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Jennifer Ackerman

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Jennifer Ackerman Biography

Jennifer Ackerman has been writing about science and nature for 30 years and is the author of eight books. Her most recent book is The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think, forthcoming from Penguin Press in May 2020. Her previous book, The Genius of Birds , is a New York Times bestseller. Scientific American describes the book as “a lyrical testimony to the wonders of avian intelligence," and The Wall Street Journal calls it "a gloriously provocative and highly entertaining book." The book was named one of the 10 best nonfiction books of 2016 by The Wall Street Journal, a Best Science Book of 2016 by National Public Radio's "Science Friday", a Best Book of the Year by The Spectator and the National Post, and a Nature Book of the Year by the London Sunday Times. It was a finalist for the 2017 National Academies Communication Book Award and for the 2017 Smart Book Award in Poland and was long-listed for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. The Genius of Birds is published in more than twenty languages, including Spanish, German, French, Italian, Polish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.

Jennifer’s previous books include Birds by the Shore (a 2019 reissue by Penguin Press of her first book, Notes from the Shore); Ah-Choo! The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold (Twelve Press, 2010), Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream: A Day in the Life of Your Body (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), andChance in the House of Fate: A Natural History of Heredity (Houghton Mifflin 2001). Her articles and essays have appeared in Scientific American, National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, and many other publications.

Jennifer is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including an NEA Literature Fellowship in Nonfiction, a Bunting Institute Fellowship, and a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Her writing has been included in several anthologies, among them, Best American Science Writing, The Nature Reader, Best Nature Writing, Flights of Imagination: Extraordinary Writings About Birds, and The Penguin Book of the Ocean.

Jennifer’s work aims to explain and interpret science for a lay audience and to explore the riddle of humanity’s place in the natural world, blending scientific knowledge with imaginative vision.

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The Genius of Birds

The Genius of Birds

The Genius Of Birds [hardcover] Howard Hughes

The Genius Of Birds [hardcover] Howard Hughes

Ah-Choo!: The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold

Ah-Choo!: The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold

Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream: A Day in the Life of Your Body

Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream: A Day in the Life of Your Body

Chance in the House of Fate: A Natural History of Heredity

Chance in the House of Fate: A Natural History of Heredity

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  • What are the speaker fees for Jennifer Ackerman

    Speaking fees for Jennifer Ackerman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Jennifer Ackerman are under $10,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Jennifer Ackerman, 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 Jennifer Ackerman speak about?

    Jennifer Ackerman is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Earth Day, Energy, Environment, Environmental Policy, Green and Sustainability, Science and Technology, Technology Speakers.
  • Where does Jennifer Ackerman travel from?

    Jennifer Ackerman generally travels from Charlottesville, VA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Jennifer Ackerman’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Jennifer Ackerman 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 Jennifer Ackerman 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 Jennifer Ackerman 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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Jennifer Ackerman Biography

Jennifer Ackerman has been writing about science and nature for 30 years and is the author of eight books. Her most recent book is The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think, forthcoming from Penguin Press in May 2020. Her previous book, The Genius of Birds , is a New York Times bestseller. Scientific American describes the book as “a lyrical testimony to the wonders of avian intelligence," and The Wall Street Journal calls it "a gloriously provocative and highly entertaining book." The book was named one of the 10 best nonfiction books of 2016 by The Wall Street Journal, a Best Science Book of 2016 by National Public Radio's "Science Friday", a Best Book of the Year by The Spectator and the National Post, and a Nature Book of the Year by the London Sunday Times. It was a finalist for the 2017 National Academies Communication Book Award and for the 2017 Smart Book Award in Poland and was long-listed for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. The Genius of Birds is published in more than twenty languages, including Spanish, German, French, Italian, Polish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.

Jennifer’s previous books include Birds by the Shore (a 2019 reissue by Penguin Press of her first book, Notes from the Shore); Ah-Choo! The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold (Twelve Press, 2010), Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream: A Day in the Life of Your Body (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), andChance in the House of Fate: A Natural History of Heredity (Houghton Mifflin 2001). Her articles and essays have appeared in Scientific American, National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, and many other publications.

Jennifer is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including an NEA Literature Fellowship in Nonfiction, a Bunting Institute Fellowship, and a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Her writing has been included in several anthologies, among them, Best American Science Writing, The Nature Reader, Best Nature Writing, Flights of Imagination: Extraordinary Writings About Birds, and The Penguin Book of the Ocean.

Jennifer’s work aims to explain and interpret science for a lay audience and to explore the riddle of humanity’s place in the natural world, blending scientific knowledge with imaginative vision.

Jennifer Ackerman Videos

  • Jennifer Ackerman- USFWS author interview about The Genius of ...
    The Jennifer Ackerman author interview with Mark Madison of the USFWS about The Genius of Birds.
  • Jennifer Ackerman: The Genius of Birds
    Did you know that some species of birds can store up to 2000 songs in a brain a thousand times smaller than a human's? At MWF17, acclaimed ...
  • Trying to Beat a Cold? Jennifer Ackerman, author of AH-CHOO!, Has ...
    Jennifer Ackerman, author of AH-CHOO! The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold (TWELVE books, September 2010) dishes on which cold ...

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  • How do I book Jennifer Ackerman to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Jennifer Ackerman 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 Jennifer Ackerman, 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 Jennifer Ackerman or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Jennifer Ackerman

    Speaking fees for Jennifer Ackerman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Jennifer Ackerman are under $10,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Jennifer Ackerman, 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 Jennifer Ackerman speak about?

    Jennifer Ackerman is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Earth Day, Energy, Environment, Environmental Policy, Green and Sustainability, Science and Technology, Technology Speakers.
  • Where does Jennifer Ackerman travel from?

    Jennifer Ackerman generally travels from Charlottesville, VA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Jennifer Ackerman’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Jennifer Ackerman 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 Jennifer Ackerman 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 Jennifer Ackerman 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.

Jennifer Ackerman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jennifer Ackerman for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Jennifer Ackerman generally travels from Charlottesville, VA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Daniel Pauly, David Suzuki, Tristram Stuart, Robert Ballard and Jamie Margolin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jennifer Ackerman for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Jennifer Ackerman Speaker Videos

  • Jennifer Ackerman- USFWS author interview about The Genius of ...
    The Jennifer Ackerman author interview with Mark Madison of the USFWS about The Genius of Birds.
    Jennifer Ackerman: The Genius of Birds
    Did you know that some species of birds can store up to 2000 songs in a brain a thousand times smaller than a human's? At MWF17, acclaimed ...
  • Trying to Beat a Cold? Jennifer Ackerman, author of AH-CHOO!, Has ...
    Jennifer Ackerman, author of AH-CHOO! The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold (TWELVE books, September 2010) dishes on which cold ...

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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.

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