Filmmaker Ken Burns To Keynote Explorers Club Annual Dinner

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The Explorers Club annual dinner is one of the organization’s hallmark events each year. It gives members an opportunity to come together in New York City, where they can swap stories, enjoy a fine meal, and discuss the latest issues facing exploration in the 21st century.

On March 17th, the 108th annual dinner will take place at the Waldorf Astoria, where more than a thousand explorers are expected to be on hand. The theme for the night will be “How Far is Far: Remote Exploration,” with a focus on how technology has changed the way we explore in the modern age. Now days, it is possible to stay connected to the world while visiting some of its most isolated places, and that has changed the way we perceive exactly what the term “remote” means.

The keynote speaker for the evening will be legendary documentarian Ken Burns, whose epic mini-series have explored our passion for Baseball and America’s National Parks, amongst many other topics. Travel writer and television personality Robin Esrock will serve as Master of Ceremonies, sharing the stage with Burns and helping to announce the Club’s 2012 award winners.

The unusual cuisine is often a highlight of the evening, and this year is no exception. Those in attendance will dine on spiced Moroccan goat, Herb Roasted Kangaroo and Python Patties, amongst other unique and interesting delicacies. Tickets are still available for the event, which is open to members, guests, and friends of the EC. Call 212-628-8383 or visit for  more details.

Kraig Becker