Thursday, October 6, 2016
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 6th Avenue, Seattle
Parking information

Event schedule
Registration: 7:30am
Program: 8–9am

Register here.

“If the ocean were our retirement portfolio, we’d be worried,” says Dr. Elliott Norse. Author, scientist, teacher, advocate and founder of the Marine Conservation Institute, Dr. Norse is passionate about working to save the biological diversity of our planet. “I want people to understand that Earth’s biggest life support system is in trouble,” he says, “And if it goes, it takes us with it. It’s the battle of all battles, and one we’ve got to win.” Come be inspired by Dr. Norse’s vision for a healthy world ocean—and what each of us can do to help achieve it.

The wonder of marine life resonated with Dr. Norse early in life. At just five years old, while living in a home on an estuary in New York, the fascination of the sea anemones, crabs and fishes took hold and he make the decision to become a marine biologist. A global thinker who’s devoted his career to conserving life in our seas and forests, he worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the Ecological Society of America, The Wilderness Society and the Ocean Conservancy before founding Seattle’s Marine Conservation Institute in 1996.

SeaChange is a fundraising breakfast with a suggested $150 donation.

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If you are unable to join us, but wish to support your Aquarium, please click here to make a donation.

For SeaChange sponsorship opportunities or to become a table captain, please call (206) 693-6266 or email

Elliott Norse



Thank you to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors


Supporting Sponsor
LMN Architects/Mithun

Beneficial State Bank
K&L Gates LLP
Laird Norton Wealth Management
MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions, Inc.
PCL Construction Services, Inc.
Vulcan Inc.

Hosted Tables
Stephanie Kornblum
Mark Kramer
Stren Lea
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP/Perkins Coie LLP
PAE Engineers
Casey Schuchart
Seattle Mariners
Gary S. Smith
Sue Tabor
Elizabeth Wallwork

Table Captains
Mary L. Bass
Kevin Blair
Andrew Bleiman/Harpur Davidson
Cary Clark
Bob Donegan
Will Einstein
Michael Guidon/Dan Karr/Sophie Sisson
J. Brian Hill
Erin Letey
Dave Magee
Lisa McCabe
Mark Plunkett
Eric Steinwinder