Get to Know Our Public Speaker
Articulate elocution, kindness and charisma are a few features of David’s persona.
David has taught Public Speaking and served as adjunct faculty when he was a Lecturer of Communication & Journalism at Suffolk University from 2010–2014. During his collegiate career David competed in Lincoln-Douglas Debates and Individual Events as a Member of National Forensics Association. David appeals to his audience by applying to the principles of Ethos, Pathos and Logos. His capabilities include Introducing, Informing and Persuading through Rhetorical Enthymemes and Syllogistic Logic.
David is one of our nation's preeminent experts on disability. Legally blind from an early age, David's experience includes impressive careers in both the public and private sectors.
David has served as a Presidential appointee, Gubernatorial appointee, elected official and business professional and is known for his innovative ideas. His public service includes being a catalyst for groundbreaking and transformative projects that led to increased independence and self-determination for people with disabilities. His private sector experience involves corporate turnarounds and creative campaigns. David's personal story is an American original that is unique and truly inspirational.
Adversity 101: A Pragmatic Guide to Staying Alive
Flourishing From Seed to Flower
Start with Courage
Why Work Matters
Easy for “Them” to Say
Just Hang Around
The Path to Prosperity
Disability Employment Policy
Leadership in the Cancel Culture Era
Here There and Everywhere:
The Pervasive Evolution of Government
Why Work Matters
Conquering Your Fears (Don’t Pass Out!)
An Ode to Epictetus
Persuasion “Coffee is for Closers”
Easy As 1-2-3 Method
How to Emcee an Event
After Dinner Speaking
Moderation Should Not be passé.
The Tale of Landslide Lisa and Why Every Vote Matters
libertas maxime (freedom more than anything else)
The Americans with Disabilities Act
A History of Disability in the USA
Why Work Matters
Current Trends in Disability Employment Policy
Various States of Ability: Disability as a Spectrum
Customized Topics and Group Actvities
The Candy Tower
Mr. Telephone Man
Mirror-Mirror on the Selfie Wall
“Let’s Go Right F*#king Now!”
We want to provide a speaker to make your event a success and empower you to speak and present in an effective manner. Our goal is to match our clients with the perfect speaker and topic that fit their tastes, needs, and budgets.
We believe in free speech and the marketplace of ideas. Our view is that people want to live in a world where views can be shared and issues can be discussed by employing civility and empathy.
That is why we place particular emphasis on our preparation and professionalism. Our entire focus is meeting your needs and providing the best presentation possible. We do not foist an agenda on you, we work with you and your team to provide a speech or presentation that is superb.
Our strength lies in our individuality. Set up by David D'Arcangelo, the team strives to bring in the best talent for your next event.
Public Speaking Experience
List of Speaking Engagements and Participations for David D’Arcangelo
Flourishing from Seed to Flower
Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches THRIVE Conference, Orlando FL April 24, 2023
Disability Policy Relative to People With Disabilities and the Economy
Northwestern University Master of Science in Social and Economic Policy Program, Evanston IL September 30, 2022
State-of-the-Science on Disability Statistics Conference
Washington D.C. October 7, 2022
The Quest for Independence & Inclusion: Why Employment Matters for People with Disabilities
Lesley University Thought Leadership Series, Thursday, October 21, 2021
Presenter and Panelist
Adapting to a New Virtual World
U.S. Department of Defense 2021 Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program
Virtual Joint Disability and Reasonable Accommodations Summit
Member, Co-Chair & Panelist
“Work Matters” National Task Force on Workforce Development for People with Disabilities
Council on State Governments (CSG)
National Task Force on the Future of the Workforce, Automation and Technology Subcommittee and Report The Future of the Workforce APPROACHES TO INCREASING ACCESS & INCLUSION Options for State Policymakers Across Three Emerging Issues
APPROACHES TO INCREASING ACCESS & INCLUSION Options for State Policymakers Across Three Emerging Issues
Council on State Governments (CSG) National Conference Puerto Rico, December 4-5, 2019
Lesley University, Threshold Program, May 2018
Webinar Moderator & Presenter
“Workforce Development for People with Disabilities: Transportation, Technology & Other Employment Supports”
Council on State Governments, November 22, 2016
Panelist on Disability Employment Policy
“Improving Opportunity for People with Disabilities: Understanding Trends and Effective Return-to-Work Strategies.”
American Enterprise Institute, Washington D.C. Washington, DC., February 7, 2017
SourceAmerica’s Advisory Committee regarding the “Future of Work and the Disability Community”
Washington DC., March 5, 2019.
Recognized by the Council of State Governments as one of the 30 Leaders Impacting Disability Policy in their Capitol Ideas Magazine celebrating 30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
National Association of State Personnel Executives (NASPE) Annual Meeting, Boston, October 4, 2021
2021 National Governors Association (NGA) Spring Workforce Symposium – Disability Employment Session, May 25th 2021.
MassChallenge Health Equity Meeting: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Populations – April 22, 2021.
"Managers Minute" podcast produced by the VRTAC-Quality Management at The George Washington University Center for Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Education. The podcast was recorded on Tuesday, October 19th.
Center for Advancing Policy on Employment for Youth (CAPE-Youth) Conference in San Diego, December 13-15 2021 and Denver, June 2022
9th Annual Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference, Springfield, MA, April 30, 2015
National Braille Challenge
The Braille Institute, July 31, 2020
Building Inclusive Talent Pipelines for People with Disabilities
National Governors Association, Madison, WI, May 9, 2018
Creating a Municipal ADA Improvement Grant Program
2018 National ADA Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA, June18, 2018
National Task Force on the Future of the Workforce Development for People with Disabilities, Lexington, KY, Cambridge, MA, and San Juan PR, 2019
VR 100 Series Webinar on Innovative Strategies from VR During the COVID-19 Pandemic
All-Star Panel - 30 Years of ADA: Webinar Series Reflects on Our Progress and Charts Out a Future for Disability Inclusion, July 30, 2020
Speaker and Panelist
Boston Alliance for Economic Inclusion (BAEI) Spring/Summer Forum June 21, 2018
New England Newspaper & Press Association (NENPA) INNOVATE Newspaper Convention, Boston, MA February 24, 2018
Speaker and Panelist
AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) Civil Rights Forum October 27, 2016
Speaker and Presenter
Press Announcement from Governor Baker
Massachusetts Disability Parking Bill Signing Press Conference, November 27, 2017
Speaker and Presenter,
Pediatric Low-Vision Symposium
Hasbro Children Hospital, Providence Rhode Island
Being a Member of a High Impact Board
Harvard Business School Association of Boston,
THE NONPROFIT BOARD SUMMIT, March 25, 2019, The Federal Reserve Building Boston,
Speaker and presenter
What Works? How Federal Contractors Are Implementing Section 503
Office of Federal Contractor Compliance programs
State House Press Conference Announcement
Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE)
Creator, Host and Presenter,
Disability Mentoring Week
In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), the Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) and the Commonwealth Human Resources Division (HRD) hosted the first “Disability Mentoring Week (DMW)”. Massachusetts state agencies hosted 30 mentees who attended workshops on MassCareers, interviewing, and resumes.
Producer, Speaker, Moderator, Host
MOD Disability Summit, Boston & Somerville, MA, September 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Created and Produced what has become one of Massachusetts most significant events for the disability community.
Emcee and Moderator
Breaking Barriers Juried Art Competition, Boston, MA, November 14, 2017
Feeling Through Live:
Baystate Council for the Blind Annual Meeting
Carrol Center for the Blind Carrol Awards presentation
Lesley University Thought Leadership Series, Inaugural speaker Lesley’s 2021-22 Thought Leadership Series
National Council on Disability Medicaid Oral health report
Focus on Vision Conference
Raise the Bar HIRE Conference, April 13, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m.,
Webinar Featured Guest
Talking Information Center (TIC)
Lead Speaker & presenter
MIAA MIAA/MSAA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Symposium