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National Geographic Photographer Jame Balog won an Emmy award last year for his documentary, "Chasing Ice." He will be the the keynote speaker at Bishop Dunne's 27th annual GeoTech Conference next month.

Emmy Winning Photographer James Balog to Keynote Bishop Dunne GeoTech  


Award winning National Geographic environmental photographer James Balog will be the keynote speaker at the 27th annual GeoTech Conference February 26–28, 2015.


Balog’s documentary, “Chasing Ice,” received an Emmy award in 2014, and reveals the impact of climate change. Teachers, students, and science enthusiasts are invited to attend. The author of eight books, his book ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers was published in 2012. Among his other titles are Tree: A New Vision of the American Forest (2004) and Survivors: A New Vision of Endangered Wildlife (1990), the latter being hailed as a major conceptual breakthrough in environmental photography.


Bishop Dunne hosts GeoTech, a cutting-edge science and technology conference each year. The school invites nationally and internationally renowned academics, scientists, authors, educators and specialists who are recognized for their research and contributions to society. These exceptional individuals, thought-leaders, and role models lend their expertise through public lectures, small group discussions, and classroom visits.


Past speakers include a who’s who of science and technology from anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall to astronaut Dr. Sally Ride and Titanic founder and explorer Dr. Robert Ballard. Astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, the former Nova host and now Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space, was the keynote speaker in 2009.  


For more information on Bishop Dunne Catholic School and the GeoTech Conference see the school’s website: or contact Roger Palmer at or call 214-339-6561 ext. 4079.

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