Can Geo Talks is going virtual! With the COVID-19 pandemic cancelling live events country-wide, our Canadian Geographic, Royal Canadian Geographical Society and 50 Sussex teams wanted to ensure our audience was still getting the chance to hear from explorers, experts and interesting people with cool geography-related jobs. 

Join us every two weeks beginning April 30 at 7 p.m. for a LIVE chat, hosted by digital editor Alexandra Pope at YouTube.com/canadiangeographic. Speakers will share their stories and expertise and take questions from our live virtual audience. Check out the lineup for a talk that interests you:

Jill Heinerth

April 30, 7 p.m.

Jill Heinerth is a 30-year veteran of underwater filming, photography and exploration in submerged caves around the world. She has written several books and consulted on television shows and movies. She is the first Explorer-in-Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and has been awarded the Society’s Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to hear Heinerth speak about her life as a cave diver. 

Ray Zahab

May 14, 7 p.m.

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 the secrets of one of the world’s top endurance athletes.

Michelle Valberg 

May 28, 7 p.m.

An award-winning wildlife and landscape photographer, Michelle Valberg has spent more than 30 years behind the lens of the camera. She is a Fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Canadian Geographic's first Photographer-in-Residence and a Canadian Nikon Ambasador. Valberg's work looks to inspire people to be better stewards of the natural world and develop a deeper understanding of the connections between people and the environment. Don't miss this chance to get tips, tricks and chat all things photography with one of the best.