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Congress in Seattle Wraps

Congress ’23 in Seattle, supported by host sponsor National Geographic, brought together the world's foremost international creators of science, history, and natural history content.

Against the backdrop of an industry undergoing major transformation and facing substantial challenges, participants from 22 countries gathered in person from November 28 to December 1 at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. Notably, 37% of attendees were first-time participants, fostering a vibrant exchange of new ideas that lit the way forward in an ever-evolving landscape.

The Buzzies Awards, dedicated to honouring excellence in science and factual storytelling, were presented during the Congress' Awards Presentation. In addition to 13 awards for excellence in factual storytelling, producer, advisor and former NHK executive Sayumi Horie received the Lifetime Achievement Award.