Colin and former Maine Governo, Angus King speaking on a
panel together in Rockport, Maine
Colin Woodard has been a guest speaker at numerous
conferences, meetings, and other events. He has also been a
frequent radio, new media, and television guest, speaking on
the issues raised in
Ocean's End, The Lobster Coast, The
Republic of Pirates, and his wide-ranging dispatches.
Previous Speaking Engagements Include:
Luncheon speaker, charter meeting, The Pew Oceans
Commission, Washington, DC. Audience of 50 included Leon
Panetta, Christine Todd Whitman, the Governor of Alaska, the
Chairman of US Airways, David Rockefeller, Jr, and other
leading scientists, politicians, and business leaders.
Keynote speaker, Northern California Young Presidents'
, San Francisco, California. Audience of 65
corporate leaders.
Keynote speaker, annual meeting, Maine Science Teachers'
, Gardiner, Maine. Audience of 200 science
Keynote speaker, Gateway 1 Conference, Rockport, Maine.
Audience of 150 municipal and state officials, state legislators,
journalists, and members of the public, including a two-term
governor of Maine.
Presenter, Marine Biodiversity: Using the Past to Understand
the Future, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of
San Diego, California. Conference panelist,
science and the media.
Guest lecturer, South Street Seaport Museum, New York,
New York.
Guest speaker, The Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor, New
Guest speaker, Maria Mitchell Association, Nantucket,
Guest speaker, Museums of Colonial Williamsburg,
Williamsburg, Virginia. Audience of 120 general public.
Keynote speaker, 2003 Maine Coast Seminar, Stonington,
Luncheon speaker,Our Ocean's Future Conference,
University of Maine Law School, Portland, Maine.
Dinner speaker, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory
2005 Ideas Conference
, Stonington, Maine. Audience of 50
scientists and government health officials, including the
Deputy Director of the National Institutes of Health.
Inaugural speaker, Island Institute Lecture Series,
Rockland, Maine.
Keynote speaker, Maine Downtown Center 2005
, Bath, Maine. Audience of 150 municipal and
state officials, state legislators, town and land use planners,
developers and smart growth advocates.
Guest speaker, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine.
Audience of 90 professors, students, and members of the
local and campus community.
Guest speaker, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine. Audience
of 60 professors, students, and other members of the
college community.
Colin Woodard has been a guest on more than a hundred radio, television,
and new media outlets including
National Public Radio's Weekend Edition,
England Cable News, American Public Media's Marketplace, ABC News
Radio, the Canadian Broadcasting Company's
CBC Radio Noon (Montreal),
Air America's
Thom Harmann Show, and XM Satellite Radio.

He has appeared on globally-distributed Voice of America Television, in
Bosnia-Herzegovina via US Embassy Television, on the Turks & Caicos
Islands national television station WIV4, on Plum-TV's popular morning
show for Nantucket, and on Maine's leading news-magazines
207 and Bill
Green's Maine on NBC affiliates WCSH and WLBZ.

Woodard has been a guest on dozens of radio stations across North
America, including Pacifica Radio Network News, the USA Radio Network,
Media Source Networks, Indiana Public Radio, Maine Public Radio, Ohio
Public Radio,
New Hampshire Public Radio, Cincinnati Public Radio,
WOR-AM (New York), NPR Affiliates KPCC (Pasadena) WILL (Illinois)
and KUOW (Seattle), and WAMU (Washington, DC); CKNW in
Vancouver, CBC Radio-1 (Montreal), WZLX (Boston), WGY-AM (Albany),
KPOO (San Francisco)  and Pacifica affiliates KPFA (Berkeley) and KPFK
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Keynote speaker, American College of Surgeons, Maine
Chapter Annual Meeting, Northeast Harbor, Maine.
Audience of 80 surgeons and their families.
Dinner speaker, 2005 National Sea Grant Conference,  
Rockport, Maine.
Audience of 400 marine scientists, NOAA
officials, and communications professionals.
Media Appearances by Colin Woodard
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"Colin Woodard's talks on the history
of Maine and its people are just as
vibrant, entertaining, and painlessly
informative as is his book,
The Lobster
.  His lively and knowledgeable
presentations are always compelling,
as is clear from the enthusiastic
responses of the overflow crowds
who turn out  every time he gives a
- Doreen Dun, President
Boothbay Region Historical Society, Me.
"Woodard is a very knowledgeable and
well researched speaker [who]
presents information in a fun and
interesting manner without the need of
visual aids.  He paints a vivid picture
of what life was like during the Golden
Age of Piracy and brought forth new
theories about the pirates’ motives.  
He managed to make the lecture
interesting even to those of us who
believe ourselves to be pirate experts.  
I would jump at the chance to have
him speak at The Mariners’ Museum
- Beth Kovach, lecture coordinator,
Mariner's Museum, Newport News, Va.
"Woodard’s recent talk held the room
captive with his seemingly endless
knowledge of pirate history. This is
“Blackbeard country” and he made
connections that surprised many in the
audience. His rapid fire delivery style
worked well with the subject and the
audience.  "
- Nancy Gray, Director, museum services
Tryon Palace & Gardens, New Bern, NC
"Colin presented a lecture on his book
The Republic of Pirates to a large
museum crowd and held them
spellbound with stories about the ‘real’
pirates of the Caribbean .  He adeptly
fielded wide-ranging questions and
offered primary source anecdotes with
humor and acumen.  Colin was
- Trish Balderson, education manager
Museums of Colonial Williamsburg,Va.
Guest speaker, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem,
Audience of 75 general public.
Featured speaker, SeaSpace Symposium, St. George's,
. Audience of 30 former and present astronauts, space
and ocean scientists, corporate leaders.
Keynote speaker, The Many Faces of Piracy Conference,
California University of Pennsylvania, California,
Guest speaker, 1699 Wilson House Museum, Marshfield,
Audience of 90 professors, students, and
members of the local and campus community.
Guest speaker, Turks & Caicos Sporting Club, Ambergris
Caye, Turks & Caicos.
Audience of 45 club members,
guests, and members of the local media.
Keynote speaker, 2009 Lobster Academy, Saint Andrews,
New Brunswick, Canada.
Audience of 50 global seafood industry leaders.
Keynote speaker, 2010 Maine Land Conservation
Conference, Topsham, Maine. Audience of 450 land trust
professionals. Hosted by Maine Coast Heritage Trust.