When not alone in the wilderness (most of the time), Dr. Adam Shoalts is a highly sought after guest speaker, and each year he makes keynote addresses at major conferences, universities, schools, clubs, fundraising galas, and other events. If you’d like to book Adam for your event, please send an email to admin@adamshoalts.com or use the Contact Form. His audiences have included everyone from one-on-one with the Prime Minister of Canada in his office, to schools, colleges, universities, professional and corporate groups, conferences, libraries, non-profits, outdoor organizations, museums and everyone in between. Adam’s talks are engaging, full of laughs, and feature stunning photographs from his many adventures.

All of Shoalts’ presentations are unique, and he tailors them to audience of all sizes and backgrounds. Many groups have Adam back year after year to hear his latest adventures, and his crowds have ranged from over a thousand people to more intimate gatherings. Fees vary based on the type of presentation desired.

Caption: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invites Adam Shoalts to his office on Parliament Hill to hear him speak about his adventures.

Themes and Presentations

Adam’s most popular presentations focus on his adventures, such as crossing nearly 4,000 km of Canada’s arctic alone in a canoe, but he also frequently speaks about his award-winning books, the environment, and for professional or school groups he often does presentations with themes of resiliency, perseverance, and overcoming adversity. Adam also speaks about the value of “unplugging” if only for an hour to refresh, and the enriching value of wild places. 

In recognition of his work, in 2016, Adam was named a National Champion of the Trans-Canada Trail, in 2017 his book A History of Canada in 10 Maps became a national best-seller longlisted for RBC Taylor prize, and in 2018 he was named Explorer-in-Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. His work has been translated into numerous languages and featured in media in dozens of countries worldwide. Book him for your event. 

Testimonials: 

“Adam Shoalts gets around. The historian, archaeologist and geographer has been called one of Canada’s greatest living explorers. . .Combining geography, cartography, history and anthropology, Shoalts leaves no stone unturned.” –CBC 

“Adam Shoalts is Canada’s Indiana Jones—portaging in the north, dodging scary rapids, plunging into darkness, and surviving to tell the tale.”
—–The Toronto Star

“Shoalts has done an elegant job of…reminding us of the vast and brooding influence of geography on our history.” –Globe and Mail

“Explorer Adam Shoalts’s remarkable solo foray…is the kind of incredible effort that fosters legends.” ——The Winnipeg Free Press

“(Adam Shoalts is) a rare breed of woodsman.”—–The National Post

“Adam Shoalts, 21st century explorer, calmly describes the things he has endured that would drive most people to despair, or even madness…Rare insight into the heart and mind of an explorer, and the insatiable hunger for the unknown that both inspires and drives one to the edge…”
—-Col. Chris Hadfield, astronaut, International Space Station commander

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