How do photographers bring themselves into the stories they cover? Emily Ainsworth, a National Geographic Young Explorer who was embedded with a Mexican circus; Corey Arnold, a photographer and Alaskan fisherman; Kevin Connolly, a photographer whose Rolling Exhibition is exhibited at Arroyo; and John Weller, whose photographs are featured in The Last Ocean, will speak from their own experiences.
In Person: Emily Ainsworth Corey ArnoldKevin ConnollyJohn B. Weller
Tim Laman and Edwin Scholes photographed all 39 species of birds of paradise, and David Tomb painted the exotic birds of the Philippines. The three men will share what makes these flying creatures so captivating.
In Person: Tim LamanEdwin ScholesDavid Tomb
After Tom Hornbein climbed Everest, he focused his career on high-altitude medicine, inspiring Telluride’s Peter Hackett to enter the same field (and summit Everest, as well). Both men will talk about what happens to your body when you get above 20,000 feet with Outside magazine senior editor Grayson Schaffer.
In Person: Tom Hornbein Peter HackettGrayson Schaffer
Climate Solutions: Future of Fuel
CO2 levels will lower only if we stop burning fossil fuels for energy. Gathered to talk about such options as natural gas, nuclear and renewables will be Scott Franklin, president/CEO of Lighthouse Solar; Daniel Nocera, Harvard professor; Sandra Steingraber, biologist and author; and Robert Stone, director of Pandora’s Promise.
In Person: Daniel NoceraSandra Steingraber
One of the original Lost Boys of Sudan, John Dau, whose life continues to be remarkable as he works to build medical facilities in South Sudan, will sit down with Tom Shadyac (director of I Am and author of Life’s Operating Manual).
In Person: John DauTom Shadyac
Drones are transforming the way the CIA does business. In a world with growing unrest, what does that mean for the future of the Agency? Former CIA analyst Nada Bakos and Greg Barker, the director of Manhunt, will discuss the topic with Roger Cohen of The New York Times and International Herald Tribune.
In Person: Nada BakosRoger Cohen
Climate Solutions: Three Under 30
Erin Barnes, co-founder of the grassroots environmental organization IOBY; Slater Jewell-Kemker, director of An Inconvenient Youth; and Gregg Treinish, a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and the founder and executive director of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation will offer their views on climate solutions.
In Person: Erin BarnesGregg TreinishSlater Jewell-Kemker