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Laurence Gonzales

Author of the Bestseller "Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies and Why" & its Sequel, "Surviving Survival"

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Laurence Gonzales Biography

Laurence Gonzales was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up in Houston and San Antonio, Texas. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestseller "Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why" and the sequel, "Surviving Survival: The Art and Science of Resilience" (both from W.W. Norton). Gonzales has won many awards, including two National Magazine Awards and the Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

He has appeared as a speaker before groups ranging from the Santa Fe Institute to Legg Mason Capital Management, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has also served as an adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University. His most recent novel is Lucy (Alfred A. Knopf). His book about the crash of United Flight 232 at Sioux City, Iowa, July 19, 1989, "Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival," from W.W. Norton, was published on July 7, 2014.

Laurence has spoken to groups including Citibank, Exxon-Mobil, Legg-Mason Capital Management, Water Street Capital, the Santa Fe Institute, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management, the Wilderness Medical Society, the National Geographic Society, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, QuikTrip Corporation, and Search and Rescue of Alaska, as well as the Wildland Firefighters Associations around the country. Recently he presented at the 20th Annual Wilderness Risk Management Conference in Wyoming and a conference for the Navy Seals in Florida that were very well attended. Also, the Navy Seals and the NFL have both used Deep Survival in their training. Groups have been as small as 20 people and up to 900. In addition to being on the Adjunct Faculty at Northwestern University Laurence is an appointed scholar at the Santa Fe Institute.

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Surviving Survival: The Art and Science of Resilience

Surviving Survival: The Art and Science of Resilience

Lucy

Lucy

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  • How do I book Laurence Gonzales to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Laurence Gonzales for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Laurence Gonzales, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Laurence Gonzales or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Laurence Gonzales

    Speaking fees for Laurence Gonzales, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Laurence Gonzales are $30,000 - $50,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Laurence Gonzales, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Laurence Gonzales speak about?

    Laurence Gonzales is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Aging, Art, Business, Culture, Futurists, Generational Issues, Health and Wellness, Inspirational Speakers, Journalism, Literary, Political Speakers, Sports, Writers and Journalists.
  • Where does Laurence Gonzales travel from?

    Laurence Gonzales generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Laurence Gonzales’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Laurence Gonzales for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Laurence Gonzales for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Laurence Gonzales or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Author of the Bestseller "Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies and Why" & its Sequel, "Surviving Survival"

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Laurence Gonzales Biography

Laurence Gonzales was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up in Houston and San Antonio, Texas. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestseller "Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why" and the sequel, "Surviving Survival: The Art and Science of Resilience" (both from W.W. Norton). Gonzales has won many awards, including two National Magazine Awards and the Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

He has appeared as a speaker before groups ranging from the Santa Fe Institute to Legg Mason Capital Management, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has also served as an adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University. His most recent novel is Lucy (Alfred A. Knopf). His book about the crash of United Flight 232 at Sioux City, Iowa, July 19, 1989, "Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival," from W.W. Norton, was published on July 7, 2014.

Laurence has spoken to groups including Citibank, Exxon-Mobil, Legg-Mason Capital Management, Water Street Capital, the Santa Fe Institute, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management, the Wilderness Medical Society, the National Geographic Society, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, QuikTrip Corporation, and Search and Rescue of Alaska, as well as the Wildland Firefighters Associations around the country. Recently he presented at the 20th Annual Wilderness Risk Management Conference in Wyoming and a conference for the Navy Seals in Florida that were very well attended. Also, the Navy Seals and the NFL have both used Deep Survival in their training. Groups have been as small as 20 people and up to 900. In addition to being on the Adjunct Faculty at Northwestern University Laurence is an appointed scholar at the Santa Fe Institute.

Laurence Gonzales Videos

  • Laurence Gonzales: On the Concept of "The Stream" - YouTube
  • Laurence Gonzales on Mental Model Mistakes - YouTube

Laurence Gonzales Books

FAQs on booking Laurence Gonzales

  • How do I book Laurence Gonzales to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Laurence Gonzales for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Laurence Gonzales, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Laurence Gonzales or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Laurence Gonzales

    Speaking fees for Laurence Gonzales, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Laurence Gonzales are $30,000 - $50,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Laurence Gonzales, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Laurence Gonzales speak about?

    Laurence Gonzales is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Aging, Art, Business, Culture, Futurists, Generational Issues, Health and Wellness, Inspirational Speakers, Journalism, Literary, Political Speakers, Sports, Writers and Journalists.
  • Where does Laurence Gonzales travel from?

    Laurence Gonzales generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Laurence Gonzales’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Laurence Gonzales for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Laurence Gonzales for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Laurence Gonzales or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Laurence Gonzales is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Laurence Gonzales for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Laurence Gonzales generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Neil Giuliano, Jeffrey Israel, Rob Riemen, Tim O'Brien and Moby. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Laurence Gonzales for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Laurence Gonzales Speaker Videos

  • Laurence Gonzales: On the Concept of "The Stream" - YouTube
    Laurence Gonzales on Mental Model Mistakes - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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