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June 8-14, 2019
Washington, DC

Our planet is at a crossroads. If we don’t act now, it could be too late. That's why the National Geographic Explorers Festival brings together innovative scientists, conservationists, explorers, educators, storytellers, and changemakers from around the world to share their discoveries, insights, and solutions for creating a more sustainable future. Discover how you can join them in changing the world!



Taking the Stage

Schedule Highlights

Saturday, June 8 - Tuesday, June 11

Tuesday, June 11 - Thursday, June 13

Wednesday, June 12

Thursday, June 13


The 2019 Explorers Festival will feature robust programming on confronting the growing global biodiversity crisis and protecting our natural world. National Geographic has joined with conservation organizations from around the globe as partners of the Wyss Campaign for Nature, which aims to inspire the protection of 30% of the planet by 2030. Join the conversation at #CampaignforNature and hear more during the Explorers Symposium.

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