J. Nichols '89 to Address Adventure Travel Trade Association
July 11, 2009
July 11, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Wallace J. Nichols, "a leading ocean conservationist for 15 years" and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, will be among the featured speakers at the 2009 summit of the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA). Set for October 19-22 in Charlevoix, Quèbec Province, Canada, the event will present a "unique array of thought leaders representing the fields of entertainment, astrophysics, architecture and new media, among others, to inspire tourism executives," notes an announcement.
Dr. Nichols, who is known by his middle initial, is identified as co-founder of Ocean Revolution and is a research associate at the California Academy of Sciences. He is known for his groundbreaking research on the migration of sea turtles.
Other presenters will include Daniel Gauthier, co-founder of Cirque de Soleil and president and chief executive officer of Groupe Le Massif.
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J. Nichols was seen in Leonardo DiCaprio's documentary, The 11th Hour. He recently joined the board of directors of Save Our Shores, a non-profit marine conservation organization in Santa Cruz, California. Learn more in this article.
Nichols was one of the participants in DePauw Discourse 2007, which examined environmental issues. A summary of his remarks -- including video and audio clips -- can be found in this previous story.Back