Wade Davis is cool. As close to a real life Indiana Jones as you can find. He is a noted author, anthropologist, and has one of the greatest jobs ever – he is a National Geographic Explorer. He’s also one of the nicest persons I’ve met and was as gracious as can be when he was last here at UBC (you can catch that awesome talk here).
Anyway, he’s coming back to UBC on the 27th of October (11am at the Freddy Wood), courtesy of the Vancouver Evolution Festival (more on this group later), and it’s free! Free!
Because of this attractive price tag, and because it’s also a first come first serve sort of thing. I’d come early since the Freddy Wood only holds about 400 people.
p.s. his shit-knife story is awesome, and it’s (of course) better live.
For now, if you don’t have time to check out his 1 hour talk (in the link above), you can watch this TED talk.