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Christopher P. Baker is an acclaimed public speaker and has been honored to address the National Press Club, World Affairs Council, and National Geographic Live! among other prestigious organizations.

He has also been a faculty member of the lecturing staff for Cunard Cruise Lines and Holland American Cruise Line and has given dozens of presentations aboard cruise ships. He has also spoken at scores of bookstores, libraries, schools, and public institutions.

Christopher speaks with unparalleled authority on the subject of Cuba. He is renowned for his exciting and inspirational digital photo presentations, including of his life as a National Geographic writer, photographer, and tour leader.


Upcoming speaking engagements:



Recent speaking engagements include:


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  • ‘Motorcycling Through Cuba,’ BMW Motorcycle Owners Association International Rally, St. Paul, MN, July 24-27, 2014
  • ‘Motorcycling Through Cuba,’ Horizons Unlimited International Rally, Yosemite, CA, September 25-28, 2014
  • ‘Cuba: Land of Eccentricity and Enigma,’ Tower Theater, Bend, Oregon, May 6, 2014. Sponsored by the Central Oregon Community College Foundation and the University of Oregon School of Journalism
  • ‘Motorcycling Through Cuba,’ BMW Motorcycle Owners Association International Rally, Salem, Oregon, July 18-21, 2013
  • ‘The Soul of Cuba,’ National Geographic Live! April 13, 2012
  • Keynote address, TBEX ‘12 (Travel Bloggers Exchange), Keystone, Colorado, June 17, 2012
  • ‘National Geographic Colombia’ on behalf of Colombia Government Trade Bureau’s Matchmaking Forums
    • — World Tourism Day, Cartagena, Colombia, September 27, 2012
    • — Miami, May 14, 2013
    • — Los Angeles, September 22, 2012
    • — NYC, June 29, 2012 (view the video)


To book speaking engagements CONTACT Christopher directly