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For over 130 years, National Geographic has hosted some of the leading scientists, conservationists, photographers, and storytellers to share their stories live at our headquarters in Washington, D.C. Now you can watch their inspiring and thought-provoking stories from anywhere! Check out these live presentations below to hear National Geographic explorers tell about their adventures and discoveries around the world.


Galápagos: A Virtual Reality Exploration
May 7, 2019

Galápagos: A Virtual Reality Exploration  

Experience incredible 360-degree footage of the legendary and wild Galápagos Islands in exquisite detail with award-winning National Geographic Explorer and marine scientist Enric Sala.

Through the Lens: Tokyo Transect
March 28, 2019

Through the Lens: Tokyo Transect  

Discover the hidden truths of modern city life in densely populated Tokyo with celebrated photojournalist David Guttenfelder and National Geographic writer Neil Shea.

 

When Women Ruled
March 7, 2019

When Women Ruled  

Egyptologist Kara Cooney will deliver a fascinating tale of female power through the stories of six female pharaohs—shining a piercing light on perceptions of women leaders and why they have been so rare.

Expand the Field
February 11, 2019

Expand the Field  

Join us, on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, to hear from linguistic anthropologist Sandhya Narayanan, paleoanthropologist and stand-up comic Ella Al-Shamahi, oceanographer Katy Croff Bell, and carnivore ecologist Rae Wynn-Grant—amazing explorers who are pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge and inspiring the next generation.

 

Through the Lens: Daniella Zalcman
November 27, 2018

Through the Lens: Daniella Zalcman  

Join award-winning documentary photographer Daniella Zalcman, visual storyteller Matika Wilbur, and editor Mark Trahant to explore the diverse stories behind powerful portraits of Native Americans who are pushing back against racial stereotypes.

 

Antarctica: A Virtual Reality Exploration
October 30, 2018

Antarctica: A Virtual Reality Exploration  

Join National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen for an unparalleled virtual reality tour of Antarctica, where he took incredible 360-degree footage of the breathtaking landscape and his encounters with wildlife.

Environmental Justice: Running Dry
October 16, 2018

Environmental Justice: Running Dry  

Join moderator and journalist Naveena Sadasivam, author and historian John F. Ross, environmental health scientist Jalonne L. White-Newsome, water policy expert Radhika Fox, and environmental scientist Samantha Chisholm Hatfield as they explore solutions to the world’s deepening water crisis.

Shrinking Kingdoms: Leopards & Jaguars
April 26, 2018

Shrinking Kingdoms: Leopards & Jaguars  

Discover how longtime photographer Steve Winter is using camera-trap technology to learn key information about jaguars and leopards that helps us better protect them.

 

Extreme Ocean: Exploring the Deep
April 10, 2018

Extreme Ocean: Exploring the Deep  

Discover how ocean engineer and aquanaut Grace Young is using cutting-edge technologies to transform the way we see and explore the ocean.

 

Birds of the Photo Ark
March 27, 2018

Birds of the Photo Ark  

Photographer Joel Sartore shares the extraordinary colors, intricate details, and diverse behaviors of some of the world’s incredible species of birds through intimate and moving portraits.

 

Wild Florida: Hidden in Plain Sight
March 20, 2018

Wild Florida: Hidden in Plain Sight  

Follow in the footsteps of bears and panthers with National Geographic Explorer Carlton Ward Jr., who’s revealing and working to protect the wonders of a world on the brink of being lost.

 

Environmental Justice: What's Next
March 13, 2018

Environmental Justice: What's Next  

Reporter Talia Buford, professor Robert Bullard, National Geographic Explorer Jon Waterhouse, policy expert Mustafa Ali, and environmental advocate Adrianna Quintero will reveal how the decades-long movement for environmental justice must adapt in the face of our changing planet.

 

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Galápagos: A Virtual Reality Exploration
Through the Lens: Tokyo Transect
When Women Ruled
Expand the Field
Through The Lens: Daniella Zalcman
Antarctica: A Virtual Reality Exploration
Environmental Justice: Running Dry
Shrinking Kingdoms: Leopards and Jaguars
Extreme Ocean: Exploring The Deep
Birds of the Photo Ark
Wild Florida: Hidden in Plain Sight
Environmental Justice | What's Next