Engage Charles Wohlforth to speak to your group

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Charles Wohlforth at Speaking Engagement

Writer and broadcaster Charles Wohlforth is an experienced public speaker who has presented to large and small audiences all over the United States and in Europe. Fees for Wohlforth’s lectures depend on the size of the audience, the nature of the hosting organization (for-profit or non-profit), and the topic and preparation time needed. Get in touch at charleswohlforth@gmail.com to discuss having him speak at your event.

Selected past speaking engagements:


College and University Audiences

  • Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska, 2/6/2011, 12/2/10, 1/19/05.
  • Cambridge University, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England, 8/28/07
  • Dartmouth College, Arctic Institute, Hanover, New Hampshire, 5/18/04
  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 10/4/04
  • Princeton University, Environmental Institute, Princeton, New Jersey, 5/14/04
  • San Francisco State University, Pacific Rim Voices/The Kiriyama Book Prize, San Francisco, California, 11/3/05
  • University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska, numerous dates 2004-2012
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Permanent Fund forum, 9/21/16; Keynote, Summer Book Festival, 8/25/10; Museum of the North, Fairbanks, Alaska, 4/15/04
  • University of Alaska Kodiak Campus, Kodiak, Alaska, 2/10/12
  • University of Alaska, Rural Development Program, Barrow, Alaska, 4/6/06
  • University of California Los Angeles, Hammer Museum, 9/8/10
  • University of Washington Program on Climate Change, Seattle, Washington, 10/6/04
  • University of Washington Program on the Environment, Seattle, Washington, 5/5/04
  • Yale University, Peabody Museum, New Haven, Connecticut, 9/28/04

Conference Audiences (non-specialist) 

  • Alaska Forum on the Environment, keynote, Anchorage, Alaska, 2/7/06
  • Aspen Institute Forum on the Environment, Aspen, Colorado, 3/28/09
  • Etonnants Voyageurs, festival international du livre et du film, Saint-Malo, France, 5/10-11/08
  • Exploratorium/ECHO Consortium, webcast, San Francisco, California 4/6/09
  • Forum of Young CEOs, Anchorage, Alaska, 5/21/06
  • FREEZE Project, Alaska Design Forum, Anchorage, Alaska, 1/24/09
  • National Association of State Treasurers, keynote, Anchorage, Alaska, 9/11/12
  • National Park Service Beringia Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, 10/21/04
  • Northwest Public Power Association, Anchorage, Alaska, 5/22/08
  • USDA Soil Conservation Service, American Indian and Asian Professionals Conference, Anchorage, Alaska 8/17/06
  • USDA Forest Service/UAA, climate change conference, Anchorage, Alaska, 5/6/11.
  • World Wildlife Fund, climate camp, Homer, Alaska, 10/30/06

Non-profit Organization Audiences

  • Alaska Wilderness Recreation & Tourism Association, Girdwood, Alaska, 4/12/12
  • Anchorage Downtown Rotary, 8/31/10
  • Center for Alaska Coastal Studies, Homer, Alaska, 7/16/04
  • Friends of the Homer Public Library, 7/9/10
  • Homer Downtown Rotary, 6/17/09
  • Inupiat Heritage Center, Barrow, Alaska, 5/11/04
  • New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 9/23/04
  • MOTE Aquarium, Sarasota, Florida, 3/14/11
  • Port Townsend Marine Science Center, Port Townsend, Washington, 2/9/08
  • Prince William Sound Science Center, Cordova, Alaska 2/28/12
  • Sitka Conservation Society, Sitka, Alaska, 5/3/04
  • St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Anchorage, Alaska, 10/17/04
  • Tuzzy Library, Barrow, Alaska, 1/9/16
  • Unitarian Fellowship, Anchorage, Alaska, 4/17/11, 12/9/07
  • World Affairs Council, Anchorage, Alaska, 9/10/04
  • World Affairs Council, Juneau, Alaska, 12/21/04

Professional and Scientific Organization Audiences 

  • Alaska Historical Society, annual meeting, keynote (with Vic Fisher), Sitka, Alaska, 10/11/12; Anchorage, Alaska, 10/18/08
  • Alaska Marine Science Symposium, Anchorage, Alaska, 1/24/06
  • American Meteorological Association, Annual Meeting keynote, San Diego, California, 1/9/05.
  • Alaska Professional Communicators, Anchorage, Alaska, 9/2/10
  • Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S., Annual Meeting keynote, Washington, D.C., 5/13/04
  • Association of Architecture Organizations, Anchorage, Alaska 8/20/11
  • Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, Oregon, 10/4/04
  • Kachemak Bay Research Reserve, Homer, Alaska, 4/1/12
  • Mineral Management Service/BP, Anchorage, Alaska, 6/11/04
  • Monterey Institute of International Studies, International Environmental Policy Program, Monterey, California, 11/8/05
  • National Park Service, interpreter training, Kenai Fjords National Park, 4/23/08
  • Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric, University of Alaska Anchorage, keynote, 2/23/06
  • U.S. Forest Service, Ketchikan, Alaska, 4/30/04
  • USDA Soil Conservation Service, Anchorage, Alaska, 9/21/04