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Speaking Services


Keynote Presentations and Speaking Engagements

Tim Merriman and Lisa Brochu are available individually or together to provide keynote addresses up to one hour in length customized for your audience. We are happy to address whatever topic you consider most appropriate or can suggest a topic if you do not already know what you would like. Our presentations are noted for including elements that engage the audience visually, verbally, and physically whenever possible.

 

Selected keynote addresses and speaking engagements in the last ten years include:

 

2014     Forum Advocating Cultural and Ecotourism Conference; Perth, Australia

     Creating Connections that Last - Tim Merriman and Lisa Brochu


2013     Business to Business Expo; Pagosa Springs, Colorado

     Put the HEART Back in Your Community - Tim Merriman and Lisa Brochu


2013     Swedish Centre for Nature Interpretation Seminar; Uppsala, Sweden

     Visitor Experience Planning with HEART - Tim Merriman and Lisa Brochu


2012     Korea Forest Research Institute Seminar; Seoul, Republic of Korea

            Nature Interpretation Planning and Practice – Tim Merriman

 

2012     Korea Forest Service Seminar; Seoul, Republic of Korea

            Interpretation Can Make a Difference – Lisa Brochu

 

2011     Swedish Exhibition Agency Conference; Visby, Sweden

            Interpretive Planning for Museums – Lisa Brochu

 

2010     International Arboretum Syposium; Seoul, Republic of Korea

            Future Trends in Interpretation for Arboretums – Tim Merriman

 

2010     Kansas Tourism Authority Conference; Wichita, Kansas

            Incorporating Interpretive Themes into Corridor Management Plans – Lisa Brochu

 

2009     Kansas Scenic Byways Association Conference; Great Bend, Kansas

            Creating Connections for Community Corridors – Lisa Brochu

 

2007     Association for Heritage Interpretation Conference; Avemore, Scotland

            Community Planning for Heritage Interpretation – Tim Merriman and Lisa Brochu


2007     World Heritage Site Geotourism Conference; Yuntaishan, China

            Interpretive Planning - Lisa Brochu

            Trends in Tourism - Tim Merriman

 

2007     Kansas Scenic Byways Association Conference; Salinas, Kansas

            Interpretive Planning for Scenic Byways – Lisa Brochu

 

2006     Sustainable Tourism Planning and Management at World Heritage Sites; Lushan, China

            Interpretation is Management – Tim Merriman

            Planning Visitor Experiences at World Heritage Sites – Lisa Brochu

 

2005     Republic of Korea Speaking Tour (two-week tour that included talks at several universities, World Heritage Sites, and community planning departments)

            Interpretation in America – Lisa Brochu

            Interpretation is Management – Tim Merriman

            Interpretive Planning – Lisa Brochu

            Trends in Interpretation – Tim Merriman


2004     The International Conference on Sustainable Utilization of Lake Type Scenery Resources; Hangzhou, China

            Using Interpretation to Manage Scenic Resources - Tim Merriman

            Conference Moderator - Lisa Brochu

2002     Tokyo Ecotourism Society, Whole Earth Nature School, and Mount Fuji National Park; Japan

            The Interpretive Approach to Communication – Tim Merriman

 

The fee for a keynote address or speaking engagement may be negotiated, but usually requires a minimum of $1500 honorarium per speaker plus travel expenses. 

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Seminars

Seminars run from two to eight hours in length. Seminars differ from keynote addresses or speaking engagements in that they usually include a substantial hands-on component that actively engages all participants and may result in a draft product generated by the participants during the seminar. Seminars can be custom-designed for your audience or can be used to introduce and begin implementation of the HEART planning model made popular by Heartfelt Associates’ series of HEART books.

 

Fees for custom seminars are negotiable, depending on location, subject matter, and length. Half-day HEART seminars can be scheduled for three to four hours and usually cost $5000 plus travel expenses. Full-day HEART seminars can be scheduled for six to eight hours and usually cost $7500 plus travel expenses. Each HEART seminar includes up to 50 copies of the appropriate HEART paperback book and HEART seminar workbook (additional copies available for additional cost).