August 20, 2017

Conferences and Lectures

Conferences and Lectures
Conferences and Lectures
  • Attendee at Clinton Global Initiative’s Managing Our Oceans conference (Boston, March 2015)
  • Participant in Beyond Plastic in the Mediterranean Sea international conference (Monaco, March 2015)
  • Attendee at SeaWeb’s Seafood Sustainability Summit (New Orleans, February 2015)
  • Participant in “Executive Dialogue on Investing in the Blue Economy” hosted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (New York, February 2015)
  • Participant in Confluence Philanthropy’s Annual Practitioners Gathering (Sausalito, February 2015)
  • Attendee at Southern California Marine Mammal Workshop (Newport Beach, January 2015)
  • Attendee at Island Institute’s Preparing for an Uncertain Fishing Future workshop (Portland, December 2014)
  • Participant in Educational Foundation of America’s workshop for Ocean Acidification grantees (Washington, D.C., December 2014)
  • Participant in the XPRIZE Foundation’s Deeper Dive session (Culver City, November 2014)
  • Participant in the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity’s annual meeting (Baja, Mexico, June 2014)
  • Participant in XPRIZE’s Oceans Big Think conference (Culver City, May 2014)
  • Attendee at Confluence Philanthropy’s conference on Strengthening CDIs and Entrepreneurs for Sustainable Fisheries (Salem, April 2014)
  • Attendee at World Ocean Summit (Half Moon Bay, CA, February 2014)
  • Attendee at Confluence Philanthropy’s Annual Practitioners meeting (Santa Fe, February 2014)
  • Attendee at Southern California Marine Mammal Workshop (Newport Beach, February 2014)
  • Participant in Executive Leadership workshop on Coastal Restoration (Washington, D.C., September 2013)
  • Attendee at Sustainable Fisheries & Food Systems working group retreat (San Francisco, September 2013)
  • Participant in Aspen Institute’s three-day Ocean Community Dialogue (San Francisco, December 2012)
  • Member of organizing committee for the Global Conference on Oceans, Climate and Security for the Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate and Security (May 2012)
  • Co-organizer and sponsor of the 2nd International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas, (Martinique, November 2011)
  • Organized an Underwater Cultural Heritage workshop for the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation annual meeting (November 2011)
  • Organizer and facilitator for panel on “New Money for Marine Philanthropy” for the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity’s Annual Marine Working Group Meeting (March 2011)
  • Organizing committee member for the 11th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment: Our Changing Oceans (January 2011)
  • Organizing committee member for the Environmental Grantmakers’ Association annual conference, and organizer and leader of a Marine Ecosystems, Fisheries, and Biodiversity Field Intensive (September 2009)
  • Organizer and moderator for panel on “Measuring Marine Ecosystem Health” for the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity’s Annual Meeting (June 2006)
  • Donors’ Round Table, The Ocean Policy Summit (October 2005)
  • Keynote speaker on “Oceans and Climate Change” for the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity’s Annual Marine Working Group Meeting (February 2005)
  • Organizer and moderator for panel on “Negotiating Tough Decisions: Solutions in Aquatic Invasive Species” for the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity’s Annual Meeting (June 2004)
  • Organizer and moderator for a “Marine Mammal Issues Briefing” for Consultative Group on Biological Diversity’s Marines Workgroup Annual Meeting (February 2004)
  • Forum facilitator for “Ecotourism Regulation and Monitoring” for two week online conference Sustainable Ecotourism in North America (May 2000)
  • Addressing Climate Change with Ocean Altering Projects at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies as part of its “Conflicts at Sea: Values and Ethics in the Marine Environment” Marine Conservation Lecture Series (March 2005)
  • Campaign Planning and Training for the Surfrider Foundation 20th Anniversary Coastal Summit (October 2004)
  • Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization and Alaska for the US Senate Democratic Steering and Coordination Committee Environmental Staff Briefing (August 2004)
  • Trends in Environmental Grantmaking for the American Zoo and Aquarium Annual Conference (2002)
  • Looking Below the Surface – How Marine Issues Impact all Funders for the Environmental Grantmakers Association (2002)
  • International Environmental Law for the Thomas Jefferson School of Law (2002)
  • Environmental Campaign Strategies for the Alaska Oceans Network (2001)
  • Environmental Campaign Strategies for the Surfrider Foundation (2001)
  • The Impact of Globalization on Environmental Sustainability in San Diego-Tijuana for the National Federation of Wildlife and the Planning and Conservation League (2001)
  • Regulation of Whale Watching for the Friends of the San Juans (2001)
  • A successful campaign: Saving Laguna San Ignacio for the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (2001)
  • Environment and Development in Baja California Communities for USD Social Issues Conference (2000)
  • Shared Environmental Priorities? for a Cross-Border Urban Integration conference (2000)
  • Whales, Redwoods and Salmon for the Wallace Stegner Environment Center (1999)
  • Bi-National Law, Policy and Cooperation for Environmental Law at the Border conference (1999)
  • Baja California culture and the environment for Coastal Zone 99 conference (1999)
  • US-Mexico Border cooperation on natural resources protection for EPA speakers series (1999)
  • DOI-SEMARNAP pilot projects and border region adjacent protected natural areas cooperation for the Annual Border Encuentro (1999)
  • US-Mexico border environmental institutions for International Border Regions in Transition conference (1999)
  • Future challenges for the US-Mexico border environment for a Southwest Center for Environmental Research and Policy congressional briefing (1998)
  • NAFTA and environmental cooperation for the North American Integration and Development Center (1998)
  • Human rights and the environment for the Environment Committee of the San Diego-Tijuana Region (1998)
  • The history of U.S.-Mexico environmental cooperation and future projections for the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade (1998)
  • Environmental issues associated with U.S.-Mexican economic integration for the Pacific Council on International Policy (1998)
  • American Cetacean Society on Laguna San Ignacio (1998)
  • California State University Long Beach on NAFTA, fast track and the environment (1997)
  • California Regional Water Quality Control Board presentation on BECC/NADBank (1997)
  • UCLA symposium on the free trade area of the Americas and the environment (1997)
  • City of Tijuana seminar on desarrollo sustentable para funcionarios (1997)
  • CILAS, UCSD symposium on Latin American and the Pacific Rim (1997)
  • USD Environmental Law Society on international environmental law policy and trends (1996)
  • UCSD conference panel on economic integration – NAFTA and APEC (1996)
  • Udall Center Symposium on sustainable development along the US-Mexico border (1996)
  • United Nations Local Prepcom for Habitat II (1996)
  • EPA/SEMARNAP domestic and binational Border XXI public input meetings (1995—1996)

Guest Lectures

  • Kiel Cluster of Excellence ’The Future Ocean’ Ocean Sustainability Science Symposium panelist for “Oceans in the Anthropocene – From the Demise of Coral Reefs to the Rise of Plastic Sediments (climate, global resources management, and ocean sustainability)” and speaker on “Innovative Conservation & Holistic Thinking for Coastal & Ocean Planning and Indicators” (Kiel, Germany), March 2015
  • University of California Irvine, School of Social Sustainability lecture on “Ocean Acidification and Food Security” (November 2014)
  • Speaker at Consultative Group on Biological Diversity’s Biocarbon briefing on “Blue Carbon: Plants and Marine Vertebrates” (Seattle), November 2014
  • Speaker at the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law’s 2014 Fall Meeting on “Underwater Cultural Heritage & Environmental Time Bombs?” (Buenos Aires, Argentina), October 2014
  • Speaker at Federal Bar Association Spoils of War CLE Seminar on “Underwater Cultural Heritage &
    Environmental Time Bombs?” (New Orleans), October 2014
  • Speaker at World Research and Innovation Congress Oceans on “No Silver Bullets: Innovative & Holistic Thinking to Move the Needle on Coastal & Ocean Conservation” (Lisbon, Portugal), October 2014
  • Speaker at SxSW Eco’s on “Why is Travel in the Slow Lane of Sustainability” (Austin), October 2014
  • Presented “No silver bullets: innovative and holistic thinking to move the needle on coastal and ocean conservation” at Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey, September 2014
  • Spoke on Ocean Acidification Policy at the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators National Issues Forum (Minneapolis), August 2014
  • Speaker at State Department Foreign Service Institute on “Ocean Acidification International Collaboration: Responding to the Challenge: Non-US Government Roles and Actors” (Washington, D.C.), August 2014
  • Speaker at Center for Responsible Travel’s (CREST) 3rd Annual Symposium for innovators in coastal tourism and sustainability on “How MPA’s and Best Fishing Practices Can Enhance Sustainable Coastal Tourism” (Grenada), July 2014
  • Power of the Marketplace in Promoting Ocean Stewardship Panel speaker at the Our Oceans Conference held by the Secretary of State of the United States on (Washington, D.C.), June 2014
  • Panelist for the OceansLive event at Capital Hill Oceans Week 2014 (Washington, D.C.), June 2014
  • Presented on TOF at Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) meeting (Washington, D.C.), April 2014
  • Keynote at Duke University’s Ocean Policy Working Group Aquaculture Symposium on “Keep the Ocean Wild: Fish from Farm to Table” (Durham), April 2014
  • Facilitated Roundtable on Blue Growth for the Government of Sweden (Washington, D.C.), April 2014
  • Facilitated Arctic Governance Experts Dialogue co-sponsored by The Center for Strategic and International Studies, WWF, NRDC, and Birdwell Strategies (Washington, D.C.), April 2014
  • Guest speaker at the Eisenhower School, National Defense University (Washington, D.C.), March 2014
  • Presenter at DC Marine Community’s event for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 50th Anniversary (Washington, D.C.), February 2014
  • Speaker at Lisbon Atlantic Conference on “The effects of development on coastal and ocean systems and eco-system services” (Lisbon), December 2013
  • Speaker at WILD10 World Wilderness Conference (Salamanca, Spain), October 2013
    • Monitoring & Surveillance of Marine Wilderness Areas: Use of New Technologies
    • Sources of Anthropogenic Noise in the Ocean
    • Western Hemisphere Migratory Species Initiative (WHMSI)
  • Challenges and Solutions for Our Ocean Today for the Islesboro Forum, August 2013
  • Presenter on the Rockefeller Ocean Strategy at the Partnering for Global Impact 2013 (Lugano, Switzerland) July 2013
  • Presenter on the Opening Debate about “Fundamental Challenges For Our Oceans Today And Implications For Humankind In General And For Coastal States In Particular” at the Good Governance for Sustainable Marine Development (Conference No. 3 of the EU-U.S. Conference Series on Sustainable Oceans: Reconciling Economic Use and Protection), (Cascais, Portugal) June 2013
  • Organizer, presenter, and moderator on panel entitled “Healthy Oceans = Sustainable Planet.” for the Spring of Sustainability, (online) June 2013
  • Presenter (and panel moderator) on a panel about “Building Symbiotic Relationships Between Sustainable Coastal Tourism, Commercial Fishing and Marine Protected Areas” at the Executive Symposium for Innovators in Coastal Tourism Development, (Los Cabos, Mexico) May 2013
  • Presenter and moderator for closing panel at “The Urgency Of Addressing Ocean Acidification,” (UC Irvine) May 2013
  • Presenter on a panel about “Financing Innovation and Technology for Ocean Sustainability” at the World Ocean Council’s Sustainable Ocean Summit, (Washington, DC) April 2013
  • Ocean Conservation and Philanthropy for the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, April 2013
  • Presenter on “Using MRIs and PRIs to Craft Philanthropic Solutions that Break Down Barriers to Change” at Confluence Philanthropy’s annual practitioners meeting, (New York) January 2013
  • Organizer and moderator for panel on “The Environmental Time Bomb of Sunken Military Craft in the Pacific War Theater” at the Lawyers Committee for Cultural Heritage Protection annual meeting, (Washington, DC) November 2012
  • IX Congreso de Ciencias del Mar-MARCUBA, (Havana, Cuba) October 2012 [all three abstracts submitted accepted for presentation, all three presentations done in Spanish]
    • “Coastal Sustainable Development Standards”
    • “Seagrass restoration and Blue Carbon”
    • “How to define of sustainable aquaculture”
  • The 101 on Blue Carbon for the Miami Science Museum, July 2012
  • International Environmental Conflict Resolution training for HasNa, July 2012
  • Why Ocean? Earth Day lecture for the staff of Bloomberg Media, June 2012
  • The role of conservation for the Frederick Douglass Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Conference (Bloomsburg University), April 2012
  • Ocean Conservation and Philanthropy for the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, April 2012
  • Ocean focused Mission Related Investing for the Economist Magazine’s World Ocean Summit, (Singapore) February 2012
  • Mission Related Investing for Confluence Philanthropy’s annual Practitioners’ meeting, January 2012
  • Coastal Sustainable Development Philanthropy Partnerships for the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference, September 2011
  • UNCLOS, cultural heritage and the Dugong for NOAA, September 2011
  • Successful Travelers’ Philanthropy for CREST’s 3rd International Travelers’ Philanthropy Conference, (Costa Rica) July 2011
  • Ocean governance is like maintenance: it is absolutely necessary, but no one likes to do it, for The Ocean Foundation’s (Northwest Mexico) Conservation Science Symposium, May 2011
  • Briefing on Blue Carbon for the U.S. Department of State, May 2011
  • Ocean Conservation and Philanthropy for the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, April 2011
  • Plenary session on fundraising and organizational sustainability for Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide annual meeting, November 2010
  • Coastal Sustainable Development Standards, for the S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild Conference, November 2010
  • Coastal Sustainable Development Philanthropy Partnerships, for the Real Estate Investment World Latin America, October 2010
  • The Okinawa Dugong: Application of Section 402 of the National Historic Preservation Act, for the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation’s International Historic Preservation in Context with the National Historic Preservation Act conference, October 2010
  • Coastal Sustainable Development Standards for the Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting, October 2010
  • Financing Sustainable Development for the Dominica Green Investment Conference, October 2010
  • SeaGrass Grow for the National Association of Environmental Educators, October 2010
  • Global Exchange: The Best Sustainable Codes, Standards and Policies for the American Society of Landscape Architects annual meeting, September 2010
  • The need for robust ocean governance, for the Coastal States Caucus conference, April 2010
  • Rethinking Coastal Tourism Development: The Importance of Innovators in Times of Climate Change & Economic Crisis for CREST’s Innovators Conference, January 2010
  • The Environmental Challenges for Alternative Ocean Energy Technology for the University of Rhode Island’s International Symposium on Integrating Offshore Renewable Energy Systems & Aquaculture, November 2009
  • Funder Perspectives on the Political Context for marine working group of the Consultative Group of Biological Diversity, March 2009
  • Mainstreaming Travelers’ Philanthropy: Resorts, Hotel Chains, Airlines, Cruise Lines for CREST’s Travelers’ Philanthropy Conference, December 2008
  • Coastal Sustainable Development Philanthropy Partnerships for Hotels & Money Latin America, November 2008
  • Keynote Speaker, for Surfrider Foundation International Meeting, October 2008
  • Eco Tourism, Eco Resorts, Eco Destinations, for the South American Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference, September 2008
  • Financing Conservation of Heritage for the St. Kitts & Nevis Heritage Conservation Symposium, July 2008
  • Financing private marine conservation for a Conference on private agreements for ocean and coastal conservation, June, 2008
  • Oceans and Climate Change for the DC Bar Association, January 2007
  • Keynote speaker, for US Sailing’s annual conference, January 2007
  • Addressing Climate Change with Ocean Altering Projects at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies as part of its “Conflicts at Sea: Values and Ethics in the Marine Environment” Marine Conservation Lecture Series, March 2005
  • Keynote speaker on “Oceans and Climate Change” for the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity’s Annual Marine Working Group Meeting, February 2005
  • Campaign Planning and Training for the Surfrider Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Coastal Summit, October 2004
  • Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization and Alaska for the US Senate Democratic Steering and Coordination Committee Environmental Staff Briefing, August 2004
  • Trends in Environmental Grantmaking for the American Zoo and Aquarium Annual Conference, 2002
  • Looking Below the Surface – How Marine Issues Impact all Funders for the Environmental Grantmakers’ Association, 2002
  • International Environmental Law for the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 2002
  • Environmental Campaign Strategies for the Alaska Oceans Network, 2001
  • Environmental Campaign Strategies for the Surfrider Foundation, 2001
  • The Impact of Globalization on Environmental Sustainability in San Diego-Tijuana for the National Federation of Wildlife and the Planning and Conservation League, 2001
  • Regulation of Whale Watching for the Friends of the San Juans, 2001
  • A successful campaign: Saving Laguna San Ignacio for the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, 2001
  • Environment and Development in Baja California Communities for USD Social Issues Conference, 2000
  • Shared Environmental Priorities? for a Cross-Border Urban Integration conference, 2000
  • Whales, Redwoods and Salmon for the Wallace Stegner Environment Center, 1999
  • Bi-National Law, Policy and Cooperation for Environmental Law at the Border conference, 1999
  • Baja California culture and the environment for Coastal Zone 99 conference, 1999
  • US-Mexico Border cooperation on natural resources protection for EPA speakers series, 1999
  • DOI-SEMARNAP pilot projects and border region adjacent protected natural areas cooperation for the Annual Border Encuentro, 1999
  • US-Mexico border environmental institutions for International Border Regions in Transition conference, 1999
  • Future challenges for the US-Mexico border environment for a Southwest Center for Environmental Research and Policy congressional briefing, 1998
  • NAFTA and environmental cooperation for the North American Integration and Development Center, 1998
  • Human rights and the environment for the Environment Committee of the San Diego-Tijuana Region, 1998
  • The history of U.S.-Mexico environmental cooperation and future projections for the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, 1998
  • Environmental issues associated with U.S.-Mexican economic integration for the Pacific Council on International Policy, 1998
  • American Cetacean Society on Laguna San Ignacio, 1998
  • California State University Long Beach on NAFTA, fast track and the environment, 1997
  • California Regional Water Quality Control Board presentation on BECC/NADBank, 1997
  • UCLA symposium on the free trade area of the Americas and the environment, 1997
  • City of Tijuana seminar on desarrollo sustentable para funcionarios, 1997
  • CILAS, UCSD symposium on Latin American and the Pacific Rim, 1997
  • USD Environmental Law Society on international environmental law policy and trends, 1996
  • UCSD conference panel on economic integration – NAFTA and APEC, 1996
  • Udall Center Symposium on sustainable development along the US-Mexico border, 1996
  • United Nations Local Prepcom for Habitat II, 1996
  • EPA/SEMARNAP domestic and bi-national Border XXI public input meetings, 1995-1996

Miscellaneous Lectures

  • UCSD Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies, 1995
  • USC, School of Law, 1995
  • San Diego County Bar Association, International Law Section, 1995
  • California Bar Environmental Law Section’s Annual Yosemite Institute, 1994, 1995, 1997, and 1999
  • Nevada State Bar Association, 1995
  • Reno World Trade Council, 1995
  • California Bar Section Education Institute, 1995
  • Hastings College of Law, 1989
  • University of San Francisco’s School of Law, 1989