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With a broad roster of talent including renowned photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers and adventurers, National Geographic Live’s critically acclaimed programs have connected with audiences worldwide for over a century. Currently, National Geographic Live events are held in a variety of cities around the world, including Seattle, Tampa, Los Angeles, and Calgary. In each of these cities, speakers share behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration onstage alongside stunning imagery and gripping footage.

  1. Video Bryan Smith © Mike Mckay

    National Geographic Live Speaker Series

    Capturing the Impossible

    with Bryan Smith, Extreme Filmmaker

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 7:30 pm

    Babs Asper Theatre

    Join filmmaker Bryan Smith on the edge of what’s possible in extreme filmmaking. Descend the deepest canyon in the South Pacific, traverse the length of the Alaska Range by paraglider, and climb the ice of Niagara Falls. His passion for storytelling combined with his reputation for capturing the impossible make for an unforgettable presentation.

  2. Video Jodi Cobb © Rebecca Hale

    National Geographic Live Speaker Series

    Stranger in a Strange Land

    with Jodi Cobb, Photographer

    Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 7:30 pm

    Babs Asper Theatre

    Join veteran National Geographic photographer Jodi Cobb on a whirlwind retrospective of a distinguished career that has spanned four decades. Known for breaking through barriers and going undercover to reveal hidden societies, Cobb has captured fascinating glimpses of worlds such as Japan’s secret Geisha culture and the cloistered lives of Saudi Arabian women

  3. Video Brian Skerry © Rebecca Hale

    National Geographic Live Speaker Series

    Ocean Soul

    with Brian Skerry, Underwater Photographer

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 7:30 pm

    Babs Asper Theatre

    National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater, often in extreme conditions beneath Arctic ice and in predator-infested waters.

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    National Geographic Live Speaker Series

    Standing at the Water’s Edge

    with Cristina Mittermeier, Marine Biologist & Photographer

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 7:30 pm

    Babs Asper Theatre

    Cristina Mittermeier learned the concept of responsible earth stewardship from her indigenous nanny as a child growing up in Mexico, and she explores that calling through the ways of life of four communities and their individual relationships with water—the Kayapó in the Amazon, the Inuit of Greenland, the First Nations people of British Columbia, and native Hawaiians.

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