Listen to the Future – Now!
Readers know that I am involved with The Sarasota Institute – A 21st Century Think Tank. Along with Philip Kotler, Jason Apollo Voss I co-founded the Institute back in 2017 with a vision of creating something new, exciting, and influential by 2020. Last year I became the Managing Director.
The Sarasota Institute is not a think tank influenced by politics, policy or corporations. We have selected the 10 topics that are across the top of our web site as areas of focus. We face the future, and, with our members and invited thought leaders strive to frame the questions on these big issues facing Sarasota, the United States, and the world.
In January and February 2020, we put on two large symposiums on the future of education and on the climate crisis. Then COVID-19 hit, and we had to go virtual until now. We doubled our membership and are now relaunching the Institute with both in-person and virtual symposia. The remaining 2021 symposia will be posted in early September once all details have been finalized.
We have completed 10 podcasts, each approximately 30 minutes in length. They are now ready and available wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen directly to or download from our podcast page. All the links below are from our syndicator buzzsprout and Spotify.
The Future of K-12 Education
These two podcasts provide a probable view into the future of primary and secondary education, both inspiring and insightful.
TSI Episode #6 Randy Ziegenfuss K-12/Shift Your Paradigm
Randy is a former School Superintendent and an educational thought leader.
What will be the new curriculum for the 21st century?
TSI Episode #7 Steven Turckes – Future Ready Schools
Steve is the program lead globally for the Perkins + Will architectural firm and considered one of the leaders in the design of K-12 schools for the future.
What will future schools look like and why.
The Climate Crisis
These five podcasts cover a wide range of topics relative to the climate catastrophe unfolding. We have had an early focus on it, as, well, we are based in Florida, the single state at greatest risk for climate change.
TSI Episode #3 Tim Rumage, Planetary Ethicist and Co-author “This Spaceship Earth “ The climate crisis is an ethical one and we are the enemy
TSI Episode #5 David Houle, Futurist, Co-Author of “Moving to a Finite Earth Economy: Crew Manual” How humanity can successfully face the climate crisis by 2030
Sea Level Rise
TSI E;pisode #2 Dr. Harold Wanless, Professor University of Miami
The Future of Sea Level Rise
Putting a Price on Carbon
Mike Shatzkin President The Idealogical Company and partner in https://climatechangeresources.org/
Putting a Price on Carbon – the best ways forward to solve the carbon cost dilemma.
The Population Part of the Climate Crisis
TSI Episode #10 Christopher Tucker, author of “A Planet of 3 Billion”
Lowering the human population through the century is key for facing the climate crisis and returning to a regenerative relationship with Earth
Healthcare and Medicine
TSI Episode #8 Dr. Tom Ingegno “The Future of Integrative Health”
Why is Integrative Health expanding and why stacking is a unique part of the practice
Fork in the Road Project
TSI Episode #11 Futurist David Houle One of the three initiators of the #forkintheroadproject
Why humanity is now at a historically critical fork in the road in the 2020s.
TSI Episode #1 Jason Apollo Voss and David Houle, Co-Founders of TSI
The Founding and Vision of The Sarasota Institute
The Sarasota Institute – A 21st Century Think Tank expects to publish at least one podcast per month covering our 10 topics. We hope you enjoy them and will share the ones you like with others. Our goal is for you to hear the future now.
[NOTE: If you would like to become a member, please go to our home page. We have two levels of membership. First is the Local membership which provides members with the opportunity to attend our 6+ symposiums in person, free whitepapers and membership only recordings of all symposiums. The Global membership is for those not living on the Florida Gulf Coast and provides access to everything but the ability to attend in-person events.
The Institute is a 501 ( c) (3) non-profit corporation. Of course we are open to any donations at any time, from anyone or anything.