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Renowned Ocean Explorer & Scientist

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 Robert Ballard Biography

Making discoveries that have captured the imagination of the public, Dr. Robert Ballard is best known for his 1985 discovery of the TITANIC. He has succeeded in tracking down numerous other significant shipwrecks, including the German battleship BISMARCK, the lost fleet of Guadalcanal, the U.S. aircraft carrier YORKTOWN (sunk in the World War II Battle of Midway) and John F. Kennedy’s boat, PT-109.

In addition to being a National Geographic Society Explorer-In-Residence and a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy, Dr. Ballard is the president of the Ocean Exploration Trust (OET). Having spent 30 years at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Dr. Ballard helped develop telecommunications technology to create “tele-presence” for his education initiative, which allows hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren to accompany him from afar on undersea explorations around the globe each year. He has a Ph.D. in marine geology and geophysics from the University of Rhode Island and in 2001, he returned to the Graduate School of Oceanography where he is presently a tenured Professor of Oceanography and Director of the Center for Ocean Exploration.

Dr. Ballard has 21 honorary degrees and six military awards. He was also a Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve, serving in the Navy from 1967 to 1997. He received the National Geographic Society’s prestigious Hubbard Medal in 1996 for “extraordinary accomplishments in coaxing secrets from the world’s oceans and engaging students in the wonder of science.” In 2014, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Ballard has published numerous books, scientific papers and a dozen articles in National Geographic magazine. His 1997 best-selling book, Lost Liners, tells the story of the great transatlantic liners through memorable wrecks he has visited. He also has been featured in several National Geographic television programs, including the record-breaking Secrets of the TITANIC and was a special advisor on Steven Spielberg’s futuristic seaQuest DSV television show.

In his keynotes, Dr. Robert Ballard shares his remarkable experiences and discusses the technology that allowed him to accomplish what he did. An explorer, discoverer and historian, Dr. Ballard’s fascinating journeys can teach us a great deal about our past and encourage others to take tremendous strides in the survey of the undiscovered mysteries of the deep sea

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Finding the Titanic Level 4

Finding the Titanic Level 4

Speaking Topics
  • Living the Dream

    Dr. Ballard speaks about how he has turned his dreams into reality by taking risks and learning how to face failure and turn it into success.

  • The Personal Account of How the Titanic Was Found, and a Look into the Future

    Dr. Ballard shares his incredible story of the significant discovery of the Titanic, the advanced technology he used for this world famous expedition, and whats ahead for the future in deep sea exploration.

  • Deep Sea Exploration

    Dr. Ballard shares his conclusions of his numerous expeditions to search for, locate and document sites of historical significance and the emerging science of deep water archeology. "An Evening of Exploration with Dr. Robert Ballard" "Thinking out of the box and taking risks to achieve long-term goals." "Where are the Boundaries of Achievement? : Push the Envelope" "Great Goals Require a Team to Achieve" "Hire People Smarter Than Yourself" "Your Dreams and Passions Provide you with the Motivation" "Overcome Failure to find Success." "Life is Not Failure Avoidance"

  • Adventures in Deep Sea Exploration: Living the Dream.

    Dr. Robert Ballard, President of the Institute for Exploration at Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut and Director of the Institute for Archaeological Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography, is best known for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic. Ballard is now using advanced technology to create a new field of research in deep water archaeology. At the Institute for Exploration's Challenge of the Deep exhibit hall, as well as with his Jason Foundation for Education, Ballard hopes to inspire young people to pursue learning in science, math, and technology through exploration and discovery. This past summer he used satellite and internet technologies to bring thousands of students around the world into direct contact with his team while on location in the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea. In his talk, through the use of stunning high quality images and personal accounts, Dr. Ballard will present his most recent work in deep water archaeology and the technology of tele-presence. He discusses motivating people to think outside the box, learning how to deal with failure-that failure is just a step along the way to success, motivating children to choose careers in math, science and engineering; and how to live your dream. Ballard is a dynamic speaker who will have your audience on the edge of their seats wanting to start a whole new career in exploration!

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    Booking fees for Robert Ballard, 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 Robert Ballard, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Robert Ballard

Renowned Ocean Explorer & Scientist

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Robert Ballard Biography

Making discoveries that have captured the imagination of the public, Dr. Robert Ballard is best known for his 1985 discovery of the TITANIC. He has succeeded in tracking down numerous other significant shipwrecks, including the German battleship BISMARCK, the lost fleet of Guadalcanal, the U.S. aircraft carrier YORKTOWN (sunk in the World War II Battle of Midway) and John F. Kennedy’s boat, PT-109.

In addition to being a National Geographic Society Explorer-In-Residence and a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy, Dr. Ballard is the president of the Ocean Exploration Trust (OET). Having spent 30 years at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Dr. Ballard helped develop telecommunications technology to create “tele-presence” for his education initiative, which allows hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren to accompany him from afar on undersea explorations around the globe each year. He has a Ph.D. in marine geology and geophysics from the University of Rhode Island and in 2001, he returned to the Graduate School of Oceanography where he is presently a tenured Professor of Oceanography and Director of the Center for Ocean Exploration.

Dr. Ballard has 21 honorary degrees and six military awards. He was also a Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve, serving in the Navy from 1967 to 1997. He received the National Geographic Society’s prestigious Hubbard Medal in 1996 for “extraordinary accomplishments in coaxing secrets from the world’s oceans and engaging students in the wonder of science.” In 2014, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Ballard has published numerous books, scientific papers and a dozen articles in National Geographic magazine. His 1997 best-selling book, Lost Liners, tells the story of the great transatlantic liners through memorable wrecks he has visited. He also has been featured in several National Geographic television programs, including the record-breaking Secrets of the TITANIC and was a special advisor on Steven Spielberg’s futuristic seaQuest DSV television show.

In his keynotes, Dr. Robert Ballard shares his remarkable experiences and discusses the technology that allowed him to accomplish what he did. An explorer, discoverer and historian, Dr. Ballard’s fascinating journeys can teach us a great deal about our past and encourage others to take tremendous strides in the survey of the undiscovered mysteries of the deep sea

Robert Ballard Videos

  • Exploring America's Last Fronteir | Robert Ballard ...
    Did you know that 95% of the human race lives on less than 5% of the earth? In this talk, Robert Ballard describes the importance of ocean ...
  • The new age of ocean exploration | Robert Ballard | TEDxURI ...
    Among the most accomplished and well known of the world's deep-sea explorers , Dr. Robert Ballard is best known for his historic discoveries of ...

Robert Ballard Books

Robert Ballard Speaking Topics

  • Living the Dream

    Dr. Ballard speaks about how he has turned his dreams into reality by taking risks and learning how to face failure and turn it into success.

  • The Personal Account of How the Titanic Was Found, and a Look into the Future

    Dr. Ballard shares his incredible story of the significant discovery of the Titanic, the advanced technology he used for this world famous expedition, and whats ahead for the future in deep sea exploration.

  • Deep Sea Exploration

    Dr. Ballard shares his conclusions of his numerous expeditions to search for, locate and document sites of historical significance and the emerging science of deep water archeology. "An Evening of Exploration with Dr. Robert Ballard" "Thinking out of the box and taking risks to achieve long-term goals." "Where are the Boundaries of Achievement? : Push the Envelope" "Great Goals Require a Team to Achieve" "Hire People Smarter Than Yourself" "Your Dreams and Passions Provide you with the Motivation" "Overcome Failure to find Success." "Life is Not Failure Avoidance"

  • Adventures in Deep Sea Exploration: Living the Dream.

    Dr. Robert Ballard, President of the Institute for Exploration at Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut and Director of the Institute for Archaeological Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography, is best known for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic. Ballard is now using advanced technology to create a new field of research in deep water archaeology. At the Institute for Exploration's Challenge of the Deep exhibit hall, as well as with his Jason Foundation for Education, Ballard hopes to inspire young people to pursue learning in science, math, and technology through exploration and discovery. This past summer he used satellite and internet technologies to bring thousands of students around the world into direct contact with his team while on location in the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea. In his talk, through the use of stunning high quality images and personal accounts, Dr. Ballard will present his most recent work in deep water archaeology and the technology of tele-presence. He discusses motivating people to think outside the box, learning how to deal with failure-that failure is just a step along the way to success, motivating children to choose careers in math, science and engineering; and how to live your dream. Ballard is a dynamic speaker who will have your audience on the edge of their seats wanting to start a whole new career in exploration!

FAQs on booking Robert Ballard

  • How to book Robert Ballard?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Robert Ballard 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 Robert Ballard, 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 Robert Ballard or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Robert Ballard?

    Booking fees for Robert Ballard, 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 Robert Ballard, 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 Robert Ballard?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Robert Ballard 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 Robert Ballard 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 Robert Ballard or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Robert Ballard 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.

Robert Ballard is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Robert Ballard for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Robert Ballard generally travels from CT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Neal Petersen, Van Jones, Robin Chase, Alexandra Cousteau and Dr. Michio Kaku. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Robert Ballard for an upcoming event.

Robert Ballard Speaker Videos

  • Exploring America's Last Fronteir | Robert Ballard ...
    Did you know that 95% of the human race lives on less than 5% of the earth? In this talk, Robert Ballard describes the importance of ocean ...
    The new age of ocean exploration | Robert Ballard | TEDxURI ...
    Among the most accomplished and well known of the world's deep-sea explorers , Dr. Robert Ballard is best known for his historic discoveries of ...

Robert Ballard Speaking Topics

  • Living the Dream

    Dr. Ballard speaks about how he has turned his dreams into reality by taking risks and learning how to face failure and turn it into success.

  • The Personal Account of How the Titanic Was Found, and a Look into the Future

    Dr. Ballard shares his incredible story of the significant discovery of the Titanic, the advanced technology he used for this world famous expedition, and whats ahead for the future in deep sea exploration.

  • Deep Sea Exploration

    Dr. Ballard shares his conclusions of his numerous expeditions to search for, locate and document sites of historical significance and the emerging science of deep water archeology. "An Evening of Exploration with Dr. Robert Ballard" "Thinking out of the box and taking risks to achieve long-term goals." "Where are the Boundaries of Achievement? : Push the Envelope" "Great Goals Require a Team to Achieve" "Hire People Smarter Than Yourself" "Your Dreams and Passions Provide you with the Motivation" "Overcome Failure to find Success." "Life is Not Failure Avoidance"

  • Adventures in Deep Sea Exploration: Living the Dream.

    Dr. Robert Ballard, President of the Institute for Exploration at Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut and Director of the Institute for Archaeological Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography, is best known for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic. Ballard is now using advanced technology to create a new field of research in deep water archaeology. At the Institute for Exploration's Challenge of the Deep exhibit hall, as well as with his Jason Foundation for Education, Ballard hopes to inspire young people to pursue learning in science, math, and technology through exploration and discovery. This past summer he used satellite and internet technologies to bring thousands of students around the world into direct contact with his team while on location in the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea. In his talk, through the use of stunning high quality images and personal accounts, Dr. Ballard will present his most recent work in deep water archaeology and the technology of tele-presence. He discusses motivating people to think outside the box, learning how to deal with failure-that failure is just a step along the way to success, motivating children to choose careers in math, science and engineering; and how to live your dream. Ballard is a dynamic speaker who will have your audience on the edge of their seats wanting to start a whole new career in exploration!

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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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