DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Disneynature will join EarthX and Mission Blue at the EarthxOcean Conference on Sunday, April 22 at historic Fair Park in Dallas.
As part of the world’s largest environmental expo, conference and film festival, EarthxOcean brings together world-renowned scientists, business and non-profit leaders, and government representatives to address the inland connection to the ocean during a conference, exhibition and banquet. Disneynature will speak to the importance of inspiring all audiences by creating fun, entertaining content, inviting viewers to learn and care about extraordinary stories in nature.
“Disneynature celebrates our natural world by bringing to the big screen the most intimate stories of wildlife from around the world, inspiring future scientists, conservationists, and explorers,” said Paul Baribault, Vice President of Disneynature. “We look forward to EarthxOcean as some of the best minds in ocean research and conservation team up to address current environmental challenges in an effort to safeguard our planet for generations to come.”
Experts from around the globe will provide a full day of interactive plenary panels, discussion groups and workshops on critical ocean issues where attendees engage with speakers. EarthxOcean is part of the EarthX experience – an offering of science, technology, film, art, music and discussion to advance conservation and innovation concerning the environment.
“By hosting EarthxOcean in Dallas, we’re bringing the ocean inland, to the middle of the country,” said Dr. Sylvia Earle, Founder of Mission Blue. “Notable ocean experts from across the globe are converging in Dallas to collaborate on the work we must do to restore the ocean. We are thrilled that Disneynature is joining us this year.”
Notable speakers are confirmed from 10 countries – Norway, Japan, New Zealand, China, Netherlands, France, Canada, United Kingdom, Kiribati and the United States.
Along with Dr. Sylvia Earle, they include His Excellency Tommy Remengesau, President of Palau; Dr. Dawn Wright, Chief Scientist at Esri; Dr. Ved Chirayath, Research Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center; and Dr. Timothy Bouley, Climate Change and Health Program Lead at The World Bank.
Details on the EarthxOcean conference, exhibition and banquet can be found at www.earthx.org/ocean. Visit earthx.org to register for the 2018 event and receive free admission to EarthxExpo.
EarthX, a Texas-based nonprofit organization formerly known as Earth Day Texas, strives to be the leading global connector to positively impact our world for a sustainable future. Founded by Trammell S. Crow, the EarthX three-day expo, five-day group of conferences and 10-day film festival champions progress and innovation by bringing together environmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, interactive programming and thought leaders. The event also fosters celebration with interactive and immersive family entertainment, live music and sustainable food pavilions.
Disneynature launched in April 2008. Its mission is to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share a wide variety of wildlife stories on the big screen in order to engage, inspire and educate theatrical audiences everywhere. Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife filmmaking, producing 13 True-Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, which earned eight Academy Awards®. Disneynature’s first seven films, “Earth,” “Oceans,” “African Cats,” “Chimpanzee,” “Bears,” “Monkey Kingdom” and “Born in China,” are seven of the top eight highest grossing feature-length nature films to date, with “Chimpanzee” garnering a record-breaking opening weekend for the genre. Disneynature’s commitment to conservation is a key pillar of the label and the films empower the audience to help make a difference, with each film driving significant conservation outcomes, supporting wildlife featured in the films. For more information about Disneynature, like us on Facebook: facebook.com/Disneynature and follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/Disneynature.