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9:00 – 10:00 AM

FORGOTTEN FOUR CEREMONY

Honoring the achievements of OotahEgingwahSeegloo, and Ooqueah – the Four Inughuit Hunters on the Peary-Henson Expedition of 1909.

With remarks from Navarana Kavivak, descendant of Ootah, and Aviaq Henson, great-granddaughter of Matthew Henson.

A light breakfast will be available starting at 8:15 am.

VENUE: EC Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, NY, NY, 10021

RSVP: No reservations required, Members and their guests welcome. Limited Seating.

 

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

THE EC50 SYMPOSIUM

The event will showcase presentations from our incredible Explorers Club 50 program – explorers who are changing the world, that the world needs to know about.

Featuring 30 honorees across both our 2021 and 2022 classes of the EC50.

VENUE: EC Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, NY, NY, 10021

RSVP: No reservations required, Members and their guests welcome. No ECAD tickets required.

 

5:00 – 6:00 PM

NEW MEMBER RECEPTION

For those newly inducted into the ranks of membership, this traditional welcome reception is an opportunity to have a drink at headquarters, tour the building, and meet Club leadership.

VENUE: EC Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, NY, NY, 10021

RSVP: Invite Only, strictly for Members inducted in the Last 3 Years (extended for COVID)

 

6:00 – 10:00 PM

ECAD KICK-OFF PARTY

Reunite with fellow explorers at the legendary kick-off party at Club Headquarters. Order a Mosquito Mojito, network with fellow explorers, tour our legendary home, or plan your next expedition, all in one night!

VENUE: EC Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, NY, NY, 10021

RSVP: No reservations required, Members and their guests welcome. No ECAD tickets required.

 

9:00 – 11:30 AM

ECAD AWARDEE SYMPOSIUM

Begin the day with a special Awardee Symposium at the University Club, and learn about the lifetime of work that has led these explorers to their recognition as Club Awardees.

The Edward C. Sweeney Medal – Marcelo Mendez (2021), Robert Atwater (2022)

President’s Award for Conservation – Leela Hazzah (2020), Laurie Marker (2020)

The William Beebe Award – Jill Heinerth (2020)

The New Explorer Award – Shahriar Caesar Rahman (2020)

The Citation of Merit – Rob McCallum for the Five Deeps Expedition Team (2020), Steve Elkins (2021), Nina Lanza for the ChemCam Curiosity Mars Rover Engineering Team (2022)

The Explorers Club Medal – Victor Vescovo (2020), Dereck and Beverly Joubert (2021), Rick Ridgeway (2022)

VENUE: The University Club, 1 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019

RSVP: Required, this event is only open to all ECAD ticket holders, and ticket holders must sign-up in advance. Sign-up early as seating is limited. 

DRESS CODE: Suit Jacket and Collar Required – No Sneakers, No Jeans

TICKET HOLDERS – CLICK HERE TO RSVP

 

10:30 AM – 2:00 PM 

NGEN SPEAKER SERIES

For those unable to make the Awardee Symposium, or prefer the next generation!

Join the Next Generation Explorers Network (NGEN) to discover how young explorers are changing the face and future of exploration.

Featuring:

— Callie Veelenturf FN’18

— Grace Cordsen MR’17

— Eric Herrea SM’19

— Ami Everett MN’21

— Cayte Bosler FN’17

— Russell Wong SM’19 & Maddy Zietlow SM’20

— Rannva Joermundsson MI’20

— Natalie Treadwell SM’16

— Stella Diamant FI’19

VENUE: EC Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, NY, NY, 10021

RSVP: No reservations required, Members and their guests welcome. No ECAD tickets required.

 

12:00 PM 

VIP LUNCH WITH AWARDEES

For our Ambassador Ticket holders and table hosts and/or guests, the afternoon will feature a special VIP lunch at the University Club.

Featuring comments and a live Q&A with Endurance22 Director of Exploration Mensun Bound FI’18 and AUV Supervisor Chad Bonin MN’21, freshly back from their discovery of Shackleton’s Endurance.

VENUE: The University Club, 1 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019

RSVP: This event is open to Ambassador Ticket holders and table hosts and/or guests ONLY. Guests in these categories will be contacted directly.

DRESS CODE: Suit Jacket and Collar Required – No Sneakers, No Jeans

 

6:00 PM 

ANNUAL DINNER COCKTAIL HOUR

Featuring our legendary cocktail reception with world-famous hors d’oeuvres to test your mettle and the bravery of your guests – you can bid on the trip of a lifetime while perusing unique lots from the world of exploration.

Check-in for guests with VIP tickets begins at 5:30 pm.

VENUE: The Glasshouse, 660 12th Avenue

RSVP: ECAD tickets are required and the gala is SOLD OUT. Early check-in for VIP ticket holders.

DRESS CODE: Black Tie and Traditional Cultural Attire

 

7:00 PM

THE 118TH EXPLORERS CLUB ANNUAL DINNER

Celebrating The New Golden Age of Exploration!

Hosted by Josh Gates MN’08, fromExpedition Unknown

With an incredible slate of awardees from 2020, 2021, and 2022; a keynote address from spaceflight pioneer Peter Diamandis; comments from Iraqi conservationist Hana Raza; live poetry from Inspiration4 pilot Sian Proctor; Flag returns from Endurance22 + Blue Origin New Shepard – and more!

VENUE: The Glasshouse, 660 12th Avenue

RSVP: ECAD tickets are required and the gala is SOLD OUT.

DRESS CODE: Black Tie and Traditional Cultural Attire

 

10:00 PM

ECAD AFTER PARTY

The evening will cap with an after-party and live music – and as we’re in the heart of the “Big Apple,” easy access to all forms of New York transportation, where you and your new friends can easily continue the evening in the world’s premier nightlife location – or quickly retreat to your hotel.

VENUE: The Glasshouse, 660 12th Avenue

RSVP: ECAD tickets are required and the gala is SOLD OUT.

DRESS CODE: Black Tie and Traditional Cultural Attire

 


9:00 AM

BREAKFAST

Club Headquarters will offer a light breakfast.

The Gallery will also be open with a full offering from The Explorers Club Outfitters for members and guests to peruse Club merchandise. The Club Store will remain open throughout the day.

VENUE: EC Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, NY, NY, 10021

RSVP: No reservations required, Members and their guests welcome. No ECAD tickets required.

 

10:00 AM 

ANNUAL MEETING – MEMBERS ONLY

The Explorers Club Annual Meeting anchors Sunday – with reports from our Vice Presidents, and the announcement of our new Board Members – a unique chance for Members to hear from Club leadership.

VENUE: EC Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, NY, NY, 10021

RSVP: MEMBERS ONLY. No ECAD tickets or sign-up required.

 

1:00 PM 

FLAG RETURNS

Kick-off the afternoon with the return of three Club Flags back from the field, presented to Club President Richard Garriott LM’98 and VP for Flag & Honors Martin Nweeia FN’99.

Flag #69 – Denéa Buckingham MI’16 & John Stella MN’17

Flag #72 – James Raffan FI’07

Flag #134 – Gino Caspari LF’15

VENUE: EC Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, NY, NY, 10021

RSVP: No reservations required, Members and their guests welcome. No ECAD tickets required.

 

2:00 PM 

GRANTEE SEMINARS

Presentations from recipients of The Explorers Club Grant Programs – with emphasis on those who have completed groundbreaking grant expeditions from the past year. Hosted by VP for Grants Trevor Wallace MN’13.

Rolex Explorers Club Grantees Alfredo Pourailly and Natalie Knowles

The Explorers Club Discovery Expedition Grantees Alejandro Arteaga, Peter Tattersfield, Asha Stuart, and Evan Kovacs

Fjällräven Field Grantee Mai Fahmy

Exploration Fund Grantee Amanda Vicenta

— Previews from our new sponsors the Stephenson Explorers Advancement Program, and the Exodus Exploration without Boundaries Grant

VENUE: EC Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, NY, NY, 10021

RSVP: No reservations required, Members and their guests welcome. No ECAD tickets required.

 

5:30 PM

Closing Reception

Follow-up with friends you made the night before, and make plans for the Summer of 2022, with a closing toast to cap ECAD weekend!

VENUE: EC Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, NY, NY, 10021

 

PHOTOS:

Header – Hotfire of Blue Origin’s BE-4 engine at Launch Site One in West Texas, Courtesy Blue Origin

Upper Middle – Jill Heinerth drives the 3D Digital Wall Mapper at Wakulla Springs during the Wakulla2 Project, by Wes Skiles

Lower Middle – Dereck & Beverly Joubert on expedition, courtesy Wildlife Films

Footer – Rick Ridgeway in Antarctica, by Gordon Wiltsie

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