Adventure and the Great Outdoors Speakers

From fearless voyagers to environmental pioneers, these author speakers inspire audiences with tales from the Great Outdoors, bringing the spirit of adventure to events.

James Hatch

Retired member of the Naval Special Warfare Development group, author of Touching the Dragon, and founder of Spike’s K9 Fund

Bren Smith

Restorative ocean farmer and co-founder of GreenWave

Cheryl Strayed

Author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling memoir Wild and "Dear Sugar" columnist

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Susan Casey

New York Times-bestselling author of The Wave and former editor in chief of O, The Oprah Magazine

Brian Castner

Decorated war veteran and author of The Long Walk and Disappointment River

Lynne Cox

Modern-day adventurer, long-distance swimmer, and bestselling author of Swimming to Antarctica

Carine McCandless

Author of New York Times bestseller The Wild Truth and consultant and contributor to Jon Krakauer's book and Sean Penn's critically acclaimed film Into the Wild

Gary Paulsen

Prolific three-time Newbery Honor winner, hailed as "One of the Best Loved Writers Alive" by The New York Times

Philippe Petit

Famous french high-wire artist and author of Creativity: The Perfect Crime

Hampton Sides

Award-winning editor of Outside magazine and the author of In the Kingdom of Ice