Meet the Speakers

Conservation Photographer, Cave Diver, National Geographic Explorer

Workshop: The Science of Storytelling for Impact
Associate Professor and Chair, Urban + Environmental Planning, University of Virginia

Panel: Resilient Cities for the 21st Century
Educator
National Geographic Explorer, Geo-Inquiry Ambassador, and Fellow

Panel: Waterways
Professor of Composition and Computer Technologies, University of Virginia

Performance: Auksalaq: A Performance by EcoSono
Workshop: Earth Music
Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer, National Geographic Society

Welcome Remarks
National Geographic Photographer

Speaker at National Geographic Live event at Paramount Theater
Joe D. and Helen J. Kington Professor in Environmental Change, University of Virginia

Panel: Waterways
Ph.D. Candidate in English, University of Virginia

Conversation: Resilience in the Era of Climate Change
Editorial Director, National Geographic Partners
Editor in Chief, National Geographic Magazine

Conversation: Picturing Race at National Geographic and UVA
President and Managing Director, The Arctic Institute, National Geographic Explorer

Conversation: Resilience in the Era of Climate Change
Executive Editor, Science, National Geographic Magazine

Workshop: Writing the Nat Geo Way
Documentary Fine Art Photographer

Panel: Waterways
Workshop: Visual Narrative: Building a Photo Story From Start to Finish
Program Director, Gender Violence & Social Change and the Men’s Leadership Project,
Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, University of Virginia

Moderator, National Geographic Live
Assistant Professor of Digital Media Design, University of Virginia

Workshop: Virtual Reality and Immersive Storytelling
Journalist, Storyteller, National Geographic Explorer

Panel: Building Cultural Resilience
Workshop: Letting the Stories Come to You: Techniques for Reporting From the Field
Senior Environment Editor, National Geographic Magazine

Panel: Resilient Cities for the 21st Century
Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia

Panel: Resilient Cities for the 21st Century
Professor, Data Science Institute, University of Virginia

Workshop: The UVA Bay Game
Associate Professor, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia

Conversation: Picturing Race at National Geographic and UVA
Professor and Director, Environmental Resilience Institute, University of Virginia

Panel: Waterways
Vice President, Live Events, National Geographic Society

Workshop: The Art of Public Speaking
National Geographic Photographer

Keynote
Assistant Professor of African Art, University of Virginia

Panel: Building Cultural Resilience
Co-founder and Executive Director, Machik
National Geographic Explorer

Panel: Building Cultural Resilience
Geoscientist, National Geographic Explorer

Panel: Waterways
President, University of Virginia

Closing Remarks
National Geographic Explorer, Multimedia Storyteller

Panel: Resilient Cities for the 21st Century
Workshop: The Ethics of Storytelling: Consequences, Ego, Truth, and Trust
Executive Editor, Culture, National Geographic Magazine

Panel: Building Cultural Resilience
Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Panel: Waterways
Workshop: Sharing Your Story Through Citizen Science