Speakers & Special Guests

Joel Achenbach

Author and Staff Writer for The Washington Post

Constance Adams

Space Architect

Jennifer Adler

Conservation Photographer & Cave Diver

Ella Al-Shamahi

Paleoanthropologist

Jonathan Baillie

Chief Scientist & SVP, Grants
National Geographic Society

Bob Ballard

Ocean Explorer & Professor of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island

LEE BERGER

PALEOANTHROPOLOGIST

Erika Bergman

SUBMERSIBLE PILOT

STEVE BOYES

CONSERVATION BIOLOGIST

Kenny Broad

Environmental Anthropologist

James Cameron

FILMMAKER AND EXPLORER

Ryan Carney

Evolutionary biologist and epidemiologist

JEAN CASE

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Adjany Costa

Conservationist and ichthyologist

Jessica Cramp

MARINE CONSERVATIONIST

Ronan Donovan

Photographer

Nadia Drake

Science Journalist

Sylvia Earle

Oceanographer

Bethany Ehlmann

Planetary Geologist

Federico Fanti

Paleontologist and sedimentary geologist

Ira Flatow

RADIO AND TELEVISION JOURNALIST

Keolu Fox

Human geneticist

Joe Grabowski

Educator and scuba diver

Colonel Chris Hadfield

ASTRONAUT

Kevin Hand

Planetary Scientist/Astrobiologist

SAM HARRIS

SINGER OF X AMBASSADORS

M Jackson

Geographer and glaciologist

COREY JASKOLSKI

ENGINEER AND INVENTOR

TAYLOR JORDAN

COMPOSER/MUSICIAN

Gary Knell

President & CEO
National Geographic Society

David Lang

ENTREPRENEUR AND WRITER

Danielle N. Lee

Biologist and outreach scientist

ALBERT LIN

RESEARCH SCIENTIST AND ENGINEER

Jennifer Lopez

TECHNOLOGIST AND DATA SCIENTIST

KELLY MEADE

DIRECTOR OF THE CALIFORNIA PARTNERSHIP ACADEMY

BEN MIRIN

DJ ECO TONE

Ricardo Moreno

Wildlife conservationist

PETE MULLER

CONSERVATION SCIENTIST

Mateus Mutemba

Park warden and conservationist

Hotlin Ompusunggu

Dentist and conservationist

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

Environmental activist and geographer

Sarah Parcak

ARCHEOLOGIST

Joe Quirk

AUTHOR, AQUAPRENEUR

JOE RIIS

WILDLIFE PHOTOJOURNALIST

Mo Rocca

CBS CORRESPONDENT

Jane Root

CEO Nutopia

Brooke Runnette

EVP & Chief Program Officer
National Geographic Society

ENRIC SALA

MARINE ECOLOGIST

JOEL SARTORE

PHOTOGRAPHER AND CONSERVATIONIST

SHAH SELBE

ENGINEER AND CONSERVATION TECHNOLOGIST

Jason Silva

FUTURIST, PHILOSOPHER, HOST OF BRAIN GAMES

GREGG TREINISH

ADVENTURER AND CONSERVATIONIST

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON

ASTROPHYSICIST AND STARTALK HOST

Anand Varma

Science photographer

LUCIANNE WALKOWICZ

ASTRONOMER

Grace C. Young

Ocean engineer

Lily Zeng

PhD Candidate at Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Photos

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