GeoTech Keynote Speaker – Bertie Gregory

Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. | Monsignor Milam J. Joseph Auditorium

Bertie Gregory is a 23-year-old wildlife filmmaker, photographer and presenter. In July, 2014, Gregory graduated in zoology with first class honors from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. The next day, he boarded a plane to begin assisting Steve Winter in South Africa on assignment for National Geographic. Following this baptism of fire, the project evolved into a television program. Bertie’s task was to film Steve as he attempted to photograph the urban leopards of Mumbai and the jungle leopards of Sri Lanka. This one-hour special premiered on Nat Geo WILD in 2016.

Gregory is a National Geographic Young Explorer and was named the Scientific Exploration Society Zenith Explorer 2015. Gregory’s aim was to track down and film the illusive coastal wolf on the west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada. This project then became Gregory’s first solo assignment for National Geographic – a 16-part weekly digital series that launched in the summer of 2016.

Prior to landing the job with Steve Winter, Gregory was named “Youth Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2012” and his first film, West Coast Adventure, was nominated for the Youth Award of the Wildscreen Panda Awards 2014.