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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
35 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, California 95060
Please join us as we celebrate our ocean and the people in our community who are inspired so deeply by it.
Event Santa Cruz will be taking over the whole Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center for one special night of talks, food, beer, cocktails and super cool one of a kind ocean items to purchase from local vendors. This event will be combining the traditional Event Santa Cruz short lightning talks with our block Party style events to make a truly unique experience.
Food from Chuy Santa Cruz, Awe Shucks Oysters and many more TBA soon.
Eight + speakers talk about why they do what they do and how the ocean is such a big part of it.
10 + vendors selling ocean themed items.
Great bites from local food vendors.
Also, there will be lightning ocean talks by:
Wallace J Nichols — Author of Blue Mind
Jackie Núñez de Villavicencio — The Last Plastic Straw
Tatiana Burdiak — I Go Topless / ReCRUZ
Dan Haifley — O'Neill Sea Odyssey
David Dennis — Ventana Surfboards & Supplies
Suzie Thomas — This Tiny Ocean
Andrea Dingledein — Science Illustrator
*Space is limited to watch the speakers
Beer from New Bohemia Brewing Co and cocktails from Venus Spirits.
Vendors include: Slow Coast: Authentic Ocean Spirit, Ventana Surfboards & Supplies, This Tiny Ocean, Khordz Handmade Mugs and a whole sea full more to be announced soon…
Sound by JBQAV
Thank you to our sponsors:
Sleepless Media, City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Office, Santa Cruz County Bank, ip Society, NextSpace Coworking + Innovation, Launch Brigade, Santa Cruz Waves, Visit Santa Cruz, Save Our Shores, Coastal Watershed Council and Sandbar Solar & Electric.