2019–2020 Seattle Speaker Series
National Geographic Live returns to Benaroya Hall for another extraordinary season! Our 2019–2020 Seattle Speaker Series brings the top National Geographic photographers, scientists, filmmakers and adventurers to Benaroya Hall to share their unbelievable behind-the-scenes stories and stunning images and video.
On October 27–29, follow conservationist Damien Mander on his journey forming the first all-female ranger unit in Zimbabwe to protect Africa’s ecosystems from poachers. On January 12–14, photographer Shannon Wild gives you an inside look at the challenges and dangers of documenting rare black panthers in the dense forests of India. On February 9–11, bioengineer and research diver Kakani Katija takes you deep into the ocean to share how its inhabitants could lead to breakthroughs in bio-inspired design. On March 22–24, join photographer Carlton Ward Jr. to follow the footsteps of bears, panthers and more in an endangered wildlife corridor hidden in his native Florida. On May 3–5, photographer Joel Sartore shares his ambitious Photo Ark project, a heartfelt mission to capture portraits of the world’s species before they disappear. Finally, on May 17–19, dive in and celebrate the ocean with filmmaker Andy Mann as he travels across all seven continents to tell the story of our rapidly changing planet.
6-show subscriptions start at just $189.
2018–2019 Seattle Speaker Series
Remaining National Geographic Live presentations for the 2018–2019 season include a marine biology world tour with photographer Thomas Peschak (April 14–16) and a captivating look inside special photographic time lapse projects with photographer Stephen Wilkes (May 19–21).
Single tickets start at just $34.
The National Geographic Live speaker series is presented by the Seattle Symphony. The orchestra will not perform on these programs.
COSMOS: Possible Worlds featuring Ann Druyan
Monday, 29 April, 2019 7:30PM
Come explore the universe with Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Ann Druyan. Along with her late husband, renowned astronomer Carl Sagan, she co-wrote six New York Times bestsellers and the TV series COSMOS: A Personal Voyage. Druyan will discuss her campaign for science communication, her career in film and television, and her own personal journey through the Cosmos.