SarasotaSalon

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Theme: Creating Informed Engaged Communities

Bradenton, FL, United States
July 13th, 2013

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About this event

" Building Engaged Informed Communities"
Community Matters. Diversity Matters.Innovation Matters. Act Local. Think Global .

Building Caring Productive Communities with engaged individuals seeking solutions and better ways to adapt to rapidly changing economic, civic and cultural circumstances.

- Diverse and Informed Leaders and Followers unite to share and learn because it is vital for high-value work and for competitiveness of our economy to be a strong healthy happy, informed and engaged community.

- Building Communities to innovate and engage; to generate a shift in thinking and behavior and to share ideas worth spreading that change attitudes, lives and ultimately the world for the better.

This Event draws together 2+ live presenters - unique passionate individuals from various backgrounds .We explore ways in which community collaboration and our behavior has adapted to global business on a local level and innovation are economic boosters in this region. We share a few recorded TEDtalks and engage in open and lively conversation around this multidisciplinary concept. Come prepared to engage. Dialogue is an important and essential element of the TEDxSarasotaSalon.



Confirmed Speakers

  • Dr, Charles Wright
    Dr. Charles Wright, MD is a Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist) practicing over 25 years to save lives. He works with LifeLink non-profit community service organization dedicated to the recovery of life-saving and life-enhancing organs and tissue for transplantation therapy. The Foundation works in a sensitive, diligent, and compassionate manner to facilitate the donation of desperately needed organs and tissues for waiting patients, support research efforts to enhance the available supply of organs and tissue for transplant patients, improve clinical outcomes of patients post transplantation and works closely with the United Network For Organ Sharing (UNOS) to support its goals.
  • Sandra Terry
    Sandra Terry is a native Floridian and powerful compassionate change leader. An expert of grassroots initiatives to build community she now overseas a team of 300 plus vounteers and serves as Executive Director of Laurel Civic Association. Over the 40 years of making life better for Laurel, the Laurel Civic Association has grown to become an active and dedicated non-profit organization making a difference in a wide range of neighborhood issues throughout Sarasota County. The cornerstone and foundation of the organization has always been to make life better for the disenfranchised. Even though we began with a small group of concerned neighbors in 1969 who's main purpose it was to bring street lighting to a little close knit and largely African-American community, time and the inherit caring for others has taught everyone that needs have no geographic boundary.With the backing of more than 300 active volunteers, donations, and grants, the association has been able to provide programs designed to improve living conditions, decrease hunger, improve health and access to health information and provide educational support for children and adults. The successful programs have brought a series of neighborhood improvements that go far beyond the original goals and have been a magnet for clients from the southern most part of Sarasota County to the northern most part.
  • Don Hall
    Don Hall is the founder and Executive Director of Transition Sarasota. Previously, he served for two years as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Transition Colorado, the first official Transition Initiative in North America and a statewide hub. Don holds a Master's Degree in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University and is a certified Permaculture Designer and US Transition Trainer. In 2011, Don graduated from the Gulf Coast Leadership Institute, and in 2012, was named one of the "10 People Behind Local Food" by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Venue and Details

Pier 22
1200 1st Ave West
Bradenton, FL, 34205
United States
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Donna HunterSmith
Sarasota, FL, United States

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Team

Stan Schulte
CoProducer
Sara Hand
CoProducer
Paul Boivin
CoProducer