TEDxAsheville 2011: “It’s time to engage”

by Jennifer Saylor on November 12, 2011

As a TEDxAsheville organizer, I’ve just gotten a sneak peek at the Diana Wortham lobby: It’s hosting the largest exhibit of Jonas Gerard’s paintings outside his studio since Gerard moved to Asheville.

Check out a photoset here.

TEDxAsheville is an annual conference event devoted to sharing great ideas and great performances. It asks people from all walks of life to give their talk of a lifetime about the thing that matters most to them.

It’s an event that inspires with technology, ideas, performances, and people demonstrating that a better life and a better world are possible.

Past TEDxAsheville talks from local artists, entrepreneurs and scientists have addressed how visualizing the scale of the universe can reinvent how we see our world, and the importance (and achievability) of happiness in the workplace. Past performances have included a surprise appearance by stephaniesid, debuting a new song inspired by a TED talk.

This is our third year, and our biggest team and biggest event yet. Production is art by committee. If you need some inspiration, we made this for you.

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The energy is rising. It’s time to ENGAGE!

TEDxAsheville 2011
Sunday, Nov. 13
Diana Wortham Theatre
doors 1 p.m., conference 1:30 p.m.
general admission tix $35
Tix available online and from the DWT box office, open Sat 10-5
http://www.dwtheatre.com/box-office

TEDxAsheville on Facebook
TEDxAsheville on Twitter: @TEDxAsheville
Hashtag: #TEDxAVL

WHAT TO WEAR: Please come costumed as yourself ready to be inspired and reinvigorated, more ready to believe in yourself, your city and our shared future.

WHAT TO BRING: Your cameras (no flash please) and your smartphones; tweet away with hashtag #TEDxAVL. A little spare cash for a snack during the two half-hour breaks. Our event is between the lunch and dinner hours, but there’s time for snacks.

WHAT TO EXPECT: Armenian folk music, a handpicked TED video from a mountain-climber/amputee with biomechatronic legs, hip-hop, dancers, Skyping with Haiti, solar-powered lightbulbs, surprises, community and inspiration.

Special musical performances include Blind Boy Chocolate, Chris Stack, Jose Benevides, Cailen Campbell and Greg Norris.

Sneak peek at the Wortham lobby! http://www.jonasgerard.com/gallery-events/upcoming-events/tedxasheville/

Wait until Sunday for tickets, and you might wait until 2012. The energy is rising. It’s time to engage. Buy your tickets now here!

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