ATEC Lecture Series to Conclude with National Geographic Digital Chief

The third season of UT Dallas’ ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series will come to a close on April 28 with featured speaker Keith Jenkins, the general manager of digital and social media for the National Geographic Society.

A distinguished speaker on photography and multimedia, Jenkins oversees digital experience, products and staff at the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. He previously served as its director of digital photography and executive editor for digital content.

Jenkins’ talk, “The 128-Year-Old Startup: Rebooting National Geographic for the 21st Century,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building. The series is sponsored by The Dallas Morning News.

Before joining National Geographic in 2013, Jenkins was the supervising senior producer for multimedia at NPR.org, where he received an Emmy Award in 2011 for NPR Music’s video “Project Song – Moby.”

He spent 13 years as a photographer and editor at The Washington Post, and was the first photography director at washingtonpost.com and AOL.

Jenkins has lectured at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Poynter Institute, Ohio University, Syracuse University, the University of Miami and the American Press Institute.

He has won numerous awards, including honors from the Society of Publication Designers, the Edward R. Murrow Awards, the Peabody Awards, World Press Photo Awards, the Webby Awards and the Art Directors Clubs of New York, Boston and Washington, D.C.

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Tickets and Parking

For tickets, prices vary between $10 and $20 for lower-level seats in the Edith O’Donnell ATEC Building’s lecture hall. Staff and faculty members can purchase up to four tickets that will be discounted by $5. Emails with a discount code were sent to staff and faculty.

Students with a valid Comet Card can get free balcony tickets at Ticketing Assistance, ATC 1.201, beginning one hour before the lecture. One ticket per student. First come, first served.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

For directions and parking, see this this map.