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What is it like to dive under the ice of the Northwest Passage and discover, after three years of searching, a three-masted British ship that sank in 1853 - the golden age of Arctic exploration- and is still intact? How does it feel to be among the first to descend more than two miles under the Atlantic and land your mini-sub on the rusting deck of RMS Titanic?


Dr. Joseph MacInnis, a medical doctor and one of the world’s foremost explorers, has done this and much more. He is the first person to dive and film under the North Pole. He has led or participated in more than fifty major undersea expeditions and logged more time inside the Arctic Ocean than any other scientist. As a physician, he has spent twenty years studying human performance in high-risk environments.


In his speeches, Dr. MacInnis shares the values including courage, communication, and teamwork that enhance performance under the ocean and in the corporate world. Drawing on compelling examples and dramatic video clips, he provides an inspirational framework on how to deal with the challenge of sudden change. Using a combination of humour and scientific acumen he tailors his insights to the theme of your meeting, making him a relevant and indispensable resource for your audience.


He has recently developed Wisdom Keepers, a multi-media series to inspire ingenuity and enterprise in young people. Featuring short interviews with artists, scientists, entertainers, politicians, poets and business executives.


In March 2012, MacInnis served as expedition physician for Cameron's solo dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Deepsea Challenger submersible.

Joseph MacInnis

Speaker Categories :

  • Adventurer

  • Entrepreneur

  • Motivation

  • Teamwork

  • Physician-scientist, writer, and deep-sea explorer

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