Speaking Engagements

pitchman biz card

Since delivering my presentation at the Toronto TEDx Convention, I have been asked to speak at all kinds of meetings and on expeditions about our place in the universe – talking about what I have learned from two decades of eclipse chasing.  From this, my alter ego as “The Pitchman For The Universe” has taken shape.  Don’t get me started!  In 2016, I am looking for opportunities to present my hour-long talk “Partnering With The Universe.”

dave talks at TED

Nuggets from the talk can be found on my blog on this site. Below, you can view my TEDx video  – as well as a video primer for my talk – and download the flyer in pdf format here.

To inquire about booking The Pitchman For The Universe, leave a comment at the bottom of this page, or contact me here.

dave talks at TED again

Partnering With The Universe

For 24 years, David Makepeace has travelled the world to witness Total Solar Eclipses – a natural phenomenon that has been called the most spectacular event you can witness from Earth.

“When the shadow of the Moon sweeps over us, we are brought into direct contact with a tangible presence that is awe-inspiring.  That there is a powerful relationship between us and the immense forces of the universe becomes undeniable.”

What possible relationship could you have to the universe?  How could it make a difference in your life?

With breathtaking film and video captured around the world at eclipse events, Makepeace takes us on a tour of our world and our solar system – widening the perspective on our lives as only an eclipse chaser can.  Discover how the simple beauty and mystery of our world can open the door to a greater awareness of what we are and our place in the universe.

My Talk at the TEDx Toronto Conference from eclipseguy on Vimeo.

You Are The Universe from eclipseguy on Vimeo.

2 responses to “Speaking Engagements

  1. Hi David:

    Just thought you’d be intrigued to learn that a week from this Saturday, on 31 March, I shall also be rendering a “TEDx Eclipse Talk” here in Southern California, in the Thousand Oaks area of LA….

    I’ve watched your presentation from 2009 any number of times, to get some ideas and also some inspiration as to how to craft my talk….

    I can only hope to come anywhere close to the production values and crispness of the talk you gave in 2009, but I shall try…

    Good luck and keep chasing the shadow.

    Clear skies,

    Joel Harris
    Westlake Village, CA USA

  2. Hey Eclipse Chaser!

    I just stumbled upon your website while searching for Eclipse chasers. I’m Canadian too.

    I’m wondering…are you coming to Cairns, Queensland in Australia this November to view the Total Solar Eclipse on Nov 14?

    I’m part of the organizing team putting on the Eclipse 2012 Festival. It’s a 7-day music, arts, and lifestyle festival taking place when the Total Solar Eclipse hits the skies of far north Queensland. We have local and international festival organisers teaming up to present 6 stages of music during the event including Rainbow Serpent Festival, Shine On, Island Vibe, Symbiosis Gathering (USA), Glade Festival (UK), and Mother (Japan)….plus more than 20 partnered labels and festival crews. Music genres include reggae, dub, electronic, gypsy, etc.

    It’s a pretty unique event to hit Australia….a collaboration of crews and artists from around the world to view the natural wonder of an eclipse. We will also have a full arts program, a kids space, performance, workshops, free massage and healing, indigenous ceremony, dance, and more. We have thousands of Eclipse Chasers coming to join us from all corners of the globe to celebrate this beautiful celestial event!

    If you were to be in the region during this time, I would love to invite you to come and check out the festival, even for a day or two! We also have a full panel of Guest Speakers, and if you were interested I’d love to invite you to come and do a presentation. I see you’re a Burner 😉 I think you’d fit in perfectly.

    Let me know what you think and if you get a chance, here is our website http://www.eclipse2012.com


    Lisa Ariganello

    Instagram #eclipse2012
    Twitter @eclipse2012fest

    Music, Arts & Healing Festival in Far North Queensland, Australia
    November 10-16, 2012

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