Seeking organizations & venues to host slideshows & clinics in 2013

I have finalized my speaking, guiding, play, and recovery schedule for 2013, and I’m ready to begin scheduling events. I’m currently seeking organizations and venues that are interested in hosting an entertaining and thoughtful slideshow about my Alaska-Yukon Expedition and/or an informative clinic on backpacking gear, supplies, and skills that is modeled after my book, The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide.

Approximate 2013 schedule

In 2012 I undertook an ambitious 47-event 55-day speaking & book tour, which gave me a glimpse of life as a rock star. My 2013 calendar will be relatively less intense, but still busy:

  • March 11-15: California, Southwest, or South
  • March 18-23: South, East, or Mid-West
  • May 14-17: Southeast or Mid-Atlantic
  • May 20-23: Mid-Atlantic or Colorado
  • May 28 – June 6: Colorado or Rocky Mountains
  • June 11-15: Northwest or Alaska
  • Oct 22-24: Northeast or Great Lakes

Ideal organizations & venues

Since 2005 I have given 285+ presentations, at nearly every conceivable type of venue and to both large and small audiences. I am most frequently hosted by the types of organizations listed below. Groups with limited resources often use my events as fundraisers.

  • College students and outing clubs
  • Outdoor and environmental non-profits
  • Boy Scout troops and councils
  • Outdoor events
  • Outdoor retailers
  • Corporations

Review a select list of organizations for which I have previously presented.

Presentation information

I offer two entirely different presentations:

Circling Alaska & Yukon: A 4,700-mile 6-month journey by foot, skis and packraft through Big Wilderness” is an entertaining and thoughtful adventure-themed slideshow. It’s great for general audiences, and even better for those who love backpacking and Nature.

Backpacking Gear & Skills” is an informative clinic that focuses on making hiking more fun, less work. It delivers invaluable advice for backpackers and day-hikers, for both experts and novices.

Recordings both presentations (which have since been further refined) are available from:

Organizations often have me give both presentations during my visit. This is more time- and cost-efficient, and a much greater value for audiences.

I can also develop a custom presentation that addresses a specific theme or topic. Please inquire.

For more information

To inquire about my programs, availability, and rates, please use the form below.


Posted in on November 19, 2012