Speaking Engagements

Lucy has spoken on numerous panels, awards and events. To enquire about a speaking engagement please use the "Contact" form.

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Join us for a forward-thinking discussion about universal and adaptive design from the designers and models at the forefront of this vital and burgeoning area of fashion. The panel will also examine the challenges and possibilities inherent in diversity and inclusion in the world of fashion from the branding and advertising perspective.


FIT (Fashion institute of technology) Museum, Feb 23, 2018, 2-5pm

Fashion and Physique is the nineteenth fashion symposium to be organized by The Museum at FIT. Lectures and panels include topics such as the emergence of the plus-size fashion industry in the early twentieth century, the impact of popular culture on how we assess the female body, and fashion accessibility for the disabled in the technological age. With this symposium and the exhibition The Body: Fashion and Physique, MFIT hopes to foster a dialogue about how the fashion industry has contributed to the marginalization of certain body types, and to shed new light on the work of designers, models, and activists who challenge what constitutes the “ideal” fashion body.


Moma (Museum of modern art) Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018, 1:30pm

Style, Selfhood, and the Body: A Conversation with Lucy Jones and Yeohlee Teng.

Join us for a conversation with designers Lucy Jones and Yeohlee Teng about fashion beyond “seasonality” and the ways we redefine style and selfhood through what we wear. Held in conjunction with Items: Is Fashion Modern? and the People’s Studio, the discussion will be moderated by Michelle Millar Fisher, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art. 

This program meets in the People’s Studio and is free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

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California College of the arts, Nov 17, 2017, 7-9pm

Lucy Jones: Design For All. Designer Lucy Jones will present on her work and engage in conversation with the audience through a Q&A session moderated by Chair of Fashion Design John Bauernfeind.


Disability rights advocates gala, moma, oct 12, 2017

Disability Rights Advocates (www.dralegal.org) is the leading nonprofit disability rights legal center in the nation.  For 25 years, DRA has represented the civil rights of people with disabilities. Because of DRA’s work in New York, the yellow taxi fleet will become 50% accessible; a new elevator has been installed at the Dyckman Street subway station; captioning is now used in AMC theatres across the state; an emergency preparedness plan is implemented that protects disabled residents when disasters strike; and polling places have been made accessible so that everyone can vote independently. 

We are excited to invite your participation in Disability Rights Advocates’ Inaugural New York City Gala.  The Disability Rights Advocates' Inaugural New York City Gala will be at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) to honor the work of heroes on behalf of people with disabilities. Our three outstanding honorees will be the Museum Access Consortium (award presented by Lucy Jones), Rebecca Alexander and Starbucks. 

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A 1-day public workshop will explore how stereotypes and stereotype threat (i.e., the predicament in which an individual is at risk of conforming to a widely-known negative stereotype about his or her own group) affect older adults and adults with disabilities in terms of their health and their ability to be independent and participate in their communities. The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions that will explore (1) the state of the knowledge about how stereotypes and stereotype threat affect older adults and adults with disabilities, and how they affect various industries that interact with these populations, such as the health care workforce, technology, and fashion; (2) successful and promising strategies for disrupting stereotypes; and (3) opportunities for changing perceptions among the public and the above-mentioned industries.


MAD museum- guest speaker for teachers professional development, jun 8 2017 9am-11am

This full-day professional development workshop will include featured artist Lucy Jones from the fashion after Fashion exhibition and a curatorial walkthrough.

Teachers’ Professional Development at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is aimed at complementing educators' existing knowledge of contemporary art, craft and design. Teachers Professional Development seminars and participatory workshops are led by artists, curators, educators and designed for K-12 educators to discover creative ways of interpreting and presenting fundamental concepts in all subjects areas using art, craft and design as a bridge for comprehension.


CFDA (Council of fashion designers of america) education summit, Mar 31- Apr 1, 2017

Reshaping the Culture of Fashion through Innovative Design + Technology. A panel including Taylor Greenberg Goldy- Harvard Fellow, Grace Jun- Open Style Lab, Lucy Jones- FFORA, Maddy Maxey- Loomia, moderated by Carly-Ann Fergus- XRC Labs.



SXSW- Fashion for people with disabilities, Mar 11, 2017

Founder Mindy Scheier is joined by designer Lucy Jones and model Jillian Mercado, both ambassadors for Runway of Dreams, to share their stories and speak about what change has come over the past five years in the fashion industry.

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NYT Magazine at a/d/o: do over, feb 9, 2017 6:30pm

Join us at A/D/O for a thought-provoking evening devoted to the current obsession for redesigning everything. Our New York Times speakers and guests will talk about specific redesign projects on everything from buildings to clothing, magazines to products.

This talk is presented as a part of a series of programming at A/D/O approaching the topic of Utopia vs. Dystopia and the role of design in shaping our future.

Featuring: Jake Silverstein, Editor in Chief, The New York Times Magazine, Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of MoMA, Gail Bichler, The New York Times Magazine, Lucy Jones, Lucy Jones Design, Rinat Aruh, Aruliden, Elizabeth Diller, Diller Scofidio + Renfro