Summit Keynote Open to the Community

While registration for the June Celebrate Water Summit is now closed, the community is invited to come to the Summit’s keynote presentation on June 4, 7pm at the Door County Community Auditorium in Fish Creek. The Summit’s keynote speaker, Jill Heinerth, is a Canadian cave diver, underwater explorer, writer photographer, and filmmaker. The presentation is free, but donations are welcome.

More people have stepped onto the moon than have been to the places where Heinerth has explored. Her multimedia presentation, Into the Unknown, discusses the lessons she has learned in the deadly arena of extreme underwater exploration. The presentation touches on risk management, discovery learning, failure, collaboration strategies, and more.

Heinerth is a veteran of over 30 years of filming, photography and exploration. She has made TV series for PBS, the National Geographic Channel and the BBC, consulted on movies for directors including James Cameron, written several books and produced documentaries. She was inducted into the Explorers Club and the inaugural class of the Women Divers Hall of Fame. She is the first Explorer in Residence for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, recipient of Canada’s prestigious Polar Medal and the diving world’s highest award from the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences. In recognition of her lifetime achievement, Heinerth was awarded the Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration. Her adventure memoir, Into The Planet, is being released on Aug. 27.

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