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Making WAVES 2012


The Colorado Ocean Coalition holds an innovative annual event called Making WAVES in Colorado. Held in Boulder, this multifaceted symposium and celebration highlights ocean issues, solutions and is a change making event for engagement and national action. Making Waves provides the general public access to and opportunities to interact with cutting edge researchers, well known speakers, award winning film makers and advocates creating an upwelling of supporters and inland ocean activists.   Check back with us in the Fall for our 2013 schedule of activities and venues.

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Making Waves 2012 Videos

Colleen Flanigan: The Future is in the Past Louie Psihoyos: Film & Preservation Be Straw Free: Milo Cress Gregory S Stone, PhD: The Ocean Dan Basta: Bolder from Boulder, The Boulder Effect Dr. Wallace J Nichols: The “L” Word Dr Susan Shaw: Can Our Oceans Survive? Dr. Rod Salm: The Remarkable Resilience of Coral Reefs …

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Making Waves 2012 Weekend Schedule

European Ocean Luncheon Information European Ocean Luncheon Tickets Ocean Film Festival Ocean Film Festival Tickets Ocean Symposium Information Ocean Symposium Pre-registration Ocean Celebration Information Ocean Celebration Gala Tickets

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Ocean Symposium 2012 Speakers Schedule!

View special features of the Making Waves weekend! Click Here to Download A PDF version of the Schedule!

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Ocean Symposium Speakers (Oct. 21)

Ocean Symposium Speakers Sunday October 21, 2012   Jean-Michel Cousteau  The world-renowned explorer and ocean activist, Jean-Michel Cousteau, will be joining us in Boulder, CO for Making WAVES 2012. He is the son of the ocean explorer, Jacques Cousteau, and has been carrying on the work of his father in ocean exploration and conservation. He …

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Ocean Film Festival (Oct. 20)

 Ocean Film Festival  Saturday October 20, 2012 at The Dairy Center for the Performing Arts Featuring selection of films from the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival    CLICK HERE for Ocean Film Festival Tickets   The Colorado Ocean Coalition is proud to partner with the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival for Making Waves 2012.  This …

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European Ocean Luncheon (Oct. 20)

  “European Oceans and Seas — Issues and Policies and Areas of Collaboration with the United States” Lunch and Seminar Saturday October 20, 2012  11:30 am – 1:30 pm. British Irish Studies Room — 5th floor of Norlin Library University of Colorado Boulder campus     CLICK HERE to register: http://oceanluncheon.eventbrite.com Join us for lunch and …

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Ocean Celebration Fundraiser (Oct. 21 Evening)

Ocean Celebration   $100.00 per ticket.  Purchase Tickets HERE Come Celebrate an Evening Under the Sea!  Featuring an Ethereal Underwater Ocean Dance Performance by Kristin McArdle Dance (see below)  Cocktails and Hor d’oeuvres  Live Music and Dancing   Connect with World Renowned Ocean Heroes and Celebrities  Silent & Live Auction Attire:  Eclectic Cocktail  -  Because in Boulder,  Anything …

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We want to thank our generous sponsors!  Check back regularly for a growing list of confirmed supporters. FLATIRONS  Colorado Scuba Retailers Association             MILE HIGH  303 Vodka  National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Patagonia             SEA LEVEL Green Apple Supply CLACE CONTINENTAL SHELF  Spice of Life The …

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Special Features of Making WAVES

CUPS Photo Contest In addition, for Making Waves 2012 , the Colorado Underwater Photographic Society (CUPS) is sponsoring a photo contest with the finalists to be announced and displayed at the Ocean Symposium on Oct. 21. Click here for photo contest details.               The RakeFish This four-foot long fish …

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Sponsorship Opportunities

For PDF Version Click Here: Sponsorship Opportunity

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Lodging and Transportation

Two Hotels in Boulder, CO are offering discounted rates for Making WAVES 2012. Contact them directly to reserve your accommodations. IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNTED RATE, THE RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE DIRECTLY WITH THE HOTEL BY CALLING IN THE RESERVATION TO THE HOTEL. Be sure to mention that you are with the Colorado Ocean Coalition …

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