National Geographic Live

Through the power of visual and verbal storytelling, National Geographic Live illuminates the wonders of our world and inspires us to protect it. Together, Arts Commons Presents and National Geographic provide the opportunity to gain perspective and understanding, leading us to empathy and hope. 

Since 2011, this partnership has welcomed over 65 Explorers to share their stories with Calgary audiences from the stunning Jack Singer Concert Hall stage. When you attend a National Geographic Live event, you help further the work of National Geographic scientists, explorers, and educators around the world. Consider joining Explorers Circle to enhance your experience by getting up close and personal with these intrepid adventurers and make an even greater impact on the work we do together. 

Each presentation is 90 minutes long and includes an open Q&A session with the attending National Geographic Explorer. 

Looking for National Geographic Live Education programs for your students? Learn more about our National Geographic Live student matinees. 

In 2020-21, we brought speakers from the ocean in the French Polynesia to the deserts of Chile right into Calgary homes with our season of National Geographic Live Virtual. But this year, we couldn’t be more excited to return to our home in the Jack Singer Concert Hall as National Geographic's intrepid Explorers take us back in time to Ancient Egypt, into the intimate lives of bears, and to the rich underwater communities of whales.” - Jennifer Johnson, Vice President of Programming, Arts Commons.

National Geographic Live is supported by Presenting Sponsor ConocoPhillips, who shares Arts Commons Presents excitement for powerful learning moments, and inspiring stories about conserving our wild world.

Arts Commons gratefully acknowledges the support of


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