TEDxTryon Tickets To Go On Sale

Published 10:00 pm Thursday, July 23, 2015

Like many, you’ve been hearing the buzz about TEDxTryon over the past few months, and by now, you really want in on the action. Have you kept September 12, 2015 wide open on your calendar, in hopes of scoring a seat to the most talked about event in the Foothills? Have you writhed in anticipation of ever getting a crack at a ticket? Your patience will soon be rewarded–your moment is nigh–the TEDxTryon Team will release the 100 tickets on August 4, available at Tryon Fine Arts Center.

 One hundred tickets?

 Well, yes. TED is very specific about maintaining the integrity of  the TEDx vision. Attendance is limited, subject to compliance with TED rules which stipulate that the primary license holder of any TEDx event can only permit 100 individuals to attend their event unless that license holder has attended an official TED Conference.

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 “We hope to have an organizer at the next conference so we can increase the number of attendees at the next TEDxTryon event,” said Corrie Woods, Executive Director and TEDxTryon licensee. “In the coming years, we would love to double or triple the number of people able to experience a live TEDx talk.”

 Even though TEDxTryon is a one-day event, the momentum will continue throughout the year. For those unable to attend in the event in person, videos of each of the talks will be made available online in the very near future. Also planned are a series of salons or pot-luck dinners that will provide opportunities to explore fresh ideas and continue the conversation. Additionally, TED will make the program accessible to the public on the TEDx YouTube channel. “There are so many avenues for applying the ideas that our speakers put forth,” said Woods, “and getting maximum exposure of those ideas to a maximum number of citizens is one of our goals.”

 The cost for the event is $45.00 and includes a full day of speakers, performers and lunch.

 To purchase tickets, visit Tryon Fine Arts Center box office at 34 Melrose Avenue or go online at tryonarts.org.

 TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. Starting in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum—from science to business to global issues—in more than 100 languages.  Meanwhile, independent TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. TEDxTryon is a locally organized event and is a special project of the Arts and Education committee of Tryon Fine Arts Center. For information TEDxTryon.com or TFAC 828-859-8322.

 -Submitted by Arlene Cassidy