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Fourteen new destinations added to tour, with dozens of new and renowned Explorers scheduled to visit nearly 60 cities to delight audiences and inspire wonder
CELEBRATION, Fla. (Oct. 12, 2022) – National Geographic Live, National Geographic’s touring speaker series that brings to life the real and awe-inspiring stories of National Geographic Explorers and Speakers, today announced the beginning of its 2022-23 North America event season. Now underway and visiting nearly 60 cities, with more than a dozen new markets and venues combined, a celebrated group of 37 new and returning experts will grace stages across the United States and Canada immersing audiences in natural wonders of the world through gripping footage and unforgettable imagery.
With more than 200 planned events, National Geographic Live features something for everyone of all ages. Tickets for all 2022-2023 season events are available for purchase. Guests who are interested in attending can visit www.natgeolive.com for ticket bookings.
Spanning multiple countries and all seven continents, National Geographic’s broad roster of talent – including renowned photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers and adventurers – will share their behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration through one-of-a-kind presentations.
“National Geographic is a beloved brand known for its captivating content and inspiring stories that have the ability to leave an imprint on consumers globally,” said Stephanie Young, president, Disney Vacation Club, Adventures & Expeditions, and Enrichment Programs. “We’re proud to be expanding our programming and bringing even more National Geographic Live shows to cities across North America. Whether you are in Florida, California, the Pacific Northwest, Midwest, Northeast or beyond, we’re giving you the ability to explore scores of new places – all from the comfort of your seat.”
An exciting array of 14 new cities and venues are present on this year’s schedule, offering all-new audiences the opportunity to experience National Geographic Live’s incredible programming. New to the line-up includes Austin, Texas, Charleston, S.C., Pittsburgh, San Francisco, West Palm Beach, Fla., Baton Rouge, La., Bowling Green, Ky., Burlington, Ontario, Canada, Carmel, Ind., Kalispell, Mont., and more.
“We seek to continually inspire our audiences and help a new generation of guests fall in love with National Geographic Live,” said Timo Gorner, vice president of Disney Institute and National Geographic Live. “We are thrilled to deliver unique experiences to more people and continue to elevate the brand.”
Eight new speakers will captivate audiences this tour season. Attendees are invited on journeys to past and present lands, both near and far away, through global expeditions by earth, wind, air, and water. Guests will hear about some of the planet’s most unforgiving climates, the Paleozoicera when dinosaurs ruled the globe, space exploration of the solar system, migratory patterns and more. These new Explorer and Speaker sessions include:
In addition to these new speakers, many fan favorites will return. Carnivore ecologist Rae Wynn-Grant, award-winning photographer Brian Skerry, who specializes in marine wildlife and underwater environments, African diaspora archaeologist Alicia Odewale, wildlife filmmaker Filipe DeAndrade, big cat photographer Steve Winter, paraclimber and 2019 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Maureen Beck, and photographer RonanDonovan, are all scheduled to present at multiple venues throughout the course of the tour.
In coordination with the launch of the 2022-2023 event season, National Geographic is also celebrating the launch of its newest apparel collection. Inspired by nature’s marine eco-systems and an appreciation for the ocean’s timeless beauty and magnificent strength, the lifestyle collection is available on shopNatGeo.com and at select stores throughout Walt Disney World® Resort, Disney Springs®, Disneyland® Resort and Downtown Disney® District. Soon, with more details to be released, National Geographic Live attendees will be guided to locate QR codes present at the in-person events that will bring them to the virtual store, offering a variety of long- and short-sleeve tops to jackets and pants for sale. Every purchase from the National Geographic lifestyle collection helps support the global nonprofit National Geographic Society in its work to protect and illuminate our world through exploration, research and education. To learn more, visit NatGeo.com/info.
ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE
National Geographic Live brings to life the remarkable stories of National Geographic Explorers through in-person live events. Its broad roster of speakers, including renowned photographers, scientists, filmmakers, and adventurers, shares their behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration—alongside unforgettable imagery and gripping footage—with audiences in performing arts centers throughout North America and abroad. National Geographic Live film concerts invite audiences on a stirring musical journey to experience iconic National Geographic footage accompanied by the emotional performance of a live symphony orchestra. National Geographic Live is a part of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products—a segment of The Walt Disney Company. For more information on National Geographic Live, visit NatGeoLive.com and follow @NatGeoLive on Facebook and Twitter.