Explorers Club Kicks Off 2021 Global Exploration Summit
NEW YORK, July 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Explorers Club announced the start of tomorrow's 2021 Global Exploration Summit (GLEX). Tickets are available for virtual attendance; purchased by clicking here.Taking place in Portugal, and virtually, starting Tuesday, July 6th through July 10th, the second annual summit, with the support of Turismo de Portugal and sponsored by VisitAzores, brings together the world's leading explorers to share accounts of their expeditions and the scientific research that they are conducting as they explore land, sea, and space.
The full panel schedule, available here: https://www.glexsummit.com/program-2021, will include leading visionaries, explorers, and scientists as they discuss recent advancements in their respective fields.
Top speakers at the GLEX Summit include:
A full schedule and description of the program are available on the GLEX Summit website. Examples of the expected conversations include:
GLEX Summit will feature in-depth discussions with James Cameron, Academy Award-winning film director and deep-ocean pioneer and Dr. Sylvia Earle, legendary oceanographer, explorer, author and president of Mission Blue. Also, Victor Vescovo, retired US Navy officer, 2020 Explorers Club Medalist and the first person to reach the deepest point in each of the Earth's five oceans, will dive into exploration technology that is now opening the oceans' deepest frontiers.
Featured panels include:
July 6, 10:00-10:30 am GMT
July 6, 15:00-15:15 GMT
A deep look into the great beyond, GLEX Summit will also feature Richard Garriott de Cayeux, President of The Explorers Club, one of the first civilians to travel in space and to orbit the Earth aboard the International Space Station; Russell L. (Rusty) Schweickart, Apollo 9 astronaut and co-founder of the B612 Foundation; Dr. Nina Lanza, Team Lead for Space and Planetary Exploration in Space and Remote Sensing (ISR-2) at Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dr. Alan Stern, a planetary scientist and space program executive; Dr. Elizabeth Turtle, a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; and Anousheh Ansari, Iranian-born American businesswoman who was the first female private space traveler, the first person of Iranian descent, and the first Muslim woman to go into space.
Featured panels include:
July 7, 10:00 - 10:15 am GMT
July 7, 11:00 - 11:35 am GMT
July 7, 11:50 - 12:30 GMT
On land, Dr. Beverly Goodman, leading marine geoarchaeologist and micropaleontologist will be joined by Dr. Gino Caspari, Swiss archaeologist and explorer, Trevor Wallace, expedition filmmaker and vice president of Research and Education at The Explorers Club, and Dr. Sarah Parcak, archaeologist, Egyptologist, and remote sensing expert, who has used satellite imaging to identify potential archaeological sites in Egypt, Rome, and across the former Roman Empire.
July 7, 14:15 - 15:00 GMT
GLEX Summit held its inaugural event in July 2019 in Lisbon, with hundreds of explorers showcasing their latest discoveries and research and plans for future expeditions. The first summit included the world's greatest explorers and scientists and brought together leading explorers to commemorate Magellan's 500th Circumnavigation Anniversary.
Portugal was selected as the home for the recurring summit timed to the 500th anniversary of the first scientific human expedition, the Magellan and Elcano circumnavigation. The event acknowledges the history of global exploration and the impact that that exploration has had on indigenous cultures and the environment. Today, as borders are erased and the world confronts challenges beyond boundaries like climate change, GLEX Summit looks at the intersection of exploration and science to help further our understanding of life and to help educate people across the globe about our common heritage.
GLEX Summit participants are also expected once again to sign onto the Lisbon Declaration: a promise among leaders in exploration, science, and research to promote a worldwide effort in environmental preservation – particularly the planet's most pristine habitats, and to inspire people to reconnect with nature.
About The Explorers Club:
Since its inception in 1904, members of the Club have traversed the earth, the seas, the skies, and even the moon, on expeditions of exploration. First to the North Pole, first to the South Pole, first to the summit of Mount Everest, first to the deepest point in the ocean, and first to the surface of the Moon - all accomplished by Explorers Club Members. Notable members include Teddy Roosevelt, Neil Armstrong, Jane Goodall, Edmund Hillary, John Glenn, Sally Ride and Bob Ballard.
About GLEX Summit
GLEX Summit is a Co-Organization from The Explorers Club and Expanding World. The curatorship and programming have the prestige and the global network of TEC, leaving the management of the entire operation to the experience and expertise of Expanding World.
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