substance.

His material is well researched, thoughtful and intelligent, and he made time with the event organisers in advance of the event to ensure that his ideas were delivered it at just the right pace for the audience.

Deb Wyatt

VP, Asia-Pacific Society Publishing Research, Wiley

I approached Andy to speak at our Convergent Bio-nano Science and Technology (CBNS) UniSA Node Day after he caught my attention on LinkedIn as an active and knowledgeable science communicator.

He gave an entertaining and very useful presentation on promoting your research and embracing Altmetrics.

I found the experience thought-provoking and I’ll definitely be applying some of his ideas in my own science communication.

I’d highly recommend following Andy on LinkedIn and/or contacting him for help or advice on how to best communicate your science to the public and other researchers with high impact – definitely worth your time!

Thanks again,


Hayley Schultz

PhD Student, UniSA

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