National Geographic Live

Dynamic Events. Fascinating People. Captivating Stories.

Portland’5 Presents is pleased to announce the return of the National Geographic Live series at the Newmark Theatre. Explore the four events below featured in our 2021/2022 series and join the adventure!

National Geographic Live 2021/22 Portland Speaker Series

December 7, 2021 - 7:30pm
Secret Life of Bears | Rae Wynn-Grant, Carnivore Ecologist

January 25, 2022 - 7:30pm
Secrets of the Whales | Brian Skerry, Underwater Photographer

March 29, 2022 - 7:30pm
Greenwood: A Century of Resilience | Alicia Odewale, African Diaspora Archaeologist

May 10, 2022 - 7:30pm
Improbable Ascent | Maureen Beck, Paraclimber

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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 Portland, Seattle, Tampa, Los Angeles, and Calgary. 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. For more information, visit

National Geographic Live North American Presenting Sponsor: Office Depot