From September 7 until October 18 this year I will be touring the US and Canada in a series of speaking engagements. You might remember that a couple of months ago I put the word out on this blog that this was something I would like to do, partly to spread my environmental message and partly to raise funds for next year’s Indian Ocean Row (due to launch from Australia at the end of March).

At the time I asked for volunteers to help organise events in their local communities. Many emails later, and after much hard work on the part of my trusty band of volunteers, this is the result. We have a variety of event formats in locations scattered across the US, so I hope you will find an event within striking distance of you.

I’d like to say a huge and heartfelt thank you to the amazing individuals who have put this whole thing together. Most of them I haven’t even met yet, and they have done this purely out of the kindness and generosity of their souls. I also owe an enormous debt of gratitude to my dear old Mum, who stepped in to help when I became overwhelmed by the task, and has been doing a wonderful job of coordinating with the event organisers.

I hope you will show your appreciation of their incredible support for me by coming along to our events and making this speaking tour a resounding success. We hope that it will generate enough funds for next year’s row, leaving me free to focus on my environmental mission. I look forward to seeing you there!

Quick list of cities and dates – for details see below:

Sept 15-21: Washington, DC

Sept 22-25: Climate Ride California – OFFLINE APART FROM IPHONE

Sept 26-Oct 3: San Francisco

Oct 4-6: Vancouver

Oct 7-8: San Diego

Oct 9-10: New York

Oct 11-12: Minneapolis

Oct 13-16: New York

Oct 17-18: San Francisco

Oct 19-24: Coastal Rowing Championships in Istanbul, Turkey


Asheville NC – Wednesday Sept 8

Time: 7pm

Location: Malaprops Bookstore, 55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801

Cost: Free

Details: Presentation and book signing

Contact: Laurey Masterton at


Greenville SC – Thursday Sept 9

Time: 12:00 – 1:30pm

Location: Brunch at Westin Hotel, 120 South Main St, Greenville, SC 29601

Cost: $20.00, which includes lunch. Advance reservation and purchase advised.

Details: Book signing opportunity

Contact: Bill Burgess at


Asheville NC – Thursday Sept 9

Time: 7pm

Location: Dinner at Laurey’s Restaurant, 67 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Cost: $60.00, $10.00 of which will go to Roz. People wishing to have beer or wine, add an additional $12.00 each. A 7% sales tax is applicable.

Details: Dinner will feature locally grown “Gourmet Comfort Foods”

Contact: For reservations, email


Atlanta GA – Sunday Sept 12

Time: Brunch at 12.30

Location: Amuse! Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, 560 Dutch Valley Road, Atlanta, GA

Cost: Minimum $25 donation, (£17 GBP approx.) payable through the Paypal button on Roz’s website, stating what the payment is for. The cost of a prix fixe meal (approx $15) is payable at the restaurant.

Contact: Cindy Abel at

Details: Advance RSVP  to Cindy required, please.

URL: http://

Dallas TX – Monday Sept 13

Time: 6 – 9 pm

Location:  The Westwood High School, 14240 Midway Road, Suite 200, Dallas, Texas  75244

Details: Open to parents, teachers, the public. Presentation, questions, booksigning.

San Francisco – Tuesday Sept 28: The Commonwealth Club

Time: 11.30am check-in, 12pm program

Location: The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, San Francisco

Cost: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students

Details: Carbon Warriors Roz Savage and David Kroodsma in conversation


San Francisco – Tuesday Sept 28: REI Berkeley

Time: 7pm – 8.30pm

Location: REI Berkeley, 1338 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley – (510) 527-4140.

Cost: Free – to book a seat:’s-speaking-tour-usa-2010/.

Details: Presentation: Rowing the Atlantic and the Pacific: One Woman’s Extraordinary Solo Adventures


San Francisco: Wednesday September 29th

Time: 12 – 1 pm,

Location: Health Sciences West Building, Room 300, University of California Parnassus Campus.

Details: Open to the public.

Sacramento – Thursday Sept 30

Time: 6.00pm

Location: Sacramento State University (CSUS) Student Union building, Ballrooms 1,2 and 3.

Cost: Free

Details: “Adventure, Dreams & Ecology” Presentation



This event available to the public on Facebook under “Roz Savage”.

San Francisco – Friday Oct 1: Dolphin Club

Time: 6 -9 pm.

Location: Dolphin club, 502 Jefferson Street

Cost: Minimum donation $10 on the door.

Paying bar and refreshments.

Details: Presentation, Q & As.  Book signing.


San Francisco – Saturday Oct 2: Private Fundraiser

VancouverMonday Oct 4

Time:  7pm

Location: Lecture theater B101, University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford BC. Canada

Cost: $15:00 in advance

Details: Presentation and book signing

Contact:  Roger Friesen, 604-504-7441 ext. 4297, or


VancouverTuesday Oct 5

October 5 – 12:35 – 1:40
Prince of Wales Secondary School
No members of the public, please!

Vancouver – Wednesday Oct.6

Visit to Collingwood School.

Wednesday, October 6 – Intimate Evening with Roz
Vancouver Maritime Museum 6:30 – 9:00
Welcome Reception featuring generous appies provided by Finest at Sea seafood boutique and welcome glass of fine local wine.
Price – minimum $80 donation, payable in advance.  $50 of this will go directly to Roz’s Fundraising Efforts.
To reserve – email

San Diego – Thursday Oct 7

Time: 6pm

Location: Birch Aquarium, Expedition Way, San Diego

Cost: being offered free to the public with the generous support of Birch Aquarium, the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, and the Helen Edison Lecture Series. Donations can be made to Roz through the Donate button on her website

Details:  Light refreshments; presentation and booksigning.


Minnesota – Sunday Oct. 10

Northfield, Minnesota – An evening with Roz Savage

Time 6.30pm

Location: 1610 Blackhawk Lake Place, Eagan, MN 55122

Cost: Minimum donation $25. Reservations required.

Contact:  Kevin Doheny at


Minnesota – Monday Nov 11th

Time: 12:15 and again at 1:15

Location: The Lion’s Pause. Short presentations plus Q & A



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