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.


We are Relaunching the Sarasota Institute Post COVID-19




We had our last in person symposium on February 29, 2020.  Three days later we cancelled our scheduled symposiums due to the lock down.  We then converted all our programming to virtual, on-line webinars.  During this time, we doubled our membership and provided thought provoking presentations and dialogues.  We are now ready to relaunch with a combination of live, in-person  and on-line symposiums starting in September.  More on the details of that soon.


We are in the process of redoing our web site to reflect new membership pricing, group discounts and fresh new thought pieces here for you to read.  We expect it to be finished within the next few weeks.


Today we want to introduce you to  our new bookstore.  In it you can find books from our three co-founders: Philip Kotler, Jason Voss and yours truly. We have selected books written by some of our esteemed presenters and thought leaders. In addition, we have a book from one of our advisory board members who has recently passed away. David Klement, a Pulitzer Prize winning editorial page editor was a well-respected board member and a friend to all.  We will miss him.  Please browse these great books here:


We have also just launched our first 10 podcasts.  They are available directly from our web site or we have them available on all the major podcast platforms here:


Please browse the list and pick one that resonates with you.  Then pick another.


We are excited about bringing 21st Century Thought to you  live, in-person and on-line.


For now, pick a good book and have a thought-provoking listen.