On April 9, Dr. Edie Widder, award winning scientist and founder of the Ocean Research Conservation Association (ORCA), will participate in the TED Mission Blue Voyage in the Galapagos focused on ocean health and conservation. The highlight of the cruise will be a presentation on the prestigious TED platform, recorded from the deck of the ship Endeavour and made available on the web. The cruise will be documented by Fisher Stevens, 2010 Academy award winner for “The Cove”.
Dr. Widder received the invitation to give a TED talk due to her long track record of pioneering work in marine exploration and conservation including inventing new ocean technologies, discovering new species and ocean phenomena, and founding ORCA to preserve the ocean she loves.
Dr. Widder’s talk is part of the TED Mission Blue Voyage. She will be joined by leading thinkers in ocean conservation.
The goal of TED is to foster the spread of great ideas. It aims to provide a platform for the world’s smartest thinkers, greatest visionaries and most-inspiring teachers, so that millions of people can gain a better understanding of the biggest issues faced by the world, and a desire to help create a better future. Core to this goal is a belief that there is no greater force for changing the world than a powerful idea. (From www.ted.com). Past speakers include Al Gore, Jane Goodall, and Bill Gates.