Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Gavin Pretor-Pinney | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Gavin Pretor-Pinney | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Science Writer, Founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society, TV Presenter, Author, Royal Society Winton Prize Winner
Ignite your creativity by stepping away from problems and allowing your mind to defocus with Gavin Pretor-Pinney, speaker, science author, and cloudspotting expert.
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Gavin Pretor-Pinney | Speaker Biography

Founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society
Named new cloud formation 'Asperatus'
Author of The Cloudspotter's Guide

Gavin Pretor-Pinney, an award-winning science author, has captivated audiences worldwide with his inspiring and humorous perspective on how cloudspotting can ignite creativity. By stepping away from problems and allowing our minds to defocus, we can tap into our subconscious and make new connections. Gavin is the founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society, boasting 38,000 members across 95 countries. He is also a TED speaker with over 1 million views and a Visiting Fellow at the Meteorology Department of Reading University. Gavin's contributions to cloud classification include naming a new cloud formation called 'Asperatus', the first addition to the World Meteorological Organisation's cloud names since 1951. He has written four books, two of which, The Cloudspotter's Guide (2007) and The Cloud Collector's Handbook (2009), were international best-sellers. Gavin has produced and presented television documentaries on clouds for Channel 4 and BBC, and he even ventured to the remote outback of Australia to create a film about an extraordinary cloud formation that glider pilots surf, akin to surfers riding ocean waves. His book, The Wavewatcher's Companion (2010), won the prestigious 2011 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. In addition to his cloud-focused work, Gavin co-founded the Idler magazine in 1993, promoting the importance of downtime in fostering creative thinking. The magazine emphasizes that our best ideas often emerge during moments of relaxation when we allow thoughts to percolate. Engaging with our environment, such as through cloudspotting, is an ideal way to stimulate this type of creative thought.

Why Should You Book Gavin Pretor-Pinney?

Book Gavin Pretor-Pinney as a speaker to inspire your team with his unique and humorous insights on how cloudspotting can ignite creativity and innovation. With a proven track record as an award-winning author and captivating TED speaker, Gavin will show you how stepping away from problems can lead to breakthrough ideas. His engaging storytelling and expertise make him an unforgettable addition to any event.

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