Hidden Compass Events

Provocative Topics. Worldly Experts. Layered Discussions.
From our monthly speaker series featuring world-renowned storytellers and explorers presenting on humanity’s most pressing challenges, to our annual Ethos of Exploration event celebrating the work of an individual who embodies the modern age of exploration, there are plenty of opportunities to join us.

Latest Past Events

The Matter of Everything: An Accelerator Physicist on the Experiments that Unlocked Matter and Ushered in the Modern World


In “The Matter of Everything,” accelerator physicist Dr. Suzie Sheehy introduces us to the experiments and scientists that unlocked the nature of matter and changed the course of history. From the serendipitous discovery of X-rays to the scientists trying to prove Einstein wrong, to the race to split the atom, these scientists and their experiments shaped our understanding of the cosmos and how we live within it. Their breakthroughs helped us map the insides of volcanoes, develop life-saving medical equipment, and create electronic devices used in everything from fiber-optic cables to solar panels.


Ethos of Exploration 2022: Down the Rabbit Hole with Jad Abumrad


Join Hidden Compass’s co-founders and Radiolab founder Jad Abumrad for an intimate discussion about storytelling, journalism, and exploration.
From Radiolab to Dolly Parton’s America, Abumrad has pioneered a “new aesthetic” in broadcast journalism — exploring (and explaining) the world through musical storytelling. On Tuesday December 6, join Abumrad and Hidden Compass’s co-founders for an insightful discussion during the 2022 Ethos of Exploration event, an annual Hidden Compass event featuring speakers whose work embodies the modern age of exploration.


2022 Pathfinder Prize Live Pitch Event


Hidden Compass is proud to present our inaugural Pathfinder Prize Live Pitch Event! The 2022 Pathfinder Prize finalist teams will pitch their ideas live — for a chance to receive a $15,000 grant to fund a global expedition of the modern age. Explore the event page to learn more about the finalists, and take note: While the event is free, registration is required.


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