From September 7 until October 18 this year I will be touring the US 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


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


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: Luncheon Society

Details to be announced shortly

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

Vancouver – Wednesday Oct.6

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.


Minneapolis – Saturday Oct 9

An evening with Roz Savage, Eagan, Minnesota – details to be announced shortly

Contact:  Kevin Doheny at


Minnesota – Sunday Oct. 10

Northfield, Minnesota – details to be announced shortly

Contact:  Kevin Doheny at

URL:  http://


  • Evening Roz,
    Do you have the details, email address and contact person for the Durham, NC sept. 7th stop over?
    thank you,
    bill savage

  • Roz,
    No details on the duke university calender. No web results for your durham nc visit,except the blog posting- help. I would like to get the word out to friends to help fill seats.
    thank you,

  • Bill, the lecture at Duke University is for the university community. At present there is no public event arranged. That is the reason for no further details. Rita.

  • Hi Roz,
    Excellent, you’re going to be in Sacramento! I’m looking forward to attending!

    Rick Barton
    Paradise, CA

  • Too bad your only Canadian date in on the other coast 🙁 I had my fingers crossed for a date in Montreal.

  • Durham , NC – Sept 7, duke campus visit. It is a free public event. Bring your check book to help support the next journey please.

    Here is the URL link below.

    Roz Savage: “Adventures, Dreams and Sustainability”

    The Duke Marine Lab and the Environmental Law Society Present a talk by Roz Savage, environmental campaigner and solo ocean rower.
    Sep 07, 2010
    from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

    Love Auditorium, Levine Science Research Center, Duke University campus (West)
    Contact Nancy Kelly
    Contact Phone 919-613-8090

    Roz arms Roz Savage is a British ocean rower, an active environmental campaigner (“We can all make a difference!”), and former management consultant who realized in her mid-30s that there might be more to life than a steady income and a house in the suburbs. She has rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean and in 2010 became the first woman to row solo across the Pacific.

    There will be a reception at 5:15 p.m. prior to the talk. Overflow seating with Webcast in A158 LSRC. For those at the Marine Lab the Webcast can be viewed in the Repass Ocean Conservation Lecture Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

    The event is listed on the duke event calendar.

    click more info

    Hope this helps.

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