Considering solutions to the big questions facing Sarasota, the world, and the United States today.

We regularly post thought pieces on all topics listed above in the menu. Postings are a blend of original and republished writings from the Sarasota Institute’s Founding Members, Members, and curated writings from others that are important to share.

 

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The Sarasota Institute is completely changing our membership. We believe that large in person symposiums will not be a viable option until at least 2022, if then. Our memberships up until COVID-19 were based upon attending 4-5 in person symposiums in the Neel Performing Arts Center in Sarasota-Bradenton. Those memberships were $250 per person per 12-month period. For those members we have extended membership through 12/31/21 at no additional cost or an additional 12-18 months of membership.

 

This will allow our global supporters to become members as many have requested

Membership costs and benefits:

 

Annual membership is $125 per person, per year from date of sign-up. This allows our global supporters to become members as many have requested.

 

Membership includes:

 

  • 10 monthly webinars, one on each of our 10 topics. Members can attend live or access behind membership wall at any time
  • 2 virtual symposiums of 2-two hour blocks of programming each on a specific day. Again members can attend live or watch later
  • Free Whitepapers behind membership wall. These will be published and sold to non-members
  • Podcasts
  • 10% discount on any contracted advisory or consulting work by Sarasota Institute.
upcoming  webinars & virtual symposiums

We will produce 10 monthly webinars

One for each of the topics at the top of this page – and two virtual symposiums in 12 months. All Webinars will be held on the first Thursday of every month, starting in September 2020.  Topics will get booked when we have the global thought leaders scheduled to participate These will be available to join or view only if you are an Institute member.

Symposium Highlights

Here are highlights of the first two, live symposiums we produced at the Neel Performing Arts Center in Bradenton, FL

“An Educated Person in 2035”

The Neel Performing Arts Center

State College of Florida, Bradenton, FL

Date: 1/18/20

 

 

Click here to watch the entire stream

“A Leap Year Look at Climate Change”

The Neel Performing Arts Center

State College of Florida, Bradenton, FL

Date: 2/29/20

 

 

Click here to watch the entire stream

PROVOCATIVE, FORWARD THINKING WHITEPAPERS


Provocative, Forward Thinking Whitepapers will be free to members. The first whitepaper called “The Big Issues” which takes a summary look at our 10 chosen topics will always be free to anyone who wishes to download it. We highly recommend you do so to get a good sense of how we think and what we see ahead this decade and century.

21st CENTURY THINKING

Here are the three most recent columns from TSI.

Anyone can read these for free whether a member or not.

Climate Change

The Wicked7 Project Meets the #ForkintheRoad

What are we going to do now?  The #forkintheroad which Buckminster Fuller warned us about is here now >> “Whether it is to be Utopia or Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right up to the final moment… Humanity is in a final exam as to whether or not it qualifies for continuance in the Universe.”    What will […]

 

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Membership

New Webinar 4/22: “THE WICKED 7″

Exciting new webinar!   On Thursday April 22 from 1-2:30 p US eastern time zone we will be having the two founders of THE WICKED 7 Philip Kotler and Christina Sarkar.   As you know, Phil is a co-founder of The Sarasota Institute in addition to being the founder of modern marketing and a co-founder […]

 

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Capitalism

COVID-19 is Preparing Us for the Fork in the Road

Note:  this column was published first on Medium.  I will be joining Gerd Leonard and Glen HIemstra for a presentation to Sarasota Institute – a 21st Century Think Tank this Tuesday at 1p eastern time U.S.   As one of the initiators of the #forkintheroadproject I hold the high-level view that from now to 2030 humanity will […]

 

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