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Coffee with the Co-founders (Allies Only)

It’s that time again! Join us Thursday, May 16, at 10:00 a.m. PT for our next Coffee With the Co-founders! We hold these chats quarterly over Zoom to connect directly with Hidden Compass Allies, and we LOVE getting to spend informal time with you. So grab your preferred beverage and let's talk — about Hidden Compass, about journalism, about adventures, and about you. Allies only. Registration required.

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The Future of Travel: An Award-Winning Travel News Reporter on Where We’re Headed and How We Choose to Get There

For “The Future of Travel: An Award-Winning Travel News Reporter on Where We’re Headed and How We Choose to Get There,” award-winning journalist Lebawit Lily Girma joins Sivani Babu and Sabine K. Bergmann for a lively discussion about where this multi-trillion-dollar industry is headed.

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The Future of Empathy: A Psychology Professor on How Immersive Stories Could Help Spark a More Empathetic World

Are we losing our ability to understand each other? To be sensitive to the experiences of those who are different from us? Concerns about the decline of empathy and the rise of division have built over recent years — and at the heart of this global discussion is the role of media. But while some point to new forms of media — particularly social media — as accelerators of empathy decline, recent research is unveiling that some media may, in fact, boost empathy. In “The Future of Empathy,” Dr. Mar will share how social scientists measure empathy and track its shifts. He’ll discuss why engaging with immersive stories may help foster empathy. The full promise of immersive narratives could be to create a world that’s more empathetic than ever. What might that world look like?

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YouTube Webinar: Reclaiming Exploration

On Wednesday, January 24 at 6 p.m. PT, join Hidden Compass co-founders Sivani Babu and Sabine K. Bergmann, former assistant secretary-general for the United Nations World Travel Organization Geoffrey Lipman, and Mobi Systems CEO Anna Jaffe for a lively, pre-recorded panel discussion moderated by former BBC World News producer and anchor, Sharanjit Leyl.

In this free webinar airing on the Hidden Compass YouTube channel, the group discusses sustainable travel, whether individuals can truly make a difference, and what exploration looks like in the modern age. You won’t want to miss it!

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Pathfinder Prize Live Pitch Event

Hidden Compass is proud to present our second annual Pathfinder Prize Live Pitch Event! The 2024 Pathfinder Prize finalist teams will pitch their projects live — for a chance to receive a $15,000 grant to fund a global expedition of the modern age. While the event is free, registration is required.

“The Music of Care” is a musical expedition in India to explore the question: As music is a fundamental element of all major moments in Indian life, how could it be better incorporated into someone’s last moments?

“Beyond the False Summit: A Matterhorn Expedition to Unearth the Queer Pioneers of Alpinism” is a climbing expedition to explore the question: By shining a light on the hidden stories of queer climbers in history, can we write a more truthful narrative to reach a peak beyond the false summit of exclusion?

Following the event, Hidden Compass Allies will have ten days to cast their votes. The winning team will be announced at the 2023 Ethos of Exploration in-person event on December 6.

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FREE Ally Price: FREE + ACCESS TO VOTING

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A Historic Shift Toward Inclusion: An Epidemiologist on the Future of Blood Donation

In the 1980s a new and unknown disease began rampaging through the United States, leaving devastation in its wake. As doctors and scientists learned more about AIDS, they realized that it could be transmitted via blood transfusions and enacted policies that categorically prohibited members of “high-risk” groups from donating blood. Despite a transformed landscape over the last half century, those policies remained in place with little change — until this year. In "A Historic Shift Toward Inclusion" Dr. Lauren Crowder, epidemiologist and executive scientific officer at the Red Cross, is joined by the Hidden Compass co-founders in a timely discussion of one of the most significant changes to blood donation in U.S. history.

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Supernovae Insights: A Global Supernova Expert on What These Star Explosions Reveal About Nearly Everything

Supernovae — colossal star explosions — are illuminating in more ways than one. For celebrated supernova researcher Dr. Andrew Howell, these dramatic celestial events are a treasure trove of insights, shedding light on topics from extreme physics to human history. As the Principal Investigator of the Global Supernova Project, Dr. Howell leads a worldwide collaboration of researchers who are observing 1,000 supernovae more intensely than at any point in history. In “Supernovae Insights,” he will share remarkable discoveries, from his own observations to those of his colleagues and predecessors. And we’ll get a preview of how new technologies and expanding observatories will continue to drive our discoveries — and our wonder.

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Restoring Redwoods: A Forester on the Roles Humans Should Play in Repairing Iconic Ecosystems

In “Restoring Redwoods,” forester Ben Blom will share the expertise he’s built overseeing restoration and management operations across 300,000 acres of California’s public lands. Join us as he explores the key question: Once we protect forests, why can’t we just sit back and let nature heal itself?

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The Next Legacy: Celebrating 100,000 Readers and Beyond! (Facebook)

In this special panel discussion, broadcast journalist Andria Borba speaks with the Hidden Compass co-founders and acclaimed writer Lance Garland about Hidden Compass's Legacy Issue. Out May 16, the Legacy Issue celebrates 100,000 Hidden Compass readers by showcasing ten of the magazine’s feature stories from over the years, across the departments, and around the globe. The panel explores the stories in the issue as well as the state of modern journalism, the effort to welcome underrepresented stories and voices, and the importance of humanizing storytellers and journalists. The event streams live on our Facebook page on May 17 at 4 p.m. PT — don’t miss it!

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The Next Legacy: Celebrating 100,000 Readers and Beyond! (YouTube)

In this special panel discussion, broadcast journalist Andria Borba speaks with the Hidden Compass co-founders and acclaimed writer Lance Garland about Hidden Compass's Legacy Issue. Out May 16, the Legacy Issue celebrates 100,000 Hidden Compass readers by showcasing ten of the magazine’s feature stories from over the years, across the departments, and around the globe. The panel explores the stories in the issue as well as the state of modern journalism, the effort to welcome underrepresented stories and voices, and the importance of humanizing storytellers and journalists. The event streams live on our YouTube channel on May 16 at 7 p.m. PT — don’t miss it!