GLEX Summit 2023

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GLEX Summit 2023

GLEX Summit – Meet the explorers who discover first

By Expanding World & The Explorers Club

When and where


Centro Cultural e de Congressos de Angra do Heroísmo Canada Nova de S/N 9700-130 Angra do Heroísmo Portugal

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10:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Come face to face with the stories and experiences of unexpected meetings and interactions during exploration, and the lessons learned from them - from sacred journeys to predators of the deep.

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Uncover the dynamic relationships explorers forge with extremes of the natural world, and the ways in which we as humans harness opposites to discover uncharted territories - from the mysteries in th...

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM


As explorers, we must recognize and adapt to changing circumstances in order to succeed and survive. Delve into some of the 21st century's most intrepid expeditions that have brought us to new height...

2:00 PM - 6:30 PM


Explore the connections between our inner world and the vast expanse of the universe, and how the exploration of both can lead to a greater understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Expand your perspective and explore new ways of thinking, this session will focus on embracing uncertainty, taking risks, and discovering potential opportunities that may have been previously overloo...

About this event

  • 2 days 5 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

GLEX Summit – What's Next? Discoveries from the Edge

The Global Exploration Summit (GLEX Summit) brings together the world’s leading explorers sharing the latest advancements in oceans, land, space, and conservation.

This year, The Explorers Club and Expanding World unite the great explorers and space pioneers of our time in a three-day event on Terceira island (Azores, Portugal), from June 14-16. Our explorers are bringing back discoveries from the edge - on return from cutting-edge expeditions with their latest findings and divulging plans for upcoming missions that will change the world.

We have announced the first panellists which include archaeologist and diplomat Kathleen Martinez-Nazar, astrobiologist Nathalie Cabrol, marine biologist Nathan J. Robinson, planetary scientist Nina Lanza, and conservationist Alejandro Arteaga.

*Explorers Club members have free access, applied on the TEC Member ACCESS pass.

What's new in the fourth edition?

This year you can purchase GLEX Explorer or GLEX Plus, two different passes to access the lectures and other social and networking events. GLEX Explorer gives access to all sessions at the Congress Centre, coffee breaks, and includes a GLEX gift bag and participation certificate. GLEX Plus grants access to all sessions at the Congress Centre, masterclass, coffee breaks, networking lunches on June 14 and 15, after party on June16, access to all sessions via VOD during 3 months after the event, and includes a GLEX gift bag, an official cap and a participation certificate.

The “Space, Ocean and Earth Insights” (SOE’23) is hosted by GLEX Summit, organized by INESC TEC - Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science, and co-organized by the UT Austin Portugal Program, the TEC4SEA Infrastructure, the Institute for Astronautical Sciences and Space For All Nations, unveiling new perspectives and key insights of the latest scientific projects that will propel the discussion on the future of exploration.

University students, researchers and professors have a 50% discount, applied on the GLEX ACADEMIC pass. Please bear in mind that you will have to present a proof of your academic status at the entrance.

In this year's edition we will have a masterclass for intrepid adventurers who wish to explore tools to better navigate solo missions, remote locations, and extreme environments. This masterclass is included on the GLEX Plus pass.

To get an overview of the event, watch last year’s edition highlights:

About the organizers:

The GLEX summit is organized by The Explorers Club of New York and Expanding World.

GLEX Summit is certified to ISO 20121 standards for sustainable management of events. The eco-responsible event preserves the pledge signed in the first edition with the Lisbon Declaration, where the club’s members and international officials committed to an effort to inspire the world to protect our planet, animal species and natural resources, and accelerate the sharing of scientific knowledge.

About the host city:

Angra do Heroísmo is on Terceira, one of the nine islands of the Azores archipelago that seats in the North Atlantic ocean. The fortified island, first settled in 1450, is an historic landmark for Portugal, where maritime fleets on transatlantic trade routes stopped between the 16th and 18th centuries.

Angra do Heroísmo is the oldest city of the Azores and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983. Between the charming architecture of the ancient city and the breath-taking trails that circle the natural attractions of the volcanic island, there is a lot to explore.

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