SAFETY LESSONS FROM THE NORTH POLE
– Principles for Safety and Success –
Drawing on stories from his unsupported expedition to the North Pole, John discusses methods that you can use to create a culture of safety within your team. He describes how he manages life-threatening situations on the ice and how he constructs safety routines to handle extreme and unpredictable environments. John also describes his expedition mentality, an absolute commitment to safety and work quality, which he and his teams bring to big challenges. This presentation includes stunning imagery and emotional accounts of safety successes, mishaps, and near misses.
- Commit to Safety
- Train Thoroughly
- Believe in Success
- Adapt to Change
John Huston is a professional polar explorer and veteran of the first American unsupported expedition to the North Pole. He has completed major expeditions to the South Pole, on Greenland and to Canada’s fabled Ellesmere Island. John is a motivational speaker, safety and logistics consultant, and wilderness guide. He regularly speaks to companies and organizations, referencing his expeditions to discuss overcoming challenges. He has appeared on CNN, the History Channel, National Public Radio and in Outside Magazine, and Popular Mechanics. John and his famiy live in Evanston, Illinois where he works at Northwestern University overseeing a student outdoors program.
This multimedia presentation requires the following:
- digital projector
- projection screen
- PA sound system with microphone and the ability to plug in computer for audio on presentation videos
- 2 small tables
- 2 extension cord
- 2 power strips
John may also bring some of his expedition equipment, which will require a third small table. He uses a Mac and he will bring all the necessary Mac adapters plugs.
If John is flying to the event, the host needs to provide all A/V equipment.
If John is driving to the event, he will bring his own professional sound system, professional projector, power strips, and extension cords. In this case the host needs to provide a projection screen and tables..
After the presentation John will be available to sign and sell his award winning book, Forward, The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole, after the event. Books retail for $40.00.
John is happy support event promotion on social media and do interviews with local newspapers, magazines, radio stations, and other media outlets.
DAY OF THE EVENT
John will arrive at the venue at least an hour before the event to set up and do a sound/tech check.
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