Dr. David Wilmot
Distinguished Speaker
February 28 at 6:00 pm


*Update: Due to weather, Dr. Wilmot will not be able to join us. Vipe Desai, CEO and Founder of Ocean Mix, and Board Member of Ocean Champions will be our featured speaker at this event. 

Join the Ocean Institute in the Samueli Conference Center for The Nicholas Endowment Distinguished Speaker Series with Dr. David Wilmot of Ocean Champions. 

Dr. David Wilmot is the co-founder and president of Ocean Champions, a non-profit organization that aims to create a political environment where protecting and restoring the oceans is a priority of federal and state governments. After earning his PhD in marine biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, Dr. Wilmot, developed a passion for advocacy for our oceans including working to ban Styrofoam on UCSD and local San Diego beaches, receiving a National Sea Grant Marine Policy Fellowship at the Nation Research Council’s Ocean Studies board, and serving as Executive Director of the Ocean Wildlife Campaign.


Thursday, February 28 
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
Doors open at 5:45 pm 


General Admission: $10.00
Ocean Institute Members: Free with advance registration* 
*Space is limited, advanced registration encouraged. Members enter your member ID at checkout to register. 

*Tickets go on sale January 1, 2019

Additional Information: 

Parking is free at the Ocean Institute in our main lot located at 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive. 

Your ticket includes admission to the Speaker Series event for the date listed. 

For persons over the age of 21, your ticket will include one adult beverage, a cash bar will be available for additional beverages.