This year's Our Ocean conference will be co-hosted by Sustainable Ocean Alliance and the University of Tromsø, in collaboration with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and will take place in Oslo, Norway from October 22-24, 2019
This will be the fourth Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit hosted by Sustainable Ocean Alliance. Initiated by U.S Secretary John Kerry and Sustainable Ocean Alliance in 2016, the Summit is an opportunity to showcase youth-led ocean solutions and entrepreneurial innovations, and to create a networking opportunity for sustainability champions to engage with leaders in policy, industry, research, and ocean conservation.
SOA is honored to report that a rich agenda has been created around this year's theme of "Learning. Sharing. Acting."
12:00-16:00 ARRIVALS AND CHECK-IN
Participants will arrive to Oslo.
17:30-21:00 WELCOME DRINKS AND HORS D’OEUVRES AT STRATOS
Welcome by Daniela Fernandez, Founder & CEO, Sustainable Ocean Alliance
*Celebrity Guests TBA
7:30- 8:00 NETWORKING
8:00– 8:15 WELCOME REMARKS Daniela Fernandez, CEO, Sustainable Ocean Alliance
8:15– 8:45 OPENING KEYNOTE
8:45– 8:55 ANNOUNCING THE CHALLENGES
PROBLEM WE’RE SOLVING:
MODALITY FOR IMPACT:
8:55– 9:05 FACILITATED COMMUNITY BUILDING EXERCISE
Brandon Levy, Program Director, Sustainable Ocean Alliance, will lead the room in a series of exercises, dyads, and small-group discussions, with the intent of people in the room getting to know one another.
9:05-9:45 TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS: CO-CREATING THE SUSTAINABLE
In this stimulating discussion, attendees learn firsthand from 5 cutting-edge entrepreneurs about how emerging technologies such as Blockchain, IoT, AI, and autonomous vehicles have the potential to solve ocean challenges.
9:45 - 10:00 COFFEE BREAK & SNACKS
10:00 - 10:05 LIGHTNING TALKS: INTRODUCTION
These short and compelling talks will highlight different
modalities for impact and inspire solutions for the bootcamp.
10:05 - 10:15 VISUAL STORYTELLING
Nathaniel Soon, Founder and Creative Director of the documentary collective – Our Seas, Our Legacy, will discuss his work with corporate businesses, schools and non-governmental organizations to use documentary filmmaking to shed light on Singapore’s marine environmental challenges and advocate for positive change. (tentative)
10:15 - 10:25 CIRCULAR DESIGN
Anna Masiello, Founder of ArtZero and R-Coat, will discuss how to create and consume goods that are renewable, repairable, reusable, and recyclable, harnessing art and innovation. (tentative)
10:25 - 10:35 POLICY INNOVATION
Verónika Mendoza, Peruvian Candidate for President
Daniel Càceres, SOA Peru President, will describe his effort to pass an MPA in the Peruvian legislature (tentative)
10:40 - 10:45 CONSCIOUS BUSINESS
10:45 - 10:50 CAMPAIGNING FOR CHANGE
10:50 - 11:00 GROUP ACTIVITY
11:00 - 11:30 BOOTCAMP KICKOFF WITH PM ERNA SOLBERG (tentative)
11:30 - 12:00 PHASE 1 (DEFINING THE PROBLEM)
Each group will meet to solve the following challenges through chosen modalities of impact:
12:00 - 1:00 BOOTCAMP: PHASE 2 (IDEATION)
13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH
14:00- 15:30 BOOTCAMP: PHASE 3 (PROTOTYPING & TESTING)
15:30- 15:45 COFFEE BREAK
15:45 - 16:15 GROUP SHARE
16:15 - 16:25 CLOSING KEYNOTE
16:25– 16:30 CLOSING REMARKS
Daniel Fernandez, CEO, Sustainable Ocean Alliance
16:30- 17:30 FREE TIME: PARTICIPANTS CAN RETURN TO HOTEL
17:30- 18:30 TOPIC FOCUSED DINNERS (OPTIONAL)
Participants will self-organize into groups based on desired topics. The topics will reflect main conference themes as well as other areas of discussions originated by attendees.
19:00 - 21:00 OUR OCEAN FILM NIGHT
At the Felix Cinema, attendees will have the chance to watch curated ocean-related films and shorts. Group discussion and dialogue will be encouraged in between films.
7:30-8:00 REGISTRATION / NETWORKING & COFFEE
8:00– 9:00 OPENING KEYNOTE: HOW 2020 MAY DETERMINE THE FATE OF
Nishan Degnarain, Founder, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, will discuss the key drivers in the upcoming year that will have a massive impact on the sustainability of the ocean. Nishan will provide an international perspective on a range of ocean happenings, ranging from BBNJ negotiations, seabed mining, and more.
9:00 - 11:00 BOOTCAMP: PHASE 4 (PITCHING THE SOLUTION)
In this workshop, led by world renowned pitch coach Nathan Gold, attendees will hear about The Red Box Method, which includes nine tools to help presenters captivate their audience more quickly, easily, and dramatically. The audience will learn techniques on how to be more memorable in any high-stakes presenting situation such as with a TED talk, keynote, board meeting, investor pitch, sales meeting, or job interview. After this talk, attendees will be better prepared to present more confidently, close more deals, persuade more investors, and you may even receive a standing ovation.
11:00-11:40 GROUP REFLECTIONS
11:40-12:00 CLOSING KEYNOTE
Tommy Remengesau, President of Palau (tentative)
12:00-12:15 CLOSING REMARKS & THANK YOU
Daniela Fernandez, Founder & CEO, Sustainable Ocean Alliance
12:20– 13:30 NETWORKING LUNCH WITH OUR OCEAN CONFERENCE
13:30-17:00 OUR OCEAN CONFERENCE / PARTICIPATION TO TOPICAL
SIDE EVENTS - REST OF PROGRAM IS OFFICIAL OUR OCEAN PROGRAM