2012 Explorers Symposium Sneak Peek

For one week every year, instead of sending explorers out into the world we gather them back to National Geographic Headquarters for the annual Explorers Symposium to report on their expeditions, meet each other, and cultivate new ideas.

From brand new faces like the 2012 Emerging Explorers to veteran explorers like Bob Ballard, Mike Fay, and Meave Leakey they’ll be here Monday June 11-Friday June 15, and no matter where you are, you can follow the excitement and even join the conversation.

Throughout the week, we’ll also be sharing quotes, stories, and other announcements here on the Explorers Journal blog. The Explorers Symposium is always one of the most exciting weeks of the year here at the home base of National Geographic. Follow along and add your voice to the conversation!





Meet the Author
Andrew Howley is a longtime contributor to the National Geographic blog, with a particular focus on archaeology and paleoanthropology generally, and ancient rock art in particular. In 2018 he became Communications Director at Adventure Scientists, founded by Nat Geo Explorer Gregg Treinish. Over 11 years at the National Geographic Society, Andrew worked in various ways to share the stories of NG explorers and grantees online. He also produced the Home Page of nationalgeographic.com for several years, and helped manage the Society's Facebook page during its breakout year of 2010. He studied Anthropology with a focus on Archaeology from the College of William & Mary in Virginia. He has covered expeditions with NG Explorers-in-Residence Mike Fay, Enric Sala, and Lee Berger. His personal interests include painting, running, and reading about history. You can follow him on Twitter @anderhowl and on Instagram @andrewjhowley.