Dec 1

Speaking Inquiries

For more information about arranging a speaking engagement with Neil, please check out his profile at the Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau here. Or contact Wade Lucas at the speakers bureau: walucas at or (212) 572-6113.

Profile summary: Neil Swidey engages audiences with powerful, widely applicable lessons about leadership, decision-making and safety that emerged from the five years of research he invested in his book Trapped Under the Sea. He has spoken to a wide range of groups, from law enforcement leaders and construction foremen to risk managers and biotech researchers. At the center of his presentation is an examination of the forces that allow very smart people to make very bad decisions, and how those bad decisions can cascade into life-threatening situations for workers on the front lines.