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Public Speaking

conferences, private clubs, businesses

Unbelievable to the shy teenage version of Alex, my career developed into me getting up in front of large audiences and learning to have fun in the process. 2006 began my journey into public speaking by teaching basic photography classes for Bedford Camera which later opened opportunities to speak at conferences and lead workshops. Sharing what I've learned over my lifetime is a great honor and something I never dreamed of as a child.

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Our (mostly) fearless crew of 14 on a twenty five day, 280 mile Colorado River adventure through the Grand Canyon in 2016. Image © Alex Kent Photo

Artistic excellence

"Alex was the speaker at a recent meeting of the Arkansas Outdoor Photographers' Club, and he was a hit. We felt like we were there with him in the Grand Canyon for 25 days. Alex’s combination of adventurous lifestyle, artistic excellence and engaging story-telling make for a really good slide show. You know how you’re ready for some presentations to be over before they are? With Alex, we were regretting that he had only 45 minutes. We could have listened to his travel anecdotes and absorbed the beautiful images for hours. Alex is the guy you want to be while you’re toiling away at your day job. But if selling all your stuff and hitting the road in a van is more than you’re up for, listening to Alex for an evening is the next best thing."


–David Lewis, Entergy AR, Corporate Communications (retired), photographer

Artistic excellence

"Alex was the speaker at a recent meeting of the Arkansas Outdoor Photographers' Club, and he was a hit. We felt like we were there with him in the Grand Canyon for 25 days. Alex’s combination of adventurous lifestyle, artistic excellence and engaging story-telling make for a really good slide show. You know how you’re ready for some presentations to be over before they are? With Alex, we were regretting that he had only 45 minutes. We could have listened to his travel anecdotes and absorbed the beautiful images for hours. Alex is the guy you want to be while you’re toiling away at your day job. But if selling all your stuff and hitting the road in a van is more than you’re up for, listening to Alex for an evening is the next best thing."


–David Lewis, Entergy AR, Corporate Communications (retired), photographer

A few Past conference and speaking appearances

PhotoExpo

2022 - Main stage emcee and speaker: "Lens Choice: Focal Length Styles and Why" (Robinson Center, Little Rock, AR)
2021 - PhotoExpo Live Virtual Conference - Creative Composition
2019 - Main stage emcee and speaker: "A Grand Adventure: A discussion of the value of adventure and taking the leap" (Memphis, TN at Graceland)
2018 - Main stage emcee and speaker: "Rivers Connect Us: A photo essay on the importance of rivers in our lives" (Memphis, TN at Graceland)
2017 - Emcee and Speaker: "The Sacred Valley- a photo essay on the Urabamba Valley of Peru"
2016 - Emcee and Speaker: "A Grand Adventure: A discussion of the value of adventure and taking the leap"
2015 - Emcee, assistant photo guide with Moose Peterson, and portfolio review coordinator
2014 - Speaker: Understanding Light: Landscapes
2013 - Speaker: "Must See Places to Photograph in the Ozarks"

Photocon

Additional details to come...
Speaker -
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020 *(pre-recorded, virtual conference)
2021
2022
2023 - main event emcee and speaker

Mid America Photography Symposium (MAPSYM)

Speaker- 2013, 2015, 2019, 2023

2023 - Master of Ceremony and speaker: The Creative Eye

2019 - Speaker: "A Grand Adventure: A discussion of the value of adventure and taking the leap"

2015 - Speaker: "Photographers Love Lightroom and Here's Why"

2013 - Speaker: "Must See Places to Photograph in the Ozarks"

www.mapsym.org

Camera Clubs

Since 2007 I've been presenting to numerous camera clubs across 5 states and counting. If you're involved with a club and looking for a speaker, please reach out. I'm available for in-person and virtual (zoom) bookings.

EASTCON

Breakout session speaker 2016, 2018, 2022, and 2023

University Of Central Arkansas

2021 - Mentoring presentation for younger students about the collegiate journey and beyond.

2007 - Workshop leader - how to photograph your artwork with slide film.

Arkansas Farm Bureau Women's Conference

2022 - speaker, "Better Photos Made Simple"

EAST Initiative Seminar

2022 - speaker - Lens Choice and Creativity in Jonesboro, AR

UAMS - Teaching with Technology Symposium

2010 and 2013 Speaker

Becoming an Outdoors Women Conference - AGFC

2023 - Speaker: Better Photos with Any Type of Camera

https://www.agfc.com/education/becoming-an-outdoors-woman/

Northeast AR District Dental Society Conference

2020 - speaker: "Worth a Thousand Smiles" A discussion on the importance and technical aspects of videography and photography as both diagnostic and for marketing material in the industry.

Arkansas Jewelers Association

2009 speaker - Improving your Close Up Photography

Private clubs, organizations, and businesses

From 2006-present I have been presenting to businesses and various organizations such as photo, garden, community, volunteer, and nature clubs. If you'd like a more detailed look at my experience, reach out and I can send additional info with references.


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