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.

Hampton Sides

Award-winning editor of Outside magazine and bestselling historian

Suzanne Simard

Leader of The Mother Tree Project and author of Finding the Mother Tree

Bren Smith

Restorative ocean farmer, co-founder of GreenWave, and author of Eat Like a Fish

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 Underworld and former editor in chief of O, The Oprah Magazine

Brian Castner

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

James Hatch

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

Katherine May

New York Times bestselling author of Wintering and Enchantment

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

Candice Millard

New York Times bestselling historian and former National Geographic journalist

Philippe Petit

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