“Finding Amelia” at National Geographic in Washington, D.C.

It’s been 80 years since aviator Amelia Earhart disappeared over the South Pacific with her co-pilot Fred Noonan during an attempted flight around the world. Join National Geographic on September 28, 2017 or a fascinating discussion of the theories surrounding the tragedy and new investigations into the flight’s fate. The evening will feature presentations by leading experts, including archaeologist Tom King, who regularly conducts research on Nikumaroro Island, where the plane may have landed leaving Amelia and Fred as castaways; David Jourdan, who founded deep-ocean exploration company Nauticos and has led three expeditions in search of the missing plane in the deep ocean of the South Pacific; and Les Kinney, a former federal agent who has spent 15 years investigating the theory that the two pilots may have been captured by the Japanese in the Marshall Islands. National Geographic’s senior program officer and oceanographer, Dr. Aurora Elmore, will moderate this lively event.