Ben Nemtin

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Ben and his friends Jonnie, Duncan and Dave started The Buried Life in their parent's garage in 2006. They made a list of '100 things to do before you die' and for every list item they accomplished, they helped a stranger do something on their list. Since then, they've crossed off '#53: Make a TV Show (on MTV)', '#19: Write a #1 New York Times Bestselling Book', '#67: Sit with Oprah' and have encouraged millions to believe that anyone can do anything. Ben and his friends have 13 items left on their list and are currently crossing off '#91: Make a Movie', producing The Buried Life feature documentary film.

Please welcome Ben Nemtin…..


Biography

Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want To Do Before You Die? and the star of the MTV show The Buried Life. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured by major media outlets including The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, Inc., ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC News. Oprah called Ben’s life work “truly inspiring.” An acclaimed keynote speaker, Nemtin has presented his '5 Steps to Make the Impossible Possible' to business conferences and corporate leadership teams around the world, garnering standing ovations from Amazon, Microsoft, Nationwide, Viacom, Verizon, Levi's, Harvard, and more.
 
In a pit of depression, Ben and his three best friends decided to create the world’s greatest bucket list to make them feel alive. They bought a rickety old bus and criss-crossed North America, achieving the unthinkable. And most importantly, every time they accomplished a dream, they helped a complete stranger cross something off their bucket list. From playing basketball with President Obama to streaking a professional soccer field, from raising over $400,000 for charity to placing a record-breaking $250,000 bet on roulette—Ben’s bucket list quest has inspired millions to chase their dreams and realize that impossible is possible.


AV Requirements

Technical Requirements: 1. Ben will have a multi-media video presentation using a 2017 MacBook Pro laptop with Keynote software. Footage WILL BE USED during the program. Ben will bring his own MacBook Pro and will have it on stage to control the presentation himself. 2. Cables must be HDMI in and out because the computer is content protected. The 2017 MacBook Pro does not transmit via VGA connections, it must be HDMI to HDMI cables in order to connect to the projector. Ben has HDMI to USB C dongle. Please ensure screens are set up on either side – or both sides – of the stage and playback can be projected in a manner to be seen by the entire audience. 3. House sound is acceptable. The presentation has a number of videos and they should be played at a high volume. Ban can control volume with his presentation remote. 4. One (1) moving spotlight or two (2) light trees are encouraged but not necessary if house lighting can be controlled throughout the presentation. The venue needs to be dark enough to ensure the audience can see the Keynote presentation and also see Ben. House lights need to be low during the presentation so that Ben is illuminated, and the images projected on the screen are vivid. 5. One (1) microphone stand and (1) microphone in the audience for the interactive period. 6. Ben would like to meet with the technical team at least 90 minutes prior to the presentation, if possible, for setup and sound check. Ben prefers to check staging and sound and then have at least 30 minutes of quiet time before the presentation. 7. Stage Set-Up Requirements: a. One (1) digital wireless headset microphone with new batteries b. One (1) bottle of water on stage c. One (1) small, tall table on stage for Ben’s laptop (preferably round, above hip height). A podium may also be used. d. STAGE RIGHT: Wires for Keynote projection, audio, and power (1 computer). This is where the small table will be to hold the MacBook Pro. 8. Ideally the house temperature is a few degrees lower than usual. **Ben does not provide his presentation in advance. Thank you! Hospitality Requirements: 1. One (1) non-smoking hotel room with (1) King bed (or Queen if need be) in a hotel that has Internet service and 24 hour room service and/or an on-site restaurant. 2. Dietary Restrictions: Ben is a vegetarian. Back

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