Jennifer gives illustrated talks on The Genius of Birds.  If you're interested in hosting a talk, please send an email to:  jenniferackermanauthor@gmail.com .  

Photography for all presentations includes the work of Pete Myers (see Calidris Photography), Tim Laman (see timlaman.com), Johanna Holldack, Andy Comins (see andycomins.com), and numerous other  photographers. Photography in Australian presentations includes the work of Kim Wormald (see lirralirra.com).

Upcoming events, 2017-2019:

November 2, 7 p.m.:  Presentation and signing at Denver Museum of Science and Nature, Denver, CO

November 9,  6-9 p.m.:  Presentation and signing at Houston Audubon, Houston, TX

December 6, 10:25 a.m.:  Presentation for students, Monticello High School, Charlottesville, VA

April 26, 2018, 7 p.m.:  Presentation and signing at Howard County Conservancy, Woodstock, MD

May 10-13, 2018:  Keynote presentation and workshop at Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, Homer, AK

January 2019:  Presentation at Contemporary Club of Albemarle, Charlottesville, VA

Past events, 2017:

March 1, 7 p.m.: Presentation at Monticello Bird Club, Charlottesville, VA.  Book sale and signing after event.

March 4, 2-4 p.m.:  Program at State Arboretum of Virginia.  Book sale and signing after event.

March 5, 3-5 p.m.:  Presentation at Audubon Society of Northern Virginia, Reston, VA.  Book sale and signing after event.

March 16, 6 p.m.:  Lecture at American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA

April 11, 7 p.m.:  Talk and signing at Books, Inc., Berkeley, CA

April 12, 7 p.m.:  Talk and signing at Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

April 13, 7 p.m.:  Talk and signing at Third Place Books, Seattle, WA

April 14, 7 p.m.:  Talk and signing at Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA

April 18, 7 p.m.:  Lecture and signing at Cambridge Science Festival/Papercuts J.P./,  Hunnewell Building at the Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA. Click here for details.

April 19, 6 p.m.:  Talk and signing at Denison Pequotsepos/Coogan Farm Nature Center with Bank Square Books, Stonington, CT

April 20, 7 p.m.:  Talk and signing at R J Julia, Madison, CT

April 25, 7 p.m.:  Quail Ridge Books, North Hills, 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd., Raleigh, North Carolina. Click here for details.

May 6 , 7 p.m.:  Keynote address at the Virginia Society of Ornithology, Richmond, VA.  Book sale and signing at event.

June 19, 6:30 p.m.:  Presentation at Crozet Library, Crozet, VA.  Book sale and signing after event.

July 22, 10:30 a.m.:  Presentation in the Kitzinger Community Room of the James City County Library at 7770 Croaker Road, just off I-64.Williamsburg, VA.  Book sale and signing after event.

July 26, 7 p.m.:  Presentation at  the U.S. Fish and Wildlife National Conservation Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.   Book sale and signing after event.  Click here for more information.

August 26, 2:30 p.m.:  Presentation at Deakin Edge for the Melbourne Writers Festival, Melbourne, Australia.  Book sale and signing after event.  

August 31, 5:30-6:30 p.m.:  Presentation at Castlemaine Library, 212 Barker Street, Castlemaine, Victoria 3540, Australia. Book sale and signing after event.

September 6-11:  Presentation at Australian Wildlife Sound Recording Group 2017 Workshop/Conference, Baradine, Australia

September 22-24:  Keynote presentation at the Delta Birding Festival, Catalonia, Spain

October 8, 2 p.m.:  Lecture at Ivy Creek Natural Area, Charlottesville, VA.  Book sale and signing after event.

October 18, 10 a.m.:  Presentation and signing at Albemarle Garden Club, Charlottesville, VA

2016 events:

World Science Festival:  "Science & Story:  The Instinct for Curiosity", Saturday, June 4, 8 p.m., NYU Kimmel Center, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium.  John Hockenberry moderated a panel with Marie Konnikova, Mary Roach, and me.  As the WSF program says, it was "an evening of laughter and unexpected revelations as these sparkling authors [discussed] how they transform complicated science into engaging literature."

Radio appearances:

Listen to WYNC interview with Leonard Lopate, June 3, 2016.

Listen to NPR interview with Tom Ashbrook "On Point", April 12, 2016.

Listen to interview with Sandy Hausman on WVTF, April 12, 2016.

Listen to interview on "The Great Outdoors with Charlie Potter," April 17, 2016.

Listen to podcast of WICN "Inquiry" with Mark Lynch, May 5, 2016.

Listen to "Talkin' Birds" interview with Ray Brown, May 22, 2016.