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Friday, May 20
6:00 – 10:00 PM Celebration of the Seas
Location: Carnegie Institution for Science, 1530 P Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005
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Saturday, May 21
Location: Marvin Center, George Washington University, 800 21st Street, N.W., Washington D.C. 20052

7:30 – 8:30 Registration

8:30 – 9:00 Welcome Address

9:00 – 10:30 Voices from the Gulf

10:45 – 12:15 Ocean and Economics

12:15 – 1:00 LUNCH

1:00 – 2:15 Workshops and Panels
Ocean Wilderness Areas
Ocean Acidification
Oceans of Faith
Offshore Energy

2:30 – 4:00 Plenary: BP Oil Disaster 1 Year Later

4:15 – 5:30 Workshops and Panels
Promoting Restoration
Ocean Energy
Seas of Plastic

PETER BENCHLEY OCEAN AWARDS
5:00–7:00 Cocktail Reception & Awards Ceremony
Location: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom, George Washington University, 800 21st Street, N.W., Washington D.C. 20052
7:00–10:00 Celebration Dinner
Location: Carnegie Institution for Science, 1530 P Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005

THEME DINNERS
From 7:30 PM. Various locations. See Specific dinners for details.
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Sunday, May 22

8:00-8:30 Registration

8:30 – 9:00 Welcoming Event

9:00-10:30 Plenary: National Ocean Policy

10:45 -12:15 Plenary: Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning – What’s in it for me?

12:15 – 1:15 Lunch

12:30 – 1:15 The Changing Media and the Everlasting Sea

1:15-2:30 WORKSHOPS AND PANELS
Panel: Ocean Recreation and Conservation Alliances
Panel: Endangered Water Systems–Infrastructure and Innovation
Panel: Artists & the Ocean
Workshop: Finding the Funding for Your Ocean Conservation Project

2:45-4:00 WORKSHOPS AND PANELS
Panel: Oceans and the Federal Budget–Sink or Swim?
Workshop: Implementing Good Ocean Policy at the State Level
Panel: Cities and The Sea
Panel: The Future of Fish

4:15-5:30 Plenary: Hill Day Training

5:45-7:00 Plenary: Overcoming “Ocean Deficit Disorder”: Reconnecting Our Youth to the Oceans and Nature

7:00 PM SURFING OUR WAY TO THE HILL PARTY
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Monday, May 23

CAPITOL HILL OCEAN DAY

9:00 – 10:00 Meet Up at the Hill
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 406

10:00-5:00 Office Visits
Location: Various

5:00-8:00 BVS3 Closing Reception
Location: The Mott House, 122 Maryland Avenue, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002
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