Inaugural Speaker Series

From July through November, five world-renowned speakers, storytellers, and explorers will present on humanity’s most pressing challenges and sit with Hidden Compass’s co-founders in nuanced conversation.

Provocative Topics. Worldly Experts.
Layered Discussions.

Graphic with headshots of the 2021 Hidden Compass Speaker Series presenters.

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Join us for the inaugural season of the Hidden Compass Speaker Series!

From National Geographic Explorer, filmmaker, and climate researcher Alizé Carrère who gives us a sneak peak at her upcoming PBS docuseries, Adaptation, to widely published, Mexico-based photojournalist Meghan Dhaliwal who sits in candid conversation about reporting on migrant caravans and asylum seekers, we’ve lined up a virtual series of world-renowned speakers and storytellers to challenge, enlighten, and inspire us.

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Adaptation: Creatively Living on a Changing Planet (A Sneak Peak at the Upcoming PBS Docuseries Adaptation)
Join National Geographic Fellow, filmmaker, and climate researcher Alizé Carrère for an inside look at human ingenuity and resourcefulness in the face of environmental adversity.
July 21, 2021 at 6:00 PM PT | Learn More and Buy Tickets


Reimagining Travel in the 21st Century: Creating a More Connected & Peaceful World
Cultural educator, global peace advocate, and TED Fellow Aziz Abu Sarah takes us to conflict zones from his hometown of Jerusalem to Northern Ireland to explore the nuances of intercultural communication and how travel can bridge seemingly intractable divides.
August 24, 2021 at 6:00 PM PT | Learn More and Buy Tickets


The Age of Climate Decision: Unmasking the Evolving Role of Humans in Climate Change
Travel with internationally acclaimed glaciologist, climate scientist, and polar explorer Paul Andrew Mayewski through more than five decades of exploration and research to understand the role of past climate changes on the course of civilization as well as our current moment in the Age of Climate Decision.
September 23, 2021 at 6:00 PM PT | Learn More and Buy Tickets


Reports from the Border: A Journalist’s Challenges Covering Migrants & Asylum Seekers, a Conversation with Meghan Dhaliwal
Journey to the U.S.-Mexico border with widely published photojournalist Meghan Dhaliwal to probe the failings and successes of the media in reporting on nuanced border issues — and hear about remarkable people whose stories didn’t make the news.
October 14, 2021 at 6:00 PM PT | Learn More and Buy Tickets


Tangled Connections: Exploring the Relationship Between the Press and Public, a Conversation with ABC’s Rachel Scott
Join ABC Congressional and former White House Correspondent Rachel Scott as she reflects on her experiences covering two presidential impeachments, the insurrection at the Capitol, nationwide protests over police brutality, and the COVID-19 pandemic’s disproportionate impact on communities of color. She’ll also discuss the erosion of trust facing journalists and her hopes for the future of journalism.
November 9, 2021 at 6:00 PM PT | Learn More and Buy Tickets

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