Split-screen photo of underwater coral reef and tropical island

Big Bang | Next Wave
Thursday, April 28, 2022
6-11 pm
Festive attire encouraged!

Big Bang | Next Wave is back! Make waves at the coolest science soirée of the year:

Event Co-Chairs: Julia & Kevin Hartz

You're invited to an in-person celebration of the Academy's new mission and the kickoff of Phase II of our Hope for Reefs initiative. Join us for a deep dive into cutting-edge research, global partnerships, and the power of public engagement to help save coral reefs for future generations. All this, plus food, drinks, entertainment, and more.

6 pm: Cocktail reception
7 pm: Keynote presentation by Alexandra Cousteau
8 pm: Gourmet dinner, post-dinner cocktails, desserts

For your safety, all guests 12+ must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and a booster shot (if eligible). Learn more


About keynote speaker Alexandra Cousteau

Portrait of oceans advocate Alexandra Cousteau at the beach

As co-founder of Oceans 2050 and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, filmmaker, and oceans advocate, Alexandra Cousteau is leading a global initiative to restore marine biodiversity within the next generation. Her work to protect our oceans honors her grandfather’s legacy and aligns with the Academy’s new mission and our Hope for Reefs initiative.


More event information coming soon!


For more information, please contact:
Nicha Leaser, Associate Director, Donor Events
(415) 379-5423