He has become a sought after speaker for a wide variety of conferences, from TED 2012 to Digital Life Design to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. He is also praised as a speaker for organizations and has lectured at the New York Times and presented to C-level executives at NBC Universal and frequently consults universities wishing to take on changing trends in 21st century higher education.
As an education expert, he has written for publications such as the New York Times, Fast Company and The Washington Post and made appearances on major news networks including CNN, ABC, NPR, CBS, New York Magazine, Fox, and The TODAY Show. In early 2013 Penguin published his first book, Hacking Your Education, which offers valuable advice to current students as well as those who decided to skip college.
As a speaker, Dale Stephens focuses on the coming transformation of education, both inside and outside the classroom. Because of his age and experience, the native speaker is able to bridge the gap between teens and adults and address the challenges and opportunities facing both. He is able to speak to students on defining success for themselves and self-directing their education, as well as present to academics on how to adapt the university model to stay competitive in a constantly changing market.