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Building Bridges; Opening Doors

Ideas To Invite Connection & Momentum Forward

February 22, 2022

In 2020 the doors closed – literally – on our businesses, schools and faith communities, everywhere. Almost overnight, our lives went from interconnected to disengaged and disconnected.

For many of us, it’s been a thought-provoking, and perhaps necessary, journey inwards.

But within this contraction, some unforeseen developments have occurred. Barriers have been broken, assumptions challenged, creativity and unlikely connections emerged, hearts and minds opening – change is afoot!

Tedx Asheville is joining this momentum as we re-enter the conversation and re-engage our community – both local and global.

In the transition period – new leadership has emerged, community alliances are growing and a spirited theme is leading the way – Building Bridges; Opening Doors:  Ideas To Invite Connection & Momentum Forward.

TedX Asheville looks to become a ‘hub of hope’ by sharing inspirational stories of personal growth, community engagement and, as always, groundbreaking ideas. We will explore building bridges and opening doors through shared perspectives, robust conversations and listening deeply, to help us make sense of this year of disruption.

We see TEDx Asheville as an invitation to reconnect and provide hope for this transformation – within ourselves as well as our communities. We hope you will join us as we walk the path of re-engagement, together.


Innovators, optimists, storytellers, music makers and more...

Starting September 1st, we will be accepting speaker applications.
We look forward to receiving your inspiring and bold ideas.

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Tina McGuire Theatre

Located inside the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts
At 1,500 square feet, Tina McGuire Theatre is a multiuse black box performance space with comfortable, convertible seating options for 80-100 people. It is ideal for professional music, comedy, theatre and dance performances due to its complex lighting and sound capabilities; immersive or experimental performance art; corporate or professional events, meetings or conferences with PowerPoint/presentation capabilities; community receptions; workshopping performances for larger stages; readings or storytelling.
Hosting more than 200 public events a year with attendance exceeding 55,000 each year, the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts is an established, beloved asset and resource for the community. The facility is home to more than 40 local arts groups such as the Ballet Conservatory of Asheville, Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective, Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, Laugh Your Asheville Off, Folkmoot, Asheville Lyric Opera and the Asheville Ballet. In addition, the theatre presents its own Wortham Center Presents series of notable and internationally acclaimed touring artists.
The Wortham Center for the Performing Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.