National Geographic Explorers Festival

June 15-18, Washington, D.C.


Join the people who are changing the world
at this multiday celebration of exploration


This exciting annual event brings together the world's most fascinating and innovative scientists, conservationists, explorers, and storytellers to share their latest discoveries and ideas. We invite you to join them!

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PHOTOGRAPH BY RANDALL SCOTT

“It's always great spending time with the Nat Geo Explorers who come home for Explorers Festival. Such an inspirational time.”

Shah Selbe

2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer
National Geographic Fellow

PHOTOGRAPH BY RANDALL SCOTT

“I think with the right amount of tools, it's possible to influence and change human behavior for the better.”

Thandiwe Mweetwa

2016 National Geographic Emerging Explorer
Lion Biologist

PHOTOGRAPH BY PRIIT J VESILIND

“When we explorers undertake our epic expeditions, the journey is never over until we return home and share the experience.”

Bob Ballard

National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence
Professor of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island

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Top Images: Randall Scott, James Kydd, Robbie Shone

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