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Due to concerns related to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), the 2020 National Geographic Explorers Festival has been cancelled. We look forward to celebrating with you in 2021.



JUNE 14–18, 2021

Our planet is at a crossroads. If we don't act now, it could be too late. That's why the National Geographic Explorers Festival brings together innovative scientists, conservationists, explorers, educators, storytellers, and changemakers from around the world to share their discoveries, insights, and solutions for creating a more sustainable future. Discover how you can join them in changing the world!


Watch a recap of the 2019 Explorers Festival

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