Distinguished Speaker Series


Distinguished Speaker Series
Presented by The Nicholas Endowment

The Nicholas Endowment Distinguished Speaker Series is an inaugural education and cultural program hosted in the Samueli Conference Center. This series accentuates the core concepts of Ocean Institute’s strategic plan: research, education, conservation and organizational excellence. 

As a rising global leader in the use of the ocean as our classroom, Ocean Institute is proud to welcome experts in these fields to our Southern California campus and community, so they may share their knowledge and stimulate our thoughts and actions as informed citizens and stewards of a precious natural world. 


Nigella Hillgarth PhD
Distinguished Speaker

Join the Ocean Institute in the Samueli Conference Center for The Nicholas Endowment Distinguished Speaker Series with biologist and photographer Nigella Hillgarth, PhD.