Don’t miss this popular two-day experience of lively, solutions-oriented environmental lectures, panel discussions, storytelling, and music. We’ll explore the powerful idea that to preserve quality of life, we must find a new balance with nature. Dozens of national, regional, and local experts will share fascinating insights and future-forward innovations for recharging our environment and reducing our impacts – crucial to sustaining our coastal community’s environment-based quality of life.

Enjoy cultural stories of our environmental heritage as a touchstone for a resilient future. Australian environmental thought leader and filmmaker Damon Gameau kicks off the EcoSummit with his film screening of “2040” and a keynote that re-envisions humankind’s relationship with Earth and how we can achieve a new balance with nature. Best-selling and beloved Florida author Carl Hiaasen will headline a special evening of unmissable Florida stories. Learn more at

Produced by the Science and Environment Council, presented by Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, sponsored by Elizabeth Moore, and hosted by the City of Sarasota. Carl Hiaasen sponsored by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

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Van Wezel dining in the Grand Foyer before the show!

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