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2020 Events

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Please note: To ensure the safety of our visitors and staff and prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in the Ottawa area, our spring 2020 Can Geo Talks have been postponed until the fall. All purchased tickets will be valid for entry at that time. If you are unable to attend the talks on their new dates, you will be able to get a full refund. To be notified of the new dates for the events, please make sure you are subscribed to our free e-newsletter, or follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter.

CAN GEO TALKS


Ray Zahab

When: TBD
Where: Ottawa

World-renowned ultramarathoner and Royal Canadian Geographical Society Explorer-in-Residence Ray Zahab will captivate with tales from his incredible endurance expeditions around the globe. From crossing Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula in the dead of winter to running 7,500 kilometres across Africa’s Sahara Desert, Zahab has become an international guru of human-powered potential.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to hear Canadian Geographical Society Explorer-in-Residence Ray Zahab share secrets of the world’s top endurance athletes.


CAN GEO TALKS


John Stackhouse

When: TBD
Where: Ottawa

In his new book Planet Canada, bestselling author and former editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail John Stackhouse explorers how the country’s greatest latent resource is the three million Canadians who don’t live here. Join Stackhouse as he highlights how the nation’s expats — from educators to entrepreneurs — could serves as indispensable ambassadors in ensuring Canada’s place on the world stage.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to hear John Stackhouse share learnings from his new book Planet Canada: How Our Expats Are Shaping the Future.  


PAST EVENTS

CAN GEO TALKS


Alanna Mitchell

When: March 10, 2020
Where: Ottawa

Acclaimed science journalist, author and Canadian Geographic contributing editor Alanna Mitchell will share insights from her book The Spinning Magnet: The Electromagnetic Force that Created the Modern World — And Could Destroy It. This thought-provoking event will explore the potential impacts of the planet’s rapidly decaying magnetic field — imagine a world with no satellites, no Internet, no smartphones and no power grids.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to hear Canadian Geographic contributing editor Alanna Mitchell detail the importance of one of the Earth’s most critical systems.


CAN GEO TALKS


Jeremy Hansen

When: February 6, 2020
Where: Ottawa

Jeremy Hansen has been an astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) since 2009. He is an experienced CF-18 fighter pilot. In 2017, he became the first Canadian to be entrusted with leading a NASA astronaut class. While he awaits assignment to a space mission, Jeremy is keeping busy. He represents the CSA at NASA, speaks to young Canadians, works at NASA’s Mission Control Center as capcom — the voice between the ground and the International Space Station — and continues his training.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to hear Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen speak about his journey to becoming an astronaut and more!


CAN GEO TALKS


Greatest Explorers

When: February 4, 2020
Where: Ottawa

Join a panel of Canada’s top adventurers — including Royal Canadian Geographical Society Explorers-in-Residence George Kourounis, Adam Shoalts, and Johnny Issaluk — as they debate the nation’s greatest explorers. From Samuel de Champlain and Alexander Mackenzie to Roberta Bondar and James Cameron, this lively discussion among modern-day exploration experts is sure to entertain and inspire.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to hear Royal Canadian Geographical Society Explorers-in-Residence George Kourounis, Adam Shoalts, and Johnny Issaluk debate Canada’s greatest explorer.


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