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OUR OCEAN YOUTH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT PROGRAM

Our Ocean, Our Legacy will be the theme of this year's Our Ocean Conference, as it reflects our choices and actions to maintain the sustainability of our oceans' resources and to preserve our ocean's health, as a heritage presented for our children and grandchildren. As an integral part of the Our Ocean Conference, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the Sustainable Ocean Alliance are co-hosting the third Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit, which will take place on October 29th-30th, 2018. The youth summit will align with the main conference theme and feature ocean solutions in one of the following areas: marine protected areas, climate change, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, sustainable blue economy, and maritime security

Initiated by U.S Secretary John Kerry and Sustainable Ocean Alliance in 2016, the youth summit is an opportunity to showcase youth-led ocean solutions and entrepreneurial innovations, and to create a networking opportunity for youth to engage with leaders in policy, industry, research, government initiatives, ocean conservation, and NGOs.

This year we’ve sourced the world’s top 200 ocean commitments created by youth leaders of ages 18-35 from over 53 countries, and designed an agenda that offers a high-level of interaction to foster collaboration, boost ocean youth leaders’ career development and inspire future generations to take action.

This is a draft program for the conference. All topics and speakers are indicative and subject to change.

Sunday​, ​October​ ​28th, ​2018

10:00-16:00 ARRIVALS AND CHECK-IN

Participants will arrive to Bali and register at Our Ocean Conference registration desk


17:30-20:00 WELCOME DRINKS AND HORS D’OEUVRES

  • Welcome by Daniela Fernandez, Founder & CEO, Sustainable Ocean Alliance
  • Toast by Co-host (Sponsorship available)

Monday, ​October​ ​29th, ​2018

7:15- 7:45 REGISTRATION / COFFEE / NETWORKING 


8:00– 8:20 WELCOME REMARKS


8:20– 8:55 STATE OF THE OCEAN

Daniela Fernandez, CEO of Sustainable Ocean Alliance in conversation with: 

  • Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner 
  • Peter Thomson, UN Special Envoy for the Ocean

8:55– 9:10 COMMUNITY VOICES

  • Brandon Levy, Program Director of Sustainable Ocean Alliance

9:10– 9:25 SOA COMMUNITY COMMITMENTS

A video featuring the world’s top 200 youth ocean commitments


9:25-10:15 OCEAN CHALLENGES -  AGENDA 2030

These TED-style 5-minute talks will feature ocean challenges to come and what to expect by 2030

THEME 1: Sustainable Blue Economy 

THEME 2: Maritime Security

THEME 3: Marine Protected Areas, Michael Conathan, Executive Director, Aspen High Seas Initiative

THEME 4: Climate Change 

THEME 5: Sustainable Fisheries <> Tony Long, CEO, Global Fish Wash

THEME 6: Marine Pollution <> David Blanchard, Chief R&D Officer, Unilever


10:15 - 10:25 BREAKOUT SESSIONS INTRODUCTION: THE ICE BREAKER

A short explanation on how the breakout sessions work and how to maximize the impact of collaboration with industry leaders during these intimate discussions.  

  • Presenter: Daniela Fernandez, CEO, Sustainable Ocean Alliance

10:25 - 10:40 COFFEE BREAK


10:45 - 11:45 BREAKOUTS: SOLUTIONS Part I

These sessions are designed to offer intimate discussions with industry leaders and budding entrepreneurs working to tackle the grandest ocean challenges through innovative and inspiring ways. Rooms will be divided into the following themes:

  • THEME 1:  Sustainable Blue Economy (Speaker TBC)
  • THEME 2: Maritime Security <> Arisman Uin, Executive Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS)
  • THEME 3: Marine Protected Areas (Speaker TBC)

11:45 - 12:00 NETWORKING BREAK


12:00-12:40 INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN THINKING

Through this workshop, Joana Casaca Lemos of IDEO will lead an interactive design thinking 101 seminar. She will teach the audience on how to use a design lens to re-frame challenges in human-centric ways, brainstorm solutions in a more effective way, and adopt a hands-on approach in prototyping and testing.


12:40– 13:30 NETWORKING LUNCH


13:30-15:00 THE IDEAS MARKETPLACE

Visions are meant to be shared. In the ‘Ideas Marketplace’, attendees will have 60 seconds to share theirs with the room. The Ideas Marketplace will happen in three rooms simultaneously, with willing participants and interested audience members being divided into rooms by theme. All participants will be given stickers to vote on the best on their favorite ideas. The winners will have the option to be part of the next day’s prototyping scrimmage.


15:30-16:30 BREAKOUTS: SOLUTIONS Part II

These sessions are designed to offer intimate discussions with industry leaders and budding entrepreneurs working to tackle the grandest ocean challenges through innovative and inspiring ways. Rooms will be divided into the following themes:

  • THEME 4: Climate Change (Speaker TBC)
  • THEME 5: Sustainable Fisheries (Speaker TBC)
  • THEME 6: Marine Pollution
    • Benjamin Jordan, Senior Director Environmental Policy, Coca-Cola
    • Putut Pramono, Head of Packaging, Nestlé

16:30 - 16:45 NETWORKING BREAK


16:45- 17:45 1:1 MENTORSHIP WORKSHOPS  

Moderator: TBC

Panelists: TBC


17:45- 18:15 FIRESIDE CHAT ON EMERGING TECHNOLOGY

In this stimulating discussion, attendees will learn about how emerging technologies such as Blockchain, IoT, AI, and autonomous vehicles have the potential to solve ocean challenges.

Moderator: TBC

Panelists: TBC

  • Yeo Bee Yin, minister of energy, Malaysia (under invite)

18:15 – 18:30 CLOSING REMARKS & OCEAN STORIES


18:30-20:00  SCREENING OF 'BLUE: THE FILM' 


Tuesday​, ​October​ ​30th, ​2018

7:15-7:45 REGISTRATION / COFFEE / NETWORKING


7:45-8:10 GROUP PHOTO


8:20-8:30 OPENING REMARKS


8:30-9:20 OCEAN TECH PANEL

  • Moderated by TBC
  • Entrepreneurial Panelists include:
    • Marcus Lehmann, Co-Founder & CEO of CalWave
    • Phillip White, Founder & CEO of Sustainability Cloud
    • Chelsea Briganti, Co-Founder & sheEO of Loliware
    • Dan Watson, Founder & CEO of SafetyNet Technologies 
    • Jose Humberto Ramirez Leyva, Founder & CEO of ETAC

9:30-9:45 JOANA WALK THROUGH OF SPRINT

Through this workshop,  Joana Casaca Lemos of IDEO will lead an interactive design thinking 101 seminar. She will teach the audience on how to use a design lens to re-frame challenges in human-centric ways, brainstorm solutions in a more effective way, and adopt a hands-on approach in prototyping and testing.


9:45 - 10:00 NETWORKING BREAK


10:00-11:30 RAPID PROTOTYPING: THE SCRIMMAGE

In this high-paced and interactive session, 12 teams of 15 people will get to prototype one of the 12 youth ideas chosen from the Ideas Marketplace. With the help of facilitators, participants will take an initial concept and attempt to create and test user-validated prototype.  The 90 minute scrimmage will be divided into five 15-minute chunks and will feature the following modules:

  1. Empathetic Understanding: Discover the business opportunity, the audience, the competition, the value proposition, and define metrics of success.
  2. Divergent Thinking: Explore, develop and iterate creative ways of solving the problem, regardless of feasibility.
  3. Convergent Thinking: Identify ideas that fit the next product cycle and explore them in further detail through storyboarding.
  4. Prototyping: Design and prepare prototype(s) that can be tested with people.
  5. Testing: Conduct 1:1 user testing with (5-6) people from the product's primary target audience. Ask good questions.

11:30-12:00  GROUP REFLECTIONS

One member of each team will report back to the larger group about their experience in the scrimmage. (I like, I wish, I wonder)


12:00-12:20 CLOSING KEYNOTE

  • Ola Evestuen, Minister of Climate and Environment, Norway (under invite)

12:20-12:25 CLOSING REMARKS & THANK YOU

  • Announcement from the European Commission - DG MARE
  • Daniela Fernandez, Founder & CEO, Sustainable Oceans Alliance

12:25– 13:30 NETWORKING LUNCH WITH OUR OCEAN CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS


13:30-17:00 OUR OCEAN SITE VISIT


REST OF PROGRAM IS THE OFFICIAL OUR OCEAN PROGRAM.