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TEDxSarasota 10.15.14

Our theme is Insights Ignited.  From time to time in every mind, the friction of ideas creates a small spark.  This year, we seek to honor and highlight those who have nurtured and fueled their sparks, feeding them with curiosity, courage…

The Venue

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Our venue is the Mertz Theatre, home of The Sarasota Ballet, which is housed in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts,

About TEDx

TED is an annual event that brings together the world’s leading thinkers and doers to share ideas that matter in any discipline — technology, entertainment, design, science, humanities, business, and development.

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Anand Pallegar, a successful entrepreneur in the technology…

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George Haddad, an aerospace engineer and project manager at NASA…

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Sudhakar Lahade: Why are children seemingly so much more creative than adults?

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Kraig Kenning performs two musical numbers at TEDxSarasota, the first an original...

Kimberly Braun speaks about the power of silence and…

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