The National Geographic Society celebrates exploration every day of the year, but during Explorers Festival we’re bringing together the most fascinating and innovative scientists, conservationists, explorers, and storytellers to share—with one another, and with the world—how their discoveries and ideas are creating change for the better. Join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with #NatGeoFest.
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SCHEDULE | THURSDAY JUNE 15
Breakthrough | 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Kick off the day with a fascinating discussion featuring internationally renowned National Geographic Explorers who will share their latest breakthroughs and challenges. Speakers: Lee Berger, Sarah Parcak, and Enric Sala.
Exploration in Progress | 10:45 AM – 12:30 PM: Brief lightning-round talks where more than 20 National Geographic Explorers will share updates on their current projects.
Introducing the 2017 Emerging Explorers | 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM: Honoring our new class of innovative thinkers and change makers from around the world. Meet our 2017 Emerging Explorers.
Transformative Tech | 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM: These creative minds are deploying innovative technology to aid new discoveries and a deeper understanding of our planet. Speakers: Charlie Hamilton James, Corey Jaskolski, Jennifer Lopez, and Grace Young.
Community Innovators | 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM: Working hand in hand with local communities to protect cultural heritage as well as critical ecosystems. Speakers: Keolu Fox, Hindou Ibrahim, Hotlin Ompusunggu, and Joe Riis.
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