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5 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss TEDxAsheville

So, you’ve heard all the buzz, ‘liked’ all of the engaging conversations and status updates on Facebook and kicked around the idea of slipping on your winter boots and joining in the conversation about exploring the EDGE with us…BUT you … Continue reading

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Moving Objects With Your Mind at TEDxAsheville 2012

TEDxAsheville 2012 presenter Avi Goldberg Explores the EDGE of Human Limitation: Since the days of sorcerers, gods and witches, the human species has been fascinated with the idea of moving objects with their minds. We do it everyday with our own … Continue reading

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Tina Staley

Imagine yourself pregnant with twins, overwhelmed with joy and ready for these little miracles of life when you’re suddenly diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. Will you live long enough to birth your precious children? If you do, how will you breast-feed them? Why did this happen to you? Who will care for you while you’re sick and unable to work?

Social worker Tina Staley, born and raised in South Asheville, asked exactly those questions and sought answers to help people experiencing the profound emotional distress brought on by cancer diagnosis. Continue reading

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Tickets Now On Sale!

Tickets for the 2012 TEDxAsheville Conference are on sale now for $37.00. This special price will only be available until October 4. Starting October 5, the ticket price will increase to $47.00. This year’s event is themed around “The Edge” … Continue reading

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Speakers Announced

Our first three speakers have been selected to present on the TEDxAsheville 2012 stage around our theme of THE EDGE. GRAMMY nominee Casey Driessen, an Asheville-based fiddle virtuoso, takes the audience to the edge of musical possibility, mixing traditional sounds … Continue reading

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Sponsors Extend Reach, Impact

TEDxAsheville will showcase a new feature this year—The Forum—which models the type of interactive discussion space characteristic of TED and TEDActive conferences. During the November 4th event, attendees will have the opportunity to take a break from the formality of … Continue reading

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Educator, World Traveler, TEDxAsheville Voluntee

TEDxAsheville volunteer Nathan Smith is a rolling stone come home. After stints in Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Ecuador, Colombia, and New York City, Nathan has returned to his native Asheville to pursue teaching at Erwin High School’s Freshman Academy. He … Continue reading

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Krull & Company Shares TEDx Inspiration Beyond Asheville

TEDxAsheville is pleased to announce a return commitment of support from Peter Krull at Krull & Company. As was the case in 2011, Krull & Company, a socially and environmentally responsible investment management firm based in Asheville, will be sponsoring … Continue reading

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2012 Production Kick-Off

August has started with a burst! We held our volunteer appreciation party, launched ticket sales, and our speaker slate is nearing completion. We have also kicked off our production activities for TEDxAsheville 2012. You can expect to see the event … Continue reading

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Volunteering from Day One

Rick Fornoff has been a part of TEDxAsheville since the start of the TEDx phenomenon. In 2009 and 2010, Rick was part of the core organizing team; he chaired the speaker selection committee and served as emcee for TEDxAsheville 2010 … Continue reading

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