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June 13, 2014

TEDxSarasota Welcomes Insights

(Sarasota May, 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, 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 approximately a dozenmultiple live speakers, as well as tantalizing TED Talk videos during its 9AM – 6PM time slot. Additionally, mind awakening creativethought provoking and engaging sessions will happenoccur during breaks, and breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided. The event is capped off with an after-celebration  party 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.

Be sure to follow TEDxSarasota on Facebook ( and

our website ( for information, including when tickets go on sale!


TEDxSarasota is an independently organized TED event 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.)


About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 1984, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.

At a TED conference, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

On, talks from TED conferences are shared with the world for free as TED Talks videos. A new TED Talk is posted every weekday. Through the Open Translation Project, TED Talks are subtitled by volunteers worldwide. Through our distribution networks, TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix and many websites.

The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live speakers. Selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.

The annual TED Prize grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. TED-Ed creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.

For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit

Follow TED on Twitter at, or on Facebook at

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 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, 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.

Follow TED on Twitter at, or on Facebook at http://

For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit registration