TEDxAsheville shares 2012 program schedule

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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The event is Sunday, November 4 at the Diana Wortham. Tickets are $47, available online with a possibility of limited tickets at the door.

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Doors: 10:30 a.m.

Conference: 11 a.m.

Our hosts: Richard Handy and Allan Wolf


11 a.m. Session 1: Breaking boundaries (90 minutes)

performance: Liam Kelley Black, slam poet

TED intro video with TED Curator Chris Anderson

a word from 2012 TEDxAsheville organizers

Jeffrey Kluger, Space: Why we go

special appearance: The 7th & 8th-grade near-space balloon launch team, Tom Robertson’s class, Francine Delany New School for Children

talk and fiddle performance: Casey Driessen, The singularity

TED video: Charlie Todd, The shared experience of absurdity

Michael Fishbach, The awe-inspiring world of the giant blue whale

Rev. Brian Combs, Privileging the poor: Why we need the disinherited


Meal break, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Please return on time.)


1:30 p.m. Session 2: The edge of our limitations (90 minutes)

Dr. David Ostergaard, Ph.D., M.S.G., A.V.L., Finding your vortex

Katie Spotz, Rowing the Atlantic

demonstration: Avi Goldberg, The present and future of brain-computer interfaces

Joe Minicozzi, The city shaped

TED video: Tony Porter, A call to men

Anne Heck, A road to the heart


3:15 p.m. The edge of Asheville: A 45-minute break to explore


4 p.m. Session 3: The edge of existence (80 minutes)

performance: Adama Dembele; Drew Heller and Justin Perkins of Toubab Krewe

TEDx video: Brene Brown, The power of vulnerability

Hutton Kearney, Diagnosing the genome

Thomas M. Calloway, Why the end of the world?

Tina Staley, Lemon meringue pie & other great recipes for how to die

a word from our 2012 TEDx license-holder, Brett A. McCall


Please join us for the TEDxAsheville 2012 after-party at Aloft, 5:30 p.m.!

Disclaimer: I’m a TEDxAsheville 2012 organizer. Our event is a nonprofit conference that does not pay its presenters or volunteers, and I do not have a financial interest in the event.

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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