Parley brings together creators, thinkers, and leaders to raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of our oceans, and to collaborate on projects that will protect and conserve our seas. Creators, thinkers and leaders come together to raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of our oceans and to collaborate on projects that conserve and protect them.
The topic we are exploring at Parley Berlin is the fast growing threat of plastic pollution in our oceans. To visualize and communicate the problem in a relevant way, to understand plastic waste as an unmined treasure, and to exhibit economically feasible solutions for retrieving and recycling plastic is the challenge we are facing and answering.
From the 2nd to 4th of July, we will feature Parley Talks with a diverse range of influential leaders in the creative community, as well as ocean sentinels who dedicate their lives to the protection and conservation of the oceans. In daily Collaboration Sessions, potential projects will be discussed and alliances forged. Parley Dinners round out the program, where we can share ideas and continue the conversation. Another highlight will be the Blue Carpet Party where we celebrate the launch of the Vortex Project with Pharrell Williams.
Talks & Collaboration Sessions / Launch Party on july 2-4 2013
Two speakers at the event are Cradle to Cradle® specialists. The first is Eco-Economist Roy Vercoulen, Vice President of the Cradle to Cradle® Institute, an international non-profit organization co-founded by William McDonough and Michael Braungart to bring about a large-scale transformation in the way we make things.
Second is Zem Joaquin. He will join via Skype. Mentored by William McDonough, Zem is a certified BuildItGreen design and strategy consultant and Cradle to Cradle® enthusiast who helps companies and individuals create beautiful, smart, sustainable spaces and practices. Zem received the 2009 Global Green Millennium Founder’s Award for her contributions as Co-Chair of Global Green San Francisco committee.
Other speakers at the event will be: Pharrell Williams, Graham Hawkes, Margareta van den Bosch, Captain Paul Watson, David de Rothschild, David LaChapelle, Dianna Cohen, Graham Hill and Tom Sachs.