|SARASOTA, Fla. (July 13, 2020) – If you or someone you know has a compelling story or idea to share, TEDxUSFSM might offer the perfect forum. The upcoming event, entitled “Investing in Our Future,” is designed to explore innovative ideas that can enrich the lives of audience members and the future of the Sarasota-Manatee region. TEDxUSFSM is scheduled for Feb. 25, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., in the Selby Auditorium at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus, 8350 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Dynamic and diverse speakers are urged to visit tedxusfsm.com by July 31 to apply to address the forum. “Successfully planning for the future is a universal desire,” USF Sarasota-Manatee student and event planning team member Hannah Pogue said. “This year, we would like to showcase inspiring individuals within our community who wish to contribute to the betterment of our audience. In turn, we hope that audience members implement the strategies and ideas from the event within their own lives and the lives of those around them.” TED is an organization devoted to spreading productive ideas in the form of concise, powerful lectures. A TEDx event is an independently organized version of those talks. According to TED guidelines, speakers are not permitted to promote businesses or endorse products during the talks. TEDxUSFSM is a student-led initiative sponsored by USF Sarasota-Manatee’s Student Government with support from faculty and staff. Last year’s TEDxUSFSM event, “Defining Your Legacy,” drew a capacity crowd. For more information about the event, including how to attend or sign up to address the audience, visit tedxusfsm.com. For more about USF Sarasota-Manatee, visit www.sarasotamanatee.usf.edu.###|
|About the University of South Florida |
The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF has earned widespread national recognition for its success graduating under-represented minority and limited-income students at rates equal to or higher than white and higher income students. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Learn more at www.usf.edu.