Special Guest Speaker

Andrew Evans

Andrew Evans is an author, travel writer, and TV host. Embracing all media, he shares his stories from around the globe on pixel and paper. 

Andrew has completed over 40 assignments for National Geographic, reporting live from all seven continents and over one hundred countries. He has broadcast from kayak, camelback, and helicopter—from atop arctic glaciers, the jungle, the middle of the ocean, and from inside King Tut’s tomb. He was the first person ever to live tweet his ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro and gained a worldwide following when he made his overland journey from National Geographic headquarters all the way to Antarctica, using public transportation.

Andrew has written for National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Afar, BBC Travel, Outside, Smithsonian, Readers Digest, The Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, and The Times (London). He is the author of five books, including two bestselling guidebooks, and the epic travel memoir The Black Penguin (University of Wisconsin Press 2017). In 2011, he delivered his TED Talk “Traveling with Uncertainty” in Budapest.

Evans’ travels have been featured on The Early Show (CBS), Today Show (NBC), FOX, and the Travel Channel. He is a regular TV host for National Geographic, highlighting people and places around the world, including "The World in Two Cities", “World’s Smartest Cities”, and the new series, “Hidden Cities Revealed”. 

Andrew Evans holds degrees in Geography and Russian Foreign Policy from Oxford University. He lives in Washington, DC.