TEDxBoulder 2013 Talk on Purposeful Travel:

I was one of 15 speakers selected to talk at TEDxBoulder 2013. I had a 6-minute slot to talk about travel to a sold-out crowd of 2,000 people at Macky Auditorium at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Travel, I argued, should be about spinning the globe, jumping off cliffs, and eating the worm: Joshua Berman's TEDxBoulder 2013 Talk on purposeful travel.


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I am available to give talks about my books and travels with stories, slides, and live music. Pictured above: my keynote speech to the Society of American Travel Writers Freelance Council in Mexico, 2012 (photo by Hans Reinhard). Maya 2012, Belize, Nicaragua, volunteering abroad, and Round-the-World are my other specialties. Contact me to arrange an event at your bookstore, fundraiser, or home. I can also talk to your students or group about volunteering abroad, and help prepare them for their upcoming trip. Rates vary.

CONTACT ME: josh AT joshuaberman DOT net

Keynote Speaker: Nomading Film Festival, NYC, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Society of American Travel Writers Freelance Council in Mexico, 2012

PAST events:

2012: The Beginning! Celebrating Maya Culture Past and Present

maya 2012 filmSpecial screening of the documentary film 2012: The Beginning in a benefit for the San Rafael School of Copán Ruinas, Honduras.
Gregorian Date: Friday, 28 Sept, 2012
Maya Long Count Date:, 11 Kib, 19 Ch'en


josh berman singingA NIGHT IN NICARAGUA! I organized and performed at two events, both featuring a live concert by Moises Gadea, a Nicaraguan singer-songwriter, both to raise funds for Empowerment International. Here's a photo of me warming up the crowd. More here.

Interview on KGNU


“One Topic, Many Uses: The Art of Turning A Single Interview into Several Stories” at the Boulder Cork restaurant, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, 11:30 a.m. I'll be speaking about re-purposing and reselling your writing at this Colorado Authors League October Luncheon. I'm lucky that researching and writing guidebooks exposes so many extra stories — and possibly extra income.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 5:30–8:30 PM, DOWNTOWN TATTERED COVER BOOKSTORE IN DENVER, CO: I'll be speaking about sustainable tourism in Nicaragua, and possibly singing a few folklóricos. The event is part of a film premiere by the Green Living Project and Rainforest Alliance. There will be prizes, giveaways, food, free beer, live music, and free beer.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9 , 2009, 7:30–8:15 p.m.: Belize slide show, songs, and book-signing at the venerable BOULDER BOOKSTORE

TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009: Viewing party of "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern: Nicaragua" — my television debut on the Travel Channel and a fundraiser for Empowerment International.

MULTIPLE TRAVEL SHOWS: Changes in Latitudes Travel Store, Boulder, CO.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2009: Tattered Cover Bookstore, LoDo, Denver, CO