Smashing Success! TEDxAsheville 2009 Rocks The House and Blows Minds
Photo credit: Klein Digital
Holy cow. What a night.
In case you missed it, the 2009 TEDxAsheville totally blew the lid off of everyone’s expectations. Our speakers were incredible. The performers were outstanding (including our surprise finale, a debut performance of a new, TED-inspired song by Stephanie’s Id). And the crowd felt like it was directly wired to the main power line.
And speaking of the crowd…by 5:45 the line to get in was already winding up the block (and public seating didn’t even start until 6:30). From what I hear, it ended up winding all the way up the hill to Posana Cafe at 1 Biltmore. In the end, we sat well over 400 and turned away almost the same number. What an incredible turnout. Those who couldn’t get in followed along with the live feeds at Posana and on computers, as well as the live audio feed from the Mountain Express.
Twitter was on fire with live updates from our live bloggers and audience members alike. You can check out the archived feed here. Some highlights:
I have never been so inspired
Thinking TEDx in Asheville is like new model of a town hall for global
citizens & innovators.
Worshiping at church of ideas. Mindblowing presentation on unfathomableness
Exhilirating and inspiring.
Crowds who can’t get in are in cafes & restaurants are listening to TEDx via
MtnX feed from computer speakers.
At TEDx Asheville. 350 ppm is the magic number, google it!
*TEDx* speaker equivocated fight against climate change w/ fight against
Nazi facism in WWII. ‘We’re next greatest generation.’
I am completely, totally blown away right now by *TEDx* in Asheville
Also to check out:
A short article in the Asheville Citizen-Times highlighting the event.
The TEDxAVL Flickr pool.
Finally, a standing ovation for everyone who has worked so hard to make this happen! We had a great group of volunteers, organizers and sponsors who made this event what it was. Here’s a toast to inspired teamwork…I can’t wait to do it again next year!