Speaking Engagements

Delight, entertain and inspire your audience with help from National Geographic photographer, author and speaker Joel Sartore.

An audience of 2,000 at Joel Sartore's National Geographic Live! event in Seattle.

An audience of 2,000 at Joel Sartore’s National Geographic Live! event in Seattle.


Joel’s availability for talks is limited and booking is best done well in advance, though sometimes last-minute openings are available.

Rates are based on event type, audience size, travel distance, and other relevant factors.

E-mail or call (402) 474-1006 for more information.

From our clients:

Joel struck a chord with 800 of our employees who were lucky enough to see his amazing presentation. His wit, passion, and his insights on gathering different perspectives can provide value to all types of organizations. We loved Joel Sartore!

– Jeffrey W. Jackson, Sr. Vice President and General Counsel, State Farm

I can not express how fantastic Joel was. He rocked the audience! I have only seen a few speakers of his caliber. Love how he customized his presentation for us.

– Jeanne von Zastrow, Senior Director, Food Marketing Institute

He’s an amazing speaker and captivated the audience with his stories and phenomenal photography. Not only all that but he’s a really nice guy and accommodated us every step of the way. Book this guy – he’s good!

– Diane Brossart, President, Valley Forward

We have used Joel for many different events and each time he never fails to dazzle our clients with his presentations. His sense of humor along with his knowledge combine to give attendees an unforgettable experience.

– Andy van Duym, Director, National Geographic Live!

Your photographs truly capture the splendor that CI strives to protect, and your presentation was infused with humor and optimism.

– Peter Seligman, Chairman and CEO, Conservation International

Joel has been sharing his adventures with audiences around the world for more than a dozen years, and presented to audiences ranging from large public events to corporate boardrooms.  For every audience, his goal is the same: to deliver a memorable presentation that engages, entertains, and inspires.

Joel will work with you to tailor his message and images for your event and audience.  Stunning visuals from across the globe keep audiences transfixed, and Joel’s often humorous stories of life on assignment keep the event lively.

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