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National Geographic Writer, Renowned Explorer & Author of "Blue Zones"

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Dan Buettner is an internationally recognized researcher, explorer, New York Times best-selling author, and National Geographic Fellow. He founded Blue Zones®, a company that puts the world’s best practices in longevity and well-being to work in people’s lives.

Buettner’s colossal research effort, funded in part by the National Geographic Expeditions Council and the National Institute on Aging, has taken him from Costa Rica to Italy to Japan and beyond. He has discovered that the way people interact with each other, nourish their bodies, and view their world impacts the extent and quality of their lives.

Buettner’s National Geographic cover story on longevity, “The Secrets of Living Longer”, was one of the magazine’s top-selling issues in history and a made him a finalist for a “National Magazine Award”. His books "The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest" (2008) and "Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way" (2010) appeared on many best seller lists and were both featured on Oprah. Buettner is also the author of "The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People" (2015).

In 2009, Buettner and his partner, AARP, applied principles of The Blue Zones to Albert Lea, Minnesota, and successfully raised life expectancy and lowered health care costs by some 40 percent. He’s currently working with Healthways to implement the program in the Beach Cities of Los Angeles and the entire state of Iowa. Their strategy focuses on optimizing the health environment instead of individual behavior change. Writing in Newsweek, Harvard University’s Walter Willet called the results “stunning.”

Buettner has written for Outside, LIFE, and National Geographic magazines and has been profiled in People, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, The Washington Post, and USA Today. He also holds three world records in distance cycling and has won an “Emmy Award” for television production.

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The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons From the World's Happiest People

The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons From the World's Happiest People

Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way

Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way

Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way

Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way

The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest

The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest

The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest

The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest

Africatrek: A Journey by Bicycle Through Africa

Africatrek: A Journey by Bicycle Through Africa

Speaking Topics
  • Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life

    National Geographic writer Dan Buettner has traveled the globe to uncover the best strategies for longevity and happiness. He identified Blue Zones places where have the greatest life expectancy and where more people reach age 100 than anywhere else. Working with a team of experts, Buettner distilled their secrets into nine common denominators he calls the Power 9. What is the optimal diet for making it to a healthy age 90? Should you be running marathons or doing yoga? What supplements work? Does stress really shorten your life? Dan debunks the most common myths and offers a science-backed blue print for the average American to live another 12 quality years. Using National Geographic photography and a dynamic delivery, Dan takes audiences to each of the Blue Zones and leaves audience with a actionable plan to live longer, healthier lives.

  • Thrive: Unlocking the Secrets of Happiness

    Science shows that where we live--not education, marital status or wealth-
    • is the biggest, controllable factor that determines our happiness. So where should we live? A tropical island? Paris? Las Vegas? It's not where you think. Working with Gallup, The World Values Survey and the World Data Base on Happiness, Dan and his team found the three pockets around the world where people report the highest level of well-being --or happiness. Then, on assignment for National Geographic, he researched each of these hotspots and distilled down the common denominators in each place. What can governments do to maximize the well-being of their citizens? And more importantly, what can we do as individuals to stack the deck in our favor to maximize happiness? His presentation incorporates National Geographic photographs and short video clips. It transports audiences to places around the globe where people are living happy and meaningful lives. It offers universal strategies on how to best achieve that life balance we all seek.

  • The Making of A Healthy City

    In 2009, Albert Lea, Minnesota, a statistically average American city, completed a one year community health experiment that raised life expectancy by three years, trimmed a collective 12,000 pounds off waistlines and dropped healthcare costs of city workers by some 40%. USA Today, Good Morning America, AARP, ABC Nightline, CNN and U.S. News and World Report all covered the story. Harvard's Dr. Walter Willett, writing in Newsweek magazine called the results stunning. Dan Buettner, founder and director of the AARP/Blue Zones Vitality Project created a perfect storm of health that transformed a city. He tells the fascinating story of how one typically obese American city of 18,000 reversed the trend and also got happier. Dan's presentation takes audiences on the year long journey as this town adopts 28 evidence based ways to change their environment to live longer and better. They got healthier without thinking about it.

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  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Dan Buettner?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dan Buettner for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent 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. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dan Buettner for your next private or corporate function.
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Dan Buettner

National Geographic Writer, Renowned Explorer & Author of "Blue Zones"

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Dan Buettner Biography

Dan Buettner is an internationally recognized researcher, explorer, New York Times best-selling author, and National Geographic Fellow. He founded Blue Zones®, a company that puts the world’s best practices in longevity and well-being to work in people’s lives.

Buettner’s colossal research effort, funded in part by the National Geographic Expeditions Council and the National Institute on Aging, has taken him from Costa Rica to Italy to Japan and beyond. He has discovered that the way people interact with each other, nourish their bodies, and view their world impacts the extent and quality of their lives.

Buettner’s National Geographic cover story on longevity, “The Secrets of Living Longer”, was one of the magazine’s top-selling issues in history and a made him a finalist for a “National Magazine Award”. His books "The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest" (2008) and "Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way" (2010) appeared on many best seller lists and were both featured on Oprah. Buettner is also the author of "The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People" (2015).

In 2009, Buettner and his partner, AARP, applied principles of The Blue Zones to Albert Lea, Minnesota, and successfully raised life expectancy and lowered health care costs by some 40 percent. He’s currently working with Healthways to implement the program in the Beach Cities of Los Angeles and the entire state of Iowa. Their strategy focuses on optimizing the health environment instead of individual behavior change. Writing in Newsweek, Harvard University’s Walter Willet called the results “stunning.”

Buettner has written for Outside, LIFE, and National Geographic magazines and has been profiled in People, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, The Washington Post, and USA Today. He also holds three world records in distance cycling and has won an “Emmy Award” for television production.

Dan Buettner Videos

  • Dan Buettner: How to Be Happy - YouTube
    Mar 29, 2018 ... The National Geographic's Dan Buettner takes us on a tour of “Blue Zones” from Singapore to Denmark to Costa Rica and identifies...
  • The Blue Zones of Happiness | Dan Buettner - YouTube
    Aug 7, 2017 ... Do you think life is long or short? Do you find life hard or easy? Survey results show that the happiest people are those who think...
  • Diet Secrets for Living Past 100

Dan Buettner Books

Dan Buettner Speaking Topics

  • Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life

    National Geographic writer Dan Buettner has traveled the globe to uncover the best strategies for longevity and happiness. He identified Blue Zones places where have the greatest life expectancy and where more people reach age 100 than anywhere else. Working with a team of experts, Buettner distilled their secrets into nine common denominators he calls the Power 9. What is the optimal diet for making it to a healthy age 90? Should you be running marathons or doing yoga? What supplements work? Does stress really shorten your life? Dan debunks the most common myths and offers a science-backed blue print for the average American to live another 12 quality years. Using National Geographic photography and a dynamic delivery, Dan takes audiences to each of the Blue Zones and leaves audience with a actionable plan to live longer, healthier lives.

  • Thrive: Unlocking the Secrets of Happiness

    Science shows that where we live--not education, marital status or wealth-
    • is the biggest, controllable factor that determines our happiness. So where should we live? A tropical island? Paris? Las Vegas? It's not where you think. Working with Gallup, The World Values Survey and the World Data Base on Happiness, Dan and his team found the three pockets around the world where people report the highest level of well-being --or happiness. Then, on assignment for National Geographic, he researched each of these hotspots and distilled down the common denominators in each place. What can governments do to maximize the well-being of their citizens? And more importantly, what can we do as individuals to stack the deck in our favor to maximize happiness? His presentation incorporates National Geographic photographs and short video clips. It transports audiences to places around the globe where people are living happy and meaningful lives. It offers universal strategies on how to best achieve that life balance we all seek.

  • The Making of A Healthy City

    In 2009, Albert Lea, Minnesota, a statistically average American city, completed a one year community health experiment that raised life expectancy by three years, trimmed a collective 12,000 pounds off waistlines and dropped healthcare costs of city workers by some 40%. USA Today, Good Morning America, AARP, ABC Nightline, CNN and U.S. News and World Report all covered the story. Harvard's Dr. Walter Willett, writing in Newsweek magazine called the results stunning. Dan Buettner, founder and director of the AARP/Blue Zones Vitality Project created a perfect storm of health that transformed a city. He tells the fascinating story of how one typically obese American city of 18,000 reversed the trend and also got happier. Dan's presentation takes audiences on the year long journey as this town adopts 28 evidence based ways to change their environment to live longer and better. They got healthier without thinking about it.

FAQs on booking Dan Buettner

  • How to book Dan Buettner?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dan Buettner for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Dan Buettner, 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 pricing information and check availability for Dan Buettner or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Dan Buettner?

    Booking fees for Dan Buettner, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dan Buettner, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Dan Buettner?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dan Buettner for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent 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. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dan Buettner for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dan Buettner or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dan Buettner or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Dan Buettner is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dan Buettner for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Dan Buettner generally travels from MN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Neal Petersen, Mark Victor Hansen, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Robyn Benincasa and Robert Ballard. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dan Buettner for an upcoming event.

Dan Buettner Speaker Videos

  • Dan Buettner: How to Be Happy - YouTube
    Mar 29, 2018 ... The National Geographic's Dan Buettner takes us on a tour of “Blue Zones” from Singapore to Denmark to Costa Rica and identifies the ...
    The Blue Zones of Happiness | Dan Buettner - YouTube
    Aug 7, 2017 ... Do you think life is long or short? Do you find life hard or easy? Survey results show that the happiest people are those who think of life as both ...
  • Diet Secrets for Living Past 100
    The World We Build- Dan Buettner Zeitgeist Americas 2012 - Clip
  • The World We Build- Dan Buettner Zeitgeist Americas 2012
    Dan Buettner at TEDMED 2011 - YouTube

Dan Buettner Speaking Topics

  • Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life

    National Geographic writer Dan Buettner has traveled the globe to uncover the best strategies for longevity and happiness. He identified Blue Zones places where have the greatest life expectancy and where more people reach age 100 than anywhere else. Working with a team of experts, Buettner distilled their secrets into nine common denominators he calls the Power 9. What is the optimal diet for making it to a healthy age 90? Should you be running marathons or doing yoga? What supplements work? Does stress really shorten your life? Dan debunks the most common myths and offers a science-backed blue print for the average American to live another 12 quality years. Using National Geographic photography and a dynamic delivery, Dan takes audiences to each of the Blue Zones and leaves audience with a actionable plan to live longer, healthier lives.

  • Thrive: Unlocking the Secrets of Happiness

    Science shows that where we live--not education, marital status or wealth-
    • is the biggest, controllable factor that determines our happiness. So where should we live? A tropical island? Paris? Las Vegas? It's not where you think. Working with Gallup, The World Values Survey and the World Data Base on Happiness, Dan and his team found the three pockets around the world where people report the highest level of well-being --or happiness. Then, on assignment for National Geographic, he researched each of these hotspots and distilled down the common denominators in each place. What can governments do to maximize the well-being of their citizens? And more importantly, what can we do as individuals to stack the deck in our favor to maximize happiness? His presentation incorporates National Geographic photographs and short video clips. It transports audiences to places around the globe where people are living happy and meaningful lives. It offers universal strategies on how to best achieve that life balance we all seek.

  • The Making of A Healthy City

    In 2009, Albert Lea, Minnesota, a statistically average American city, completed a one year community health experiment that raised life expectancy by three years, trimmed a collective 12,000 pounds off waistlines and dropped healthcare costs of city workers by some 40%. USA Today, Good Morning America, AARP, ABC Nightline, CNN and U.S. News and World Report all covered the story. Harvard's Dr. Walter Willett, writing in Newsweek magazine called the results stunning. Dan Buettner, founder and director of the AARP/Blue Zones Vitality Project created a perfect storm of health that transformed a city. He tells the fascinating story of how one typically obese American city of 18,000 reversed the trend and also got happier. Dan's presentation takes audiences on the year long journey as this town adopts 28 evidence based ways to change their environment to live longer and better. They got healthier without thinking about it.

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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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