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Frequently Asked Questions



How can I find a "National Geographic Live" event near me?

A: For a complete list of our cities, please click on the "NEAR ME" dropdown in the top navigation bar at the top of this page.

Why are there no "National Geographic Live"  events in my city?  

A: National Geographic Live is presented in partnership with local performing arts presenters.  If you would like to have our series come to your market, please share your request with the programming director at your local theater.

Are these events appropriate for kids? What is the recommended age for these events?  

A: Our talks are appropriate for children ages 5 and up unless noted on the event page. 

How long do the talks run?

A: Talks run approximately 90 minutes long with a 15-minute question and answer session following the talk.

Do you offer sign language interpretation, assistive listening devices, captioned performances, and/or accessible seating?  

A: If you are planning to attend an event at our Grosvenor Auditorium on the campus of National Geographic Society, in Washington, DC, please click here to get more information about planning your visit. If you need assistance or special accommodations at any other location, please contact your local presenting venue.

How can my company (foundation, family) get involved with "National Geographic Live" where we live? 

A: National Geographic 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 SPEAKERS@NATGEO.COM for more details.

Will I get to meet the featured speaker? 

A: All National Geographic Live speakers come to the venue lobby for a book signing and/or audience meet & greet post-show.  Please contact your local presenting venue for more details.

I have questions about my tickets and seats. Who can I reach out to?

A: Please contact your local presenting venue regarding all ticketing and seating questions. National Geographic is not responsible for ticketing, seating, or venue policies.



Can I hire a National Geographic explorer to speak to my class or at a company event? 

A: 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 SPEAKERS@NATGEO.COM so we may understand more about your event and help identify a speaker within your budget.  

What are the fees associated with hiring a National Geographic speaker? 

A: Fees for National Geographic speakers begin at $10,000 plus travel expenses.  Please contact us SPEAKERS@NATGEO.COM to learn more.

Can I use the National Geographic brand for my event? 

A: In most cases, you may use the National Geographic Live logo to co-brand your event.  Usage guidelines apply.



For all questions and inquires, please visit the National Geographic Society Headquarters page.



Will the content be appropriate for my class? 

A: All of our speakers have customized programs for students.  We recommend that you group students together with no more than three grades in one performance, so that the content can be customized appropriately.  Example: grades 2-4, grades 5-8, grades 9-11. Please note grade-level appropriateness for each program before you register. Recommended grade levels are listed on each student matinee event page.


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