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Our next exciting installment of The Explorers 50 Speaker Series, supported by Rolex, returns with “Trailblazers”. This episode brings together experts from multiple disciplines who have forged new frontiers in their respective fields. As always, the panel discussion will be moderated by EC 50 Chair Joe Rohde and dive into topics expanding the idea of exploration, innovation, and creating new methods of discovery and revelation.

Streaming live here on, our YouTube Channel, and our Facebook Live! – Wednesday, October 27th at 7:00 pm ET.


Dominique Goncalves

Dominique Goncalves is a Mozambican scientist serving as the Manager of the Elephant Ecology Project in Gorongosa National Park. Additionally, she is a passionate advocate for girls’ education and infuses a holistic blend of ecology, conservation, and human-elephant conflict mitigation into her work and outreach. She is simultaneously pursuing her PhD in Biodiversity Management at the University of Kent.

Mark Hannaford

Prof Mark Hannaford FRGS FRSA is the founder of World Extreme Medicine, Across the Divide Expeditions, MSc Extreme Medicine (Exeter University) and the world’s largest subject matter conference. An innovative and entrepreneurial leader, Mark’s passion is to bring inspirational people together to build networks which improve standards in remote, disaster and humanitarian medicine.

Sateesh Venkatesh

Sateesh Venkatesh is a conservation biologist whose work focuses on how better knowledge of animal behavior can help mitigate human-wildlife conflict around the world. He has worked with various species, but currently, his research focuses on investigating the personalities of semi-wild elephants in Myanmar.

Donald Warne

Donald Warne is the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Warne is a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe from Pine Ridge, SD, and he received his MD from Stanford University and his MPH from Harvard.

October 27,2021
October 27, 2021
7:00 pm ET
7:00 pm ET
Dominique Goncalves, Mark Hannaford, Sateesh Venkatesh, Donald Warne
Dominique Goncalves, Mark Hannaford, Sateesh Venkatesh, Donald Warne
Explorers Club 50: Trailblazers


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