talks & workshops…

TEDxStouffville (2012)

The subtle and profound role of story, place and technology in nature.

2019

  • Work has commenced to revisit the Anti Expedition 1971 trip in 2021 with a Norwegian Canadian team on the 50th Anniversary. The 1971 film is being translated in sections to English and revised to time frames for speaking engagements.
  • Wild Pedagogy Gathering – Finse, Norway, August 25 – 30 –

2018

  • All the News Fit to Sing – Haliburton Song Talk Workshop, Haliburton, Ontario Jan. 17, 2018  All the News Fit to Sing Playlist and Book List
  • Horwood Student Conference – Practice Informed by Research and Vice Versa, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario Feb 2,3, 2018
  • Wilderness Canoe Symposium – Tale of Two Rivers , Toronto, Feb. 24, 2018
  • University of Toronto Outdoors: Experiential Teaching and Learning Workshop – Invited Guest and Presenter, April 12, 2018
  • University of Alberta, Department of Physical Education. Gathering of Explorations and Outdoor Education Alumni 1980-95 – Chief Achivist,       May 18 – 21, 2018
  • University of Alberta, Augustana Campus – The Anti Expedition Group – Sept 25, 2018
  • Jasper Museum – The Anti Expedition Group  – Thursday, Sept 27, 2018  thinking-mountain-talk
  • Thinking Mountains Interdisciplinary Summit Oct. 2 – 5  Banff, Alberta –The Anti-Expedition Group, a presentation by Borge Dahle, Aage Jensen, and Bob Henderson. Join these international outdoor educators for an intimate glimpse into the 1971 Tseringma Pilgrimage, made by by Sigmund Kvaloy Setreng, Nils Faarlund and Arne Naess, a mountaineering (anti-) expedition to the Himalayas that rebelled against the nationalistic, victory-driven climbing culture of the period. It will be a night of Norwegian mountaineering history, literature, philosophy, and film! – Whyte Museum, Banff    thinkingmtnsexpedition-poster
  • University of Toronto Faculty Retreat Advancing Outdoor Education: Evaluation stories at the Koffler Scientific Reserve – Friday, October 12, 2018

2017

  • Every Trail Has a Story Talks – Haliburton, Ontario, Feb. 2017
  • Wilderness Adventurers Club – Mississauga, Ontario, April 2017
  • Camp Pathfinder Spruce Roots: A Chautauqua on Leadership and Wilderness Canoe Tripping – Algonquin Park, June 2017
  • Project Canoe – Staff Training Workshop – Storytelling – Toronto,  June 2017
  • Haliburton Hike Festival – Every Trail Has a Story 2 km Hike, Sept. 2017
  • Canoe North Legacy Gala – Songs and Stories of the North, Orangeville,  Oct. 1, 2017
  • Iceland Outdoor Education Community – Burgers with Bob!! Oct. 14, 2017
  • GET KIDS PADDLING – Speaker – Nov.4,2017

2016

  • Illuminating Conversations Series – Barrie, Ontario, December 2016.
  • Health for All: Green Durham Associations Initiatives – with Elizabeth Calvin, Markham-Stouffville Hospital, Environment and Ecosystem Series, November 2016.
  • Inspirations for Norwegian Friluftsliv – with Elizabeth Calvin to Toronto Regional Conservation Authority Senior Staff, November 2016.
  • On Sigmund Kvaløy Setreng – International Outdoor Education Research Council, Cape Breton, July 2016.
  • Joy Management Strategies – Ontario Wilderness Leadership Symposium Workshop, Ontario, April 2016.

2015

  • Teaching “Celebrating Canadian Winter Identity” – Snow Walkers Rendez vous, Vermont, November 2015.
  • Seeking Relevance as a Primary Goal of Scholarship: Stories of Reaching Beyond the Academy. – Keynote Address, Faculty of Education Graduate Student Conference, Lakehead Univeristy, February 2015.
  • Honouring the Legacy of Dr. Brent Cuthbertson: Unchartered Territory – Bob Henderson and Stephanie Potter, Thinking Mountains 2015, Interdisciplinary Mountain Studies Conference, Jasper National Park, Alberta, May 2015.

2014

  • Belonging is the Heart of the Matter: A Playful Conceptualization of Outdoor Education in Pattern of Threes – Iceland Conference, September 3-7, 2014. Keynote Speaker, European Outdoor Council.
  • The Management of Joy: Exploring the Tyranny of Risk Management – Second Annual Outdoor Education Student Conference: The Horwood Conference, Queen’s University, Kingston, January 2014. Keynote speaker.

2013

  • The Power of Inversions: Bert Horwood-Trickster – The First Outdoor Education Student Conference: The Inaugural Horwood Conference, Keynote address Queen’s University, Kingston, January 2013.
  • Every Trail has a Story and Panel Discussion on Sigurd Olson– The Sigurd Olson Institute 40th Anniversary, Ashland, Wisconsin, USA, April 2013.
  • Staff Training: “There is nothing so practical as a good theory: Theories to Guide By” – Outward Bound Canada and Project Canoe. June 2012. (Continued with PC 2014-16).

2012

  • Social Determinant of Health: Outdoor Education – Tedx Talk, Markham-Stouffville Hospital, Ontario, March 31, 2012.

2011

  • “Travelling with my Students” – Keynote address, Útinám á Íslandi Conference, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, December 2, 2011.
  • Studying Students in outdoor travel Experiences: Considering Change over a 30 year span of guiding – The 5th International Outdoor Education Research Conference: Different Places, Critical Perspectives, New Possibilities, Denmark, July 4-8, 2011.
  • Teaching History Experientially – The Living History Project, York University, Toronto, ON, January 27, 2011.

2009

  • “Friluftsliv: Experientially” – Get Outside:It’s in our Nature, BC’s Regional Children, Families, and Nature Forum. Victoria, BC, March 2009.
  • Friluftsliv: Another Way – Keynote address for Learning Gone Wild: Making Connections with Nature. Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, Hitchcock’s Hideaway, Saskatchewan, May 2009.
  • Inviting Conversation: Friluftsliv, Relational Geographic Thinking and Outdoor Learning – Bryan Grimwood and Bob Henderson, for Henrik Ibsen: The Birth of Friluftsliv: A 150 Year International Dialogue Conference, Jubilee Celebration, North Trondelag University College, Levanger, Norway, September 14-19, 2009.

2008

  • Kurt Hahn Keynote Address: “Seek Simplicity to Preserve Complexity: The Subtle and Profound Importance of Story, Place and Technology in Outdoor Education.” – November 8, 2008, Vancouver, Washington: AEE Annual International Conference.
  • Keynote Address. “Seeking Simplicity (The Kampoon Spirit) to Preserve Complexity – 3rd Outdoor Education Conference 2008, “Community Building Through OE, Re-Living the Kampong Spirit.” June 2008, Singapore.

2007

  • Capturing an Elusive Friluftsliv– Being in Nature Conference, Gisna Valley, Norway, August, 2007.

2006

  • Leadership Keynote: “From Recreation to Education to Therapy” – Outdoor Sports Education Conference, Hrubá Skála, Czech Republic, November 2006.
  • Experiential Education Practices Workshop – Bob Henderson and Margot Peck, Union College/University of Vermont, July 2006.

2005

  • A Canoe Trip Curriculum – Bob Henderson and Margot Peck, Creating Ripples Joint Conference for GECOM, ISEE, and C.O.E.O., Huntsville, ON, September 2005.

2004

  • By Canoe and Snowshoe: Unpacking Canadian Outdoor Travel Experiences – Outdoor Sports Education, European Year of Education Through Sports (EYES 2004), Hrubá Skála, Czech Republic, November 2004.
  • Understanding the Friluftsliv Nordic Tradition: Can it be exported? – Department Research Seminar, Physical Education, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, April 2004.

2003

  • A Canadian University and Colleges Colloquium – Organizer and Host (18 presenters concerning Programme issues). In conjunction with the Association for Experiential Education Conference, Vancouver, November 2003.
  • Good Teaching/Good Learning – Faith Evans, Bob Henderson, Cliff Knapp, Tom Smith. Two day Pre-Conference Workshop. Association for Experiential Education, Vancouver, November 2003.

2002

  • Friluftsliv and Landfullness: A Meeting of Traditions – M.A. Baker and B. Henderson, 30th Annual Association for Experiential Education International Conference, Saint Paul, Minnesota, November 2002.
  • Experiential Education for the Classroom and Schoolyard –   The Association for Experiential Education Pre-Conference Day Workshop to schools and college professional group. Saint Paul, Minnesota, Day Workshop -November 6, 2002. Semi-Regularly until 2008 Conference.
  • A Canadian Perspective of Friluftsliv by Canoe and Snowshoe – Deep Environmental Educational Practice, Invited Colloquium, Rennebu, Norway, January 14-18, 2002. Invited.

2018

  • All the News that Fits to Sing – Haliburton Song Talk Workshop, Haliburton, Ontario Jan. 17, 2018
  • Horwood Student Conference – Practice Informed by Research and Vice Versa, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario Feb 2,3, 2018
  • Wilderness Canoe Symposium – Tale of Two Rivers , Toronto, Feb. 24, 201

82017

  • Every Trail Has a Story Talks – Haliburton, Ontario, Feb. 2017
  • Wilderness Adventurers Club – Mississauga, Ontario, April 2017
  • Camp Pathfinder Spruce Roots: A Chautauqua on Leadership and Wilderness Canoe Tripping – Algonquin Park, June 2017
  • Project Canoe – Staff Training Workshop – Storytelling – Toronto,  June 2017
  • Haliburton Hike Festival – Every Trail Has a Story 2 km Hike, Sept. 2017
  • Canoe North Legacy Gala – Songs and Stories of the North, Orangeville,  Oct. 1, 2017
  • Iceland Outdoor Education Community – Burgers with Bob!! Oct. 14, 2017
  • GET KIDS PADDLING – Speaker – Nov.4,2017

2016

  • Illuminating Conversations Series – Barrie, Ontario, December 2016.
  • Health for All: Green Durham Associations Initiatives – with Elizabeth Calvin, Markham-Stouffville Hospital, Environment and Ecosystem Series, November 2016.
  • Inspirations for Norwegian Friluftsliv – with Elizabeth Calvin to Toronto Regional Conservation Authority Senior Staff, November 2016.
  • On Sigmund Kvaløy Setreng – International Outdoor Education Research Council, Cape Breton, July 2016.
  • Joy Management Strategies – Ontario Wilderness Leadership Symposium Workshop, Ontario, April 2016.

2015

  • Teaching “Celebrating Canadian Winter Identity” – Snow Walkers Rendez vous, Vermont, November 2015.
  • Seeking Relevance as a Primary Goal of Scholarship: Stories of Reaching Beyond the Academy. – Keynote Address, Faculty of Education Graduate Student Conference, Lakehead Univeristy, February 2015.
  • Honouring the Legacy of Dr. Brent Cuthbertson: Unchartered Territory – Bob Henderson and Stephanie Potter, Thinking Mountains 2015, Interdisciplinary Mountain Studies Conference, Jasper National Park, Alberta, May 2015.

2014

  • Belonging is the Heart of the Matter: A Playful Conceptualization of Outdoor Education in Pattern of Threes – Iceland Conference, September 3-7, 2014. Keynote Speaker, European Outdoor Council.
  • The Management of Joy: Exploring the Tyranny of Risk Management – Second Annual Outdoor Education Student Conference: The Horwood Conference, Queen’s University, Kingston, January 2014. Keynote speaker.

2013

  • The Power of Inversions: Bert Horwood-Trickster – The First Outdoor Education Student Conference: The Inaugural Horwood Conference, Keynote address Queen’s University, Kingston, January 2013.
  • Every Trail has a Story and Panel Discussion on Sigurd Olson- The Sigurd Olson Institute 40th Anniversary, Ashland, Wisconsin, USA, April 2013.
  • Staff Training: “There is nothing so practical as a good theory: Theories to Guide By” – Outward Bound Canada and Project Canoe. June 2012. (Continued with PC 2014-16).

2012

  • Social Determinant of Health: Outdoor Education – Tedx Talk, Markham-Stouffville Hospital, Ontario, March 31, 2012.

2011

  • “Travelling with my Students” – Keynote address, Útinám á Íslandi Conference, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, December 2, 2011.
  • Studying Students in outdoor travel Experiences: Considering Change over a 30 year span of guiding – The 5th International Outdoor Education Research Conference: Different Places, Critical Perspectives, New Possibilities, Denmark, July 4-8, 2011.
  • Teaching History Experientially – The Living History Project, York University, Toronto, ON, January 27, 2011.

2009

  • “Friluftsliv: Experientially” – Get Outside:It’s in our Nature, BC’s Regional Children, Families, and Nature Forum. Victoria, BC, March 2009.
  • Friluftsliv: Another Way – Keynote address for Learning Gone Wild: Making Connections with Nature. Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, Hitchcock’s Hideaway, Saskatchewan, May 2009.
  • Inviting Conversation: Friluftsliv, Relational Geographic Thinking and Outdoor Learning – Bryan Grimwood and Bob Henderson, for Henrik Ibsen: The Birth of Friluftsliv: A 150 Year International Dialogue Conference, Jubilee Celebration, North Trondelag University College, Levanger, Norway, September 14-19, 2009.

2008

  • Kurt Hahn Keynote Address: “Seek Simplicity to Preserve Complexity: The Subtle and Profound Importance of Story, Place and Technology in Outdoor Education.” – November 8, 2008, Vancouver, Washington: AEE Annual International Conference.
  • Keynote Address. “Seeking Simplicity (The Kampoon Spirit) to Preserve Complexity – 3rd Outdoor Education Conference 2008, “Community Building Through OE, Re-Living the Kampong Spirit.” June 2008, Singapore.

2007

  • Capturing an Elusive Friluftsliv- Being in Nature Conference, Gisna Valley, Norway, August, 2007.

2006

  • Leadership Keynote: “From Recreation to Education to Therapy” – Outdoor Sports Education Conference, Hrubá Skála, Czech Republic, November 2006.
  • Experiential Education Practices Workshop – Bob Henderson and Margot Peck, Union College/University of Vermont, July 2006.

2005

  • A Canoe Trip Curriculum – Bob Henderson and Margot Peck, Creating Ripples Joint Conference for GECOM, ISEE, and C.O.E.O., Huntsville, ON, September 2005.

2004

  • By Canoe and Snowshoe: Unpacking Canadian Outdoor Travel Experiences – Outdoor Sports Education, European Year of Education Through Sports (EYES 2004), Hrubá Skála, Czech Republic, November 2004.
  • Understanding the Friluftsliv Nordic Tradition: Can it be exported? – Department Research Seminar, Physical Education, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, April 2004.

2003

  • A Canadian University and Colleges Colloquium – Organizer and Host (18 presenters concerning Programme issues). In conjunction with the Association for Experiential Education Conference, Vancouver, November 2003.
  • Good Teaching/Good Learning – Faith Evans, Bob Henderson, Cliff Knapp, Tom Smith. Two day Pre-Conference Workshop. Association for Experiential Education, Vancouver, November 2003.

2002

  • Friluftsliv and Landfullness: A Meeting of Traditions – M.A. Baker and B. Henderson, 30th Annual Association for Experiential Education International Conference, Saint Paul, Minnesota, November 2002.
  • Experiential Education for the Classroom and Schoolyard –   The Association for Experiential Education Pre-Conference Day Workshop to schools and college professional group. Saint Paul, Minnesota, Day Workshop -November 6, 2002. Semi-Regularly until 2008 Conference.
  • A Canadian Perspective of Friluftsliv by Canoe and Snowshoe – Deep Environmental Educational Practice, Invited Colloquium, Rennebu, Norway, January 14-18, 2002. Invited.

2018

  • All the News that Fits to Sing – Haliburton Song Talk Workshop, Haliburton, Ontario Jan. 17, 2018
  • Horwood Student Conference – Practice Informed by Research and Vice Versa, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario Feb 2,3, 2018
  • Wilderness Canoe Symposium – Tale of Two Rivers , Toronto, Feb. 24, 201

82017

  • Every Trail Has a Story Talks – Haliburton, Ontario, Feb. 2017
  • Wilderness Adventurers Club – Mississauga, Ontario, April 2017
  • Camp Pathfinder Spruce Roots: A Chautauqua on Leadership and Wilderness Canoe Tripping – Algonquin Park, June 2017
  • Project Canoe – Staff Training Workshop – Storytelling – Toronto,  June 2017
  • Haliburton Hike Festival – Every Trail Has a Story 2 km Hike, Sept. 2017
  • Canoe North Legacy Gala – Songs and Stories of the North, Orangeville,  Oct. 1, 2017
  • Iceland Outdoor Education Community – Burgers with Bob!! Oct. 14, 2017
  • GET KIDS PADDLING – Speaker – Nov.4,2017

2016

  • Illuminating Conversations Series – Barrie, Ontario, December 2016.
  • Health for All: Green Durham Associations Initiatives – with Elizabeth Calvin, Markham-Stouffville Hospital, Environment and Ecosystem Series, November 2016.
  • Inspirations for Norwegian Friluftsliv – with Elizabeth Calvin to Toronto Regional Conservation Authority Senior Staff, November 2016.
  • On Sigmund Kvaløy Setreng – International Outdoor Education Research Council, Cape Breton, July 2016.
  • Joy Management Strategies – Ontario Wilderness Leadership Symposium Workshop, Ontario, April 2016.

2015

  • Teaching “Celebrating Canadian Winter Identity” – Snow Walkers Rendez vous, Vermont, November 2015.
  • Seeking Relevance as a Primary Goal of Scholarship: Stories of Reaching Beyond the Academy. – Keynote Address, Faculty of Education Graduate Student Conference, Lakehead Univeristy, February 2015.
  • Honouring the Legacy of Dr. Brent Cuthbertson: Unchartered Territory – Bob Henderson and Stephanie Potter, Thinking Mountains 2015, Interdisciplinary Mountain Studies Conference, Jasper National Park, Alberta, May 2015.

2014

  • Belonging is the Heart of the Matter: A Playful Conceptualization of Outdoor Education in Pattern of Threes – Iceland Conference, September 3-7, 2014. Keynote Speaker, European Outdoor Council.
  • The Management of Joy: Exploring the Tyranny of Risk Management – Second Annual Outdoor Education Student Conference: The Horwood Conference, Queen’s University, Kingston, January 2014. Keynote speaker.

2013

  • The Power of Inversions: Bert Horwood-Trickster – The First Outdoor Education Student Conference: The Inaugural Horwood Conference, Keynote address Queen’s University, Kingston, January 2013.
  • Every Trail has a Story and Panel Discussion on Sigurd Olson- The Sigurd Olson Institute 40th Anniversary, Ashland, Wisconsin, USA, April 2013.
  • Staff Training: “There is nothing so practical as a good theory: Theories to Guide By” – Outward Bound Canada and Project Canoe. June 2012. (Continued with PC 2014-16).

2012

  • Social Determinant of Health: Outdoor Education – Tedx Talk, Markham-Stouffville Hospital, Ontario, March 31, 2012.

2011

  • “Travelling with my Students” – Keynote address, Útinám á Íslandi Conference, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, December 2, 2011.
  • Studying Students in outdoor travel Experiences: Considering Change over a 30 year span of guiding – The 5th International Outdoor Education Research Conference: Different Places, Critical Perspectives, New Possibilities, Denmark, July 4-8, 2011.
  • Teaching History Experientially – The Living History Project, York University, Toronto, ON, January 27, 2011.

2009

  • “Friluftsliv: Experientially” – Get Outside:It’s in our Nature, BC’s Regional Children, Families, and Nature Forum. Victoria, BC, March 2009.
  • Friluftsliv: Another Way – Keynote address for Learning Gone Wild: Making Connections with Nature. Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, Hitchcock’s Hideaway, Saskatchewan, May 2009.
  • Inviting Conversation: Friluftsliv, Relational Geographic Thinking and Outdoor Learning – Bryan Grimwood and Bob Henderson, for Henrik Ibsen: The Birth of Friluftsliv: A 150 Year International Dialogue Conference, Jubilee Celebration, North Trondelag University College, Levanger, Norway, September 14-19, 2009.

2008

  • Kurt Hahn Keynote Address: “Seek Simplicity to Preserve Complexity: The Subtle and Profound Importance of Story, Place and Technology in Outdoor Education.” – November 8, 2008, Vancouver, Washington: AEE Annual International Conference.
  • Keynote Address. “Seeking Simplicity (The Kampoon Spirit) to Preserve Complexity – 3rd Outdoor Education Conference 2008, “Community Building Through OE, Re-Living the Kampong Spirit.” June 2008, Singapore.

2007

  • Capturing an Elusive Friluftsliv- Being in Nature Conference, Gisna Valley, Norway, August, 2007.

2006

  • Leadership Keynote: “From Recreation to Education to Therapy” – Outdoor Sports Education Conference, Hrubá Skála, Czech Republic, November 2006.
  • Experiential Education Practices Workshop – Bob Henderson and Margot Peck, Union College/University of Vermont, July 2006.

2005

  • A Canoe Trip Curriculum – Bob Henderson and Margot Peck, Creating Ripples Joint Conference for GECOM, ISEE, and C.O.E.O., Huntsville, ON, September 2005.

2004

  • By Canoe and Snowshoe: Unpacking Canadian Outdoor Travel Experiences – Outdoor Sports Education, European Year of Education Through Sports (EYES 2004), Hrubá Skála, Czech Republic, November 2004.
  • Understanding the Friluftsliv Nordic Tradition: Can it be exported? – Department Research Seminar, Physical Education, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, April 2004.

2003

  • A Canadian University and Colleges Colloquium – Organizer and Host (18 presenters concerning Programme issues). In conjunction with the Association for Experiential Education Conference, Vancouver, November 2003.
  • Good Teaching/Good Learning – Faith Evans, Bob Henderson, Cliff Knapp, Tom Smith. Two day Pre-Conference Workshop. Association for Experiential Education, Vancouver, November 2003.

2002

  • Friluftsliv and Landfullness: A Meeting of Traditions – M.A. Baker and B. Henderson, 30th Annual Association for Experiential Education International Conference, Saint Paul, Minnesota, November 2002.
  • Experiential Education for the Classroom and Schoolyard –   The Association for Experiential Education Pre-Conference Day Workshop to schools and college professional group. Saint Paul, Minnesota, Day Workshop -November 6, 2002. Semi-Regularly until 2008 Conference.
  • A Canadian Perspective of Friluftsliv by Canoe and Snowshoe – Deep Environmental Educational Practice, Invited Colloquium, Rennebu, Norway, January 14-18, 2002. Invited.

2018

  • All the News that Fits to Sing – Haliburton Song Talk Workshop, Haliburton, Ontario Jan. 17, 2018
  • Horwood Student Conference – Practice Informed by Research and Vice Versa, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario Feb 2,3, 2018
  • Wilderness Canoe Symposium – Tale of Two Rivers , Toronto, Feb. 24, 201

82017

  • Every Trail Has a Story Talks – Haliburton, Ontario, Feb. 2017
  • Wilderness Adventurers Club – Mississauga, Ontario, April 2017
  • Camp Pathfinder Spruce Roots: A Chautauqua on Leadership and Wilderness Canoe Tripping – Algonquin Park, June 2017
  • Project Canoe – Staff Training Workshop – Storytelling – Toronto,  June 2017
  • Haliburton Hike Festival – Every Trail Has a Story 2 km Hike, Sept. 2017
  • Canoe North Legacy Gala – Songs and Stories of the North, Orangeville,  Oct. 1, 2017
  • Iceland Outdoor Education Community – Burgers with Bob!! Oct. 14, 2017
  • GET KIDS PADDLING – Speaker – Nov.4,2017

2016

  • Illuminating Conversations Series – Barrie, Ontario, December 2016.
  • Health for All: Green Durham Associations Initiatives – with Elizabeth Calvin, Markham-Stouffville Hospital, Environment and Ecosystem Series, November 2016.
  • Inspirations for Norwegian Friluftsliv – with Elizabeth Calvin to Toronto Regional Conservation Authority Senior Staff, November 2016.
  • On Sigmund Kvaløy Setreng – International Outdoor Education Research Council, Cape Breton, July 2016.
  • Joy Management Strategies – Ontario Wilderness Leadership Symposium Workshop, Ontario, April 2016.

2015

  • Teaching “Celebrating Canadian Winter Identity” – Snow Walkers Rendez vous, Vermont, November 2015.
  • Seeking Relevance as a Primary Goal of Scholarship: Stories of Reaching Beyond the Academy. – Keynote Address, Faculty of Education Graduate Student Conference, Lakehead Univeristy, February 2015.
  • Honouring the Legacy of Dr. Brent Cuthbertson: Unchartered Territory – Bob Henderson and Stephanie Potter, Thinking Mountains 2015, Interdisciplinary Mountain Studies Conference, Jasper National Park, Alberta, May 2015.

2014

  • Belonging is the Heart of the Matter: A Playful Conceptualization of Outdoor Education in Pattern of Threes – Iceland Conference, September 3-7, 2014. Keynote Speaker, European Outdoor Council.
  • The Management of Joy: Exploring the Tyranny of Risk Management – Second Annual Outdoor Education Student Conference: The Horwood Conference, Queen’s University, Kingston, January 2014. Keynote speaker.

2013

  • The Power of Inversions: Bert Horwood-Trickster – The First Outdoor Education Student Conference: The Inaugural Horwood Conference, Keynote address Queen’s University, Kingston, January 2013.
  • Every Trail has a Story and Panel Discussion on Sigurd Olson- The Sigurd Olson Institute 40th Anniversary, Ashland, Wisconsin, USA, April 2013.
  • Staff Training: “There is nothing so practical as a good theory: Theories to Guide By” – Outward Bound Canada and Project Canoe. June 2012. (Continued with PC 2014-16).

2012

  • Social Determinant of Health: Outdoor Education – Tedx Talk, Markham-Stouffville Hospital, Ontario, March 31, 2012.

2011

  • “Travelling with my Students” – Keynote address, Útinám á Íslandi Conference, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, December 2, 2011.
  • Studying Students in outdoor travel Experiences: Considering Change over a 30 year span of guiding – The 5th International Outdoor Education Research Conference: Different Places, Critical Perspectives, New Possibilities, Denmark, July 4-8, 2011.
  • Teaching History Experientially – The Living History Project, York University, Toronto, ON, January 27, 2011.

2009

  • “Friluftsliv: Experientially” – Get Outside:It’s in our Nature, BC’s Regional Children, Families, and Nature Forum. Victoria, BC, March 2009.
  • Friluftsliv: Another Way – Keynote address for Learning Gone Wild: Making Connections with Nature. Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, Hitchcock’s Hideaway, Saskatchewan, May 2009.
  • Inviting Conversation: Friluftsliv, Relational Geographic Thinking and Outdoor Learning – Bryan Grimwood and Bob Henderson, for Henrik Ibsen: The Birth of Friluftsliv: A 150 Year International Dialogue Conference, Jubilee Celebration, North Trondelag University College, Levanger, Norway, September 14-19, 2009.

2008

  • Kurt Hahn Keynote Address: “Seek Simplicity to Preserve Complexity: The Subtle and Profound Importance of Story, Place and Technology in Outdoor Education.” – November 8, 2008, Vancouver, Washington: AEE Annual International Conference.
  • Keynote Address. “Seeking Simplicity (The Kampoon Spirit) to Preserve Complexity – 3rd Outdoor Education Conference 2008, “Community Building Through OE, Re-Living the Kampong Spirit.” June 2008, Singapore.

2007

  • Capturing an Elusive Friluftsliv- Being in Nature Conference, Gisna Valley, Norway, August, 2007.

2006

  • Leadership Keynote: “From Recreation to Education to Therapy” – Outdoor Sports Education Conference, Hrubá Skála, Czech Republic, November 2006.
  • Experiential Education Practices Workshop – Bob Henderson and Margot Peck, Union College/University of Vermont, July 2006.

2005

  • A Canoe Trip Curriculum – Bob Henderson and Margot Peck, Creating Ripples Joint Conference for GECOM, ISEE, and C.O.E.O., Huntsville, ON, September 2005.

2004

  • By Canoe and Snowshoe: Unpacking Canadian Outdoor Travel Experiences – Outdoor Sports Education, European Year of Education Through Sports (EYES 2004), Hrubá Skála, Czech Republic, November 2004.
  • Understanding the Friluftsliv Nordic Tradition: Can it be exported? – Department Research Seminar, Physical Education, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, April 2004.

2003

  • A Canadian University and Colleges Colloquium – Organizer and Host (18 presenters concerning Programme issues). In conjunction with the Association for Experiential Education Conference, Vancouver, November 2003.
  • Good Teaching/Good Learning – Faith Evans, Bob Henderson, Cliff Knapp, Tom Smith. Two day Pre-Conference Workshop. Association for Experiential Education, Vancouver, November 2003.

2002

  • Friluftsliv and Landfullness: A Meeting of Traditions – M.A. Baker and B. Henderson, 30th Annual Association for Experiential Education International Conference, Saint Paul, Minnesota, November 2002.
  • Experiential Education for the Classroom and Schoolyard –   The Association for Experiential Education Pre-Conference Day Workshop to schools and college professional group. Saint Paul, Minnesota, Day Workshop -November 6, 2002. Semi-Regularly until 2008 Conference.
  • A Canadian Perspective of Friluftsliv by Canoe and Snowshoe – Deep Environmental Educational Practice, Invited Colloquium, Rennebu, Norway, January 14-18, 2002. Invited.

2018

  • All the News that Fits to Sing – Haliburton Song Talk Workshop, Haliburton, Ontario Jan. 17, 2018
  • Horwood Student Conference – Practice Informed by Research and Vice Versa, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario Feb 2,3, 2018
  • Wilderness Canoe Symposium – Tale of Two Rivers , Toronto, Feb. 24, 201

82017

  • Every Trail Has a Story Talks – Haliburton, Ontario, Feb. 2017
  • Wilderness Adventurers Club – Mississauga, Ontario, April 2017
  • Camp Pathfinder Spruce Roots: A Chautauqua on Leadership and Wilderness Canoe Tripping – Algonquin Park, June 2017
  • Project Canoe – Staff Training Workshop – Storytelling – Toronto,  June 2017
  • Haliburton Hike Festival – Every Trail Has a Story 2 km Hike, Sept. 2017
  • Canoe North Legacy Gala – Songs and Stories of the North, Orangeville,  Oct. 1, 2017
  • Iceland Outdoor Education Community – Burgers with Bob!! Oct. 14, 2017
  • GET KIDS PADDLING – Speaker – Nov.4,2017

2016

  • Illuminating Conversations Series – Barrie, Ontario, December 2016.
  • Health for All: Green Durham Associations Initiatives – with Elizabeth Calvin, Markham-Stouffville Hospital, Environment and Ecosystem Series, November 2016.
  • Inspirations for Norwegian Friluftsliv – with Elizabeth Calvin to Toronto Regional Conservation Authority Senior Staff, November 2016.
  • On Sigmund Kvaløy Setreng – International Outdoor Education Research Council, Cape Breton, July 2016.
  • Joy Management Strategies – Ontario Wilderness Leadership Symposium Workshop, Ontario, April 2016.

2015

  • Teaching “Celebrating Canadian Winter Identity” – Snow Walkers Rendez vous, Vermont, November 2015.
  • Seeking Relevance as a Primary Goal of Scholarship: Stories of Reaching Beyond the Academy. – Keynote Address, Faculty of Education Graduate Student Conference, Lakehead Univeristy, February 2015.
  • Honouring the Legacy of Dr. Brent Cuthbertson: Unchartered Territory – Bob Henderson and Stephanie Potter, Thinking Mountains 2015, Interdisciplinary Mountain Studies Conference, Jasper National Park, Alberta, May 2015.

2014

  • Belonging is the Heart of the Matter: A Playful Conceptualization of Outdoor Education in Pattern of Threes – Iceland Conference, September 3-7, 2014. Keynote Speaker, European Outdoor Council.
  • The Management of Joy: Exploring the Tyranny of Risk Management – Second Annual Outdoor Education Student Conference: The Horwood Conference, Queen’s University, Kingston, January 2014. Keynote speaker.

2013

  • The Power of Inversions: Bert Horwood-Trickster – The First Outdoor Education Student Conference: The Inaugural Horwood Conference, Keynote address Queen’s University, Kingston, January 2013.
  • Every Trail has a Story and Panel Discussion on Sigurd Olson- The Sigurd Olson Institute 40th Anniversary, Ashland, Wisconsin, USA, April 2013.
  • Staff Training: “There is nothing so practical as a good theory: Theories to Guide By” – Outward Bound Canada and Project Canoe. June 2012. (Continued with PC 2014-16).

2012

  • Social Determinant of Health: Outdoor Education – Tedx Talk, Markham-Stouffville Hospital, Ontario, March 31, 2012.

2011

  • “Travelling with my Students” – Keynote address, Útinám á Íslandi Conference, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, December 2, 2011.
  • Studying Students in outdoor travel Experiences: Considering Change over a 30 year span of guiding – The 5th International Outdoor Education Research Conference: Different Places, Critical Perspectives, New Possibilities, Denmark, July 4-8, 2011.
  • Teaching History Experientially – The Living History Project, York University, Toronto, ON, January 27, 2011.

2009

  • “Friluftsliv: Experientially” – Get Outside:It’s in our Nature, BC’s Regional Children, Families, and Nature Forum. Victoria, BC, March 2009.
  • Friluftsliv: Another Way – Keynote address for Learning Gone Wild: Making Connections with Nature. Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, Hitchcock’s Hideaway, Saskatchewan, May 2009.
  • Inviting Conversation: Friluftsliv, Relational Geographic Thinking and Outdoor Learning – Bryan Grimwood and Bob Henderson, for Henrik Ibsen: The Birth of Friluftsliv: A 150 Year International Dialogue Conference, Jubilee Celebration, North Trondelag University College, Levanger, Norway, September 14-19, 2009.

2008

  • Kurt Hahn Keynote Address: “Seek Simplicity to Preserve Complexity: The Subtle and Profound Importance of Story, Place and Technology in Outdoor Education.” – November 8, 2008, Vancouver, Washington: AEE Annual International Conference.
  • Keynote Address. “Seeking Simplicity (The Kampoon Spirit) to Preserve Complexity – 3rd Outdoor Education Conference 2008, “Community Building Through OE, Re-Living the Kampong Spirit.” June 2008, Singapore.

2007

  • Capturing an Elusive Friluftsliv- Being in Nature Conference, Gisna Valley, Norway, August, 2007.

2006

  • Leadership Keynote: “From Recreation to Education to Therapy” – Outdoor Sports Education Conference, Hrubá Skála, Czech Republic, November 2006.
  • Experiential Education Practices Workshop – Bob Henderson and Margot Peck, Union College/University of Vermont, July 2006.

2005

  • A Canoe Trip Curriculum – Bob Henderson and Margot Peck, Creating Ripples Joint Conference for GECOM, ISEE, and C.O.E.O., Huntsville, ON, September 2005.

2004

  • By Canoe and Snowshoe: Unpacking Canadian Outdoor Travel Experiences – Outdoor Sports Education, European Year of Education Through Sports (EYES 2004), Hrubá Skála, Czech Republic, November 2004.
  • Understanding the Friluftsliv Nordic Tradition: Can it be exported? – Department Research Seminar, Physical Education, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, April 2004.

2003

  • A Canadian University and Colleges Colloquium – Organizer and Host (18 presenters concerning Programme issues). In conjunction with the Association for Experiential Education Conference, Vancouver, November 2003.
  • Good Teaching/Good Learning – Faith Evans, Bob Henderson, Cliff Knapp, Tom Smith. Two day Pre-Conference Workshop. Association for Experiential Education, Vancouver, November 2003.

2002

  • Friluftsliv and Landfullness: A Meeting of Traditions – M.A. Baker and B. Henderson, 30th Annual Association for Experiential Education International Conference, Saint Paul, Minnesota, November 2002.
  • Experiential Education for the Classroom and Schoolyard –   The Association for Experiential Education Pre-Conference Day Workshop to schools and college professional group. Saint Paul, Minnesota, Day Workshop -November 6, 2002. Semi-Regularly until 2008 Conference.
  • A Canadian Perspective of Friluftsliv by Canoe and Snowshoe – Deep Environmental Educational Practice, Invited Colloquium, Rennebu, Norway, January 14-18, 2002. Invited.

2017

  • Every Trail Has a Story Talks – Haliburton, Ontario, Feb. 2017
  • Wilderness Adventurers Club – Mississauga, Ontario, April 2017
  • Camp Pathfinder Spruce Roots: A Chautauqua on Leadership and Wilderness Canoe Tripping – Algonquin Park, June 2017
  • Project Canoe – Staff Training Workshop – Storytelling – Toronto,  June 2017
  • Haliburton Hike Festival – Every Trail Has a Story 2 km Hike, Sept. 2017
  • Canoe North Legacy Gala – Songs and Stories of the North, Orangeville,  Oct. 1, 2017
  • Iceland Outdoor Education Community – Burgers with Bob!! Oct. 14, 2017

2016

  • Illuminating Conversations Series – Barrie, Ontario, December 2016.
  • Health for All: Green Durham Associations Initiatives – with Elizabeth Calvin, Markham-Stouffville Hospital, Environment and Ecosystem Series, November 2016.
  • Inspirations for Norwegian Friluftsliv – with Elizabeth Calvin to Toronto Regional Conservation Authority Senior Staff, November 2016.
  • On Sigmund Kvaløy Setreng – International Outdoor Education Research Council, Cape Breton, July 2016.
  • Joy Management Strategies – Ontario Wilderness Leadership Symposium Workshop, Ontario, April 2016.

2015

  • Teaching “Celebrating Canadian Winter Identity” – Snow Walkers Rendez vous, Vermont, November 2015.
  • Seeking Relevance as a Primary Goal of Scholarship: Stories of Reaching Beyond the Academy. – Keynote Address, Faculty of Education Graduate Student Conference, Lakehead Univeristy, February 2015.
  • Honouring the Legacy of Dr. Brent Cuthbertson: Unchartered Territory – Bob Henderson and Stephanie Potter, Thinking Mountains 2015, Interdisciplinary Mountain Studies Conference, Jasper National Park, Alberta, May 2015.

2014

  • Belonging is the Heart of the Matter: A Playful Conceptualization of Outdoor Education in Pattern of Threes – Iceland Conference, September 3-7, 2014. Keynote Speaker, European Outdoor Council.
  • The Management of Joy: Exploring the Tyranny of Risk Management – Second Annual Outdoor Education Student Conference: The Horwood Conference, Queen’s University, Kingston, January 2014. Keynote speaker.

2013

  • The Power of Inversions: Bert Horwood-Trickster – The First Outdoor Education Student Conference: The Inaugural Horwood Conference, Keynote address Queen’s University, Kingston, January 2013.
  • Every Trail has a Story and Panel Discussion on Sigurd Olson- The Sigurd Olson Institute 40th Anniversary, Ashland, Wisconsin, USA, April 2013.
  • Staff Training: “There is nothing so practical as a good theory: Theories to Guide By” – Outward Bound Canada and Project Canoe. June 2012. (Continued with PC 2014-16).

2012

  • Social Determinant of Health: Outdoor Education – Tedx Talk, Markham-Stouffville Hospital, Ontario, March 31, 2012.

2011

  • “Travelling with my Students” – Keynote address, Útinám á Íslandi Conference, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, December 2, 2011.
  • Studying Students in outdoor travel Experiences: Considering Change over a 30 year span of guiding – The 5th International Outdoor Education Research Conference: Different Places, Critical Perspectives, New Possibilities, Denmark, July 4-8, 2011.
  • Teaching History Experientially – The Living History Project, York University, Toronto, ON, January 27, 2011.

2009

  • “Friluftsliv: Experientially” – Get Outside:It’s in our Nature, BC’s Regional Children, Families, and Nature Forum. Victoria, BC, March 2009.
  • Friluftsliv: Another Way – Keynote address for Learning Gone Wild: Making Connections with Nature. Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, Hitchcock’s Hideaway, Saskatchewan, May 2009.
  • Inviting Conversation: Friluftsliv, Relational Geographic Thinking and Outdoor Learning – Bryan Grimwood and Bob Henderson, for Henrik Ibsen: The Birth of Friluftsliv: A 150 Year International Dialogue Conference, Jubilee Celebration, North Trondelag University College, Levanger, Norway, September 14-19, 2009.

2008

  • Kurt Hahn Keynote Address: “Seek Simplicity to Preserve Complexity: The Subtle and Profound Importance of Story, Place and Technology in Outdoor Education.” – November 8, 2008, Vancouver, Washington: AEE Annual International Conference.
  • Keynote Address. “Seeking Simplicity (The Kampoon Spirit) to Preserve Complexity – 3rd Outdoor Education Conference 2008, “Community Building Through OE, Re-Living the Kampong Spirit.” June 2008, Singapore.

2007

  • Capturing an Elusive Friluftsliv- Being in Nature Conference, Gisna Valley, Norway, August, 2007.

2006

  • Leadership Keynote: “From Recreation to Education to Therapy” – Outdoor Sports Education Conference, Hrubá Skála, Czech Republic, November 2006.
  • Experiential Education Practices Workshop – Bob Henderson and Margot Peck, Union College/University of Vermont, July 2006.

2005

  • A Canoe Trip Curriculum – Bob Henderson and Margot Peck, Creating Ripples Joint Conference for GECOM, ISEE, and C.O.E.O., Huntsville, ON, September 2005.

2004

  • By Canoe and Snowshoe: Unpacking Canadian Outdoor Travel Experiences – Outdoor Sports Education, European Year of Education Through Sports (EYES 2004), Hrubá Skála, Czech Republic, November 2004.
  • Understanding the Friluftsliv Nordic Tradition: Can it be exported? – Department Research Seminar, Physical Education, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, April 2004.

2003

  • A Canadian University and Colleges Colloquium – Organizer and Host (18 presenters concerning Programme issues). In conjunction with the Association for Experiential Education Conference, Vancouver, November 2003.
  • Good Teaching/Good Learning – Faith Evans, Bob Henderson, Cliff Knapp, Tom Smith. Two day Pre-Conference Workshop. Association for Experiential Education, Vancouver, November 2003.

2002

  • Friluftsliv and Landfullness: A Meeting of Traditions – M.A. Baker and B. Henderson, 30th Annual Association for Experiential Education International Conference, Saint Paul, Minnesota, November 2002.
  • Experiential Education for the Classroom and Schoolyard –   The Association for Experiential Education Pre-Conference Day Workshop to schools and college professional group. Saint Paul, Minnesota, Day Workshop -November 6, 2002. Semi-Regularly until 2008 Conference.
  • A Canadian Perspective of Friluftsliv by Canoe and Snowshoe – Deep Environmental Educational Practice, Invited Colloquium, Rennebu, Norway, January 14-18, 2002. Invited.

2017

  • Every Trail Has a Story Talks – Haliburton, Ontario, Feb. 2017
  • Wilderness Adventurers Club – Mississauga, Ontario, April 2017
  • Camp Pathfinder Spruce Roots: A Chautauqua on Leadership and Wilderness Canoe Tripping – Algonquin Park, June 2017
  • Project Canoe – Staff Training Workshop – Storytelling – Toronto,  June 2017
  • Haliburton Hike Festival – Every Trail Has a Story 2 km Hike, Sept. 2017
  • Canoe North Legacy Gala – Songs and Stories of the North, Orangeville,  Oct. 1, 2017
  • Iceland Outdoor Education Community – Burgers with Bob!! Oct. 14, 2017

2016

  • Illuminating Conversations Series – Barrie, Ontario, December 2016.
  • Health for All: Green Durham Associations Initiatives – with Elizabeth Calvin, Markham-Stouffville Hospital, Environment and Ecosystem Series, November 2016.
  • Inspirations for Norwegian Friluftsliv – with Elizabeth Calvin to Toronto Regional Conservation Authority Senior Staff, November 2016.
  • On Sigmund Kvaløy Setreng – International Outdoor Education Research Council, Cape Breton, July 2016.
  • Joy Management Strategies – Ontario Wilderness Leadership Symposium Workshop, Ontario, April 2016.

2015

  • Teaching “Celebrating Canadian Winter Identity” – Snow Walkers Rendez vous, Vermont, November 2015.
  • Seeking Relevance as a Primary Goal of Scholarship: Stories of Reaching Beyond the Academy. – Keynote Address, Faculty of Education Graduate Student Conference, Lakehead Univeristy, February 2015.
  • Honouring the Legacy of Dr. Brent Cuthbertson: Unchartered Territory – Bob Henderson and Stephanie Potter, Thinking Mountains 2015, Interdisciplinary Mountain Studies Conference, Jasper National Park, Alberta, May 2015.

2014

  • Belonging is the Heart of the Matter: A Playful Conceptualization of Outdoor Education in Pattern of Threes – Iceland Conference, September 3-7, 2014. Keynote Speaker, European Outdoor Council.
  • The Management of Joy: Exploring the Tyranny of Risk Management – Second Annual Outdoor Education Student Conference: The Horwood Conference, Queen’s University, Kingston, January 2014. Keynote speaker.

2013

  • The Power of Inversions: Bert Horwood-Trickster – The First Outdoor Education Student Conference: The Inaugural Horwood Conference, Keynote address Queen’s University, Kingston, January 2013.
  • Every Trail has a Story and Panel Discussion on Sigurd Olson- The Sigurd Olson Institute 40th Anniversary, Ashland, Wisconsin, USA, April 2013.
  • Staff Training: “There is nothing so practical as a good theory: Theories to Guide By” – Outward Bound Canada and Project Canoe. June 2012. (Continued with PC 2014-16).

2012

  • Social Determinant of Health: Outdoor Education – Tedx Talk, Markham-Stouffville Hospital, Ontario, March 31, 2012.

2011

  • “Travelling with my Students” – Keynote address, Útinám á Íslandi Conference, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, December 2, 2011.
  • Studying Students in outdoor travel Experiences: Considering Change over a 30 year span of guiding – The 5th International Outdoor Education Research Conference: Different Places, Critical Perspectives, New Possibilities, Denmark, July 4-8, 2011.
  • Teaching History Experientially – The Living History Project, York University, Toronto, ON, January 27, 2011.

2009

  • “Friluftsliv: Experientially” – Get Outside:It’s in our Nature, BC’s Regional Children, Families, and Nature Forum. Victoria, BC, March 2009.
  • Friluftsliv: Another Way – Keynote address for Learning Gone Wild: Making Connections with Nature. Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, Hitchcock’s Hideaway, Saskatchewan, May 2009.
  • Inviting Conversation: Friluftsliv, Relational Geographic Thinking and Outdoor Learning – Bryan Grimwood and Bob Henderson, for Henrik Ibsen: The Birth of Friluftsliv: A 150 Year International Dialogue Conference, Jubilee Celebration, North Trondelag University College, Levanger, Norway, September 14-19, 2009.

2008

  • Kurt Hahn Keynote Address: “Seek Simplicity to Preserve Complexity: The Subtle and Profound Importance of Story, Place and Technology in Outdoor Education.” – November 8, 2008, Vancouver, Washington: AEE Annual International Conference.
  • Keynote Address. “Seeking Simplicity (The Kampoon Spirit) to Preserve Complexity – 3rd Outdoor Education Conference 2008, “Community Building Through OE, Re-Living the Kampong Spirit.” June 2008, Singapore.

2007

  • Capturing an Elusive Friluftsliv- Being in Nature Conference, Gisna Valley, Norway, August, 2007.

2006

  • Leadership Keynote: “From Recreation to Education to Therapy” – Outdoor Sports Education Conference, Hrubá Skála, Czech Republic, November 2006.
  • Experiential Education Practices Workshop – Bob Henderson and Margot Peck, Union College/University of Vermont, July 2006.

2005

  • A Canoe Trip Curriculum – Bob Henderson and Margot Peck, Creating Ripples Joint Conference for GECOM, ISEE, and C.O.E.O., Huntsville, ON, September 2005.

2004

  • By Canoe and Snowshoe: Unpacking Canadian Outdoor Travel Experiences – Outdoor Sports Education, European Year of Education Through Sports (EYES 2004), Hrubá Skála, Czech Republic, November 2004.
  • Understanding the Friluftsliv Nordic Tradition: Can it be exported? – Department Research Seminar, Physical Education, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, April 2004.

2003

  • A Canadian University and Colleges Colloquium – Organizer and Host (18 presenters concerning Programme issues). In conjunction with the Association for Experiential Education Conference, Vancouver, November 2003.
  • Good Teaching/Good Learning – Faith Evans, Bob Henderson, Cliff Knapp, Tom Smith. Two day Pre-Conference Workshop. Association for Experiential Education, Vancouver, November 2003.

2002

  • Friluftsliv and Landfullness: A Meeting of Traditions – M.A. Baker and B. Henderson, 30th Annual Association for Experiential Education International Conference, Saint Paul, Minnesota, November 2002.
  • Experiential Education for the Classroom and Schoolyard –   The Association for Experiential Education Pre-Conference Day Workshop to schools and college professional group. Saint Paul, Minnesota, Day Workshop -November 6, 2002. Semi-Regularly until 2008 Conference.
  • A Canadian Perspective of Friluftsliv by Canoe and Snowshoe – Deep Environmental Educational Practice, Invited Colloquium, Rennebu, Norway, January 14-18, 2002. Invited.

2017

  • Every Trail Has a Story Talks – Haliburton, Ontario, Feb. 2017
  • Wilderness Adventurers Club – Mississauga, Ontario, April 2017
  • Camp Pathfinder Spruce Roots: A Chautauqua on Leadership and Wilderness Canoe Tripping – Algonquin Park, June 2017
  • Project Canoe – Staff Training Workshop – Storytelling – Toronto,  June 2017
  • Haliburton Hike Festival – Every Trail Has a Story 2 km Hike, Sept. 2017
  • Canoe North Legacy Gala – Songs and Stories of the North, Orangeville,  Oct. 1, 2017
  • Iceland Outdoor Education Community – Burgers with Bob!! Oct. 14, 2017

2016

  • Illuminating Conversations Series – Barrie, Ontario, December 2016.
  • Health for All: Green Durham Associations Initiatives – with Elizabeth Calvin, Markham-Stouffville Hospital, Environment and Ecosystem Series, November 2016.
  • Inspirations for Norwegian Friluftsliv – with Elizabeth Calvin to Toronto Regional Conservation Authority Senior Staff, November 2016.
  • On Sigmund Kvaløy Setreng – International Outdoor Education Research Council, Cape Breton, July 2016.
  • Joy Management Strategies – Ontario Wilderness Leadership Symposium Workshop, Ontario, April 2016.

2015

  • Teaching “Celebrating Canadian Winter Identity” – Snow Walkers Rendez vous, Vermont, November 2015.
  • Seeking Relevance as a Primary Goal of Scholarship: Stories of Reaching Beyond the Academy. – Keynote Address, Faculty of Education Graduate Student Conference, Lakehead Univeristy, February 2015.
  • Honouring the Legacy of Dr. Brent Cuthbertson: Unchartered Territory – Bob Henderson and Stephanie Potter, Thinking Mountains 2015, Interdisciplinary Mountain Studies Conference, Jasper National Park, Alberta, May 2015.

2014

  • Belonging is the Heart of the Matter: A Playful Conceptualization of Outdoor Education in Pattern of Threes – Iceland Conference, September 3-7, 2014. Keynote Speaker, European Outdoor Council.
  • The Management of Joy: Exploring the Tyranny of Risk Management – Second Annual Outdoor Education Student Conference: The Horwood Conference, Queen’s University, Kingston, January 2014. Keynote speaker.

2013

  • The Power of Inversions: Bert Horwood-Trickster – The First Outdoor Education Student Conference: The Inaugural Horwood Conference, Keynote address Queen’s University, Kingston, January 2013.
  • Every Trail has a Story and Panel Discussion on Sigurd Olson- The Sigurd Olson Institute 40th Anniversary, Ashland, Wisconsin, USA, April 2013.
  • Staff Training: “There is nothing so practical as a good theory: Theories to Guide By” – Outward Bound Canada and Project Canoe. June 2012. (Continued with PC 2014-16).

2012

  • Social Determinant of Health: Outdoor Education – Tedx Talk, Markham-Stouffville Hospital, Ontario, March 31, 2012.

2011

  • “Travelling with my Students” – Keynote address, Útinám á Íslandi Conference, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, December 2, 2011.
  • Studying Students in outdoor travel Experiences: Considering Change over a 30 year span of guiding – The 5th International Outdoor Education Research Conference: Different Places, Critical Perspectives, New Possibilities, Denmark, July 4-8, 2011.
  • Teaching History Experientially – The Living History Project, York University, Toronto, ON, January 27, 2011.

2009

  • “Friluftsliv: Experientially” – Get Outside:It’s in our Nature, BC’s Regional Children, Families, and Nature Forum. Victoria, BC, March 2009.
  • Friluftsliv: Another Way – Keynote address for Learning Gone Wild: Making Connections with Nature. Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, Hitchcock’s Hideaway, Saskatchewan, May 2009.
  • Inviting Conversation: Friluftsliv, Relational Geographic Thinking and Outdoor Learning – Bryan Grimwood and Bob Henderson, for Henrik Ibsen: The Birth of Friluftsliv: A 150 Year International Dialogue Conference, Jubilee Celebration, North Trondelag University College, Levanger, Norway, September 14-19, 2009.

2008

  • Kurt Hahn Keynote Address: “Seek Simplicity to Preserve Complexity: The Subtle and Profound Importance of Story, Place and Technology in Outdoor Education.” – November 8, 2008, Vancouver, Washington: AEE Annual International Conference.
  • Keynote Address. “Seeking Simplicity (The Kampoon Spirit) to Preserve Complexity – 3rd Outdoor Education Conference 2008, “Community Building Through OE, Re-Living the Kampong Spirit.” June 2008, Singapore.

2007

  • Capturing an Elusive Friluftsliv- Being in Nature Conference, Gisna Valley, Norway, August, 2007.

2006

  • Leadership Keynote: “From Recreation to Education to Therapy” – Outdoor Sports Education Conference, Hrubá Skála, Czech Republic, November 2006.
  • Experiential Education Practices Workshop – Bob Henderson and Margot Peck, Union College/University of Vermont, July 2006.

2005

  • A Canoe Trip Curriculum – Bob Henderson and Margot Peck, Creating Ripples Joint Conference for GECOM, ISEE, and C.O.E.O., Huntsville, ON, September 2005.

2004

  • By Canoe and Snowshoe: Unpacking Canadian Outdoor Travel Experiences – Outdoor Sports Education, European Year of Education Through Sports (EYES 2004), Hrubá Skála, Czech Republic, November 2004.
  • Understanding the Friluftsliv Nordic Tradition: Can it be exported? – Department Research Seminar, Physical Education, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, April 2004.

2003

  • A Canadian University and Colleges Colloquium – Organizer and Host (18 presenters concerning Programme issues). In conjunction with the Association for Experiential Education Conference, Vancouver, November 2003.
  • Good Teaching/Good Learning – Faith Evans, Bob Henderson, Cliff Knapp, Tom Smith. Two day Pre-Conference Workshop. Association for Experiential Education, Vancouver, November 2003.

2002

  • Friluftsliv and Landfullness: A Meeting of Traditions – M.A. Baker and B. Henderson, 30th Annual Association for Experiential Education International Conference, Saint Paul, Minnesota, November 2002.
  • Experiential Education for the Classroom and Schoolyard –   The Association for Experiential Education Pre-Conference Day Workshop to schools and college professional group. Saint Paul, Minnesota, Day Workshop -November 6, 2002. Semi-Regularly until 2008 Conference.
  • A Canadian Perspective of Friluftsliv by Canoe and Snowshoe – Deep Environmental Educational Practice, Invited Colloquium, Rennebu, Norway, January 14-18, 2002. Invited.
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