Public Speaking

Events Calendar


India uses vivid storytelling and striking imagery to create a powerful picture around the experience of traversing this incredibly diverse state.  Even more compelling, she raises provocative questions around how we can more effectively collaborate and manage the variety of resources that will carry us through the coming decades.” – David Pyle, Director, Pyle Creative Studio

India is a very knowledgeable and effective communicator.  She also displays such inspiring passion.” – James Watson, nature guide

A captivating speaker… to help foster a lifelong journey of curiosity for the world around us.” – Amanda Rea, Dinosaur Ridge

I would highly recommend India Wood as an educational speaker! She was an engaging speaker and kept the rapt attention of our four classes of 4th graders.” – Barbara Voget, Mountain View Elementary School


“Diagonal” documentary by Ryan Ernstes, about Wood’s 738-mile hike across Colorado in 2022. Shown at 5Point Film Festival, Boulder ENOFF, WYDAHO Adventure Film Festival, Winter Park Film Festival.

Public Speaking

  • Sterling Livestock Commission and Logan County Cattlewomen, “The CO-X Hike: Personal Journey, Public Observations”, February 2024
  • Wildlands Restoration Volunteers and Odell Brewing, “The CO-X Hike: Build Community, See the Land, Heal the Land”, January 2024
  • Rocky Mountain Map Society, “The CO-X Hike: Pike, Long, Fremont, and Wood“, December 2023. Watch this on YouTube.
  • Mountain Area Land Trust, “The CO-X Hike: Humans, Nature, and Private Lands Conservation”, October 2023
  • Stio Store Boulder film night, “Diagonal” documentary and talk “The CO-X: How to Hike Your Own Hike”, August 2023
  • Dinosaur Ridge: three talks to summer camp children ages 5-13, “Finding Alice the Allosaurus”, summer 2023; public event, “How to Grow a Curious Person”, October 2022
  • Boulder Valley Rotary Club, “The Colorado X Hike”, April 2023
  • Colorado Open Lands, policy talk for board and staff, “The Colorado X Hike: Nature, Water, Human Activity, Wildlife”, March 2023
  • Mountain View Elementary School, fourth grade Colorado geography program, “Hiking the Colorado X”, March 2023
  • Colorado School of Mines, public talk, “The Colorado X Hike: Nature, Water, Energy”, January 2023
  • Boulder Story Slam, “Colorado X” (6 minute story), September 2022; “Be the Porcupine”, September 2021; “A Bear’s Picnic”, July 2021
  • Colorado Mountain Club, “Planning a Transect Hike” Zoom how-to presentation, 2020 (skip ahead to 6:05)
  • Boulder Rotary Club, “Views from the Colorado Beeline”, Zoom presentation, 2021
  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS), “The Allosaurus and India Wood”, Zoom presentation to 200 DMNS volunteers and staff, 2020
  • Dinosaur Ridge, nature camp instructor, June-August 2018
  • National trade shows (NAMTA, TNNA, URA) state-of-the-industry keynote speaker as president of Hart Business Research, 2003–2016
  • Commencement speaker, Fountain Valley preparatory school, 1999