Public Speak / Media

Dr. Lin is an international public speaker, bringing a story of adventure, problem solving, and determination to the stage.  He is a member of the National Geographic speakers Bureau [link] and has lectured for the US State Department, National Geographic Live, and National Geographic Learning.  Albert's speaking topics have ranged from lectures on challenge based innovation and problem solving at the Harvard Business School to public engagements about the adventurous world of National Geographic Exploration.   For speaking/lecture/media requests please email 


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Recent Appearances:


2017 XSTEM (education conference), Washington D.C. [Link]

2017 APOS, Indonesia

2017 March for Science, National Mall Washington D.C. [ Link]

2017 National Geographic Further Fronts, N.Y.C. [link]

2017 South by Southwest (SXSW), Austin TX [link]

2016  National Geographic Live, Singapore

2016 Artprize, Grand Rapids Michigan.

2016 Science Media Awards & Summit, Boston MA.

2016 High Tech High Carrier Pathways, San Diego CA

2016 Young Presidents Organization's Pacific Edge,  Los Angeles CA

2015 FEI annual meeting, Seattle WA

2015 Prudential annual meeting, Newark NJ

 2014 The Future is Here, Smithsonian [link]

2014 Digital New Fronts, New York  [link]

2013 Reno (Peppermill) and Las Vegas (Aria), Nevada Medal Ceremony [news video]

2013 TedxUCSD, The Spirit of Exploration [Link]

2013 25th Annual GeoTech, Perot Museum in Dallas, Texas [article]

2012 South Africa's National Science Fair, Keynote Address and Official Opening  [article]

2012 National Geographic Live! in Seattle's Benaroya Hall  [link]

2012 Keynote - Capital Connection, MidAtlantic Venture Association, Washington D.C.

2011 TedxIntuit, "the art of Reinvention", San Diego, CA.

2011 Marconi Symposium "how will the Internet survive" [link to article]

2011 UCSD all campus graduation keynote address - [link to video]

2010 TedxMidatlantic, "What If" -  Nov 5th, Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, DC. [link to video]

2010 “Evening of Exploration” - National Geographic Live! Nat Geo HQ in Washington DC.

2009 Science, Technology and the Future of Exploration – UC San Diego

2009 Rotary International



Academic/Research Lectures have Included:

Invited Panelist - 2014 Digital Summit, Harvard Business School

Invited Keynote - 2014 Journee Numerique, Descartes University, Sorbonne Paris (link)

Invited Lecture - 2012 Harvard Business School, Networked Business Network Seminar Serries (link)

Invited Lecture -  2012 Turing Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland (link)

Invited Lecture -  6th Annual Mongolian Studies Conference at the Mongolian Embassy to the United States of America, Washington D.C.

Invited Plenary Lecture - 2010 IEEE Aerospace Annual Meeting (link)

Invited Lecture - 7th Int’l Workshop on Remote Sensing and Disaster Response

Invited Speaker -  2009 and 2010 National Geographic Explorers Symposium

Invited Speaker – 2009 Evolution of Planetary and Stellar Systems Symposium in Prato, Italy

Research Lecture -  2008 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting

Research Lecture - 2005-2007 Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society Annual Meeting

Research Lecture - 2004 NanoBio Research meeting at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.


Media Experience has included:

National Geographic Channel Documentary Film "China's Megatomb" - Narrator and Lead Role

Nat Geo / Samsung Innovation Explorer Spotlight (Link)

National Geographic Channel "Night of Exploration", 125th Anniversary Celebration 

CBS Sunday Morning, Nat Geo 125 Anniversary Celebration

National Geographic Channel Documentary Film "Forbidden Tomb of Genghis Khan" - Narrator and Lead Role

National Geographic Channel "NewGeneration Explorer " campagin (Winner in the catagory of Best Promotional Announcment in the 33rd annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards Link)

Nat Geo / BMW Explorer Spotlight

2012 Google Science Fair Launch Satellite Media Tour.

National Geographic School Publishing k-12 books

BBC Satellites (1 hour documentary)

The History Chnnel's Modern Marvels "the worlds sharpest"

Animal Planet's "Chasing Nature"