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Kansas City Speaker Series

  • Date
    June 2, 2015 – June 7, 2016
  • Location Kansas City, MO
  • Price Single-event tickets begin at $15.
Photo: Helzberg Hall stage
The Muriel Kauffman Theatre at Kansas City’s Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Photograph by Tim Hursley

National Geographic Live celebrates its fifth anniversary season at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City. From the bottom of the world to Jupiter’s moons, this anniversary season of adventure and exploration begins February 2016, with a five-part speaker series showcasing our world through the eyes of our explorers, photographers, and filmmakers. Here is your chance to meet extraordinary people who are both documenting and helping to preserve our world’s natural beauty, while expanding the frontiers of human knowledge and achievement. Find out more about our new season of events at the links below, and join the adventure!

Tickets are still available for the final event in our current season with filmmakers Jim and Jamie Dutcher. Check the links below for more information about National Geographic Live events in Kansas City.

  • Jim and Jamie Dutcher
    The Hidden Life of Wolves
    SpeakersTuesday, June 2, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.Kansas City, MO

    Jim and Jamie Dutcher spent six years observing the behavior of a pack of wolves in a camp bordering Idaho’s Sawtooth Wilderness, as documented in a series of Emmy Award-winning films. Join them for a rare, intimate look at a long-misunderstood creature who plays an important role in balancing ecosystems.

  • Picture of Steve Winter
    On the Trail of Big Cats: Tigers, Cougars, and Snow Leopards
    SpeakersTuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.Kansas City, MO

    Award-winning photographer Steve Winter has tracked tigers in the jungles of Asia, searched for snow leopards in the Himalaya, and gone to Hollywood in pursuit of a cougar.

  • Picture of Mike Libecki and Cory Richards
    Untamed Antarctica
    SpeakersTuesday, March 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.Kansas City, MO

    Veteran climbers Mike Libecki and Cory Richards tell the story of their journey to Antarctica, where they battled extreme cold, furious winds, and fickle weather to summit a remote 2,000-foot spire.

  • Picture of Mike Libecki and Cory Richards
    Untamed Antarctica
    SpeakersTuesday, March 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.Kansas City, MO

    Veteran climbers Mike Libecki and Cory Richards tell the story of their journey to Antarctica, where they battled extreme cold, furious winds, and fickle weather to summit a remote 2,000-foot spire.

  • Kevin Hand
    The Search for Life Beyond Earth
    SpeakersTuesday, April 26, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.Kansas City, MO

    Astrobiologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Kevin Hand is searching for life beyond Earth—a search which has taken him to some of Earth’s most extreme environments.

  • Kevin Hand
    The Search for Life Beyond Earth
    SpeakersTuesday, April 26, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.Kansas City, MO

    Astrobiologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Kevin Hand is searching for life beyond Earth—a search which has taken him to some of Earth’s most extreme environments.

  • Picture of Ami Vitale
    My Eyes, Your World
    SpeakersTuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.Kansas City, MO

    Follow award-winning photographer Ami Vitale’s journey from conflict coverage to wildlife stories.

  • Picture of Ami Vitale
    My Eyes, Your World
    SpeakersTuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.Kansas City, MO

    Follow award-winning photographer Ami Vitale’s journey from conflict coverage to wildlife stories.

  • Picture of Michael Nichols
    A Year in Yellowstone
    SpeakersTuesday, June 7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.Kansas City, MO

    Spend a year in Yellowstone with wildlife photographer—and National Geographic veteran—Michael Nichols.

  • Picture of Michael Nichols
    A Year in Yellowstone
    SpeakersTuesday, June 7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.Kansas City, MO

    Spend a year in Yellowstone with wildlife photographer—and National Geographic veteran—Michael Nichols.

Events by Location

Events for Today, May 27, 2015 in Kansas City, MO

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Hidden Life of Wolves, Kansas City, MO
June 2, 2015

On the Trail of Big Cats, Kansas City, MO
February 23, 2016

Untamed Antarctica, Kansas City, MO
March 15, 2016

View all events on the calendar page →

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