We are honored to announce an amazing lineup of diverse speakers for TEDxOilSpill, each donating their time as a leader in their field to spread knowledge and ideas with the goal of advancing conversation. The event will bring together experts from various disciplines that rarely cross paths but share similar long-term visions. A historic catastrophe is unfolding before our eyes, but we are not powerless. If we educate ourselves by discussing the surrounding issues, we can make informed decisions about where to go from here. TEDxOilSpill is an attempt to facilitate that discussion, and has no political agenda nor advocates a specific position. Rather, in the spirit of TED, TEDxOilSpill is simply a convergence of ideas that we hope will raise awareness and inspire tangible action around our energy future, and its current and long-term impact on the environment and humanity.