National Geographic Live

Dynamic Events. Fascinating People. Captivating Stories.

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 2019/20. Explore the events below to find out more about our exciting fifth speaker series and join the adventure!


National Geographic Live Portland 2019/20 Speaker Series

October 7, 2019
Photography Without Borders | Annie Griffiths, Photojournalist

November 4, 2019
Akashinga: The Brave Ones | Damien Mander, Conservationist & Vimbai Kumire, Ranger

January 27, 2020
Pursuit of the Black Panther | Shannon Wild, Photographer & Cinematographer

March 2, 2020
Adventures Among Orangutans | Tim Laman, Photographer & Cheryl Knott, Biological Anthropologist

May 5, 2020
Designed By Nature | Kakani Katija, Bioengineer & Research Diver

*All presentations are at 7:30pm in the Newmark Theatre.

Series Subscriptions & Tickets

Individual tickets ($32.25–$52.25 plus fees) are available now. Series subscriptions to all five presentations ($136.25–$241.25 plus a one-time order fee) are no longer available for 2019/20.

Tickets are also available at the Portland'5 Box Office at 1111 SW Broadway Ave. and by phone: 800.273.1530.


About National Geographic Live:

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.

National Geographic Live is the live events division of National Geographic. 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 a variety of cities around the world, including Seattle, Tampa, Los Angeles, and Calgary. In each of these cities, speakers share behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration onstage alongside stunning imagery and gripping footage. For more information, visit