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TEDxUNCAsheville

Welcome to the TEDxUNCAsheville tumblr page! This is where we will post pictures and keep you updated on upcoming events and challenges. We are currently preparing for our 2014 (re) thinking event, this year's annual conference. Tickets are available for purchase on our website at tedxuncasheville.org.
Apr 16 '14

instagram:

A Peek into the Life of a Tibetan Monk with @gdax

For a peek into the daily life of Tibetan monk དགེ་འདུན་དབང་ཕྱུག (Gedun Wangchuk), follow @gdax on Instagram.

དགེ་འདུན་དབང་ཕྱུག, or Gedun Wangchuk, (@gdax) is a Buddhist monk living in Tibet, where he uses Instagram to share scenes from his daily life atop one of the highest locations on earth. The region boasts an average elevation of 4,900 meters (16,000 feet) and is home to some of the world’s tallest mountains, including Mount Everest at the Nepal border to the southwest.

"Mankind shares and lives on planet Earth as one family with each continent having its own different nationalities, religions, faith, customs, unique culture and languages. But aside from such differences, we all have the same common desire for happiness," Gedun says. "That’s why Instagram, as a window to this global family, is a joy."

So beautiful!

Feb 14 '14
River Whyless is getting ready!!!

River Whyless is getting ready!!!

Feb 1 '14
Our speakers are incredibly excited!!

Our speakers are incredibly excited!!

Feb 1 '14
The team is hard at work planning the layout for the big event!

The team is hard at work planning the layout for the big event!

Jan 30 '14

tedx:

ted:

Meet the movers and shakers of the pollination biz

Pollination is vital to life on earth, but most pollinators are so nimble and quick that we never quite see them in action. In his visually stunning TED Talk, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows us a close-up view of the intricate world of pollen and pollinators. 

Watch the full talk here »

Awwww, we can’t stop watching that li’l bee do its li’l wiggle. Go, bee, go!

For even more stunning images of our natural world, watch Louie’s TEDxSF talk, “Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.” here.

Our favorite moment:

Nature is gorgeous!

Jan 29 '14
Secret behind how we filmed our event teaser video… A smart phone precariously balanced atop a dangerously high stack of shoe boxes and books! Ode to the creativity of limited/no budgets!!

Secret behind how we filmed our event teaser video… A smart phone precariously balanced atop a dangerously high stack of shoe boxes and books! Ode to the creativity of limited/no budgets!!

Jan 28 '14

tedx:

Join us in geeking out over this trailer for TEDxHeraklion — an event held in an aquarium(!!) in Crete.

It has all the things: fish, coral, a very serious man sitting at a desk in front of fish and coral prepping invitations to the event with a real wax envelope seal.

It is paired with a soundtrack created by event team members, featuring only traditional Cretan instruments. A+. Good one, TEDxHeraklion.

Watch the whole video here»

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Jan 28 '14
Jan 28 '14

tedx:

High school senior Piper Otterbein has dyslexia, but it doesn’t define her. In a talk at TEDxYouth@CEHS, she shares the lesson that her difficulties with dyslexia have taught her — the best path in life is to harness the strengths you already have, rather than fixate on things you think you lack.

Watch the whole talk here»

Jan 28 '14

ted:

Stunning photos of the Sacred Headwaters, a remote natural wonder in Northern Canada.

When ethnographer Wade Davis delivered his TED Talk in 2012, the area was about to be destroyed by the oil industry. He was one of many people trying to save this little-known gem, and after a huge public outcry, the area is safe today. 

Watch the full talk here »

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