After a three-year hiatus, the popular experiential gathering returns to the Sarasota Opera House with a renewed focus on community.
SARASOTA, Fla. – September 27, 2023 – The PINC Experience, also known as the most transformative day in Sarasota, is returning to the Sarasota Opera House on Thursday, December 7, 2023, after a three-year hiatus. An initiative of DreamLarge and presented by All Star Children’s Foundation and Ringling College of Art & Design, PINC promises a day of intellectual indulgence, featuring a cast of thought-provoking speakers from diverse disciplines who will immerse the audience in innovation, and creativity, and leave you with a renewed sense of community.
“With a new partnership with All Star Children’s Foundation, PINC has evolved to evoke a greater focus on our community’s state of mind, recognizing the collective trauma we’ve all faced in the past few years,” says Anand Pallegar, founder of DreamLarge. “As we infuse our audience with inspiring stories and brilliant minds, this renewed purpose underscores our steadfast commitment to people, ideas, nature, and now community.”
The PINC Experience remains an extraordinary opportunity for those who share an unrelenting curiosity about the world around them, and we’re excited to bring world-class speakers, artists, performers, and more back to the Sarasota Opera House.
Tickets go on sale October 1 and will be available at a discounted ‘early bird’ price ($275) through October 31. Following this period, tickets will be on sale at the normal price of $425. Tickets for the annual PINC Longtable, presented in partnership with the Chiles Group, “the greatest dinner party in Sarasota,” will also be available.
First Speakers Announced
Among the outstanding speakers is Zion Clark, an All-American wrestler, an MMA fighter, a Guinness World Record holder, the subject of an EMMY Award-winning Netflix documentary, an author, and an internationally acclaimed speaker. Standing at just over three feet tall and weighing 110 pounds, Zion competes against “able-bodied” athletes and has his eyes set on competing in both the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024. Zion can be seen on the current season of America’s Got Talent.
Zion will bring his tremendous wit, powerful life lessons, and infectious energy to the PINC stage.
“Events such as PINC encourage inspiration, creativity, and thought-leadership – it’s a testament to how our creative coast continues to thrive,” says Dr. Larry Thompson, President of Ringling College of Art and Design. “Ringling College is proud to be the Presenting Partner of PINC since its arrival in Sarasota years ago – this innovative experience has touched the minds of every age and left an imprint on our community. We’ve always championed enchanting experiences and we are excited to welcome it back.”
“The PINC Experience will truly ignite community action around mental health by putting it at the center of the conversation. The trauma of past years affects all of us, and that is especially true in the children living in foster care we serve at All Star,” says Denise Marzullo, CEO of All Star Children’s Foundation. “When we address trauma together in innovative ways, we can help our youth build resilience and thrive – in turn, building stronger communities for us all.”
Over the years, PINC has solidified its reputation as Sarasota’s must-attend event, offering a refreshing “bubble bath for the brain.” Its return will once again unite thought leaders, innovators, creative thinkers, entrepreneurs, specialists, designers, artists, scientists, and anyone seeking to invigorate their hearts, minds, and souls.
Tickets for the PINC Experience at the Sarasota Opera House go on sale on October 1st. For more information please visit www.pincexperience.com.
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DreamLarge is a changemaking organization. As the first registered benefit corporation on the Gulf Coast of Florida, we work to inspire, impact and enrich the local community by cultivating thoughtful and creative solutions for nonprofits and purpose-driven brands. Our vision is simple: We’re dedicated to fostering a greater future for generations to come. We partner, plan, invest, and strive towards building a better community. Why? At the heart of our being, we truly believe in one thing. This sentiment is our guiding light and the cornerstone of everything we do: Wherever we are, whatever we do, we have a duty to serve our community. For more information, visit www.DreamLarge.org.
PINC is People, Ideas, Nature, Community. PINC is an inspiring cascade of new ideas, great stories, and impressive visual presentations that culminate in a day-long experience delivered by a superb selection of international speakers from every imaginable discipline. The PINC Experience aims to bring together thought leaders, innovators, creative thinkers, entrepreneurs, specialists, designers, artists, scientists, and people looking to stimulate their mind, heart, and brain.