Adventure Keynote Speakers

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Adventure keynote speakers thrill audiences by living through an adrenaline rushes. They are athletes, travelers, and outdoor enthusiasts. Adventure keynote speakers invite us to join along as we live vicariously through these thrill-seekers. GDA Speakers has a long roster of illustrious adventure speakers to inspire events of all shapes and sizes.


Keynotes: 1 Books: 12 Videos: 9

Dr. Robert Ballard Featured

Deep Sea Explorer, Discoverer of the Titanic Wreckage, Emmy-winning Documentary Producer

Best known for his 1985 discovery of the TITANIC, Dr. Robert Ballard has succeeded in tracking down numerous significant shipwrecks, including the German battleship BISMARCK, the lost fleet of Guadalcanal, the U.S. aircraft carrier YORKTOWN (from the World War II Battle of Midway), and John F. Kennedy’s boat, PT-109.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Robyn Benincasa Featured

Leadership and Teamwork Expert; Full-time Firefighter; Adventure Racing World Champion

Robyn Benincasa is an Adventure Racing World Champion, CNN Hero, founder of Project Athena, and author of the bestselling teamwork and leadership book, How Winning Works. Her entertaining keynotes show audiences the foundations of inspired leadership and how to win as a team.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 16

Amelia Rose Earhart Featured

Around the World Pilot; Podcast Host; Artist; President of Fly With Amelia Foundation

Single-Engine Aircraft Pilot Who Flew Around the World, President of Fly With Amelia Foundation, Namesake of the Original Amelia Mary Earhart

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 16

Nando Parrado Featured

Survivor & Hero of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571; NYT Best-Selling Author; Portrayed in Oscar-Nominated Film "Society of the Snow" and "Alive"

His is a story that many will recognize, but few have an opportunity to hear first hand. Nando Parrado recounts the extraordinary tale of how he and 15 of his teammates survived for 72 brutal days after their plane crashed into the frozen Andes Mountains 50 years ago.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 8

Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray Featured

I'll Push You — 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair

Push Inc. founders Justin Skeesuck, and Patrick Gray guide organizations and individuals toward their full potential through the power of relationships. Overcoming life's challenges requires acknowledging our weaknesses, inviting others into our story, and embracing the fact that we cannot do it all on our own.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Ryan Campbell

Youngest Solo Pilot to Circumnavigate the Globe; One of Australia's 50 Great Explorers; Plane Crash Survivor

Ryan was the youngest solo pilot to fly around the world and named one of Australia's 50 great explorers. After a plane crash left him with a paraplegic diagnosis, he returned to both walking and flying again. Ryan now shares the life-changing power of prioritizing joy around the world.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Jimmy Chin

Academy Award Winning Filmmaker, National Geographic Photographer, Mountain Sports Athlete

Jimmy Chin is a photographer, filmmaker and mountain sports athlete known for his ability to capture extraordinary imagery while climbing and skiing in extremely high-risk environments. He began his professional career in 1999, and his talents were quickly recognized by top expedition leaders and outdoor brands.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Jamie Clarke

Extreme Adventurer; Entrepreneur; Performance Coach and Professor of Leadership

Over the last 20 years, Jamie Clarke has climbed the Seven Summits—including two treks up Mt. Everest—ridden camels across The Empty Quarter of Arabia and created two successful outdoor retail companies, firmly establishing himself as an authority in the business of adventure.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 13

Jim Davidson

Resilience Expert; Expedition Leader; Everest Summiteer; NYT Best-Selling Author; Survivor of Two Mountain Disasters, including the Deadliest Day on Mt. Everest

Jim Davidson is a resilience expert who has survived not just one epic mountain disaster, but two. From his real-world survival experiences, he distills hard-won lessons about forging the resilience to overcome change, challenge, and uncertainty.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Mark Denton

Award-Winning Speaker & Creator of Navigate The Storm

Mark is a leadership expert and celebrated keynote speaker, with vast experience navigating turbulent waters. In his professional sailing career he’s competed in countless races and sailed over 80,000 miles across the worlds’ most hostile oceans.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 8

Yossi Ghinsberg

The Power to Survive, Inspiration for the Movie 'Jungle'

Yossi is a master storyteller with an epic story. Lost and alone in the midst of the Amazon rainforest for three weeks, he not only survived, he found new meaning for his life and work. He brings Amazon survival skills to business, igniting the human spirit to overcome rising challenges. 

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Mark Pollock

Explorer, Innovator, and Collaboration Catalyst

Mark helps people to build resilience and collaborate with others so that they achieve more than they thought possible.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 5 Videos: 5

Dane Rauschenberg

Extreme Athlete - Ran 52 Marathons in 52 Weekends

Dane Rauschenberg is the extreme athlete who successively ran a certified marathon every weekend in 2006- 52 in total. Dane has quickly become a sought-after motivational speaker for not only races of all distances, but also universities, corporations and businesses nationwide looking for someone to create a spark.

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