Scott Carney

Investigative Journalist and Author

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  • Languages Spoken

    English, Hindi

  • Travels From

    Colorado, USA

  • Scott Carney`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Scott Carney`s U.S. Speaking Fee

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  • Languages Spoken

    English, Hindi

  • Travels From

    Colorado, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

The Wim Hof Method and What Doesn’t Kill Us

Have the comforts of the modern age made us weaker? Human biology evolved in constantly changing environments and developed biological mechanisms to let them adapt quickly. But effortless comfort means that biology isn’t active anymore, and the lack of stimulus makes us less...

Have the comforts of the modern age made us weaker? Human biology evolved in constantly changing environments and developed biological mechanisms to let them adapt quickly. But effortless comfort means that biology isn’t active anymore, and the lack of stimulus makes us less resilient.  In this riveting keynote talk based on his New York Times bestselling book What Doesn’t Kill Us, Carney explains how adding varied environmental stimulus can help you regain some of that environmental vigor. He teaches a breathing method that strengthens the connection between the conscious mind and autonomic nervous system to help people boost their immune system, lose weight and put their bodies into environmental equilibrium.

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The Body, The Mind, The Spirit: Pitfalls on the Path to Enlightenment

In 2005 Carney led an abroad program for American college students in India, visiting the holy sites along the ganga river. On a ten day silent meditation retreat in the spot where the Buddha attained enlightenment his student, Emily O’Conner, jumped off the roof of the ...

In 2005 Carney led an abroad program for American college students in India, visiting the holy sites along the ganga river. On a ten day silent meditation retreat in the spot where the Buddha attained enlightenment his student, Emily O’Conner, jumped off the roof of the retreat center to her death. The last lines in her journal explained that she believed that she was on the verge of enlightenment and that all she had to do to transform into a Bodhisattva was to end her life. This experience led Carney on a several year investigation into the dark side of enlightenment. He found a little-talked about epidemic of people going insane or committing suicide while pursuing spiritual perfection. In this talk Carney explores a broad field of spiritual quests and gives insight into what a healthy spiritual life might look like.

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The Red Market: On the Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers, and Child Traffickers

Scott Carney takes the audience through an almost unbelievable-but shockingly true-journey through the darkest corners of the human supply chains. He weaves together moral and ethical dilemmas with insights that can be applied to any business. Carney stresses the importance of...

Scott Carney takes the audience through an almost unbelievable-but shockingly true-journey through the darkest corners of the human supply chains. He weaves together moral and ethical dilemmas with insights that can be applied to any business. Carney stresses the importance of transparency to create an unassailable ethic of public accountability. In an era where businesses depend on complex and often hidden supply chains, Carney sheds light on the unexpected results of globalization in an effort to help businesses compete with integrity. Furthermore, Carney shares his fascinating and dangerous journey he took to uncover The Red Market, to expose the harsh realities that take place in poverty-stricken regions of the world. He continues to pose hard questions concerning the motives that lead to human organ trading and child trafficking, bringing to light larger issues of social justice, business integrity and accountability.

 

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WordRates: How to make it as a freelance writer

What does it mean to make a career as a freelance writer. In this talk New York Times Bestselling author, and writer for Wired, Playboy, Mother Jones, National Geographic and many other publications, explains the the ins and outs of the publishing business. By ...

What does it mean to make a career as a freelance writer. In this talk New York Times Bestselling author, and writer for Wired, Playboy, Mother Jones, National Geographic and many other publications, explains the the ins and outs of the publishing business. By focusing on the business side of the industry, he gives practical advice for finding an agent, writing successful pitches and how to develop story ideas that can generate a sustainable income stream. Attendees to this talk will get a free e-copy of carney’s writing manifesto The Quick and Dirty Guide to Freelance Writing.

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About Keynote Speaker Scott Carney

About Speaker Scott Carney…

Investigative journalist and anthropologist Scott Carney (scottcarney.com) has worked in some of the most dangerous and unlikely corners of the world. His work blends narrative non-fiction with ethnography. His books include the New York Times bestseller What Doesn’t Kill Us as well as The Red Market and The Enlightenment Trap.

In 2011 Carney learned about a dare-devil fitness guru named Wim Hof who claimed to be able to control his body temperature and immune system at will. Carney figured Hof was a charlatan and so he traveled to Poland on a commision from Playboy with the intention to debunk the method. Though first, he figured he should at least try out the techniques. To his surprise, after a only week of training Carney learned to duplicate Hof’s feats. The article went on to capture the national attention and eventually turned into the book What Doesn’t Kill Us where Carney used breathwork and cold immersion to hack his body into high performance. In 2015 he climbed to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro while wearing just a bathing suit in just 28 hours–a major feat that the US army and Dutch Mountaineering association predicted would end in death.

Before Hof, Carney’s early work focused on the sprawling illegal markets that commodify human tissue. He spent six years in India interviewing organ brokers, bone traders and child traffickers who had hijacked medical supply chains to profit off the flesh of the poor and downtrodden. Work from The Red Market has been presented in front of the Congress and the United Nations, and contributed to outlawing international surrogacy in India.

Carney was a contributing editor at Wired for five years and his writing also appears in Mother Jones, Men’s Journal, Playboy, Foreign Policy, Discover, Outside and Fast Company. NPR and National Geographic TV have adapted his work for screen and airwaves.

He is the founder of Foxtopus Ink, a Colorado-based multimedia company that produces top quality audiobooks, podcasts and video courses. Currently, he is a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and a 2016-17 Scripps Fellow at the Center for Environmental Journalism in Boulder, Colorado. In 2010, he won the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism for his story “Meet the Parents,” which tracked an international kidnapping-to-adoption ring. Carney has spent extensive time in South Asia and speaks Hindi.

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