Thomas, V. (2016) Product design education: a journey? In: Design Education: Collaboration and Cross-Disciplinarity: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education. Glasgow: The Design Society.
Thomas, V. (2016) Playing in Northampton: connecting past, present and future. In: Patte, M. M. and Sutterby, J. A. (eds.) Celebrating 40 Years of Play Research: Reflecting on Our Past, Exploring the Present, & Playing into the Future. Lanham: Hamilton Books for The Association for the Study of Play (TASP). pp. 3-30.
Thomas, V. (2015) Good benefactors managing design expectations. In: Bingham, G., Bohemia, E., Kovacevic, A., McCardle, J., Parkinson, B. and Southee, D. (eds.) Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, Loughborough Design School, University of Loughborough, United Kingdom, 3rd-4th September 2015: Great Expectations: Design Teaching, Research & Enterprise. U.K.: Institution of Engineering Designers, The Design Society. 9781904670629. pp. 182-187.
Thomas, V. (2014) The creative benefits of play. Paper presented to: 7th InternationaI Toy Research Association (ITRA) World Congress: Toys as Language and Communication, Faculty of Philosophy, Catholic University Of Portugal, Braga, 23-25 July 2014. (Unpublished)
Thomas, V., Turner, R. and Schaber, F. (2011) The Toy workshop. Invited Presentation presented to: Learning Global - Fourth Learning & Teaching Conference, The University of Northampton, 11 May 2011. (Unpublished)
Thomas, V. (2010) Keeping it in the family. Paper presented to: [Record] [Create] Oral History in Art, Craft and Design, Sackler Centre, Victoria & Albert Museum, 02-03 July 2010. UK: Oral History Society. (Unpublished)
Thomas, V. (2009) Roots, routes and recipes: the family tree - contextualising design. In: Hackney, F., Glynne, J. and Minton, V. (eds.) Networks of Design: Proceedings of the 2008 Annual International Conference of the Design History Society (UK), University College Falmouth, 3-6 September. Boca Raton: Universal Publishers, Inc. 1599429063. pp. 365-374.