National Geographic Live

Dynamic Events. Fascinating People. Captivating Stories.

Behind every great National Geographic story there is a great storyteller: the writers, photographers, filmmakers, scientists, explorers, and adventurers who bring the world home. Through National Geographic Live, a rich public program of speakers, concerts, and films, these storytellers are presented on stages worldwide.

Portland’5 Centers for the Arts and National Geographic Live joined forces to bring the inaugural three-part speaker series to the Newmark Theatre in 2016, and are now pleased to announce the return of the Nat Geo Live Portland speaker series for five presentations in 2017/18.

October 2, 2017 - View From Above with astronaut Terry Virts

November 20, 2017 - Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice with underwater photographer David Doubilet & aquatic biologist/photojournalist Jennifer Hayes

January 22, 2018 - Rhinos, Rickshaws, and Revolutions with photojournalist Ami Vitale

February 19, 2018 - Between River and Rim: Hiking the Grand Canyon with photgrapher Pete McBride & writer Kevin Fedarko

March 5, 2018 - Pink Boots and a Machete with primatologist/TV correspondent Mireya Mayor

As audiences around the world have discovered, National Geographic Live events are lavishly illustrated, firsthand presentations by dynamic individuals who travel the world to get the powerful stories and images you’ve seen on the National Geographic Channel and in National Geographic magazine. Check out the events below to find out more about our exciting third season, and join the adventure!

Series Subscriptions & Tickets

Series subscriptions ($130.00-$230.00 plus a one-time $18.50 order fee) go on sale Monday, April 3, 2017 at 10am. Only series subscriptions will be available initially.
Save on service charges for individual lecture tickets and purchase a series subscription!

Tickets are also available at the Portland'5 Box OfficeTicketsWest outlets or by phone 800.273.1530.

About National Geographic Live:

National Geographic Live is the live events division of the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations whose mission is to inspire, illuminate, and teach. With a broad roster of talent including renowned photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers and adventurers, National Geographic Live’s critically acclaimed programs have connected with audiences worldwide for over a century. Currently, National Geographic Live events are held in 32 cities around the world, including New York, Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Sydney. In each of these cities, speakers share behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration on stage alongside stunning imagery and gripping footage. In 2014, National Geographic Live events were attended by over 150,000 people. For more information, visit