OCEANIC x LONDON
Oceans Conservation & Creativity
BLUE MARINE FOUNDATION - PLASTIC OCEANS FOUNDATION - OCEANIC GLOBAL - SONAR - DAVID SADDINGTON
The Hospital Club, 24 Endell St, London WC2H 9HQCovent Garden | Friday 30th June, 6.30pm
Oceanic Global and Advaya Initiative are coming together for an exciting collaboration in anticipation of Oceanic x Ibiza, on 20th July.
On Friday 30th June we are taking over The Hospital Club in Covent Garden for a dynamic evening exploring Ocean Conservation and Creativity, complete with a panel discussion, live music by Catty Pearson, and a DJ set and Pablo V. Our brilliant panelists include key figures from the worlds of Ocean Conservation and Activism: Lea d'Auriol (Oceanic Founder), David Jones (Plastic Oceans Foundation), David Saddington (Climate Change Communicator), Laura Bridgeman (wearesonar.org) and Rory Moore (Blue Marine Foundation).
Throughout the evening there will also be an open Loft Lounge and screening room, where we are showing seminal Oceans documentaries including The End of the Line and Plastic Oceans.
See below for bios and schedule. We hope to see you there!
6.30pm Door open & arrivals
7.00pm Panel Discussion & Q&A on Oceans Conservation & Creativity
8.00pm Panel Ends
8.15pm Live Music: Catty Pearson
8.45pm DJ Set: Pablo V
12.00pm Event Ends
8.10pm Film Screenings start in the Loft Lounge
8.10pm Plastic Oceans
9.50pm The End of The Line
Lea D'Auriol, Oceanic Global
Lea is the founder of Oceanic, a non-profit that taps into universal passions of art, music and emerge tech to educate individuals on issues impacting our oceans and provide them with solutions for driving positive change.
Lea has extensive experience conceptualizing, and producing high level events in Asia, Europe and the United States. With a robust professional background in Experiential Marketing and Special Events, she has worked alongside top executives at leading luxury brands including: Ferrari North America, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Maserati North America, Jet Aviation, Hublot and Chanel.
Oceanic Global is a non-profit that taps into universal passions of art, music and emerging tech to educate individuals on issues impacting our oceans and provide them with solutions for driving positive change.
David Saddington, Climate Change Communicator, Scientist & Enviropreneur
Influencing UK & international policy, fronting a pioneering climate media campaign that reached over 3 million people and giving a TEDx talk at London's O2 arena are just a few of David Saddington's achievements as a climate change activist since experiencing a stark introduction to the impacts of climate change as a thirteen year old.
As a climate change communicator David works to raise the profile of the issue through blogging for media outlets like the Huffington Post, writing book contributions and organising innovative large scale public awareness events in the centre of UK cities involving outdoor cinema, interactive science experiments and panel debates. He is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to engage the public and is currently exploring using Virtual Reality technology to tell the story of climate change.
After leading education reforms to get climate change on school curricula David has pursued his own academic work studying climate science and a broad range of climate impacts from the environmental to economic, security & health implications.
Now at 24 David continues to be a contemporary voice and advocate for climate change action, speaking to a range of audiences around the world - from United Nations Conferences to MTV. David speaks about the opportunities and challenges from tackling climate change from his experience consulting on the implementation of carbon and energy policies and on sustainability initiatives with multinational corporations. He always seeks out innovation and ways to re-energise the conversation around this global challenge. @EnvironmentDave
continues to evolve as a consequence of creative exploration in the moment.
Laura Bridgeman, Sonar
Laura's career in environmental and animal activism is driven by life-long questions regarding humanity's fraught relationship with "nature". Her current work focusses on the ethics of using other-than-human animals, anti-captivity issues and Marine Protected Area advocacy. She is director of Sonar, a think-tank, advocacy and research organization that explores human relations with the more-than-human world.
Currently based in San Francisco, she has met and worked with wild dolphins, witnessed the notorious dolphin killing cove in Taiji, Japan and has presented her work at numerous universities and institutions around the world, including the United Nations in Geneva. Her writing has appeared in the Ecologist, the Dodo and other publications and she is a contributor at the Huffington Post and the Earth Island Journal.
David Jones, Plastic Oceans Foundation
David is a technical and media diving specialist, and a professional underwater photographer. He joined Plastic Oceans in 2010 and is a font of knowledge on ocean plastic issues. He advises on many aspects of plastic pollution as well as business solutions and sustainability.
Plastic Oceans Foundation engages people of all ages, in all social situations, to understand the danger of continuing to perceive plastic to be disposable. Once they become aware of the ultimate threat to human health, it will become a personal choice to prevent plastic waste from entering the environment. We plan to tackle this issue, initially through an awareness campaign by the release of the documentary feature film, A Plastic Ocean. They will continue to spread the message of the film and promote solutions through 3 key Pillars, Education, Business and Sustainability and Science across the globe.
Rory Moore, Blue Marine Foundation
Rory studied marine biology and coastal ecology at the University of Plymouth, focussing on marine pollution and tropical marine ecology. He went on to design and manage marine conservation projects, internationally. After ten years in the field, laboratory and classroom, he returned to London as BLUE’s project manager. Rory’s expertise includes Marine Protected Area planning, species conservation, marine pollution (including oil/gas industry), fisheries management, and aquaculture. His underwater photography has been published internationally.
The Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) is working to solve the crisis in the oceans through providing innovative solutions to overfishing and enabling the creation of marine reserves. Although BLUE is a small NGO, it punches above its weight, having achieved a tremendous amount for the oceans in a short time. In 2014 BLUE won NGO of the Year in the PEA (People Environment Achievement) Awards in recognition that it was ‘getting results where they matter most’. In 2015 BLUE won four PEA Awards as part of the GB Oceans Coalition including ‘Overall Champion’.