From a press release:
LOCALLY ORGANIZED VERSION OF “ULTIMATE BRAIN SPA”
AT THE ORANGE PEEL AUGUST 30
Asheville, NC (August 7, 2009) Local fans of the TED conference present TEDxAsheville, an independently organized TED event, Sunday, August 30, 7– 11 p.m. at The Orange Peel.
Mix your favorite mind-blowing lecture in college with a hot night out at a club, add a few beers, and you've got TEDxAsheville, where smart is sexy and great ideas are the name of the game. Four Asheville visionaries join a sprinkling of all-local performance talent for a night of fun for your head that promises inspiration, excitement and ideas worth spreading.
Confirmed 2009 TEDxAsheville speakers include:
- Dee Eggers, UNC Asheville professor of environmental science
- Drew Jones of the Sustainability Institute, creator of interactive climate simulations
- David McConville of the Elumenati, multimedia artist, entrepreneur, inventor and community activist
- Caroline Yongue, Buddhist minister and director of
’s Center for End-of-Life Transitions Asheville
TEDxAsheville 2009 also promises a few surprises.
Daniel Crabtree of Unifire Theater and Josh Batenhorst of ArtSpace Charter School split emcee duties in a 4-hour marathon conference event. Interested sponsors and prospective volunteers can contact TEDxAsheville at email@example.com.
This late-summer conference event is FREE, seats will fill QUICKLY. Arrive early if you can.
TEDxAsheville official website: tedxavl.com
TEDTalks sample videos: tedxavl.com/videos/
Facebook: search TEDxAsheville
Twitter: follow @TEDxAVL
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED created a program it calls TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxAsheville, where “x” = an independently organized TED event. At TEDxAsheville, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection within the audience.
The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
TEDxAsheville is a operated under license from TED. It is not being organized by the TED conference, and is an independently organized TED event.