2021 Youth Leadership Summit

August 6 & 7, 2021

Our virtual 2021 Youth Leadership Summit united young changemakers for two days of learning, networking, and collaboration focused on taking collective action to restore and protect our ocean planet.



  • Updates on 30x30 from Philippe Cousteau, Cristina Mittermeier (SeaLegacy/Only One), and Emily Menashes & Brenda Mallory (White House Council on Environmental Quality)
  • Lightning Talks and Panels with Ocean Leaders
  • Taking Ocean Action through Art
  • Panel & Screening of YOUTH v GOV
  • Peer-to-Peer Networking
  • Connecting Communities through Conservation
  • Workshops on
  • Accessing the Blue Economy
  • Building Ocean and Climate Action Campaigns Rooted in Justice
  • Engaging in Ocean Policy

2021 Youth Leadership Summit

The 2021 EarthEcho Youth Leadership Summit united over 250 participants from 28 countries and territories with a shared mission to protect and restore our ocean planet. This event was just the beginning, and we look forward to the continued impact we'll create together through the OceanEcho Community!

2021 Sponsors

The Youth Leadership Summit is made possible through the support of the La Mer Blue Heart Oceans Fund, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Starbucks, and both the Campaign for Nature – Oceans and Ocean Defense Initiative, projects of the Resources Legacy Fund.