Here is a calendar of Ian's upcoming events. Check back here as more events are added.


September 17, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. EDT
Fish Lecture 2020: Ian Urbina and The Outlaw Ocean Project

Join The Outlaw Ocean Project and The University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography for a virtual discussion for the 2020 Charles and Marie Fish Lecture. Register here.

September 19, 2020 - 2:00 p.m. EDT
The Outlaw Ocean Project: A Virtual Event on Innovative Storytelling for Change

Join The Outlaw Ocean Project and TeaLeaves for a virtual panel for the 75th United Nations General Assembly. Register here.


January 24, 2020 - 11:00 a.m.
University of British Columbia - AERL Theatre (RM 120)
2202 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Join Ian at the University of British Columbia as he discusses the stories of astonishing courage and brutality, survival and tragedy, that he witnessed in the high seas. Registration required. RSVP here.

January 22, 2020 - 6:30 p.m.
Vancouver Aquarium
845 Avison Way
Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2 Canada

Join Ocean Wise for a talk by celebrated author and ocean champion, Ian Urbina. Ian will discuss his reporting on ‘The Outlaw Ocean’ which was originally published in The New York Times. Registration is required. RSVP here.


November 13, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
Davidson College
Hance Auditorium (Chambers 4121)
200 D Road
Davidson, North Carolina 28036

Join Ian for a live interview event with The Davidsonian. Registration required. RSVP here. A select number of books will be given away to the first attendees.


November 5, 2019 - 7 p.m.
New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf
Boston MA 02110

Join Ian for a live interview event with Public Radio International’s “Living on Earth.”  Register here. A select number of books will be given away to the first attendees. Special thanks to Humanity United.


October 19, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Join Ian for a chat on The Outlaw Ocean. Tickets required, RSVP here.

October 18, 2019 - 6:00 p.m.
Fishery Sciences Building Room 102
1122 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

Join Ian for a chat on The Outlaw Ocean with Dr. Edward Allison, professor at the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. This event is hosted by the University of Washington's SPJ student chapter and the Student Environmental Affairs Society. Refreshments will be provided.

San Francisco

October 17, 2019 - 6:30 p.m.
Google Community Space
188 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105

Join Ian for a chat on The Outlaw Ocean with Brian Sullivan, a co-founder of Global Fishing Watch and Senior Program Manager for Google Earth Outreach and David Kroodsma, Director of Research and Innovation at Global Fishing Watch. A select number of books will be given to the first attendees. This event is in partnership with Global Fishing Watch and Schmidt Marine, a program of the Schmidt Family Foundation. Registration required. RSVP here.

October 17, 2019 - 9:15 a.m.
Stanford University
Room 229
Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazi Environment and Energy Building (Y2E2)
473 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305

Join Ian for a chat on The Outlaw Ocean with Stanford's Center for Ocean Solutions. Refreshments will be served.

October 16, 2019 - 5:30 p.m.
Bay Conference Center
3152 Paradise Drive
San Francisco State University, Tiburon, CA 94920

The Estuary and Ocean Sciences Center hosts Ian for a discussion on The Outlaw Ocean with executive director Dr. Karina Nielsen. A select number of books will be given to the first attendees. A meet and greet with Ian will follow. Registration required. RSVP here.


October 3, 2019 - 8:00 p.m.
Espace Grenelle
84 rue de Grenelle 75007 Paris

BLOOM and Payot Publishing invite you to a book chat and signing with Ian Urbina, Claire Nouvian, president of Bloom, and Frédéric Le Manach, scientific director of Bloom. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Read more about Bloom here. RSVP: or


October 2, 2019 - 4:00 p.m.
SOAS Univ. of London Birkbeck Building
26 Russell Square
Room G10

Join Ian and the Center for Study of Colonialism, Empire & International Law for a discussion on The Outlaw Ocean. RSVP here.

October 1, 2019 - 6:30 p.m.
65 Hanbury St London, E1 5JP

Don't miss Ian Urbina at Libreria when he will be discussing some of the extraordinary stories in his book. Purchase tickets here.

September 30, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.
Frontline Club
13 Norfolk Place, London, W2 1QJ

Join Urbina as he talks to Oliver Steeds, investigative journalist and Mission Director of Nekton, about the book and the challenges of reporting from the high seas. Signed copies of “The Outlaw Ocean” will be available at the event. Registration required. RSVP here.

Washington D.C.

September 20, 2019 - 12:00 p.m.
The Aspen Institute
2300 N St NW #700, Washington, DC 20037

Join Ian for a luncheon chat on The Outlaw Ocean with M. Sanjayan, the CEO of Conservation International. Guests will receive lunch and a free signed copy of The Outlaw Ocean. This event is in partnership with The Aspen Institute High Seas Initiative and Conservation International. Seats are limited. RSVP here.

September 18, 2019 - 5:30 p.m.
101 Constitution Rooftop
101 Constitution Ave NWWashington, DC 20001

A conversation and book signing with Ian in partnership with the Stimson Center and the International Conservation Caucus Foundation. This Congressional reception is open to all, but registration is required. Food and drinks will be served. RSVP here.  

August 18, 2019 - 1 p.m.
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008                                                      

A book chat with author Ian Urbina. A select number of advance copies of The Outlaw Ocean will be available to purchase and be signed by Ian.