Since the release of his award winning film and acclaimed book, Pete has given over 250 lectures throughout the U.S and abroad. Pulling from his 20 years of assignment travel and research, Pete incorporates balanced, engaging stories with a humorous approach to inspire audiences on local and global issues around conservation, adventure, risk and reward. Fees are based on location, distance and audience. Scheduling is best done well in advance but short notice is possible at times. Email email@example.com or call (970) 948-1718 for more information.
During 2019, Pete McBride will be teaming up with Kevin Fedarko for the National Geographic Live: Between River and Rim speaking tour. Here are the fall 2019 tour dates. A link to purchase tickets will be available soon.
Chicago, IL – September 24
Salt Lake, UT – DATE TBD
Boulder, CO - Sept 30
Las Vegas, NV - November 21
San Diego, CA - December 12
Pete has been the keynote speaker at scores of universities, corporate retreats, museums, non-profits, and community events -- from audiences over 2500 to private confidential board retreats of 20. He even gave one talk during a power outage where he managed to captivate his audience with humor and off the cuff banter.
Pete spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January of 2019. A link to his speaking event there can be found here.
Here is a behind the scenes look at Pete McBride and Kevin Fedarko's National Geographic Live Tour: Between River and Rim
Behind the scenes with Pete McBride and Kevin Fedarko: National Geographic Live - Between River and Rim from Pete McBride on Vimeo.
Below are two presentations that are part of a series called, Chasing Rivers, that Pete did with National Geographic Live. The first is about how Pete paddled and hiked the length of the Colorado River Delta, photographing and filming a conservation success—the river's triumphant, yet temporary, return to the sea.
In the second presentation, Pete takes a photographic and scientific journey along India's sacred waterway, the Ganges, which is believed to be a sacred river, but struggles with a detrimental pollution problem.
Hear a recent interview with Pete on NPR's Talk of the Nation CLIENTS: National Geographic Live! The National Geographic Photography Workshops The Nature Conservancy The National Parks Conservation Association (U.S Tour) American Farmland Trust, Washington DC Trout Unlimited American College of Rheumatology CH2M Hill - Sustainability Working Group Orange County Public Library Speaker Series Denver Museum of Nature and Science Stanford University Dartmouth College University of Colorado Colorado College Colorado State Library/Bar Association and many more...