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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Nando Parrado Featured Survivor of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571; New York Times Bestselling Author; Rugby Legend; Hero; Inspiration for "Alive" Film

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This was the best lecture of the series. He was genuine and inspirational; natural and open with his thoughts. The visual accompaniment was very helpful. A very high note to end the series this year.

Attendee, Baltimore Cambridge Speakers Series

Without a doubt I would rate him as the most outstanding speaker of this year's series! Of course the story of survival in the Andes was fascinating, but what captured the audience was his sincere philosophy of and appreciation of life. He seemed very touched by the audience's standing ovation.

Attendee, Baltimore Cambridge Speakers Series

Nando Parrado's presentation was absolutely top-notch. His underlying message of encompassing devoted love and inspiration behind the nearly unfathomable story of determination and survival held reverberations in me as it nourished my sense of what life is both in its essential character and in its fullness of meaning.

Attendee, Philadelphia Cambridge Speakers Series

Fantastic. Inspiring. Emotional. Raw. True. Thank you.

Attendee, Baltimore Cambridge Speakers Series