FEATURED TALK                                                                                                                               HISTORY IS FOR YOU:                                         HOW STUDENTS CAN FOLLOW TRAVEL WRITERS
                 AND BECOME THEIR OWN LOCAL HISTORY          
               SATURDAY, MARCH 24 AT 12 PM     

With Robert Reid, National Geographic’s Digital Nomad, learn how to engage your students in their own history.  Through travel writing about locations around the world, Robert Reid shows us how to be curious about history, using research, storytelling, and video. Whether traveling to Myanmar, Transylvania or Oklahoma, or to your town square, history is alive and uncovers the answer to any question we have about the world today.  Following this session, teachers will have ideas on conducting a “History is Outside your Window” project to engage students like never before.                                

                                                          PANEL PRESENTATION                                                      "TRAVEL THROUGH TIME, TRAVEL THROUGH SPACE"        FRIDAY, MARCH 23 AT 2 PM


Robert Reid is the Digital Nomad and editor-at-large for National Geographic Traveler. He's been a travel writer, videographer and editor for two decades. For story ideas, his search always begins in the same place: the past. He trolls literature, history, even pop culture to find engaging ways for travelers to engage with the present. Increasingly that's been with video. In addition to hosting/co-producing the National Geographic Learning/Cengage video series for U.S. History American Stories and U.S. History America Through the Lens programs for California, he's created over 160 travel videos, many self-produced and living on his YouTube channel. Most recently he hosted the 2017 Star Alliance "Connecting Cultures" video series that won several "Lovie" Internet awards in Europe. 

His writings have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC, ESPN, CNN and Los Angeles Times. He also spent 15 years at Lonely Planet, authoring guidebooks (Trans-Siberian Railway, Myanmar, Bulgaria, Colombia, USA) and representing the travel publisher on national TV outlets like NBC's Today Show and CNN's Headline News. He grew up in Oklahoma – and is particularly fond of any opportunities to return to write about it – and now lives in Portland, Oregon. Follow him on Instagram at @reidontravel.


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