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Come Learn With Us - Online!

The Go Learn At-Home Speaker Series brings you informal and informative webinars with our trip leaders, past, present, and future! Register now to secure your space!

During this mostly-online climate we currently find ourselves in, travel vicariously with us through the stories and places that make a Go Learn trip unique. Our tour leaders will immerse you in the experiences of places we'll soon visit!

Replay our webinars from the first season HERE.
Find the second season HERE.

Upcoming Speaker Series Webinars

  • Professor Paisley Rekdal - West: A Translation
    Tues, July 6, 12:00 PM - Did you miss the presentation? Watch it Here

    We know that Utah’s Promontory Summit was the site of the linking of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroad’s lines, but what do we really know about the cultural impact of the transcontinental railroad on America? Paisely Rekdal will present her interactive multi-media poem “West: A Translation,” a creative historical archive that re-examines the creation and legacy of the transcontinental through the stories of its workers. This poem was commissioned of Rekdal in 2019 while she was Utah's poet laureate.

  • Dr. Daniel Mendoza and Andres Adasme - Dark Skies
    Tues, July 13, 12:00 PM - Did you miss the presentation? Watch it Here

    The night sky has captivated humankind for millenia. Learn from Dr. Daniel Mendoza, director of the University's minor in Dark Skies Studies, how modern and ancient civilizations studied the skies. His co-presenter, Andres Adasme, is from Mountain Lodges of Peru, our partners on our upcoming trip to Peru. Together they will discuss how Peru is a perfect example of ancient civilizations incorporating their astronomical observations into city planning and architecture.

  • Dr. Michael Gills - Finisterre: A Visionary Memoir of the Camino de Santiago
    Tues, July 20, 12:00 PM - Register Here

    Dr. Gills will discuss his recent book detailing the Gills family's pilgrimage across northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago. The author of three novels and three collections of short fiction, Gills is Professor/Lecturer of writing for the Honors College at the University of Utah. Dr. Gills will lead our 2022 bicycle tour of the Camino de Santiago. He looks forward to once again getting knee-deep in the culture and flat-out beautiful country that is at the heart of the Camino.

  • Playwright Connor Johnson with Tim Slover and Jane England - Ronald and Edith
    Tues, July 27, 12:00 PM - Register Here

    Ronald and Edith is a marvelous new play by über-talented playwright, Connor Johnson. In 1917, in Roos, Yorkshire, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien watched his wife, Edith, dance in a glade. The sight inspired Tolkien, barely returned from World War I, to write his cornerstone story Beren and Luthien. Ronald and Edith tells a (slightly) altered version of the facts of that fateful day. Join Tolkien and his wife, Edith, as they navigate war and love, elves and demons through storytelling. Join us for a discussion of this work, the actual events that inspired it, and a conversation with Tim Slover, Jane England, and Connor Johnson.

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All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.

—Martin Buber