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Oceanic X Ibiza

A Tale for our Ocean

On July 20th 2017, Oceanic Global brought together leading conservationists, speakers, artists, institutions, musicians and sustainable brands for a day-long festival that raised awareness and ignited action for ocean conservation.

Titled Oceanic x Ibiza, the dynamic event took place at Agroturismo Atzaro Ibiza and offered something for everyone – incorporating an expert speaker series, captivating art installations, virtual reality and augmented reality content, an eco-friendly artisan marketplace, film screenings, a designated children’s section, and activations by Oceanic Global’s NGO partners on-site. The daylong event drew over five thousands guests to learn about issues including: plastic pollution, coral reef bleaching, overfishing, dead zones, posidonia, and ocean acidification.

The concert portion of Oceanic x Ibiza was headlined by internationally acclaimed DJ Solomun with feature performances by BLOND:ISH, Lauren Lane, and Valentín Huedo. Each of these award-winning DJs donated their time to support the cause. The family friendly event was free-of-charge and all on-site donations that were directed towards Posodonia Maps, a cartography project to protect the Mediterranean that was founded by Oceanic Global’s Scientific advisor, Manu San Felix.

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David Saddington

CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATOR

“Oceanic x Ibiza was an incredible, energetic collaboration to bring together such a range of inspirational game changers on ocean conservation. The scale & pace of the conscience festival was awe inspiring yet it left attendees with a solid & grounded action list for change. If Ibiza was just the start for Oceanic I can’t wait to see where they go next!”

Videos

Oceanic X Ibiza Overview Video

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Key Note Speakers

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A Tale for Our Ocean

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Speaker Panels

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Impact

  • Oceanic x Ibiza ignited transformational awareness for plastic pollution in the Balearic Islands.
  • Elementary and high schools on the island eliminated single-use plastics and implemented ocean conservation curriculums.
  • Parsons School of Design created custom upcycled costumes as part of their coursework.
  • Oceanic Global partnered with over 18 non-profits and provided them with an on-site presence.
  • Oceanic x Ibiza brought an unprecedented caliber of speakers and global industry experts to the island for the first time.
  • Oceanic x Ibiza inspired the creation of, and was awarded the Eco Award at the 2017 DJ Awards.
  • Following Oceanic x Ibiza, Ibiza has pledged to go single-use plastic free by 2023.
  • Oceanic Global hosted a year-long series of beach cleanups in partnership with local NGOs.
  • Oceanic Global helped over 30 local businesses eliminate plastic straws and single-use plastics.
  • Oceanic x Ibiza supported local artisans, commissioning them to create upcycled artwork for the event.
  • Oceanic x Ibiza raised money for Manu San Felix’s local initiative Posidonia Maps.

“Oceanic x Ibiza served as a catalyst for change in the ocean conservation world. Never before have I seen such a diverse group of highly talented people gather together around a cause.”

DR. AUSTIN GALLAGHER

Speakers

Oceanic x Ibiza’s on-site speaker series featured talks and panel discussions on ocean-related issues from over 20 leading
conservationists from around the world.

Music

The concert portion of Oceanic x Ibiza was headlined by internationally acclaimed DJ Solomun with feature performances by BlOND:ISH, Lauren Lane, and Valentín Huedo. Each of these award-winning DJs donated their time to support the cause. Local Spanish musicians also donated their time and performed live music throughout the venue

Solomun

Lauren Lane

Blond:Ish

Dan Bentley & Abby

Alisha Todd

Ryan Whitewolf

Jeconte

Valentin Huedo

Artistic Content

Oceanic used various artistic mediums to tell specific stories around ocean conservation. We worked with over 30 artists to develop artistic installations and performances as well as partnered with Proartso to create a series of educational sculptures called the 3R Project; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. The 3R pieces, created by local craftsmen, were composed entirely of ocean trash with the objective of raising awareness for the magnitude of the plastic pollution and advocating for responsible consumption.

Benefiting Organization

Vellmari Asociation

All collected donations from Oceanic x Ibiza supported Manu San Felix’s organisation, Vellmari Asociacion, to facilitate his project: Posidonia Maps. Posidonia (seagrass) is the oldest and largest organism on this planet as well as one of the most efficient carbon sinks. Protecting the Posidonia is a critical issue in Ibiza. Manu San Felix’s Posidonia Maps project offers a tech-oriented, and education-based solution that allows individuals to effectively coexist with the local ecosystem.

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