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Monday, September 24 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Opening Night Marquee Event

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Join us in beautiful Carmel for an amazing opening night ceremony.  In honor of Sea Otter Awareness Week the festival opens with a few welcome remarks and a KeyNote Presentation by Sylvia Earle & Jean-Michel Cousteau.  Then sit back and enjoy "Otter 501", our night's primetime film event.  We will close out the night with a cocktail reception on the terrace under the stars. 

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Jason Burnett

Mayor of Carmel, City of Carmel, California
Jason is the founder of Burnett EcoEnergy, a company that structures and secures financing for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Previously Jason was the Associate Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he coordinated energy and climate... Read More →
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Jean-Michel Cousteau

Explorer, diplomat for the environment, educator, and film producer, Jean-Michel Cousteau has communicated his love and concern for our water planet for more than four decades. The son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, Jean-Michel founded Ocean Futures Society in 1999 to carry on... Read More →

Katie Pofahl

Program Manager, Sea Studios Foundation
Katie is an advocate for wildlife conservation whose voice has been amplified by an incredible opportunity – the chance to co-star with one of the world’s most iconic and loveable animals in OTTER 501. After responding on a whim to Sea Studios Foundation’s casting call, Katie... Read More →
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Mark Shelley

Mark Shelley runs Sea Studios Foundation, the culmination of a lifelong ambition to harness the power of filmmaking and spotlight some of the most pressing issues of our times. As a National Geographic filmmaker and senior series producer, Shelley has been part of numerous award-winning... Read More →
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Bob Talbot

Bob Talbot is world-renowned marine photographer and cinematographer, award-winning film-maker, marine conservationist and animal rights advocate. He has made it his life's work to foster a respect for animals and to fight to protect their habitat. His photographs have been published... Read More →

Monday September 24, 2012 6:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Sunset Center San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel By The Sea, California 93921

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