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Program Details*

Title

Sir Ernest Shackleton and The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration

Description

Ernest Shackleton, an Antarctic explorer, became well known for his bravery and leadership. His greatest success was his Endurance Expedition, 1914-1916, when his skills resulted in the survival and safe return of all 28 men from his ship, overcoming unimaginable odds. This expedition has become known as the greatest survival story of all time. The program covers Shackleton’s biography and his four Antarctic expeditions, as well as interesting facts about other explorers on Shackleton’s expeditions.

Presenter’s Name

Ken Levine

Presenter’s Bio

Ken Levine, an avid traveler. has visited 7 continents and 80+ countries. He has traveled independently on 6 of those continents. In Siberia he rode public trains from Vladivostok to Moscow. His 3 trips to Antarctica included the Geographic South Pole. He has examined Antarctic exhibits in the U.K., Ireland, Norway, Chile, Australia and New Zealand. He has an extensive library of books and videos of polar history.

*Note: The information above is a draft provided by the presenter and may be different in the HalloweeM Program Booklet.

Date Time

Friday, October 29th at 2:30 PM US/CDT

Location

Birch

Note: The time & location listed in our PAAG supersedes the time & location listed here, if different. The hotel layout for HalloweeM can be found here.

Deadlines

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  • Registration - Join the fun at WeeM. Register at the door if you haven’t preregistered. The deadline for online registration was October 15th.
  • Excursion - The sign-up deadline for the Excursions was Monday, October 18th.
  • Vendor space - The deadline to submit the contract was October 20th.
  • Lodging - The deadline set by the hotel for the WeeM rate was October 14th.
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  • Room and/or Ride Sharing - Let us help match you up with another attendee who is also interested in sharing a room or ride by submitting your information by Sunday, October 24th.
  • Speaker/Tournament Submissions - The deadline to submit your proposal for a program or tournament for WeeM was Wednesday, September 15th.

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