Real-life adventurers share stories as ‘National Geographic Presents’ at SMU

'National Geographic Presents' speakers John Francis, Carsten Peter and Conrad Anker

Real-life adventurers bring the National Geographic Society to the Hilltop for “An Evening of Field Research and Exploration” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2 in the Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center.

Dr. John Francis – NatGeo’s vice president of research, conservation and exploration – will host the discussion. The featured speakers include Carsten Peter, award-winning NatGeo photographer and explorer; and Conrad Anker, renowned alpinist and North Face climbing team member.

An extension of SMU’s Young Explorers Grants Workshop, this event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7 p.m.; all seating is general admission. The evening is hosted by SMU with support from the National Geographic Society, the Brinson Foundation, Billingsley Company, The North Face, Kiehl’s and ProBar.

RSVP online or contact Carla Scott, 214-768-4222.