2021 Virtual Speaker Series


National Geographic Live takes to the airwaves for a special series of virtual events in 2021! While in-person presentations with a live audience continue to be suspended and our normal Seattle Speaker Series is on hold, the Seattle Symphony is excited to partner with National Geographic Live to bring a specially curated series of virtual events straight to your living room. These virtual events will feature live broadcasts with National Geographic explorers from all corners of the globe. Explorers will share stories and engage in moderated conversation, including an audience Q&A session.

Our virtual speaker series kicks off February 10 with a presentation titled Scientific Exposure. Join National Geographic photographers Prasenjeet Yadav and Anand Varma for stories and conversation on the intriguing intersection of science and photography. On February 24, the Reimagining Dinosaurs presentation brings together leading paleontologists and National Geographic Explorers Nizar Ibrahim and Sebastián Rozadilla for stories and conversation about the evolving science of dinosaurs.

March 17 brings the Feats of Filmmaking presentation, with two filmmakers — Bryan Smith and Keith Ladzinski — renowned for capturing extreme feats of adventure in some of the world’s most remote and inhospitable environments. On March 31, the Mysterious Seas presentation glimpses into the ocean’s greatest depths — and the fascinating creatures that live there — with leading marine biologists David Gruber and Diva Amon.

And finally, on April 14, join three photographers from The Everyday Projects — Danielle Villasana, Miora Rajaonary and Saiyna Bashir — to learn about the dramatic impact of migration on women around the globe in the presentation Women and Migration.


Single tickets for virtual events: $20

5-event subscriptions for virtual events: $85

All National Geographic Live virtual events are presented by the Seattle Symphony. The orchestra will not perform on these programs. Virtual events will be presented online on specific broadcast dates and will be hosted by National Geographic. Ticket holders will receive emailed viewing instructions in advance of each livestream presentation.

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