I've been attending ROM Daytime lectures for a few years now and have always been impressed with the quality. Today's lecture, however, I felt was far and above the best lecture you have ever presented. The photographs were stunning, the topic fascinating, and the speaker was very articulate. I certainly intend to do more research into this fascinating topic of conservation photography. Thank you for an amazing lecture.

Rica Heinemann

Enlightening, inspirational, empowering. If a picture is worth a thousand words, hearing these words of appreciation from the audience who attended your talk is priceless. Thank you so much for spending the evening with us and for giving our audience tangible and achievable examples of how they can contribute to conservation through their own images and creative drive. It was a pleasure working with you to put this event together, and you exceeded all expectations. I look forward to our next collaboration.

Gary Sharlow, Museum Outreach Manager at the California Academy of Sciences

Fabulous talk last night–animated, provocative, insightful.

Dr. James Schaefer, Professor, Trent University

Your presentations at CCC17 have made their way into my heart where they will live until I take my last breath. What inspiration! Not only am I in awe of your photographic talents, but also in your commitment to use your images to improve and enhance our appreciation of Canada’s and the world’s spectacular scenery and wildlife, and through that, to move us to work harder to save that patrimony for future generations.

Heather Dawe

Upcoming Presentation

Neil Ever Osborne Public Speaking Conservation Photography All of You and a Cup of Coffee

All of You and a Cup of Coffee

Partner:
National Geographic Student Expeditions

Date:
August 4th, 2017

Time:
6:30pm–8:30pm EST

Location:
Churchill, Manitoba

Through his collaborations with organizations and individuals around the world Neil Ever Osborne shares his perspective on the people and planet connection and how each of us has a role to play in building the capacity of the civil society sector that is poised to create the real social change needed in our world.

Using a breadth of visual stories and an analysis of NGO communication capacity, the presentation uses personal anecdotes and case studies from assignments with Nikon Canada and the Canadian Geographic Magazine, among many others.

Key Message: As active citizens we all have a role to play to build the capacity of the civil society sector that is poised to create real social change through visual storytelling.

Run time: 40–60minutes

Q&A: Preferred

Assets: Images, Videos, Sounds, Interviews

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Featured Presentation

The feature presentation below can be customized for your organization’s specific event, campaign, messaging, or other needs.

Neil Ever Osborne Public Speaking Conservation Photography All of You and a Cup of Coffee

People, Planet, and Protected Places

From swimming with grizzly bears in the Pacific Northwest, to dropping a 6-million dollar robotic submersible down onto the Gulf of St. Lawrence seafloor, to sitting with an Inuit in the Canadian Arctic wind at -50℃, Neil Ever Osborne is a visual storyteller working on conservation campaigns that express the important link between people and planet. He’s even hiked through the heart of the Brazilian Amazon and didn’t get bitten by a snake, though he saw a spider the size of a dinner plate.

Hear more of Osborne’s misadventures and some fortunate successes as he gains insight from elders in Ecuador’s fragile rainforests, cod-kissing fishermen on the East coast, and a farmer who lives with penguins in his backyard. In their voices, Osborne reflects, “we understand a little bit more about how this crazy world works, and how inherently connected we are to the living planet.” Three nieces add a final touch of wisdom when he talks about his work closer to home, a place he will always want to protect.

Osborne’s work is deeply rooted in a documentary approach that bear’s witness to humanity’s ecological footprint, the human demand on nature. All the while, he uses visual storytelling to start a dialogue he believes is of the utmost importance: we’re not apart from nature, but very much part of it.

Whether you’re an entry-level photographer or avid Instagrammer, a committed enthusiast or a professional communicator, this visual storytelling workshop experience is designed to help you tell more effective stories with your images, but perhaps more significantly, it’s about a community dialogue.

Key Message: Visual storytelling can be used to start a dialogue of the utmost importance: we’re not apart from nature, but very much part of it.

Run time: 40–60minutes

Q&A: Preferred

Assets: Images, Videos, Sounds, Interviews

Partners

Neil Ever Osborne Photographer in Residence Canadian Geographic

Photographer-in-Residence

Canadian Geographic

Amazing images have been at the core of Canadian Geographic throughout its nearly 90-year history. To expand the brand’s commitment to photographic excellence the Photographer-in-Residence program was created with this mission: to share compelling visual storytelling that celebrates and explores the nation’s geography, people and wildlife to make Canada better known to Canadians and the world.

Neil Ever Osborne Nikon Ambassador Canada

Ambassador

Nikon Canada

Nikon Ambassadors are some of the most talented and influential visual artists working in the business today. These gifted, spirited storytellers go above and beyond most, and are admired for their passion, energy and commitment to their craft. Their investment in, and trust, of the Nikon brand are cornerstones to their image making abilities.

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Past Presentations

2017

All of You and a Cup of Coffee
NPAC Conference – Sponsored by Nikon
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

All of You and A Cup of Coffee
CONTACT Festival – Sponsored by Nikon
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

All of You and A Cup of Coffee
Canadian Camera Conference
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

2016

Reframing Environmental Discourse: The Way We Talk about Environmental Issues Really Does Matter
School of the Environment, University of Toronto, Environment Seminar Series
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Atop a tree in Yasuni National Park
Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

I AM: On a mission
ProFusion Expo
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I AM: On a mission
Nikon Ambassador Retreat
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2015

Big Picture: Natural World Photography Competition
Co-host at the Award Ceremony
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California, USA

Save The Land You Love: Protected Spaces
Speaker Series presented by the Ontario Land Trust Alliance at the Textile Museum of Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Environmental Storytelling
Ontario Biodiversity Summit
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Defining Conservation Photography: A Focus on Protected Lands
Probus Club of Lindsay
Lindsay, Ontario, Canada

Defining Conservation Photography: A Focus on Protected Lands
ROM Daytime at the Royal Ontario, Museum
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hope Decoded Summit: A day of wonder and possibility
The Banff Centre
Banff, Alberta, Canada

Art meet science, science meet art.
Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We are the Environment: Where Art and Science Meet
Symons Seminar Series at Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

2014

Dignity: A tale of Mexican fishermen
Adventure Canada
Somewhere in the Middle of the Atlantic Ocean

Defining Conservation Photography: A Focus on Protected Lands
Spoerl Lectureship in Science and Society Lecture Series
Lawrence, Wisconsin, USA

2013

Tortuga Rising
World Wilderness Congress (Wild10) at WildSpeak
Salamanca, Spain

Dignity: A tale of Mexican fishermen
Collaborations for Cause
Portland, Oregon, USA

2012

Witness: Defining Conservation Photography
International Nature Photography Festival
Gesellschaft Deutscher Tierfotografen (GDT). Lünen, Germany

Witness: Defining Conservation Photography
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Nevada City, California, USA

Witness: Defining Conservation Photography
Royal Geographical Society’s WildPhotos
London, England

Witness: Defining Conservation Photography
The G2 Gallery
Venice, California, USA

Witness: Defining Conservation Photography
World Wilderness Congress
Merida, Mexico

Witness: Defining Conservation Photography
Fotonatura.
La Palma, Canary Islands, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Witness: Defining Conservation Photography
North American Nature Photographer Association
Reno, Nevada, USA

Exploring the Strategic Use of Visual Communication for Conservation Change
Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

2011

Advancing Biodiversity Conservation with Communications
Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A Conservation Photography Project
Blue Earth Gala
Seattle, Washington, USA

Conservation Photography
Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

2010

Combining Art with Science: Visual Communication in Environmental Conservation
Society of Conservation Biology Conference
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Evaluating Visual Communication’s Role in Environmental Outreach
95th Annual Meeting for the Ecological Society of America
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Measuring Methods in Conservation Photography
Quest University
Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

Man and Manatee
Telluride Film Festival
Telluride, Colorado, USA

Man and Manatee
Blue: A Global Oceans Film and Conservation Summit
Monterey, California, USA

Defining Conservation Photography in a Visually Literate World
Cornerstone Address at Quest University
Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

Defining Conservation Photography: The role of visual literacy in the environmental arena
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Defining Conservation Photography: A modern arc for biodiversity
Keynote Address at McMaster University Biodiversity Gala
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

2009

Defining Conservation Photography: Case studies using sea turtle imagery
28th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation
Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Man and Manatee
World Wilderness Congress
Merida, Mexico