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Canada's Oceans: Towards 2020

Canada's Oceans Towards 2020

December 4 & 5, 2017

Combo Package = Keynote Presentation + Symposium

General Public: $36
ROM Members: $32
Teachers: $32
Students: $26
(HST will be added)

To register for both Keynote and Symposium go to the "Buy Tickets" section on the right side of this page, or call 416.586.5797.

Keynote Presentation OR Symposium

General Public: $20
ROM Members: $18
Teachers: $18
Students: $15
(HST will be added)

ROMSpeaks Group Experience
Groups of 10 or more are invited to register at discounted rate. Please call ROM Group Sales at 416.586.5801 (ext 2) or email For more information on group visits click here.

Our oceans cover over 70% of the planet’s surface and are vital to all forms of life, including humans. From moderating our climate and weather to influencing our fresh water and soil cycles, they provide primary sustenance to over 2 billion people. With more coastline than any other country in the world, protecting our oceans is crucial to Canada’s future. As they become increasingly threatened by climate change, pollution, and overfishing, Canada has committed to becoming a global leader in marine protection by pledging to permanently safeguard 10% of its ocean by 2020, as agreed to under international targets.

Keynote Presentation

Our Blue Planet
December 4, 7 - 8 pm

Join Alexandra Cousteau and Mandy Rae Krack for a fascinating look at the work they’ve done to protect our remarkable blue planet. Alexandra Cousteau, filmmaker, Oceana Senior Advisor and granddaughter of marine explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and Mandy Rae Krack, 7-time world record free-diver, ocean advocate, and TED alumni, are two extraordinary women who will share the stage and their stories.
Register for this lecture only



Canada's Oceans: Towards 2020
December 5, 9 am - 5 pm

Join leading ocean scientists, storytellers, Indigenous leaders and government stakeholders as they look towards 2020 in this compelling conference exploring the status of Canada’s marine conservation programs, and our role in protecting the oceans that sustain us.
Register for the symposium only


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Date & Time

  • Monday, December 4, 2017, 7:00 - 8:00 pm; Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Royal Ontario Museum
Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre
Level 1B

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