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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. 


Speakers
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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 change policy across the EPA and led the development of greenhouse gases regulations. Jason has also worked for Evolution Markets, where he assisted companies and... 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 this pioneering work. Jean-Michel serves as an impassioned diplomat for the environment, through a variety of media, producing over 80 films, receiving Emmy awards... Read More →
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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 quickly became a valuable member of the small, motivated OTTER 501 team despite the fact that she had no previous experience in filmmaking or... 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 exhibits and television programs. He is internationally recognized for his underwater filmmaking skills and has developed deep sea imaging systems for National... 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 in Audubon, Time, National Geographic, American Photographer, Outdoor Photographer, BBC Wildlife, Natural History and National Wildlife. His images of whales and... Read More →


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

Attendees (38)