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Jasper Adams

in Asheville

The Greatest Letter I Ever Wrote

PRESENTED ON NOV 30, 2018
IN ASHEVILLE @ VOL 21

In the sixth grade, Jasper Adams' grandparents took him and his cousins on a trip to Europe. The letter that he wrote to his grandparents a couple months before the trip is truly his greatest piece of correspondence.

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That Time we Wrote A Play

BY DAN BAIN
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Dan Bain & Brendan Bennetts// playwrights// on that time we wrote a play

Dan Bain and Brendan Bennetts conclude that collaboration is the creation of something that not one singular party could make, by showing us how they wrote a play together. Once. Probably will not ever again.

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A Letter to Christchurch...From Your Ambassador

BY ERICA AUSTIN
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 30, 2015

When Erica Austin studied post quake Christchruch as part of her architecture degree in Auckland, she immediately fell in love with the city, and decided to move down to become an ambassador for everything that makes it special. Now she is immersed in the city-making movement, connecting people who want to rebuild the ciy better than before. This is her letter to those people, and the city. 

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#FreeInterrail: Saving Europe by travelling

BY VINCENT-IMMANUEL HERR
@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

Imagine yourself turning 18 and finding a personalised letter from the European Union in your mailbox. In it: a voucher to travel Europe. Your life will change! Europe is facing many problems - a lot of them have to do with people not knowing or understanding each other.

Imagine what a Europe we could build together, if all future generations were enabled to explore and experience European cultural diversity and beauty first-hand. #FreeInterrail advocates for just that.

In this presentation Vincent-Immanuel Herr invites us to join the movement and make sure that all EU youth are empowered to become Europeans out of experience. 

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Why I Love Travel

BY TODD STERLING
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 03, 2017

The way Todd Sterling sees it, travel can free your mind, help your business grow, and take you places you've only read about or dreamed of!

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The Greatest Movie Ever Made About Democracy

BY DAVE MCKENNA
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2018

Dave Mckenna makes a case for 12 Angry Men being recognised as the greatest movie ever made about democracy.

**CONTAINS SPOILERS!**

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The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love

BY KEITH MCDADE
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 23, 2018

Keith McDade explores values underlying sustainability that he learned while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia, West Africa nearly 25 years ago. He now considers translating those values into behaviors, decisions, policies, and business practices as the "Toughest Job You'll Ever Love," on our collective journey toward sustainability.

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Biking in Europe

BY ALLEN TURNBULL
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2018

This is Mary and Allen Turnbull's Personal Reflection of their fortunate adventures in Europe on bicycle. The recurring theme of this presentation is - When in ____ , you must do ____ .

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Selfie Life: A Love Letter

BY KATE GARDINER
@ VOL 10 ON MAR 27, 2017

Think “selfies” are the lowest form of expression in our increasingly digital world? We promise you’ll think differently after hearing local photographer Kate Gardiner's talk on why everyone (including you) should be taking them.

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Love Letter to My Mom (A Life in Libraries and Words)

BY VALERIE WRIGHT
@ VOL 8 ON APR 25, 2019

Thanks to Valerie Wright's Mother, she grew up on a public library, which is the foundation and cornerstone of our Democracy and has shaped her to become the woman she is today. Not only did her mother's passion for libraries impact her life, but so did the endless exposure to literature, words, and the broad access to new ideas.