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Gallery Walk

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Patriot Plaza Artist Panel

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Veterans Legacy Film Festival 

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Legacy Zone

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West Point Band Community Concert



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Veterans Legacy Summit

The Patterson Foundation (TPF) presents the Veterans Legacy Summit (VLS), a multi-faceted conference to be held on November 14-15, 2014 in Sarasota, Florida. Hosted by TPF, the conference will unite our nation's leaders as they come together to share ideas, learn about unique partnerships, challenge assumptions and push the boundaries of potential to honor our nation's heroes - with a focus on creating meaningful cross-sector connections benefiting veterans and their families. By bringing leaders together from across the U.S., in addition to providing the opportunity to connect, learn and share, the summit enables TPF to showcase and share Patriot Plaza on a national level. 

There is something for everyone during this multi-day summit -- from a film festival to work shops and panel discussions and a national ceremony at Patriot Plaza (PP) with a performance by the West Point Band. Be inspired by the keynote address from Wes Moore, an Army combat veteran, Rhodes Scholar and national best-selling author.
 
The Patterson Foundation, as a fully endowed charitable entity, does not solicit funds. All Veterans Legacy Summit events are free of charge, but registration is required. To register scroll to the bottom of the page. 

 
CLICK ON EVENTS BELOW FOR DETAILS

 
PRE-SUMMIT
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
  • 5:30pm                  Gallery Walk at The Ringling Museum with Ann Hirsch and Pablo Eduardo
  • 7:00pm                  Creative Conversations at Historic Asolo Theater with Ann Hirsch and Pablo Eduardo 
 
SUMMIT
Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Veterans Legacy Film Festival at The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Art Symposia at Ringling College of Art & Design
 
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
  • 8:00am-12:00pm   Zoned In - Opening with Abraham Lincoln followed by Workshops and Panel Discussions
  • 12:30-4:30pm        Legacy Zone - National Veterans-Serving Organization Exhibits - Registration Not Required
  • 2:00-3:30pm          Celebrate Service & Sacrifice at Patriot Plaza, Sarasota National Cemetery - Tickets Required. Now available!
POST SUMMIT
Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THE EVENTS LISTED BELOW, SELECT BOXES TO REGISTER

Veterans Legacy Summit

Nov. 13, 5:30pm - GALLERY WALK at The Ringling Museum with Ann Hirsch and Pablo Eduardo   
Nov. 13, 7:00pm - CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS at Historic Asolo Theater with Ann Hirsch and Pablo Eduardo   
Nov. 14, 11:45am - WE THE PEOPLE at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall   
Nov. 14, 1-2:15pm - PATRIOT PLAZA ARTIST PANEL - Teamwork from Tradition to Technology: The Team it Takes to Build Monumental Public Art   
Nov. 14, 1:15pm - VETERANS OF COLOR at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall   
Nov. 14, 2:30-3:45pm - DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHERS PANEL - Issues in Photojournalism and the Military Experience   
Nov. 14, 3:15pm - GOOD MORNING VIETNAM at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall   
Nov. 14, 4-5pm - BREAKOUT PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS   
Nov. 14, 7:30pm - THE WAR COMES HOME created by Soledad O'Brien, Veterans Legacy Film Festival **CORNERSTONE EVENT**   
Nov. 15, 8am-12pm - ZONED IN - Opening with Abraham Lincoln followed by thought provoking Workshops and Discussion Panel​s at Florida Studio Theatre   
Nov. 15, 2-3:30pm - CELEBRATE SERVICE & SACRIFICE at Patriot Plaza, Sarasota National Cemetery **CORNERSTONE EVENT**   

Registrant * Required