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Speaking Opportunities

"The best speaker
I have ever heard!"

Sam has shared his story of attempting suicide in front of more than 100,000 people at events all over the United States. When you book Sam, your audience will leave:

  • Equipped to have real conversations about depression, mental health, and suicide

  • Captivated by Sam's ability to talk about a serious topic with humor and authenticity

  • Empowered to live a life that is fully and recklessly alive

200+ Events

Testimonials

Sam's speech was completely captivating and inspiring. So many lives were touched at our community event of over 600 people. We are so grateful that we were able to have him speak at our event!

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Katie Shatusky

Suicide Prevention Non-Profit Leader

Thumps Up 5k & 10k - Elk River, MN

With a rare blend of power, compassion, and humor, Sam Eaton eloquently speaks the truth and offers encouragement to people of all ages. His captivating message offers real help and hope. Be prepared to be touched at the core, moved by Sam's words, and motivated to start a life that's recklessly alive.

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Beth Saadati

High School English Teacher,

Bridgeway Academy - Greenville, SC.

The presentation was phenomenal and every attendee I encountered wanted to see, hear, and learn more from Mr. Eaton. He taught that saving a life is within our reach and equipped everyone on how we can make lasting impacts on our campus.

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Katherine Klee
Student Mental Health Advocate
University of the Incarnate Word - San Antonio,TX

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Speaking Calendar

2024

 

3/1/24 - Mav's Matter Day - Mauldin High School, Mauldin, SC

4/20/24 - First Congregational Church - 10am Church Service, Branford, CT

4/21/24 - Stony Creek Brewery - 5:30-8:30pm, 6:30pm program, Branford, CT

4/27/24 - IDEA Leadership Conference Keynote Speaker -Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA

Connection @ Snow Hill - Greenville, NC - cancelled

5/4/24 - Breakthrough Mental Health Conference - 9am-2pm, Chandler City Chambers,  Chandler, AZ 9am-2pm

6/1/24 - Bike With Mike event - Mineola, IA

6/12-6/15 - Rise Conference Keynote Speaker - Milwaukee, WI

8/2/24 - ACDA MN Keynote Speaker - St. John's University - Collegeville, MN

9./12/24 - Min No Aya Win Human Services Center - Fond du Lac Reservation, Minnesota

2023

3/12/23 - The Academy for Sciences & Agriculture High School, Vadnais Heights, MN

4/26/23 - The La Moure School Community Event - LaMoure, ND

4/6-4/10/23 - NCEAU Conference Keynote Speaker - Swanzey, NH

5/23/23 - NAMI National Conference - Featured Speaker - Minneapolis, MN

6/16/23 - Overcomer's Center - Greenville, SC

9/9/23   - Breakaway Event - Phoenix, AZ

9/13/23 - Brauntext Theatre - San Antonio, TX

9/15/23 - New Jersey Event TBD

9/22/23 - Mauldin High School, Mauldin, SC

9/24/23 - Medina ND Church Event

9/25/23 - Medina, ND School Event

9/26/23 - Lancaster School Event, Lancaster, MN

9/27/23 - Richland County ND Event

10/16-10/17/23 - RESET Conference Featured Speaker, Northeast IA

11/16-11/17/23 - Iowa Music Educators Association State Conference

12/7/23 - Marshall, MN School Event

2022

2/17/22 - Minnesota Music Educators State Conference

3/1/22 - Delano High School - Delano, MN

3/7/22 - The Well - Rosemount, MN

3/11/22 - Raymond Lincolnwood High School - Raymond, IL

3/11/22 - Nokomis Junior High & High School - Nokomis, IL

3/12/22 - Mental Health Summit - Keynote Speaker - Hillsboro, IL

7/10/22 - The Well - Rosemount, MN

9/6/22 - Kansas State University - Manhattan, KS

10/19/22 - Broken Bow School District, - Broken Bow, OK

10/20/22 -Night to Ignite Speaker - Broken Bow, OK

12/2/22 - Foley School District Teacher Staff Development - Foley, MN

2020-2021

1/15/20 - "The Event" Featured Speaker

1/17/10 - MENtal Health Podcast Interview

1/29/20 - University of Northern Iowa - Tough Conversations Series

3/12/20 - "Choose to Live" - Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church - Plymouth, MN

6/24/20 - "Your Scars are Your Superpower" Liberty Church - Fairfield, CA

10/18/20 - Choose to Stay - Zoom Suicide Prevention Event

12/15/20 - "The Bright Side" Featured Guest Speaker

2019

Sam is taking a sabbatical from June-December 2019 to rest and recharge.

2/18/2019 – Western Illinois University – Macomb, IL 
2/27/2019 – Willmar High School – Just One Event – Willmar, MN
3/7/2019 – Wayzata High School – Stand Against Stigma School Event*
4/1/2019 – Crown College – St. Bonifacious, MN – 7pm
4/10/2019 – Just One Event – Elk River, MN
6/8/2019 – Evident Faith Conference – Key Note Speaker, Bedminster NJ

*Closed to the public.

 

2018

2/11/18 – Southwest Metro FCA: Super Huddle – Crown College – St. Bonifacius, MN
2/14/18 – Ash Wednesday Message – Messiah United Methodist Church, Plymouth, MN
2/24/18 – COMPASS Educator’s Retreat – Grace Church, Eden Prairie, MN
3/8/18 – Cornerstone Young Adults Group – Grace Church, Eden Prairie, MN
3/14/18 – Just One Event – Spectrum High School – Elk River, MN
3/30/18 – Bridgeway Christian Academy – Greenville, SC – (Closed to the Public)
4/2/18 – TV Appearance on Night Line – WGGS TV Channel 16
4/6/18 – Just One Event – Kingdom Life Church – Greenville, SC 6-8pm
4/10/18 – Guys Like Us Podcast Interview
5/4/18 – Armstrong High School, Plymouth, MN (Closed to the Public)

9/9/18 – Just One – Buffalo Lake-Hector Secondary, MN – 6:30-8pm.
10/3/18 – Just One – Rochester Civic Center – Rochester, MN – 6:30pm

10/7/18 – Colonial Hills United Methodist Church,- 5:30pm – 5247 Vance Jackson, San Antonio, TX
10/8/18 – Toyota Group Corporate Event (closed to the public) – 10:30am
10/8/18 – University of the Incarnate Word – 7pm – Student Engagement Ballroom

10/24/18 – Roseville Covenant Church – Roseville, MN 6:30-8pm

 

2017

1/5/17 – Chose to Live: The Day Suicide Didn’t Win – Tree House Teen Center – New Hope, MN
1/14/17 –  Come Alive Tour – Maple Grove, MN
2/20/17 – Interview – Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show, Los Angelos, CA
3/15/17 – Lenten Message – Spirit of Christ Lutheran Church, St. Louis Park MN
3/27/17 – Podcast Panel on Millennials – Dallas Theological Seminary – Dallas, TX
4/22/17 – Millennials in the Church – The Forum Podcast – LifeFM – New Zealand
5/13/17 – Millennials in the Church – Moravia Project Podcast Interview
6/19/17- Freedom in Christ – Anguished Hearts Facebook Live Event – Minneapolis, MN
7/3/17, – Millennials in the Church – iWork4Him Podcast Interview – Indiana Rocks Beach, FL

8/14/17 –  Teens, Depression & Suicide: What to Look for & What We Can Do to Save Lives – Stryker, Ohio
8/18/17 – Youth Group Event – Queens Herald Church, Queens, NY – (closed to the public).
8/19/17 –  Choose to Live: The Day Suicide Didn’t Win – 6pm – Throop Civic Center – 500 Sanderson St, Throop, PA 18512
8/20/17 – Choose to Live: The Day Suicide Didn’t Win 10:30am and 6:30pm – Rescue and Restore Church - Olyphant, Pennsylvania, PA 18447
8/22/17 – Choose to Live: The Day Suicide Didn’t Win – 7pm – Nokomis, IL –First Baptist Church Of Nokomis
8/23/17 – Choose to Live: The Day Suicide Didn’t Win -7pm – Hillsboro, IL Hillsboro High School (Illinois)

9/13/17 – Nowthen Alliance Church Parents Event – Nowthen Alliance Church, Nowthen, MN
9/20/17 – “Just One” Suicide Prevention Night – Wayzata High School, Plymouth, MN
9/27/17 – Fully Alive: Mental Wellness Youth Group Event – Nowthen Alliance Church, Nowthen, MN
10/4/17 – Telling the Best Story With Your Life (Just One Follow-Up) – Messiah United Methodist Church, Plymouth, MN
10/7-10/8/17 –  Millennials in the Church Weekend – Lancaster Christian Church, – Lancaster, MO
10/11/17 – Fully Alive: Spiritual Wellness – Nowthen Alliance Church, Nowthen, MN
10/14/17 – How to Change Lives Through Blogging – One-Day Workshop sponsored by the Minnesota Christian Writers Guild – Plymouth, MN
11/9-11/10/17 – Faith & Initiative Conference – Atlanta, Georgia
11/18/17 – COMPASS Educators Breakfast – Grace Church Eden Prairie, MN

 

2016

8/26/16 – Maple Grove, MN – Come Alive Tour
9/10/16 – Buffalo, MN – Come Alive Tour
9/23-9/25/16 – Youth Retreat Featured Speaker – Rochester, MN
10/31/16 – University of Northwestern St. Paul – Mental Health Week
11/4/16 – University of Northwestern St. Paul – Come Alive Tour
11/15/16 – University of Northwestern St. Paul – Come Alive Tour

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