Doug has done hundreds of presentations to groups in Europe, Canada, and the United States. These blend adventure, science and history, and include outdoor recreation audiences, professional groups, college symposia, large businesses, engineering organizations, featured writer presentations, and river conservation talks.

“Ammons gave a brilliant presentation at the University of London; exciting and deeply insightful about the nature of adventure.”

Nick Brown, Two Emmy awards, Producer/Director for the BBC The Human Planet Series, Climate Chaos, Colonial House (drama), Royal Shakespeare Academy, as well Discovery, National Geographic, ESPN)

Here are recent presentations:

Thompson Rivers University Symposia


1. Design and Progression – Kayak design and progression of the sport
2. Adding death into the equation
3. The mental game
4. Learning and rivers: Beginners Mind to Expertise
5. Why are waterfalls special?
6. Fear and the Fundamental Truth of Rivers
7. Vulnerability and adventure

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Adventure page: Photo Tommy Hillike