Customizable presentations are always possible - with extra lead time, Matt can talk about these topics:

  • Boomerangs and fun physics
  • Holography
  • Hot air ballooning and gas ballooning.  (In the vicinity of Austin, Texas, if you can book a flight with the expert hot air balloon pilot and my friend David Smuck with Austin Aeronauts, I highly recommend him. (
  • Juggling techniques
  • Carnivorous plants
  • Laser light shows
  • Western Ireland
  • Fireworks
  • Parade balloons
  • Scuba diving (If your adult scuba certified group is in west Texas, there is a deep-water dive site with an expert scuba instructor (and my brother) Mark Hannifin; I highly recommend him and his unique diving location. (
  • How to learn multiple languages using my unconventional methods
  •  Alternative topics in science
  • Special techniques for operating various science toys
  • Using your foreign languages to get jobs internationally
  • Unicycling
  • Australia and didgeridoos (I have a presentation – but if you can book the Australian culture expert and my friend Paul Taylor in northern Colorado and Wyoming, I highly recommend him. (