Professional Polar Explorer
2017 Speaker

Chicago, IL

John Huston is a professional polar explorer and veteran of the first American unsupported expedition to the North Pole. He has completed major expeditions to the South Pole, on Greenland and to Canada’s fabled Ellesmere Island. He is a motivational speaker, safety and logistics consultant, and wilderness guide. He regularly speaks to companies and organizations, referencing his expeditions to discuss overcoming challenges. He has appeared on CNN, the History Channel, National Public Radio and in Outside Magazine and Popular Mechanics. Huston and his family live in Evanston, Illinois, where he works at Northwestern University overseeing a student outdoors program.