For Nat Geo Live Virtual Speaker Series Events

What type of device and browser do I need for the virtual event?
For optimal viewing of the Nat Geo Live Virtual Speaker Series, we suggest using a laptop or desktop with modern web browsers.

I am having issues with the virtual event loading, what should I do?
We recommend viewing the Nat Geo Live Virtual Speaker Series using modern web browsers. Try quitting and refreshing your browser. If the problem persists, contact us at

I am having audio or video challenges, help!
We are sorry to hear that you are experiencing technical issues. For the best results, please try accessing the event using a modern web browser.

Other things to try:

  • Refresh your browser window to reload the livestream.
  • Restart your computer, then revisit the virtual venue.
  • For audio challenges, please check that the tab in your browser is not muted and check the volume slider found at the bottom right of the player.

Can I watch the Livestream later?
The Nat Geo Live Virtual Speaker Series is not recorded and will not be available after they premiere.

Can I record or take screenshots of today’s virtual event?
We are sorry but you may not, as National Geographic Partners content, slides, and videos are the sole property of The Walt Disney Company and may not be recorded, screenshot, reproduced, or rebroadcast by anyone else, for any other purposes. All U.S. copyright and trademarks rules apply.

Do I need to download Zoom?
No download is required to view and participate in the Nat Geo Live Virtual Speaker Series events. Just click on the link provided by your participating venue to join.

Can I access the event from my phone?
Yes. Simply navigate to the event link provided via email by the participating venue on your preferred modern mobile browser.

What should I do in the event of an interruption of the show?
While we do not anticipate an interruption of the broadcast, in the unlikely scenario it happens, the broadcast may resume automatically - but you may need to refresh your browser window.

When can I access the link for my event?
The participating venue you purchased your ticket from will provide the event link no later than the date of the event; please contact your local venue for assistance. We recommend you join 10 minutes prior to the event start time to ensure your technology is set up for the best experience.

How can I chat in the event?
The chat feature is not enabled for the Nat Geo Live Virtual Speaker Series.

How can I submit a question during the event?
You can submit a question by clicking the Q&A icon at the top right corner of the player. A Q&A feature will slide in from the left where you may enter your name, where you are joining us from, and your question.

How do I get the video bigger on my screen?
Click the fullscreen icon in the lower right corner of the player to enter fullscreen mode. To escape from fullscreen mode, click the icon in the lower right corner again.

Can multiple patrons watch this event together?
Your Nat Geo Live Virtual Speaker Series ticket purchase is valid for your household - all members of your household are welcome to watch.

For Venues, Companies, and Potential Partners

How do I bring Nat Geo Live and/or a film concert to my performing arts venue?
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Can I hire a National Geographic explorer to come speak at my company event, conference, or university?
National Geographic has a Speakers Bureau offering a broad range of talent, covering a variety of topics related to exploration, adventure, discovery, science, conservation, history, and current events. Please contact us at or 202-791-2800 so we may understand more about your event and help identify a speaker within your budget.

How can my organization sponsor the National Geographic Live speaker series?
Nat Geo Live is made possible through ticket sales and sponsorship revenue. For more information about how you, your foundation, or your company can get involved, please email for more details.

How long has National Geographic been presenting explorer talks?
In the era before television and movies, the National Geographic Society delivered a world of adventure to its Washington D.C. members by inviting prominent explorers and scientists to speak about their work. In February 1888–just one month after the Society's founding and before the first published National Geographic magazine–explorer John Wesley Powell inaugurated the speakers series by delivering a talk about the physical geography of the United States.

Very quickly the Society began attracting explorers eager to tell their stories, including Fridtjof Nansen, an Artic explorer; Gifford Pinchot, founder of the U.S. Forest Service; and mountaineer Annie S. Peck, who told of climbing peaks in the Alps and volcanoes in Mexico. Thousands gathered to hear Roald Amundsen, soon to be the first man to reach the South Pole, discuss his recent navigation of the Northwest Passage.