Public Speaking

Events Calendar


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

  • 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