The Aspen Institute and Windsor Announces Ocean Symposium in Florida, March 7-8

February 14, 2013

Contact: Nicole Buckley
Senior Program Manager
The Aspen Institute
212-895-8005 |

Jane Smalley
Marketing Manager
772-388-8609 |

Speakers include Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, Dr. M Sanjayan, David de Rothschild, Kristofor Lofgren,
Sven Lindblad, and Caroline Hermans

What: The Aspen Institute’s Ocean Symposium will take an in-depth look into humans’ increasing interaction with the oceans, from dependence on the oceans for food to the effects of agriculture and shipping on marine life. Experts will discuss what it means to eat sustainably, innovative tools that policy makers and conservation groups are using to return the oceans to a healthy state, and what you can do as a citizen to ensure the beauty of the oceans endures for generations to come.

Who: Notable speakers include Oceans Elder Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, environmentalist and adventurer David de Rothschild, CBS News contributor and Lead Scientist for the Nature Conservancy Dr. M. Sanjayan, head of Environmental Stewardship at the Clinton Global Initiative Dr. Caroline Hermans, Bamboo Sushi Founder and CEO Kristofor Lofgren, Founder of Lindblad Expeditions Sven Lindblad, and Outdoor Magazine Correspondent Thayer Walker. Click here to read more about the speakers.

A limited number of press passes are available. For more information and to register, please contact Jane Smalley at

The Symposium is open to the public and tickets are $350 per person, including meals. To register, please contact Windsor Concierge Services at 772-388-8374 or email

When: Thursday and Friday, March 7-8, 2013

Where: Windsor, Vero Beach, Florida


Windsor is a private residential community spanning 416 acres of lush barrier island between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean in Vero Beach, Florida. Established in 1989 by Hilary and W. Galen Weston of Toronto, Canada, Windsor was designed by renowned town planners Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk following the New Urbanism principles of urban design, one that offers public and community spaces framed by timeless architecture and landscape design that celebrates this tropical and unspoiled setting.

The Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program provides nonpartisan leadership and a neutral forum for improving energy and environmental policy-making through values-based dialogue. With its intentional dialogues, public programs, annual policy forums, and an environmental leadership initiative, the program creates impartial venues for global leaders to engage in informed discussion around energy and environmental challenges and solutions. For more information, please visit

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit


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