D23 has just announced that for the first time ever National Geographic will have show floor, Stage 28 and D23 Expo Arena panels! Below is a list of show floor and stage panels you can experience at this year’s D23 Expo.
Friday, August 23
1 to 2 p.m. – Get inspired by legendary rock climber Alex Honnold at his book signing. Recently featured in the Academy Award®-winning film Free Solo, Alex documented his climb of the face of 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park…without a rope.
Saturday, August 24
3 to 4p.m. – When you meet Dr. Jan Pol from Nat Geo WILD’s No. 1 series, The Incredible Dr. Pol. An average day for him includes checking a cow for pregnancy or helping a goat with pneumonia!
10 to 11 a.m. – Learn from women on the front lines of exploration, conservation, and storytelling at WOMEN OF IMPACT: Meet the Nat Geo Explorers Changing the World.They pilot submarines, get up close with lions, tigers, and bears—and even breakdance! Join submersible pilot and founder of a girls’ underwater camp, Erika Bergman; multimedia storyteller and Planet or Plastic ambassador Lilly Sedaghat; and large-carnivore expert Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant to give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at what it takes to become the next game-changing explorer!
Sunday, August 24
11 a.m. to 12pm – Sue Aikens from the multiple Emmy Award®-winning series Life Below Zero will present her jaw-dropping lifestyle in the remote corners of our northern-most state, as she signs autographs, takes pictures, and shares her incredible tales.
D23 Expo Arena
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – Get a first look at the reboot of Brain Games, National Geographic’s wildly popular series, during Power Up Your Brain With Keegan-Michael Key. Get ready for those wheels to start turning, because in this panel, you’ll be playing some fun, mind-bending, interactive challenges with Brain Games host Keegan-Michael Key (Toy Story 4, The Lion King). Top-class mentalist Lior Suchard will be joining him on stage, and will no doubt deliver a mind-blowing experience.
Throughout the weekend, National Geographic is creating a unique experience on the show floor called Beneath the Blue. Beneath the Blue is a breathtaking underwater world that will take you on an incredible journey to explore the oceans and learn more about the impact of single-use plastic on marine life.
We have updated the Stage 28 and D23 Expo Arena Schedule articles to include these panel announcements!