" Best Story: Ice mummies and Treasures
The last lecture of the discovery days made us laugh again with his bizarre story. On Stage, Gino Caspari, a young archaeologist who has been working on the discovery and exploration of ancient Scythian tombs in the most remote regions of the Altai mountains filled with treasures from a an ancient time when the lands were ruled by nomadic horse lords.
Caspari has gone undercover documenting the stolen artifact trade, wrestled with Kazakh nomads and ridden horses into the border regions. What an adventurer... it's hardly surprising that he won the best story with his story!"
Described by James Cameron as “the Academy Awards of Exploration,” The Explorers Club is proud to once again host the world's largest gathering of explorers, with our 114th Explorers Club Annual Dinner. Honoring the world’s leading explorers and field scientists since 1904, more than 1,200 explorers and guests will converge on Times Square at the Marriott Marquis on March 10th, 2018.
This year, we look at Next Generation Exploration: Frontiers, Technology, Innovators
Upon his recognition at our 109th Annual Dinner, the late John Glenn defined exploration as curiosity in action:
“…and if you think about it, curiosity is far more than just wanting to go and look at some new scenery someplace—it’s an attitude...Our whole history has been one of dragon pushing. Pushing dragons back off the edge and filling in gaps on the maps.”
ECAD 2018 will provide guests with a look at the new frontiers being driven by that insatiable curiosity in action, the technologies being developed which push the boundaries of the human experience, and the indomitable spirit of those who continue to push dragons off the map.
For tickets and more info: https://explorers.org/events/detail/114th_explorers_club_annual_dinner