Speakers

SOA offers a variety of speaking opportunities each year at large ocean summits and conferences around the world. We also offer opportunities for speakers to invest in the next generation of leaders by hosting skill-based workshops, insightful lectures, and educational classes during our accelerator program. These are activities that help grow our young professionals into successful entrepreneurs. If you would like to share your knowledge and experience with our members, we encourage you to apply below.

 

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Past Notable Speakers

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Sylvia Earle

Founder,
Mission Blue

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Deputy Prime Minister,
Sweden

Charles Goddard

Editorial Director,
The Economist

Adrian Grenier

Co-Founder,
The Lonely Whale

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Karmenu Vella

Commissioner,
European Union

Danny Faure

President of Seychelles

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Indonesian Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Nathan Walworth

Co-Founder,
CoValence Life

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Dr. Enric Sala

Explorer-in-residence,
National Geographic

Greg Stone

Executive Vice President,
Conservation International

William McDonough

Chief Executive,
McDonough Innovation

Stephanie Wear

Marine Ecologist,
The Nature Conservancy

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Julia Roberson

Vice President of Communications,
The Ocean Conservancy

Philippe Cousteau

Host and Executive Director,
Awesome Planet

Matthew Mcguire

Fmr. United States Executive Director,
World Bank Group

Michael Eckhart

Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental Finance,
Citigroup

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Ashlan Cousteau

Host,
Caribbean Pirate Gold

Grete Faremo

Under-Secretary-General & Executive Director,
United Nations Office for Project Services

Dr. Paul Bunje

Chief Scientist,
XPRIZE