National Geographic Live

Until we can gather in the Newmark Theatre again, we are happy to offer you a six-part National Geographic Live virtual series! Explore a wide range of fascinating topics and hear captivating stories from an all-star group of Nat Geo Live speakers during these 60-minute livestream video presentations—with audience questions incorporated throughout the event. Find out more about each presentation on the event pages listed below.

Tickets are available to individual presentations for $25 or can be purchased as a six-part package (through January 20th) for $130.


National Geographic Live Virtual Series

January 20, 2021 - 7pm
Life on Other Worlds | Kevin Peter Hand, Planetary Scientist/Astrobiologist & Kobie Boykins, NASA Engineer

February 10, 2021 - 7pm
Scientific Exposure | Anand Varma, Photographer & Prasenjeet Yadav, Photographer

February 24, 2021 - 7pm
Reimagining Dinosaurs | Nizar Ibrahim, Paleontologist & Sebastián Rozadilla, Paleontologist

March 17, 2021 - 7pm
Feats of Filmmaking | Bryan Smith, Filmmaker & Keith Ladzinski, Photographer

March 31, 2021 - 7pm
Mysterious Seas | Diva Amon, Deep-Sea Biologist & David Gruber, Marine Biologist

April 14, 2021 - 7pm
Women and Migration | Danielle Villasana, Photographer; Miora Rajaonary, Photographer; Saiyna Bashir, Photographer & Jennifer Samuel, Photo Editor & Panel Moderator


Important Information

  • These are livestream presentations and are only available at their scheduled date/time.
  • Series packages are only available through January 20th.
  • Purchasers will receive a ticket confirmation email with a web link to view the presentation.

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

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.