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Explorers Symposium and Festival Panels

Thursday, June 15

Breakthrough | 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. ET

Featuring: Sarah Parcak, Enric Sala, and Lee Berger

Exploration in Progress | 10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET

Including: Naftali Honig, Krithi K. Karanth, Maria Fadiman

Transformative Tech | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET

Featuring: Grace C. Young, Corey Jaskolski, Jennifer W. Lopez, and Charlie Hamilton James

Community Innovators | 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. ET

Featuring: Keolu Fox, Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Hotlin Ompusunggu, and Joe Riis

Friday, June 16

Evolving Planet | 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. ET

Featuring: M. Jackson, Federico Fanti, Ryan Carney, and Bryan Skerry

Citizens for Science | 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. ET

Featuring: Joe Grabowski, Gregg Treinish, Kelly Meade, and David Lang

Conflicts of Nature | 1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Featuring: Adjany Costa, Ricardo Moreno, Mateus Mutemba, and Danielle N. Lee

Photography for Change | 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. ET

Featuring: Ronan Donovan, Anand Varma, and Joel Sartore

Saturday, June 17

Leaving Terra Firma | 9:30 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. ET

Featuring: Bob Ballard, Bethany Ehlmann, Colonel Chris Hadfield, and Stephen Petranek

A New Human Tide | 10:50 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET

Featuring: Alan Leonardi, Lucianne Walkowicz, Constance Adams, and Joe Quirk

No Place Like Home | 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. ET

Featuring: Sylvia Earle, Kevin Hand, and Jane Root

Explorers Festival Coverage

Picture of 2017 winners of National Geographic Society/Buffett Awards for Leadership in Conservation

Meet the 2017 National Geographic/Buffet Award Winners  

Something the grey-crowned crane and cotton-top tamarin have in common: passionate conservationists working for their survival.

Picture of explorer Thandiwe Mweetwa

How 9 National Geographic Explorers Got Their Start  

These defining moments led to careers in space research, big cat conservation, and more.

How to Save the Jaguars? Turn the Locals From Foe to Friend

How to Save the Jaguars? Turn the Locals From Foe to Friend  

A National Geographic Explorer aims to help conserve the jaguar population in Panama by enlisting the help of local farmers.

Picture of Alas River in Sumatra, Indonesia

Your Old Cell Phone Can Help Save the Rain Forest  

National Geographic Explorer Topher White has created a clever way to listen for sounds of illegal logging.


For interviews with members of the 2017 class of Emerging Explorers, click here.

For more stories, videos and other content on our Explorers, click here.

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