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Mountaineer and Adventurer, Jeff Evans, Named Keynote Speaker for Xploration® 18

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Press release from the issuing company

Lutz, Fla. – Xplor International today announced that Jeff Evans, mountaineer, adventurer, and emergency medicine Physician Assistant, will return to Xplor to deliver a keynote speech to the Xploration 18 audience. The Xploration event takes place April 17-19 at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Evans’ keynote address will kick-off the event on Tuesday, April 17 at 8:50 AM.

Tweet this: @Jeff_B_ Evans is returning to kick things off for the #Xploration18 audience! Mountaineer, adventurer, and emergency medicine Physician Assistant, his Keynote address is sure to impress and leave you with valuable information! #Xploration18

Jeff has appeared on ABC’s Expedition Impossible, is the published author of MountainVision: Lessons Beyond the Summit, and has played a major role in the award-winning documentaries Farther Than the Eye Can See, Blindsight and High Ground. He was also featured in a six-episode mini-series by the Travel Channel, Everest Air

“If you’ve been to the Xploration events before, you might remember Jeff from our 2014 event”, says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International. “The audience was blown away by his message then and I knew we needed to get him again in the future. I spoke with many people regarding keynote speakers this year and Jeff’s name was the one that kept coming up. I have no doubt that you will enjoy it.” 

Jeff’s climbing began in the late 1980s on the rock faces of Colorado and California. By the mid-90s, Jeff was guiding clients, as well as working search and rescue, on North America’s highest mountain, Mt. McKinley.

In 1993, Jeff met and formed a relationship with blind climber, Erik Weihenmayer. Together, they shattered people’s perceptions about the “handicaps” of the disabled by climbing Mt. McKinley, El Capitan and Aconcagua; competing in adventure races; guiding other disabled individuals on peaks around the world; and successfully reaching the summit of Mt. Everest in 2001. To date, Erik is the only blind climber to reach the summit of Everest.

The teamwork, communication and leadership skills that Jeff has honed during his amazing adventures and challenges have given him the tools to become one of the most dynamic and inspirational speakers on the circuit today. 

Mr. Evan’s keynote address will be “MountainVision: Lessons Beyond the Summit.” His presentation is being sponsored by RICOH USA.

About Xploration 18: Starting at $899 USD for a Full-conference Platinum Passport, the two-and-a-half day event is the perfect blend of educational sessions, panel discussions, general sessions, and networking events. Features include: 

  • 40+ Educational Sessions
  • Panel Discussions and General Sessions
  • Keynote Speaker
  • 35+ Industry Partners in the Vendor Forum
  • Two Evening Networking Events (Tue/Wed)
  • Two Networking Luncheons (Tue/Wed)
  • Thursday Breakfast
  • New for 2018: A Morning with Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends

For more information regarding Xploration 18, or to access the registration site, please visit www.xplor.org/xplor18. Questions should be directed to Register@xplor.org or +1-813-949-6170 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.

Vendors interested in being an exhibitor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green at +1-770-444-3845 or via email at deborahgreen@xplor.org.


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