20 Sep 2018 G7 Oceans Inspiration Expo
GLOBE Series is delighted to be partnering with the Government of Canada in hosting an oceans-themed Inspiration Expo in Halifax as part of the G7.
September 20, 2018
8:30 – 18:00
Halifax Convention Centre
1650 Argyle Street, Ballroom Level
What is it?
This free event* is open to the public, offering an opportunity to engage in key G7 topics and discover ideas and actions that are being taken in the areas of:
Ocean Plastic & Marine Litter | Resilient Coasts & Coastal Communities | Sustainable Oceans & Fisheries
Learn, get inspired, and see who’s leading the charge on oceans-related solutions!
*Registration in advance is not required.
Free Speaker Series
9:00 – 9:45
Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
Laurel C. Broten, Nova Scotia Business Inc.
Kes Morton, President and CEO, Pisces Research Project Management Inc.
9:15 – 9:45
Alexandra Cousteau, Filmmaker & Environmental Activist
10:00 – 10:30
SPARK Talks by Leading Ocean Experts
Oliver Steeds, Nekton Mission
Kate Moran, Ocean Networks Canada
12:00 – 12:45
Dr. Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer and President/CEO of Mission Blue
14:30 – 15:30
Protecting our Oceans – what can YOU do?
An interactive forum featuring:
Gigi Brisson, Founder and CEO, Ocean Elders
Geoff Green, Founder, Executive Director & Expedition Leader, Students on Ice
Josh Laughren, Executive Director, Oceana Canada
Scott Skinner, Clean Foundation
15:45 – 17:45
Youth Inspiration Hour
Mayor Mike Savage, Mayor of Halifax
Pecha Kucha presentations by:
OYIC Winners Mathilde Jutras and Kaoru Yokono
SPARK Talk by One More Generation:
Carter and Olivia Ries
Dominique Souris, Youth Climate Lab
The Clean Coastal Challenge Awards:
Mike Gerbis, CEO, GLOBE Series and The Delphi Group
Danika Van Proosdij, Professor, Saint Mary’s University
Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament, Federal Riding of Halifax
Presented by Adventure Earth Centre