Invited Speakers

 

Day 1: Tuesday 3rd December - Understanding the problem

 
Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio    Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Minister for Solar Homes

Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Minister for Solar Homes

Dan Laffoley    Marine Vice Chair, IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas    Senior Advisor Marine Science and Conservation, IUCN's Global Marine and Polar Programme

Dan Laffoley

Marine Vice Chair, IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas

Senior Advisor Marine Science and Conservation, IUCN's Global Marine and Polar Programme

Laureate Professor Peter Doherty   Nobel Laureate in Medicine; Patron of the Doherty Institute

Laureate Professor Peter Doherty

Nobel Laureate in Medicine; Patron of the Doherty Institute

Marcus Eriksen    Co-founder, 5 Gyres Insitute

Marcus Eriksen

Co-founder, 5 Gyres Insitute

Marco Lambertini   Director General, WWF International

Marco Lambertini

Director General, WWF International

Joleah Lamb   Cornell University; University of Queensland, AUS

Joleah Lamb

Cornell University; University of Queensland, AUS

Dr Jennifer Lavers   Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, AUS

Dr Jennifer Lavers

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, AUS

Kevin Thomas   Director, QAEHS at the University of Queensland, AUS

Kevin Thomas

Director, QAEHS at the University of Queensland, AUS

Vincent Kneefel   WWF, NL

Vincent Kneefel

WWF, NL

Andrea Hinwood   Chief Scientist from EPA Victoria, AUS

Andrea Hinwood

Chief Scientist from EPA Victoria, AUS

Alex Bond   The Natural History Museum, UK

Alex Bond

The Natural History Museum, UK

Joao Sousa   Global Marine & Polar Programme, Switzerland

Joao Sousa

Global Marine & Polar Programme, Switzerland

Stephanie Wright   Kings College London, UK

Stephanie Wright

Kings College London, UK

 

 

Day 2: Wednesday 4th December - Managing the problem

 
Jo Ruxton   Producer of ‘A Plastic Ocean, CEO Plastic Oceans UK

Jo Ruxton

Producer of ‘A Plastic Ocean, CEO Plastic Oceans UK

Ricki Hersburgh   Executive Director, Plastic Oceans Australasia, AUS

Ricki Hersburgh

Executive Director, Plastic Oceans Australasia, AUS

Stephen Harris   Special Representative for the Commonwealth Clean Ocean Alliance, NZ

Stephen Harris

Special Representative for the Commonwealth Clean Ocean Alliance, NZ

Pete Ceglinksi   CEO & Co Founder, Seabin Project, AUS

Pete Ceglinksi

CEO & Co Founder, Seabin Project, AUS

Vincent Pettigrove    Chief Investigator, AQUEST RMIT University

Vincent Pettigrove

Chief Investigator, AQUEST RMIT University

 

 

Day 3: Thursday 5th December - Solving the problem

 
Sheree Marris    Marine Biologist; Commentator; Author; Public Speaker

Sheree Marris

Marine Biologist; Commentator; Author; Public Speaker

Mitchell Killeen    Chemistry Australia Representative

Mitchell Killeen

Chemistry Australia Representative

Graeme George    Emeritus Professor of Polymer Science, Queensland University of Technology

Graeme George

Emeritus Professor of Polymer Science, Queensland University of Technology

Bronwyn Laycock    University of Queensland

Bronwyn Laycock

University of Queensland

Dr Mark Norman   Chief Conservation Scientist with Parks Victoria

Dr Mark Norman

Chief Conservation Scientist with Parks Victoria

John Tanzer   WWF International - Global Practice Leader of Oceans

John Tanzer

WWF International - Global Practice Leader of Oceans