The events on November 8 & 9 will be webcast. we will have open captioning (English) at the event and on the webcast. Archival video will also include English language closed captions.

Note: this draft agenda is subject to change.

November 8, 2018


Keynote Address

Plenary Address

Plenary Panels

Play | Sparking curiosity in the ocean through games and recreation
Imagine | Imagining a bright, optimistic future for the ocean
Immerse | Bringing people to the ocean and the ocean to people

Lunch & Future Aquarium Experience Demos


PLAY | LEGO Wayfinders
PLAY | AquaGames
IMAGINE | Transmedia storytelling
IMMERSE | Shared Exploration Beyond the Screen
IMMERSE | Designing the Future Aquarium Experience

Plenary Workshop Report-outs

Reception & Exploration Updates

November 9, 2018

Welcome to Day 2!

Plenary Panels

CREATE | Building connections and engagement through the arts
EXPLORE | Empowering a global community of ocean explorers
CONNECT | Connecting people to the ocean and to each other

Lunch & Here be Dragons Demos

big ocean, big data
boston intertidal
connected coral
my deep sea, my backyard
ocean cultures
project prometheus
wheels of poseidon


EXPLORE | here be Dragons
EXPLORE | Designing a Pop-Up Exploration Lab
CONNECT | telepresence across scales (incl. live to E/v Nautilus)
CONNECT | The Ocean Discovery League

Plenary Workshop Report-outs

Youth Panel

Closing Remarks

Reception at the MIT Museum