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BIG BLUE ACTIVATING FOR THE OCEANS

Program 4:30 to 5:00 Welcome & Mingling 5:00 to 7:00 PART 1: TEDxSanFrancisco: Big Blue Talks and Performances/Technology, Entertainment & Design 7:00 to 8:00 Break Boxed Dinner (Vegan & Omnivore Options) Ocean Solutions Cafe Cash Bar Hosted by Capacitor PART 2: 8:00 to 9:00 World Premier of OKEANOS by Capacitor 9:00 to 10:00 Ocean Solutions Cafe

Kristin Hoffman Singer/Songwriter Kristin
Hoffmann
is
a
singer/songwriter
based
in
New
York
City.
She
grew
up
 studying
classical
piano,
opera,
guitar
and
composition,
and
attended
the
Juilliard
 pre‐college
program.
Kristin
has
toured
with
The
Wall9lowers
and
Tina
Dico,
and
 opened
for
Brandi
Carlile,
Feist,
Howie
Day,
Dar
Williams,
Richie
Havens
and
Ben
 Lee.
She
is
signed
with

Capitol
and
Interscope
and
has
her
own
indie
label,
Starr
 Records.
Kristen’s
work
has
been
featured
on

the
television
shows
Dawson’s
Creek,
 Palmetto
Pointe
and
The
Young
and
the
Restless.
She
has
written
more
than
150
 songs
for
health‐challenged
children
as
a
writer/producer
for
Songs
of
Love,
a
non‐ pro9it
organization. Kristin
is
a
musical
spokesperson
for
ocean
awareness
and
conservation
with
her
 “Song
for
the
Ocean”
for
which
she
recently
released
a
music
video
created
with
the
 videographer,
environmentalist
and
founder
of
Global
Classroom,
Colin
Garland.

Ed Lu Chief of Innovative Applications, Liquid Robotics Dr.
Ed
Lu
is
an
engineer,
physicist,
pilot
and
 former
NASA
astronaut.
He
spent
12
years
at
 NASA
9lying
everything
he
could
get
his
hands
 on,
from
T‐38
jets
to
space
shuttles.
He
was
the
 9irst
American
to
launch
as
the
9light
engineer
 of
the
Russian
spacecraft
Soyuz.
Ed’s
NASA
 missions
have
included
such
experiences
as
 docking
with
the
Russian
space
station
Mir,
 orbiting
the
globe
hundreds
of
times
and
a
six‐
 month
tour
of
duty
aboard
the
International
 Space
Station.
 After
NASA,
Ed
spent
three
years
at
Google
 leading
the
Advanced
Projects
team,
building
 imaging
and
data
gathering
systems
for
Google
 Earth,
Google
Maps,
Street
View,
Google
Books.
 He
also
worked
on
energy
information
projects
 like
Google
PowerMeter. Currently,
Ed
is
Chief
of
Innovative
Applications
 at
Liquid
Robotics,
an
ocean
data
services
 company
located
in
Silicon
Valley.
He’s
also
 Chair
of
the
B612
Foundation,
a
non‐pro9it
 organization
whose
goal
is
to
predict
and
 prevent
catastrophic
asteroid
impacts
on
earth.
 Ed
has
a
bachelors
degree
in
Electrical
 Engineering
from
Cornell
University
and
a
 doctoral
degree
in
Applied
Physics
from
 Stanford
University.
 Andy Sharpless CEO, Oceana Andy
Sharpless
is
an
advocate
and
a
manager
 with
wide
leadership
experience
in
business
 and
NGO
start‐ups.
His
early
work
as
a
 management
consultant
at
McKinsey
&
 Company
led
to
a
career
in
media
businesses.
 As
a
vice
president
of
the
Museum
of
 Television
and
Radio
in
New
York
City,
he
 managed
the
organization’s
move
into
its
 expanded
headquarters
in
Midtown.
Later,
he
 took
over
as
senior
vice
president
of
the
 initial
management
team
of
RealNetworks.
 Andy
has
also
served
as
executive
vice
 president
of
Discovery.com.
 As
an
advocate,
Andy
joined
People
for
the
 American
Way
shortly
after
its
founding,
 serving
as
deputy
director
of
development.
He
 was
a
grassroots
organizer
for
the
Center
for
 Study
of
Responsive
Law.
He
currently
serves
 as
treasurer
of
the
Sidwell
Friends
School. Since
2003,
when
Andy
became
CEO
of
 Oceana,
the
organization
has
grown
to
be
the
 largest
international
conservation
group
fully
 dedicated
to
protecting
the
oceans.

Jenefer Palmer Founder and Chief Seaweed Officer, OSEA Skincare Jenefer
Palmer
had
a
family
history
of
natural
 healing
(her
grandmother
became
one
of
the
 world’s
9irst
female
chiropractors
in
1918)
 when,
working
as
spa
director
for
Murrieta
 Hot
Springs,
she
began
to
seek
out
natural
 skin
and
body
care
products.
An
11‐year
 search
for
the
right
ingredients
led
her
to
 found
OSEA
Skincare,
a
line
of
products
which
 combines
seaweed

and
other
marine
extracts
 with
essential
oils
for
sustainably
sourced,
 organic
and
effective
treatments. OSEA
Skincare
is
inspired
by
the
idea
of
 uniting
the
elements
‐‐
ocean,
sun,
earth
and
 atmosphere
‐‐
to
refresh,
rejuvenate,
and
 restore
skin
to
its
highest
level
of
healthy
 beauty.
OSEA
products
are
technically
 advanced
formulations
loaded
with
naturally
 abundant
vitamins,
minerals
and
the
essential
 fatty
acids
derived
from
the
earth
and
sea.
The
 company
is
committed
to
providing
luxury
 products
founded
on
purity,
quality
and
 effectiveness.
All
products
are
certi9ied
vegan
 and
biodegradable.
OSEA
was
the
9irst
 company,
in
2002,
to
sign
The
Compact
for
 Global
Production
of
Safe
Health
and
Beauty
 Products
to
phase
out
the
use
of
toxic
 chemicals
in
all
beauty
products.

Casson Trenor Author/Activist Casson
Trenor
is
Senior
Markets
 Campaigner
with
Greenpeace
USA,
leading
 efforts
to
hold
restaurants
and
markets
 accountable
for
their
seafood
practices
and
 to
educate
the
public
on
the
9isheries
crisis.

 He
is
a
frequent
commentator
on
CNN
and
 NPR
and
in
Forbes,
The
New
York
Times,
the Christian
Science
Monitor,
the
San
Francisco
 Chronicle,
Tokyo
Weekender,
Kochi
Shimbun
 and
more.The
author
of
Sustainable
Sushi:
A
 Guide
to
Saving
the
Oceans
One
Bite
at
a
 Time,
Casson
also maintains Sustainablesushi.net. He
founded
the
 world’s
9irst
sustainable
sushi
restaurant,
 San
Francisco’s
Tataki,
and
converted
two
 conventional
sushi
bars
to
sustainable
 menus.

In
2009,
Casson
was
acclaimed
as
a
 Time
Magazine
Hero
of
the
Environment.
 His
work
is
featured
in
two
recently
 released
9ilms.
Casson
speaks
9ive
languages
 and
holds
an
MA
in
International
 Environmental
Policy
from
the
Monterey
 Institute
of
International
Studies

Amos Nachoum Photographer/Explorer Amos
Nachoum
has
shot
just
about
everything
there
is
to
shoot,
but
what
he
loves
 most
is
wildlife
photography.
Especially
if
it’s
in
the
water.
Amos
works
tirelessly
to
 bring
attention
to
some
of
the
most
fragile
regions
of
the
underwater
realm,
with
 preservation
of
the
environment
foremost
in
every
encounter. His
work
leading
National
Geographic
Society
teams
has
included
expeditions
to
 study
great
white
sharks,
killer
whales
and
the
Red
Sea
(where
he
co‐founded
 Israel’s
Marine
National
Park);
also
with
National
Geographic,
he
has
travelled
with
 Dr.
Eugenie
Clark,
Dr.
Sylvia
Earle
and
astronaut
Buzz
Aldrin.
 Amos’
photos
and
essays
have
appeared
in
hundreds
of
publications
around
the
 globe,
including
National
Geographic,
Time,
Life,
The
New
York
Times,
Condé
Nast
 Traveler,
Le
Figaro
and
Der
Spiegel.
His
work
has
been
included
in
the
books
The
 Living
Ocean,
The
World
of
Nature
and
Oceans
and
has
been
recognized
by
most
of
 the
world’s
major
photography
awards.
Amos
himself
has
been
pro9iled
in
 numerous
television
programs
and
in
the
magazine
press.
 In
addition
to
his
photojournalism,
Amos
operates
the
global
adventure‐travel
 program
Big
Animals
Expeditions
and
serves
such
commercial
clients
as
Apple,
 IBM,
Microsoft,
Armani,
Disney
and
Columbia
Pictures.
 Thomas
Dolby
was
an
indelible
part
of
the
 electronic
music
landscape
in
the
1980s.
 Perhaps
most
exciting
was
to
9ind
himself
at
 No.
5
in
the
American
pop
charts
in
1982
 with
”She
Blinded
Me
With
Science.”
He
 released
three
solo
albums
that
decade,
 consistently
dodging
attempts
to
 pigeonhole
his
musical
style. Thomas’
involvement
in
Live
Aid
and
in
 Roger
Waters’
performance
of
Pink
Floyd’s
 The
Wall
in
Berlin
were,
respectively,
”a
 dream
come
true”
and
”an
astonishing
 event
to
be
involved
in.”
Then,
he
made
a
 180‐degree
turn,
heading
to
Silicon
Valley
 and
producing,
among
other
innovations,
a
 polyphonic
ringtone
for
mobile
phone
giant
 Nokia. Returning
to
the
recording
studio
in
2010,
 Thomas
created
his
9irst
solo
album
in
 almost
two
decades,
A
Map
of
the
Floating
 City,
which
includes
the
EP
“Oceanea.”
Since
 2001,
he
has
served
as
Musical
Director
of
 TED.
 Neill Duffy Chairman, Tribe Management A
chartered
accountant,
Neill
Duffy
has
 spent
the
last
25
years
advising
major
 brands,
federations,
properties,
NGO’s
and
 agencies
as
a
senior
sports
and
 entertainment
marketing
and
 sustainability
professional.
 Neill
has
led
a
regional
division
for
 Octagon
Worldwide,
one
of
the
world’s
top
 sports
and
entertainment
practices;
 started
and
grown
an
award‐winning
 sports
marketing
agency;
developed
 sustainability
and
CSR
strategies;
been
 part
of
an
Olympic
bid
team;
managed
 international
Olympic
athletes;
spoken
at
 international
conferences;
authored
a
 book
called
Passion
Branding;
hosted
a
 horse‐
racing
TV
show;
and
presented
 sports
on
a
weekend
breakfast
radio
show. Neill’s
most
recent
venture
is
Tribe
 Management,
a
’for‐purpose’
social
 business
that
raises
capital
in
all
its
forms
 ‐‐
9inancial,
human,
emotional
and
brand
‐‐
 for
the
bene9it
of
organizations
with
a
 sustainability
commitment.
Tribe
has
a
 special
interest
in
harnessing
the
 emotional,
communicative
and
commercial
 power
of
sports,
entertainment,
media
and
 celebrity
for
this
purpose.
He
advises
the
 America’s
Cup
Event
Authority
on
its
 “More
Than
A
Sport”
sustainability
 strategy
and
Healthy
Ocean
Project.
 M’Kalani Souza Storyteller, musician, peacemaker Kalani
is
a
gifted
storyteller,
singer,
 songwriter,
musician,
poet,
philosopher,
 priest,
political
satirist
and
peacemaker.
 He
has
taught
con9lict
resolution
at
the
 university
level
and
served
on
the
 Committee
for
Intense
Public
Con9lict
of
 the
Association
for
Con9lict
Resolution.
 Kalani
leads
workshops
around
the
world
 and
is
a
teacher
and
community
builder
 around
resiliency
and
capacity,
 particularly
in
the
case
of
natural
and
 manmade
disasters.
At
present,
he
works
 as
a
Coastal
Community
Resilience
Trainer
 with
the
National
Disaster
Preparedness
 Training
Center
at
the
University
of
 Hawaii.

Kalani
also
serves
as
the
chairman
 of
the
Indigenous
Knowledge
Hui
of
the
 Paci9ic
Risk
Management
Ohana,
PRiMO,
a
 collection
of
federal,
state,
county
and
NGO
 agencies
who
work
to
mitigate
and
 respond
to
disasters
in
the
Greater
Paci9ic
 region.
He
also
serves
as
a
cultural
 competency
consultant
for
NOAA
Paci9ic
 Services
Center
and
previously
served
as
 one
of
two
Hawaiians
in
the
Native
 Network,
a
group
of
450
peacemakers
 under
the
Department
of
Interior. Roz Savage Ocean Rower, Environmentalist Roz
Savage
is
an
ocean
rower,
 environmental
campaigner,
author
and
 speaker.
She
holds
four
world
records
for
 ocean
rowing,
including
9irst
woman
to
 row
solo
across
the
Atlantic,
Paci9ic
and
 Indian
Oceans.
She
has
rowed
over
15,000
 miles,
taken
around
5
million
oarstrokes,
 and
spent
cumulatively
over
500
days
of
 her
life
at
sea
in
a
23‐foot
rowboat.
 She
is
a
United
Nations
Climate
Hero,
an
 Athlete
Ambassador
for
350.org,
and
an
 Ambassador
for
the
Blue
Project.
In
2010
 she
was
named
Adventurer
of
the
Year
by
 National
Geographic. Deborah Bassett Journalist, Non-Profit Consultant Deborah
has
traveled
the
globe
extensively
 raising
awareness
and
funding
for
various
 environmental
and
social
initiatives.
She
 has
volunteered
in
the
9ield
from
tsunami
 relief
in
southern
Thailand,
to
Habitat
for
 Humanity
in
rural
El
Salvador,
to
jaguar
 conservation
in
the
heart
of
Mexico’s
Selva
 Maya
Rainforest.
Through
the
years
she
 has
worked
directly
with
such
 organizations
as
Amazon
Watch,
Global
 Green
USA,
Rainforest2Reef,
Earth
Island
 Institute,
Orangutan
Outreach,
The
Clinton
 Global
Initiative,
TEDx
and
The
Sea
 Shepherd
Conservation
Society. In
 2007
 she
 joined
 the
 paddle
 out
 ceremony
 to
 help
 expose
 the
 annual
 slaughter
 of
 dolphins
 in
 Taiji,
 Japan,
 as
 featured
 in
 the
 2010
 Academy
 Award
 Winning
 9ilm,
 The
 Cove.
 Her
 recent
 Sea
 Shepherd
campaign
 to
end
 the
pilot
whale
 slaughter
 in
 the
 Faroe
 Islands
 will
 be
 featured
 as
a
 5
 part
 series
 on
Discovery’s
 Animal
 Planet
 in
 2011/2012.
 She
 is
 a
 frequent
 contributor
 to
 The
 Huf9ington
 Post,
The
Ecologist,
Elephant
 Journal,
Take
 Part
and
The
Los
Angeles
Examiner.

OKEANOS by Capacitor Covering
99%
of
Earth’s
living
space,
 the
ocean
is
by
turns
fascinating
and
 terrifying.
We
derive
food
from
it,
 breathe
the
oxygen
produced
in
it,
drink
 the
water
that
cycles
through
it,
explore
 its
depths
to
learn
more
about
our
 origins
and
are
moved
to
re9lect
its
 breathtaking
and
often
dangerous
 beauty.
Yet
coral
extinction,
plastic
trash
 contamination,
over‐9ishing,
oil
spills,
 and
climate
change
show
that
our
 immense
impact
on
the
ocean
is
 undeniable.
What
once
felt
vast,
endless,
 and
overwhelmingly
deep
is
now
 vulnerable
to
our
increasingly
 destructive
ways
of
living. Under
Artistic
Director
Jodi
Lomask,
 Capacitor
has
created
’Okeanos’
with
 ocean
scientists
Dr.
Sylvia
Earle
and
Dr.
 Tierney
Thys,
9ilmmaker
RJ
Muna,
ocean
 cinematographer
David
Hannan,
 musicians
Anka
Draugelates
and
Julia
 Ogrydziak,
sound
director
EO,
video
 director
Emily
Martiny,
and
costume
 designer
Kimie
Sako.
Through
this
 sensory
experience
of
the
ocean,
 Capacitor
continued
to
develop
its
 blueprint
for
art/science
collaboration. Okeanos
features
the
distinctive
artistic
 and
technical
components
that
 Capacitor
has
come
to
be
known
for
–
 inventive
and
articulated
dance
 vocabulary,
abstract
steel
forms
that
 mirror
nature,
poetic
integration
of
 audio/video/media
forms,
sculptural
 costumes,
scienti9ically
supported
 content,
and
conservation
partnerships.
 The
audience
will
participate
in
the
 space
with
Capacitors’
four
dancers
and
 9ive
circus
artists
as
they
perform
on
 custom‐designed
aerial
apparatus
 inspired
by
the
shapes
and
features
of
 ocean
life. Capacitor
Performance
synthesizes
 the
human
body
with
abstract
 structures
and
interactive
media
to
 create
science‐inspired
shows
that
 deepen
audience
connection
with
the
 natural
world. Founded
in
1997
by
Jodi
Lomask,
 Capacitor
encourages
contact
with
 scienti9ic
concepts
in
ways
that
allow
 audiences
of
all
ages
to
see
patterns
and
 relationships
inherent
in
nature
and
the
 cosmos.
Informed
by
the
spirit
of
 scienti9ic
inquiry,
the
company
uses
a
 laboratory‐style
process,
which
features
 artists
in
working
collaboration
with
the
 world’s
leading
scienti9ic
minds
to
 develop
its
performances.
 Capacitor
has
performed
for
a
number
 of
organizations
including
Google,
CNET,
 TED,
Celera,
SONY,
The
Webby
Awards,
 Volvo,
NASA,
the
Exploratorium,
 California
Academy
of
Sciences,
Yerba
 Buena
Center
for
the
Arts
Gallery,
the
 San
Jose
Museum
of
Art,
Oakland
 Museum
of
California
Art,
New
York’s
 Joyce
SoHo
and
many
others.

Capacitor
 has
been
commissioned
to
create
 original
works
for
NASA,
the
California
 Academy
of
Sciences
and
many
more.

About TED TED’s
mission
is
spreading
ideas.
We
believe
passionately
in
the
power
of
ideas
to
change
attitudes,
lives
and
ultimately,
the
world.
So
 we’re
building
here
a
clearinghouse
that
offers
free
knowledge
and
inspiration
from
the
world’s
most
inspired
thinkers,
and
also
a
 community
of
curious
souls
to
engage
with
ideas
and
each
other.

The
TED
Conference,
held
annually
in
Long
Beach,
is
still
the
heart
of
 TED.
More
than
a
thousand
people
now
attend.

Indeed,
the
event
sells
out
a
year
in
advance
and
the
content
has
expanded
to
include
 science,
business,
the
arts
and
the
global
issues
facing
our
world.
Over
four
days,
50
speakers
each
take
an
18‐minute
slot,
and
there
are
 many
shorter
pieces
of
content,
including
music,
performance
and
comedy.
There
are
no
breakout
groups.
Everyone
shares
the
same
 experience.
It
shouldn’t
work,
but
it
does.
It
works
because
all
of
knowledge
is
connected.
Every
so
often
it
makes
sense
to
emerge
from
 the
trenches
we
dig
for
a
living,
and
ascend
to
a
30,000‐foot
view,
where
we
see,
to
our
astonishment,
an
intricately
interconnected
whole.
 About TEDx In
the
spirit
of
ideas
worth
spreading,
TED
has
created
a
program
called
TEDx.
TEDx
is
a
program
of
local,
self‐organized
events
that
bring
 people
together
to
share
a
TED‐like
experience.

The
TED
Conference
provides
general
guidance
for
the
TEDx
program,
but
individual
 TEDx
events,
including
ours,
are
self‐organized. About TEDx San Francisco The
San
Francisco
TED
community
(TEDxSF)
seeks
to
extend
the
TED
mission
on
a
regional
basis,
highlighting
exceptional
people
and
 creative
works,
connecting
people
across
disciplines,
creating
conversations
and
driving
action.
We
explore
big
questions
through
the
 eyes
of
science,
business,
arts,
letters,
music
and
more.

Our
events
have
a
San
Francisco
9lavor,
in
that
they
have
a
technology
and
startup
 bias,
and
a
broad
spirit
of
inquiry.
We
have
4,000
members
in
the
Bay
Area.
This
Salon
is
our
7th
event
since
April
of
2009. To
get
involved
in
producing,
volunteering,
sponsoring
or
assisting
with
the
next
TEDxSF,
please
visit
the
website
at
TEDxSF.org.