David Houle

David Houle is one of the Co-Founders and Managing Director of the Institute. David Houle is a futurist, thinker and speaker. Houle spent more than 20 years in media and entertainment. He has worked at NBC, CBS and was part of the senior executive team that created and launched MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1 and CNN Headline News.


Next Webinar: A Post Election Look at the Future of Democracy



We are excited to announce that our latest webinar will take a look at the future of democracy post the 11/3 election.  We are assembling a great panel of thought leaders in the area of democracy and politics.  This will NOT be about post-mortems on the election or about either party.  Instead we will look at America’s institutions, are they stronger or weaker, what the future of our democracy might look like over the next 10-20 years, and finally a look at what the global future of democracy might look like.


This is a future focus d webinar for anyone who might consider themselves a serious student of Democracy, it’s history and its possible future.


Panelists [more to be added in the next few days]


Casey Welch     Director of the Institute for Public Policy and Leadership at the USF Sarasota- Manatee Campus


David Houle   Futurist, Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Sarasota Institute – A 21st Century Think Tank


  • Are America’s democratic institutions stronger or weaker after 11/3, why?
  • How might they change in the next 10-20 years, why?
  • It is not red state/blue state any longer
  • A look at the global future of Democracy in comparison to the American republic


The webinar will be live Thursday 12/3 from 2-3:30p est.


Remember, our webinars are for members only.  If you are not a member go to the home page to become one.  The membership fee is only $125 for 12 months.  This includes 12 webinars or virtual symposiums  and access to all content.  A 50% COVID-19 discount.

If you are a member, simply log-in and register for the event.

We will let you know next week our additional panelists.


See you on 12/3!