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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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...