DSCA-logoJoin Us for the DSCA Forum on Optimal Living in Sarasota

Helping to Create a More Livable Community — Balancing Growth, Engaging Generations, and Sustaining Resources.

What’s Going On in Sarasota and What Does It Mean to You?  Topics Include Growth, Economy, Jobs, Mobility, Events, and Housing.

Learn more about the latest programs and initiatives to enhance life in our community.  Hear presentations from the experts and engage in an informative panel discussion.

thWednesday, April 12, 2017
Buffet Lunch Included
At the Hyatt Regency Sarasota
1000 Boulevard of the Arts
Sarasota, FL 34236



  9:30 AM:  Registration, Check-In, and Sponsor Displays
10:30 AM:  Welcome
10:40 AM:  Segment 1 Presentations
12:00 PM:  Buffet Lunch and Sponsor Displays  
  1:00 PM:  Segment 2 Presentations
  2:00 PM:  Panel Discussion/Q&A 
  2:30 PM:  Closing Remarks



John McCarthy
Director of Advancement
Historic Spanish Point

Forum MC & Panel Facilitator


Kathy Black, Ph.D.,
Professor USF Sarasota-Manatee

Topic:  The Role of Age-Friendly Sarasota in Optimal Living in Our Community


Tom Barwin
Sarasota City Manager

Topic: Key City Initiatives that Support Optimal Living in Sarasota


Jamie Minton
Girls Inc. Director of K-8 Initiatives
Young Professionals Group Government Issues Board Chair

Topic: The Needs of Millennials for an Optimal Living Environment


Hedda Matza-Haughton, LCSW
Co-Chair, Board of Directors Arts for Health Sarasota-Manatee

Topic: “Laugh for the Health of It” for Optimal Aging


Greg Hall
Hall Architects

Topic: Designing for an Optimal Living Environment


Mary Dougherty-Slapp
Executive Director
Gulf Coast Builders Exchange

Topic: Building a Better Community Together


Kevin Cooper
The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce

Topic: Chamber Programs Addressing All Ages for Optimal Living in Sarasota

Visit displays and meet with many local service providers to discuss the key issues in Achieving Optimal Living in Sarasota.  Be sure to talk with our representatives from Alderman Oaks!

Registration Fee:  $30.00 for DSCA Members and $35.00 for Non-Members.  
For more information call (941) 357-6224.  To Register go to the DSCA website and look for event instructions.

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Sponsorship Opportunities Being Offered for DSCA Forum on Optimal Living

DSCA-logoDSCA is planning this event as a follow-up to the very successful DSCA Forum on Optimal Aging and Life Planning and DSCA Forum on Brain Health.  

Click Here to go to information on previous DSCA Forums.

We anticipate an audience of over 175 and are allocating space for 20 Sponsor tables.  In addition to attendees from the general community, DSCA represents a major target audience from which to draw with close to 30 condo associations and over 5,000 residents. 

Each For-Profit and Non-Profit Sponsor will be allocated a 6 foot draped display table at our event, logo representation on our marketing materials, and 1 free lunch. 

We are adding a new Marketing Partner Sponsor category for this event where we will offer an opportunity to display your marketing materials in combination with other organizations on specified tables. 

Attendees will learn more about the latest programs and initiatives to enhance life in our community. They will hear presentations from the experts and engage in an informative panel discussion. They will engage with the event Sponsors during Registration and Check-in, throughout the Buffet Lunch, and following the Panel Discussion.

We encourage you to act fast as tables are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Sponsor Registration final deadline is March 30, 2017, but we would appreciate receiving your form and payment prior to March 17, 2017. 

Sponsor Registration Form

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