D23 Announces There Will Be Panels By National Geographic At The 2019 D23 Expo

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

Show Floor
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

Show Floor
 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!

Stage 28
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

Show Floor
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.

All Weekend

Show Floor
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!