Capitol Hill Ocean Week Live Stream

Schedule

Join us live for main-stage plenary sessions at Capitol Hill Ocean Week!
The following sessions will broadcast live:

Opening Remarks

9:20a Eastern

Speakers

Kris Sarri, President and CEO, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Julie Lawson, Director, Mayor’s Office of the Clean City, District of Columbia

 

Igniting Ocean Conservation Through Media and Art

9:30a Eastern

Visual media can ignite the mind in a way that talk and text don’t, providing opportunity for education, emotional connection, and broader public engagement in marine science and protection. In this session, see  how creative minds are using video, photography, and art to put ocean issues in front of new audiences and inspire conservation and sustainable use.

Moderator:

Julie Phillips, Vice President, Content Strategy – Herschend Family Enterprises

Speakers:

Mark Brownlow, Series Producer, BBC’s Blue Planet II

Asher Jay, Creative Conservationist

John Tartaglia, Actor-Puppeteer, Splash and Bubbles

Jim Toomey,  Syndicated Cartoonist, “Sherman’s Lagoon”

NOAA’s Vision for the Blue Economy

1:15p Eastern

A healthy U.S. economy depends on our ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources.  The science and management to conserve and sustainably use these resources is at the heart of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) mission.  Come hear from RDML Timothy Gallaudet about the Administration’s priorities to support our blue economy.

Keynote:

RDML Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D., USN Ret., Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, U.S. Department of Commerce

Opening Remarks

9:20a Eastern

Speakers

Kris Sarri, President and CEO, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Emerging Leaders Roundtable

9:30a Eastern

Margaret Davidson was an ocean visionary dedicated to fostering early-career leaders and tackling challenging ocean and coastal issues with unwavering determination and innovation. In her honor, CHOW 2018 hosts the next generation  of leaders who are becoming catalysts of change in conservation and business sustainability to share what sparks their creativity, how they engage others to make ideas reality, and where they hope to direct the path of private sector engagement in the future.

Opening Remarks:

The Honorable Jimmy Panetta, U.S. House of Representatives, CA-20

Moderator:

Adam Lowry, CEO, Ripple and Co-founder, Method

Speakers:

Bridget Coughlin, Ph.D., President and CEO, Shedd Aquarium

Karrie Denniston, Senior Director for Sustainability, Walmart Foundation

Doug McCauley, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, University of California Santa Barbara

Ruth Perry, Ph.D., Marine Scientist and Regulatory Specialist, Shell Exploration and Production Company


Congressional Leadership Roundtable

3:00p Eastern

Worldwide, healthy oceans, coasts and freshwater ecosystems are crucial for economic growth, resilient communities, and food production. This underscores the need for both coastal and inland communities to sustainably use and protect these natural resources.  Strong governance and national is necessary to support economic growth while at the same time protecting biodiversity and ensuring the environmental sustainability of ocean, coasts and Great Lakes.  In the U.S. ocean and Great Lakes policies have a long-standing history of strong bipartisan support. Building off CHOW 2017’s informative Congressional Roundtable, CHOW 2018 will bring together current and former Members of Congress for an update on the bipartisan efforts in Congress to meet these dual goals.

Moderator:

Jessica Leber, Deputy Managing Editor, Oceans Deeply

Speakers:

The Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senate, Rhode Island

The Honorable Francis Rooney, U.S. House of Representatives, FL-19

The Honorable Suzanne Bonamici, U.S. House of Representatives, OR-01