This year’s event is 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Diana Wortham Theatre, with three 90-minute sessions of local ideas and performances, a lunch break, Q&A sessions and a 5:30 after-party at The Aloft.
TEDxAsheville is a locally organized community platform for great ideas, virtuoso performances, stories of transformation and local inspiration. Presenters this year include TIME magazine science editor Jeffrey Kluger, co-author of the book that became Apollo 13; Warren Wilson grad Katie Spotz, the youngest person to row the Atlantic solo; Nashville-to-Asheville GRAMMY nominee Casey Driessen; and members of Asheville’s worldbeat band extraordinaire Toubab Krewe, with West African drum master Adama Dembele.
The event also includes footage of a near-space balloon launch with the students of Francine Delany New School for Children, and a performance by Asheville Playback Theatre. This year’s theme is “The Edge.”
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TEDxAsheville 2012: The Edge
11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., after party at the Aloft
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