This year, the National Geographic Explorers Festival will bring together some of the world’s most fascinating and groundbreaking scientists, conservationists, explorers, and storytellers to share their latest ideas and discoveries. The flagship of the Festival will be a special VIP Saturday with a series of events enabling you to connect with—and be inspired by—these amazing innovators and change makers.
On Saturday, June 17 is a day-long event called Red Planet vs. Blue Planet: Where Do We Explore Next? Attendees will hear from notable speakers such as Bob Ballard, ocean explorer and discoverer of the Titanic; Sylvia Earle, legendary oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence; and Colonel Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station. There will also be a live taping of StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson and James Cameron.
One of the speakers for this event, science journalist Nadia Drake, is a Cornellian.
Event Information: Red Planet vs. Blue Planet
Who: See event speakers
What: A daylong session with some of the world’s best explorers and storytellers, who will talk about the future of exploration on this planet and across the galaxy.
Where: National Geographic Headquarters, 1145 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036
When: Saturday, June 17 starting at 9:30 AM
Tickets: Starting at $100 (lunch provided)
Use the code NATGEOFEST for $25 off your ticket