National Geographic Live

Come explore with us!

Portland’5 is pleased to present the 2022/23 National Geographic Live speaker series at the Newmark Theatre. National Geographic Live brings you behind-the-scenes stories and unforgettable imagery from world-renowned photographers, scientists, filmmakers, and adventurers—live on stage. Explore the five speaker events below in the 2022/2023 series and join the adventure!

2022/23 National Geographic Live Portland Speaker Series

September 27, 2022 - 7:30pm
Wild Cats of India | Sandesh Kadur, Photographer and Filmmaker

November 29, 2022 - 7:30pm
When Women Ruled the World | Kara Cooney, Egyptologist

February 27, 2023 - 7:30pm
How to Clone a Mammoth | Beth Shapiro, Evolutionary Biologist

March 28, 2023 - 7:30pm
Deadliest Lifesavers | Zoltan Takacs, Biomedical Scientist

May 22, 2023 - 7:30pm
Adaptation | Alizé Carrère, Environmental Anthropologist & Filmmaker

Series Subscriptions & Tickets—On Sale Now

Season subscriptions ($150–$250 + order fee) to all five presentations and single event tickets ($25.00–$55.00 + service charges) are available. Purchase a series subscription and get $5 off tickets for each presentation, plus, with a one-time order fee, you save on service charges!

Series subscriptions available through September 27, 2022—or while supplies last.

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About National Geographic Live

National Geographic Live brings to life the remarkable stories of National Geographic Explorers through in-person live events. Its broad roster of speakers, including renowned photographers, scientists, filmmakers, and adventurers, shares their behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration—alongside unforgettable imagery and gripping footage—with audiences in performing arts centers throughout North America and abroad. For more information, visit