National Geographic’s Spring 2017 Season of Live Event Programming Kicks Off Jan. 25

This spring, National Geographic invites audiences of all ages to experience exploration firsthand with a sensational lineup of events at National Geographic’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. In addition to talks from an impressive roster of National Geographic explorers including award-winning photographer Steve Winter, engineering activist Shah Selbe, and award-winning photographer and conservationist Cristina Mittermeier, the season features many new and special events. Highlights include:

  • Nat Geo Nights: A new series of monthly happy hours featuring live stories from National Geographic explorers, fun interactive experiences, lively music, and food and drink specials. Nat Geo Nights kick off on Feb. 23 with Field Notes: New Orleans, a celebration of Mardi Gras featuring four National Geographic explorers and photographers who will share stories of resilience, recovery, hope and healing in the Crescent City.

  • Live taping of “You’re the Expert” podcast: The audience will participate in a live taping of WBUR Boston’s popular podcast, “You’re the Expert,” from National Geographic headquarters. Host Chris Duffy and three comedians will try to guess what it takes to be a National Geographic explorer and will be joined by a surprise National Geographic explorer guest.

  • Environmental Film Festival: National Geographic will host a variety of environmentally focused films and talks to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the country’s largest environmental film festival.

  • Student Matinees: The spring season includes five student matinees featuring presentations from National Geographic explorers geared toward students. For tickets or more information on the student matinees, visit

The spring season of National Geographic live event programming runs from Jan. 25 through May 9, with tickets on sale now. See the full list of events and speakers here.


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