Thompson Rivers University

IDays keynote speaker: Amanda Lindhout–Sold Out

Note: More tickets may be released after Feb. 18

Amanda Lindhout is a sought after inspirational speaker, who delivers a life changing, transformational keynote experience.

Her New York Times bestselling memoir, A House in the Sky, is being developed into a Hollywood motion picture, with twice-Oscar-nominated actress Rooney Mara playing Amanda.

A House in the Sky has remained a top 10 best-selling book since its release in 2013.

Raised by a single mom in a small city, Amanda escaped the violence of her childhood by imagining herself in the pages of National Geographic magazine. As a young woman, Lindhout’s curiosity led her to some of the world’s most beautiful and remote places, its most imperilled and perilous countries and then into 15 months of harrowing captivity. Working as a journalist in Somalia, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road.

She spent 460 days as a hostage, surviving on strategy, fortitude and hope in the face of unimaginable adversity.

Lindhout’s experiences permit her to discuss important issues ranging from countering terrorism to supporting the women’s movement.

She regularly appears in the media with her opinion, and has been featured in Vogue, New York Times Magazine, Dateline, The Today Show, Morning Joe and Anderson Cooper.