[Sarasota – June 17, 2014] – Fans of TEDxSarasota can mark their calendars for Monday, October 6th, as the groundbreaking program returns to Sarasota for a third installment of inspiration, collaboration, and ideas worth spreading. This year’s theme – “Insights Ignited” – focuses on the sparks created by the friction of ideas that fuels inspiration. Speakers will discuss the myriad of moments when this has occurred, leading to new projects, products, and perspectives.
Held at Sarasota’s epicurean epicenter, Michael’s On East (1212 SE Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239), this year’s conference promises to introduce a new spin on TEDxSarasota’s past events. The venue offers timeless sophistication and beauty that will juxtapose perfectly with the event’s progressive and modern feel.
The event will feature multiple live speakers, as well as tantalizing TED Talk videos during its 9AM – 6PM time slot. Additionally, thought provoking and engaging sessions will occur during breaks, and breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided. The event is capped off with an after-celebration for all attendees, speakers, and volunteers.
TEDxSarasota highlights ideas, individuals, performances, stories and TEDTalks videos that designed to provoke global thinking. Featured speakers at the forefront of fields like technology, science, finance, athletics, and arts will offer bold, unique insights into emerging research and innovations that can fundamentally shape the course of things to come.
TEDxSarasota’s mission seeks to connect and collaborate with organizations, individuals, educators, companies, A-list speakers, community leaders and thinkers whose visions support building strong, smart, understanding communities through education, social interaction, innovation, new ideas and a spark of entertainment.
We welcome your input and participation, and are actively seeking volunteers to assist with web and graphic design, as well of day-of planning.
TEDxSarasota is an independently organized event, licensed by TED and held in the Sarasota and Manatee Counties of Florida.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The TED2014 Conference takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler. TEDGlobal 2014 will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/ registration