Impact & Our Oceans

Monday, April 23rd, 2012  (at the Miami Beach Convention Center)

The worldwide leaders in manned submersible development and deep ocean exploration will gather in one location for a special summit in order to explore their IMPACT &  OUR OCEANS.

In addition to compelling discussion regarding the ‘Race to Challenger Deep”, climate change, energy, mining, food, medicines, fauna, overfishing and consumer travel will also be intensely covered during this one-of-a-kind event.

 

Partners include: Triton Submarines, Virgin Oceanic & GUE/Project Baseline & Society of Environmental Journalists

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12:30pm - OPENING OF THE IMPACT CONFERENCE:                                JOHN ROSSER, SUSTAINATOPIA

12:45- 1:00pm:  KEYNOTES-  BRUCE JONES (TRITON SUBMARINES) & CHRIS WELSH (VIRGIN OCEANIC)

1:15- 2:15pm:  AFTER THE RACE TO CHALLENGER DEEP:                      THE NEXT PHASE

  • Moderator: Oliver Steeds, Journalist // Bruce Jones (Triton) // Chris Welsh (Virgin) // Steve Ross (UNCW)

2:30pm- 3:30pm: GET IT FINANCED! HOW SCIENCE IS ENTERING CONSUMER MARKETS

  • Moderator:  William Goodlad  // Marc Deppe (Triton) // Jim Costopulos (Global Oceans)

3:30pm- 4:00pm   BREAK

4:00pm- 5:00pm: CHANGING THE PARADIGM:   IMPLEMENTING EFFECTIVE POLICY-  FOCUSING ON ENERGY                                                 ** PANEL SPONSORED BY SEJ  **

  • Moderator/Speaker: Jeff Burnside (SEJ), Dianne Saenz (Climate Nexus) + speaker to be announced

5:15pm- 6:15pm   SAVING THE MOVEMENT WHILE SAVING OUR OCEANS

  • Speakers: Edie Widder (ORCA) // Emily Penn (Pangea Exploration) // Robert Carmichael (GUE BASELINE)

6:15pm- 7:45pm     VIP NETWORKING @ SUSTAINATOPIA HONORS

7:45pm- 10:00pm   SUSTAINATOPIA HONORS

  • Note: “Heroes of the Deep” (including Triton Submarines, Virgin Oceanic) will be honored @ approximately 9:30pm