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About TEDxAsheville

TEDxAsheville is an immersive, all-day conference experience—at the intersection of science, art, performance and business—engaging Asheville with presentations meant to inspire, engage and transform. In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TEDxAsheville combines TEDTalks video and live speakers to spark deep discussion and connection at a local level.

TEDxAsheville 2012 will be held November 4, 2012 at the Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place. Organized around the theme of “The EDGE,” the conference will feature some of the region’s premier thinkers, innovators and entertainers from diverse fields. Presenters will share ideas, experiences and performances that take us to the edge of our comfort zone, the edge of our human limitations, the edge of the next great frontier in science or technology, or the edge of design and creativity.

Doors for the 2012 conference will open at 10:30 a.m. with the conference running from 11:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Then stay and join us for an after-party beginning at 5:30. Ticket price is $47 and tickets can be purchased here. Learn more about our 2012 presenters here.

Click here to view our 2012 program budget.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration

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