Speaking Services

I am passionate about helping people overcome their fears surrounding Genetically Engineered (GE) technology, and one of the most effective ways to reach people is through public speaking. See examples of topics and a list of past presentations below.


A simple word that can mean very different things to different groups.

Food is delicious, essential, wonderful. Food can also be a challenge, confusing, scary. And the production of food is a complete mystery to many urban dwellers.

Social media has been a blessing and a curse for those who have an interest in food production. Unfortunately, too many use unfounded fears to influence the public’s food choices.

During my talks, I help the audience navigate the many misinformation-filled blind alleys and rabbit holes to arrive at a better understanding of the realities of food and its production.

I particularly love the Q&A session after each talk. When possible, I try to stay until there are no more questions.

My talks are:

  • Delivered with passion and humour
  • Informative
  • Based on sound science
  • Thought-provoking
  • Designed to help the audience gain confidence with their own future discussions
  • Tailored to each audience

Get in touch today to discuss having me speak at your next function or event.

Contact Rob

We would like to thank you for taking the time to present your views on Genetically Modified Organisms at Committee of the Whole meeting. Your presentation was very professional and very informative.

Duncan City Council

What would you like to talk about?

Example speaking topics

  • Genetically Engineered Crops: Past, Present, & Future
  • New Breeding Technologies & Food Production
  • Regulating GE Crops
  • Understanding the Science & Policies of GE Crops: A Global Perspective
  • Bio-fortification of Crops
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • The Future of Food Production
  • Are GE Crops Right for MY Farm?
  • Social Media: Marketing Your Farm
  • Farmers: Tell Your Story
  • Food Marketing
  • Fear Marketing of Food
  • Social Media During the “Death of Experts” Era
  • Aquaculture

Do you have an idea for a discussion? Would you like to learn more about how my talks are tailored to your audience and topic? Get in touch!

Thank you for your presentation at the CAFA event. Great information and insight.

Canadian Association of Farm Advisors Conference

Book Robert to speak at your next event.

Want to hear an informative, passionate, and often humorous speech at your group or organization’s next event? Start by contacting me through this website.

We’ll start with a no-obligation phone or email discussion where we can chat about your needs to determine if we’d be a good fit.

Previous Engagements

Over the years I have been fortunate to host and participate in a wide variety of discussions about food production and sustainable agriculture. Below you'll find just some of the groups and organizations I have had the pleasure of working with.

Past Presentations

Food Evolution Screening (Host)
Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo 2018

Food Evolution Screening (Guest Speaker)
Victoria 2017

Food Evolution Screening (Panel Member)
Guelph 2017

Biotechnology Literacy Project Bootcamp 
Guelph 2017

Canadian Farm Progress Conference
Regina 2015

Canadian Association of Farm Advisors (Keynote Speaker)
Saskatoon 2015

Dairy Farmers of Manitoba Board of Directors
Winnipeg 2015

Biotechnology Literacy Project Bootcamp
Gainesville Florida 2014

Association of Vancouver Island Communities Conference
Sooke 2013

Sustainability Conference
Kelowna 2013

Groups & Organizations

City Councils

  • Nanaimo
  • Duncan
  • Richmond
  • Saanich
  • Ladysmith
  • Campbell River
  • Courtenay

Post-Secondary Institutions

  • University of Victoria
  • University of British
  • Vancouver Island University
  • Kwantlen Polytech University
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Florida
  • University of Guelph

Rotary Clubs

Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Surrey, Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Chemainus, Shawnigan Lake, Comox, Courtenay, Campbell River, Sooke, Colwood, Sydney, Sydney by the Sea, Saanich, North Saanich, Qualicum Beach.