Pegi is a seasoned lecturer and cultural consultant who has has taught on travel and tourism, storytelling, visual anthropology, and documentary production. She is available as a keynote speaker, lecturer, or workshop leader. Previous work internationally includes Soros Open Society documentary workshop, Azerbaijan; Columbia Alumni Travel Study Tours with National Geographic’s “Hidden Wonders Around the World by Private Jet” and Tahiti & French Polynesia by clipper ship; keynote speaker, Critical Tourism Studies conference in Croatia; screening/discussion, Mekong Tourism Forum in Vietnam and Voice & Matter Conference, Malmö University, Sweden; presenter, NY Travel Festival; presenter, ITB Berlin; lecturer on cultural tourism at universities in Vienna, Barcelona, and New York. Pegi has also served as a judge for the World Travel Tourism Council’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards and currently for National Geographic’s World Legacy Awards. Most recently, she worked as the cultural consultant and APP co-writer on Felix & Paul Studios‘ “Nomads” virtual reality (VR) series for Samsung / Oculus.
See Pegi’s suggestions @ Room for Debate, New York Times: “Travelers Can Choose to Make a Difference“.
In addition to screenings/discussions of the documentary Gringo Trails, Pegi is also available for radio/tv, speaking engagements, and as a sustainable travel consultant. Past press has included CNN, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, Der Spiegel, La Vanguardia, Wall Street Journal, Travel+Leisure, Skift, Today, Globo, South China Morning Post, Travel Weekly, Gadling, and The Hollywood Reporter, among others. Full list here.