Hire Me to SPEAK at Your Event

I love speaking to groups, because I love people.  Meeting others and sharing my story is one of the greatest privileges of this job.  I try to bring the same enthusiasm to every meeting or event that I bring to “The Daytripper.”  My aim is to create contagious energy and have everyone walk away having learned something and been inspired to take the next step…whatever that may be.

TOPICS - I’ve spoken on a number of topics including – outdoor recreation and stewardship, day trip ideas, filmmaking, Texas history and culture, storytelling, entrepreneurship, and marketing.  I’m happy to adjust my message to meet the needs of your group.


Keynote Speaker – Keep Texas Beautiful Annual Luncheon, Austin, TX

Keynote Speaker – Texas Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX

Keynote Speaker - Langdon Review for the Arts, Granbury, TX

Keynote Speaker – Keep Pearland Beautiful Fall Luncheon, Pearland, TX

Keynote Speaker – Texas Forts Trail Region Annual Meeting, Brownwood, TX

Keynote Speaker – Friends of Wells Branch Library, Austin, TX

Featured Presenter - 7th Grade Texas History Assembly, Goldthwaite, TX

Featured Presenter – Texas Historical Commission, Main Street Training, La Grange, TX

Featured Presenter – Learn 2 Live Green, Plano, TX

Featured Presenter – Altrusa International Annual Fundraiser, Austin, TX

Featured Presenter – Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), Round Rock, TX

Featured Presenter – ExxonMobil, Beaumont, TX

Presenter - LiveWell Women’s Conference, League City, TX and Beaumont, TX

Presenter – REI Outdoor Learning Session, Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX


Many speakers keep their rates secret and adjust up or down based on the particulars of the event.  I prefer a much more open policy to let event organizers know up front whether or not I’m a good fit for their event and budget.

  • KEYNOTE or FEATURED PRESENTATION is $2,250 plus expenses.
  • CONFERENCE WORKSHOP or BREAKOUT SESSION is $1,500 plus expenses (1.5 hour maximum, Add $500 for 2-hour)
  • EVENT APPEARANCE/EMCEE is $2000 plus expenses. (2 hour expectation)

I consider “expenses” to include: (1) mileage or flight, (2) meals en route, and (3) lodging if the event is more than 120 miles from Georgetown, TX or you need me to present early or late in the day.

I also offer discounts to “nonprofits” and “locals” (within 20 miles of Georgetown).  Please email for details.

Thank you for your interest, and I look forward to attending your event.

Email me – chet@thedaytripper.com