Join us as we talk to 3 participants live from the event.

Each year individuals and organizations from diverse fields of expertise managing global issues meet in Savannah, GA. Solution creators, businesses, organizations and individuals from around the world submit inspirational solutions to present at The Exchange based on the current year’s theme.

Our Board of Governors selects a new Ocean related theme each year and a call for submission of solutions is sent around the world. The 2012 Theme is: LEAP TO ZERO+

Throughout the Exchange invitees network with solution presenters and other attendees discussing applications, opportunities and the global potential of the solutions showcased.


  • Provide insight and guidance to solution presenters.
  • Select the solution that will receive the Gulfstream Navigator Award 2012, a financial award of $100,000.
  • Select the solution that will receive the WWL Orcelle Award 2012, a financial award of $100,000
  • Work together for 12 months to advance the adoption of the solutions presented at the Exchange around the world.
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For more than three decades, SGR attorneys have represented clients on environmental issues. In 1970, one of our attorneys was the founding chairman of the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. Since that time, the Firm’s environmental attorneys have been leaders in responding to the expansion of environmental law at the federal, state and local levels.

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