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Sunday, February 27, 2022

Building Bridges
Opening Doors

Diana Wortham Theatre at Wortham Center for the Performing Arts

Photography by - Curve Theory

Event Recap

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.

We look 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.


We’re excited to announce two previous speakers of TEDx Asheville, as our Emcees for the 2022 event!

Reggie is the founder of Curve Theory, an award-winning, multi-disciplinary, 20+ year graphic design and media business located near Asheville, NC. Reggie has dedicated his career to helping small and large businesses and organizations effectively connect with their audiences. A firm believer in community service, Reggie serves on the Board for the Public Art and Cultural Commission Committee for the City of Asheville and chairs the Professional Services Committee for the Art Coalition of the Asheville area Arts Council. He is also the founding president of the Asheville chapter of the professional design association, AIGA.


Dr. Amy Climer is a facilitator, speaker, and coach focused on innovation and teams. Amy has decades of experience facilitating teams and designing learning experiences. Her clients have included the Mayo Clinic, the US Department of Homeland Security, and the University of Wisconsin. Amy is the host ofThe Deliberate Creative™ Podcast and the designer of Climer Cards, a creativity and teambuilding tool used by thousands of educators to deepen conversations and generate ideas. Amy holds a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University. In 2016, she won the Karl Rhonke Creativity Award from the Association for Experiential Education. You can learn more about Amy and her work at climerconsulting.com and at climercards.com.

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