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Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Oceans vs Space: Which Is Really the Final Frontier?

Sunday, March 13
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Westin Austin Downtown
Paramount 2-3
310 E 5th ST

While many consider space to be the "final frontier," human beings have only explored an estimated 5% of our oceans. Over 500 people have journeyed into space and a dozen have walked on the surface of the moon, while only three human beings have explored the deepest known point of the ocean. As we continue to exhaust the resources of Earth, there are clear benefits of exploring beyond our home planet. But life on Earth is entirely reliant on healthy oceans. Come listen as #TeamOcean dukes it out with #TeamSpace over which frontier will have the greatest impact on generations to come.

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