Seeing our planet from space puts humanity's common challenges into perspective

Ron's orbital perspective has had a profound positive impact on millions. #TheKeyIsWe

Speaking Engagements

One Young World Summit

One Young World Summit

Ron Garan speaks at the One Young World Summit in Pittsburgh PA

Duke University Global Health

Duke University Global Health

The Orbital Perspective of Global Health

Global Women’s Cancer Summit

Global Women’s Cancer Summit

Ronald J. Garan, Jr. NASA Astronaut delivers opening remarks during Susan G. Komen International Global Women’s Cancer Summit, February 4, 2013, Washington D.C.

LAUNCH 2020

LAUNCH 2020

Social Good Summit

Social Good Summit

Past Speaking Events

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Ron uses space exploration to speak about various topics from the “Orbital Perspective”. The topics he loves to speak about include:

  • Exploration
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Leadership
  • Social Media/Marketing
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Business Startups

Interviews

Dr. Rüdiger Grube, Chairman and CEO, Deutsche Bahn AG

Ron Garan has returned from his space missions not as someone who believes himself to be above us all, but as someone who remains down to Earth. Someone who knows that we are part of something bigger. What Ron has started around the world has made a deep impression on me and the 800 young leaders at the Pathfinder Conference.

Dr. Rüdiger Grube, Chairman and CEO, Deutsche Bahn AG

Michael Merson, M.D. Director, Duke Global Health Institute

Ron is a tremendous inspiration to our global health students and faculty at Duke. His global perspective and message that “nothing is impossible” resonates with audiences young and old.

Michael Merson, M.D. Director, Duke Global Health Institute

Hans Reitz Founder/Managing Director, Grameen Creative Lab

Ron is an extremely compelling speaker who masterfully blends his diverse professional experience and experience as an ambassador for the social business movement into a message that has left a profound positive impact on countless individuals and organizations. Using stunning imagery and compelling dialog, Ron puts the issues and challenges facing all organizations into a whole new perspective – an orbital perspective. We recommend Ron as an inspirational speaker at all our conferences and to our corporate clients.

Hans Reitz Founder/Managing Director, Grameen Creative Lab

Sir Paul Judge, President, Association of MBAs

Ron Garan delivered an extremely inspirational and thought provoking address at the 2013 Association of MBAs’ Conference for International Deans and Directors. His personal insight into a field that very few of us will ever get to experience combined with strong messages and lessons for the audience ensured that his participation was one of the highlights of the event. Delegate feedback reflected this. I would not hesitate to recommend Ron for other conferences as someone who has a unique story and is able to tell it in a way that delivers at both the inspirational and educational level.

Sir Paul Judge, President, Association of MBAs

Keynotes and Speeches

When we explore topics affecting society, business, the environment, and our lives through the lens of the orbital perspective, trends, patterns, and truths emerge that can shift our understanding and perception in a profoundly positive way. Discussing a long-term and big picture perspective has the power to affect change in ourselves, our communities, our nations and our world.