Keynote Speaker

Besides appearing on every major US broadcast network, Scott has spoken at hundreds of events and conferences on space exploration, STEM education and innovation.
Scott regularly speaks to corporate and educational audiences around the world on leadership under adversity, the power of team work, risk management, innovation and mentorship.


A highly decorated veteran of five spaceflights, Scott has spent over eight weeks in space and 47 hours on spacewalks. He played a vital role during the construction of the International Space Station, and was instrumental during a dramatic EVA repair of a damaged solar panel in 2008. In May of 2016 Scott was inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame.


Scott is the only person to have both flown in space and summited Mt. Everest, is a submersible-pilot-in-training, and recently made the first descent into Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua. He has traveled widely across Antarctica and has been featured on the Discovery Channel’s “Everest: Beyond the Limit” and the Science Channel’s “Secret Space Escapes”.


Having trained at Stanford and Harvard, Scott has conducted groundbreaking research in space physiology and high altitude acclimatization. He has also served as the chief medical officer for several expeditions and spaceflights. He continues to advise explorers around the world on best practices for healthcare in extreme environments.


Scott is a prolific inventor, intimately aware of the challenges of extreme environments. He has contributed to the design of exercise devices built for long-duration spaceflight and several medical technologies. Scott is working to commercialize his many medical innovations and consumer products to benefit people around the world.

Human Exploration of Extreme Environments:

The only explorer to have both flown in space & climbed to the summit of Mount Everest, Dr. Scott Parazynski is an innovator and gifted communicator who can help take your organization to new heights!

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  1. Sharp Grossmont Hospital Heart & Vascular Conference Keynote

    October 28 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am PDT
  2. OutSystems NextStep Keynote

    November 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am CDT
  3. immixGroup Government IT Sales Summit Keynote

    November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
  4. American College of Cardiology Leadership Forum 2018 Keynote

    January 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PST

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