Looking to add some adventure to your next meeting? Book a speaker from the National Geographic Speakers Bureau. The bureau, which launched this fall, offers about 35 explorers, scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers as speakers for corporate meetings and other events. The presenters, considered to be among the best in the world in their fields, include Robert Ballard, who discovered the Titanic; Wade Davis, dubbed the “real-life Indiana Jones”; Ed Viesturs, who climbed the six highest peaks in the world — without oxygen; and Will Steger, who led a team 3,741 miles across Antarctica by dog sled.
Fees range from $6,000 to $32,000 per appearance. A portion of the proceeds supports research, exploration, conservation, and education efforts. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nationalgeographic.com/speakers.