Why does the Antarctic matter to all of us? Join Shackleton for Antarctica NOW, a seven-day online festival featuring leading experts on all things Antarctica: wildlife, conservation, exploration, climate change and politics.
Antarctica NOW is a seven-day online festival celebrating the extraordinary continent that has captured restless imaginations for centuries. Normally, January would be a time when thousands of people head to the Antarctic, whether for work or exploration, but COVID-19 has inevitably impacted on that. As borders close and lockdowns intensify, we invite you to come with us on a virtual journey. Through dynamic presentations and discussions, provocative writing and pioneering photography, this is a chance to explore the unique wonder and vital significance of Antarctica today.
Over a century ago, when our namesake Ernest Shackleton led three expeditions to Antarctica, exploration was about discovering new lands and breaking records. Today’s explorations in the seventh continent are more focused on fields of science, climate and conservation, all of which are playing a pivotal role in our understanding of the planet. This is why Shackleton has decided to host Antarctica NOW, to spread awareness of what’s happening in the coldest place on earth right now - and why it’s crucially important to every single one of us.
Each of the live talks will be published to the Shackleton Journal the following day, along with a bounty of articles and photography focused on the beauty, pressing issues and everyday life of Antarctica. We hope you can join us to celebrate this remarkable continent.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED // The live talks will be 45 minutes each and hosted on Zoom, starting at 6pm (GMT), with a double-header on Sunday 31st starting at 5pm (GMT). We recommend downloading Zoom in advance if you haven’t already, although you can also join straight from your browser. All talks are free. Fill in the form below to receive the Zoom links direct to your inbox each day.
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