The BLUEMiND2 conference is a short 5 days away! We are like kids on Christmas at this point. We are busy tying up on the loose ends, but we couldn’t be more excited about the amazing conference embracing science, the ocean, and the Outer Banks.
I’m going to share a great message from the Blue Mind founder, Dr. J, below – including an awesome way that all attendees will become an integral part of the conference – but first I want to toot our own horn a bit by sharing a couple great articles that have been run in the press recently – ah hem…Huffington Post today!
- Here’s a great article the Huffington Post picked up today. The article was originally run on the Mission Blue website – awesome work Mission Blue!
- Here’s a fun interview from SantaCruz.com with J about the Blue Mind ideas and his background.
Dear BLUEMiND2 Outer Banks Ocean Lovers,
We are looking forward to seeing you early next week at BLUEMiND2. Our team is getting the final details organized, the line up of speakers and topics is fantastic, and the venue (Jennette’s Pier) is stunning.
You can find regularly updated info at MindandOcean.org (and remember the livecast will be at the same link, so tell your friends).
If you have any questions between now and Monday pm when we gather at the pier, don’t hesitate to contact Adam (on-site in NC) or me.
PLEASE Bring Your Own 5: As an exercise in mindfulness and in recognition of the massive, and growing, amount of plastic pollution in the ocean we are asking attendees to BYO-5.
We are asking attendees to bring their own 1) water bottle if you need one, 2) cup/mug, 3) plate/bowl, 4) spork or utensil set and 5) bandana/napkin.
We will have some on hand for those who forget or don’t read this email to borrow or buy. (Or you can just share!) We know, it happens. Don’t feel bad.
We also ask that everyone be mindful of food waste, take small amounts and return for seconds or thirds as needed. Our food sponsors are looking forward to serving some very yummy food to you.
Travelers, if you are in need of a ride from an airport, or have room in a car coming from an airport, please let me know when/where so we can make those connections.
This is by design a small meeting. We are interested in expanding the BLUEMiND conversation and making new connections in a beautiful setting outside the normal conference setting.
Everyone attending should consider themselves an active participant, a volunteer and full of creative ideas about BLUEMiND worthy of sharing.
See you very soon,
J. and Adam
To add some emphasis to J’s message about shooting for a waste free conference, I want to share a couple points.
On February 2nd, a crew of three set sail 2,800 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean to sample for plastic pollution. Based on our findings, we can’t help but wonder, is there anywhere that’s free of plastic pollution?
Seems well worth challenging the status quo, doesn’t it? Looking forward to seeing you and your BYO-5 at next week at BLUEMiND2.