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 for more information.
Mammoth Photo Festival | October 12, 2019
Pete will be giving a talk about story in photography at the Mammoth Photo Festival in Mammoth Lakes, CA on October 12th.
Find out more and purchase a full access or day pass to the festival here.
Nat Geo Live Tour 2019
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 with links to purchase tickets in each city.
Chicago, IL – September 24 | Buy Tickets Here
Salt Lake City, UT – September 27 | Buy Tickets Here
Boulder, CO - September 30 | Buy Tickets Here
Philadelphia, PA - November 13 | Buy Tickets Here
Las Vegas, NV - November 21 | Buy Tickets Here
San Diego, CA - December 12 | Buy Tickets Here
National Geographic Expedition 2020
Pete will be the National Geographic photographer on an upcoming expedition to South Georgia and the Falklands, March 6-24, 2020. Learn more and reserve your spot here.
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.
Most recently, Pete gave a TEDx talk at Dartmouth College on the threats facing the Grand Canyon, based on his 750-mile trek through the national park.
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
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
National Geographic Live!
The National Geographic Photography Workshops
The Nature Conservancy
The National Parks Conservation Association (U.S Tour)
American Farmland Trust, Washington DC
American College of Rheumatology
CH2M Hill - Sustainability Working Group
Orange County Public Library Speaker Series
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
University of Colorado
Colorado State Library/Bar Association
and many more...