Hear tales from our athletes as our Speaker Series comes to a city near you.

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2016 Speaker Series

The North Face Speaker Series 2016

Past Events


Brogan Graham & Bojan Mandaric

November Project is the free, grassroots fitness phenomenon that began in 2011 as a simple workout pact between two former collegiate athletes looking to stay fit through the tough New England winter. Missing the camaraderie and accountability of their team rowing days, Brogan Graham and Bojan Mandaric soon began inviting friends and strangers to join them in their high-octane workouts (stadiums stairs, hills, calisthenics in random Boston locations).

Date Location Time Tickets
October 7 Chicago, IL 6:30PM Sold Out
November 4 New York, NY 6:30PM Sold Out

The Reel Rock Film Tour

In Partner with The North Face

Join some of the biggest names in climbing as they share their personal encounters and stories from the most iconic expeditions from around the globe in a live speaker series. Icons such as Conrad Anker who has traveled the world putting up first ascends from Queen Maud Land to the Baffin Islands, as well as Reel Rock 11 featured athlete Matt Segal whose pursuit in the Bugaboos is no pitch short of impossible. Share an evening with The North Face Global Athletes, hearing the stories and inspiring us with tales of triumph.

Presentations include: Conrad Anker, Matt Segal, Cedar Wright, Ashima Shiraishi, Daniel Woods, Pete Athans, Peter Croft, and Sam Elias

Date Location Time Tickets
September 18 Denver, CO 6:30PM Sold Out
September 25 Seattle, WA 6:30PM Sold Out
October 2 San Francisco, CA 6:30PM Sold Out
October 16 New York City, NY 6:30PM Sold Out

Crown Traverse​

Mike Wolfe & Mike Foote

The North Face Athletes and professional ultra runners Mike Wolfe, Mike Foote, along with National Geographic Photographer Steven Gnam, set out on a journey from Missoula, Montana, to Banff, Canada; traversing 600 miles north through the Crown of the Continent. Suffering through white-out snowstorms, busted knees and bruised egos, the 3 undergo a quest to complete one of the most audacious running challenges to date.

Date Location Time Tickets
August 8 Boston, MA 6:30PM Sold Out
August 9 Chicago, IL 6:30PM Sold Out
August 10 Minneapolis, MN 6:30PM Sold Out


Matt Segal & Cedar Wright

Only 10 months after learning the basics of the sport, Matt Segal and Cedar Wright decide to go to Mexico in a pie in the sky bid to climb and paraglide off of one of the highest Volcanoes in Mexico!  With the fledglings leaving the nest, there's a lot that can go wrong, and it does!

Date Location Time Tickets
June 20 Denver, CO 6:30PM Sold Out
June 21
San Francisco, CA 6:30PM Sold Out
June 22
Seattle, WA 6:30PM Sold Out
June 23 Portland, OR 6:30PM Sold Out
Photo: Ted Hesser


Alex Honnold

Alex Honnold just turned 30 years old, but he's already a climbing legend; particularly well known for his sweaty-palm-inducing free climbs on some of the toughest peaks around the world. His latest challenge? A trip to Angola, virgin climbing territory, to scale peaks that have never been attempted, seeing the devastation firsthand left behind from the country's brutal Civil War, and starting a solar project as part of his Honnold Foundation work. Sheer cliffs, explosions and food poisoning – Honnold in Angola is an adventure like none before.

Date Location Time Tickets
February 29 Washington, DC  6:30PM Sold Out
March 1 Philadelphia, PA 6:30PM Sold Out
March 2 Nashville, TN 6:30PM Sold Out
March 3 Chattanooga, TN 6:30PM Sold Out
March 4 Atlanta, GA 6:30PM Sold Out