The Town Dock CEO Speaking at Blue & You Speaker Series

As "The Ocean State," Rhode Island has a long and rich history with the sea. From fishing and shipping to tourism and recreation, the state's economy has always been closely tied to the water. In recent years, there has been growing interest in the "blue economy," which refers to the economic activity that takes place in and around the ocean.

The "The Blue & You" Summer Speaker Series is a free event series that will explore the blue economy in Rhode Island. The series will feature speakers from a variety of backgrounds, including scientists, entrepreneurs, and policy makers. Topics will range from ocean technology and innovation to sustainable fisheries and aquaculture.

In the session on June 22, 2023, The Town Dock's President & CEO, Ryan Clark, will be one of the speakers on the topic "Ocean Food Systems." Squid is an important part of the Rhode Island commercial fishing scene and a major economic driver for the state. It's so important, in fact, that Rhode Island Style Calamari was named the Official Appetizer of the State of Rhode Island, not only because it's delicious, but because of this economic importance. Come learn about The Town Dock, the Port of Galilee, and more. 

Here are some of the benefits of attending the "The Blue & You" Summer Speaker Series:

  • Learn more about the blue economy and how it impacts Rhode Island.
  • Hear from experts in a variety of fields.
  • Network with other people who are interested in the blue economy.
  • Be inspired by the stories of people who are making a difference in the ocean.

If you are interested in attending, you can register on Eventbrite. The series will take place on Thursday mornings throughout the summer at Innovate Newport. The "The Blue & You" Summer Speaker Series is a great opportunity to learn more about the blue economy and how it impacts Rhode Island. The series is free and open to the public, so be sure to register today!

  • Presented By: Innovate Newport/Chamber of Commerce
  • Dates: June 22, 2023 - Ocean Food Systems
  • Location: Innovate Newport
  • Address: 513 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840
  • Phone: (401) 302-3370
  • Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Price: FREE

Learn more at the Newport Chamber of Commerce website: