Speaking Schedule

Here are my upcoming speaking engagements.

Only engagements that are open to the public are listed. However, know that I also give presentations at private clubs, membership organizations, conferences, and other venues that limit attendance. (As a result, not being listed below is not a guarantee that a date is available.) Times given are in Central Zone.

Because of continued health concerns, some destinations continue to be online or hybrid live/online--so online will continue to be an option any time that benefits a venue.

August 11, 2023

1:00 pm

Seeking Spiceland


Algonquin, IL

August 16, 2023

2:00 pm

Rule of Rum

The Moorings

Arlington Heights, IL

August 29, 2023

7:00 pm

Travel Savvy

Schaumburg Library–Hoffman Estates Branch 

Hoffman Estates, IL

August 30, 2023

6:30 pm

From Wild Boar to Baconfest

Kewanee Public Library

Kewanee, IL

September 5, 2023

1:30 pm

Rule of Rum

Geneva Library

Geneva, IL

September 9-10, 2023

Saturday, 11 am: How Corn Changed Everything and 

Sunday, 1pm: From Wild Boar to Baconfest

Historic Marbold Farmstead Heritage Days

Greenview, IL

October 5, 2023

6:30 pm

From Wild Boar to Baconfest

Kraft Building

Mount Carroll, IL

October 10, 2023

12:30 pm

How Corn Changed Everything

Oakton Community College

Skokie, IL

October 23, 2023

7:00 pm

How Corn Changed Everything

Grayslake Garden Club

Grayslake, IL

November 28, 2023

11:00 am

From Wild Boar to Baconfest

International Association of Culinary Professionals -- online/zoom

December 12, 2023

7:00 pm

How Corn Changed Everything

Durand Charm

Durand, IL

December 14, 2023

7:00 pm

Rule of Rum

Glenside Public Library

Glendale Heights, IL

Please come back, as dates and venues keep being added.