Wade Davis Wade Davis Keynotes

The Wade Davis keynotes draw deeply from travel experiences to engage audiences in the need to...

Keynotes.org Need Inspiration?

Get inspired by 3,000+ keynote speaker videos & our founder, a top keynote speaker on innovation.

The Wade Davis Keynote Spotlights the Loss of Indigenous Cultures

 - May 8, 2012
References: daviswade & youtu.be
In this Wade Davis keynote, the author, explorer and anthropologist shares stories of some of the world's most extraordinary indigenous cultures across the world. Accompanied by dozens of stunning photographs of tribes and nature, he explains how the world in which we live does not exist in one absolute reality; the unique rhythms of life of each culture, play an integral role in the world's well-being. Early on in his speech, Davis expresses his concern for the livelihood and preservation of these tribes and cultures.

Arguing that the "ethnosphere is humanity's greatest legacy," Davis believes that power -- and not technology or pop culture -- are to blame for the destruction of the world's diversity. The struggle for domination will continue to disrupt the lifestyles and livelihoods of different tribes through genocide, war and slavery. His speech demonstrates how the future of the planet relies on preserving the world's diversity.