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Soundclash, TEDx Asheville, The MAP Board

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Hi MAPsters!

Just thought you'd like to know that we have had over 100 people sign up for profiles on the new site in just the last few weeks. A little more than half of you have "published" your sites. If you haven't published yet, you'll want to get right on that. 

We are cranking up on our marketing plan so we can attract businesses to the site to HIRE YOU!!! A few things that are already in the works: a feature in Verve Magazine next month, coverage in the Asheville CItizen Times and direct marketing to the Asheville Chamber of Commerce members.

We expect the traffic to pick up as a result, so get in there and post your best work and let people know what you're working on. The more active you are, the more exposure you will get.

 As always, If you have any questions you can email me -- Gillian

Soundclash at the Orange Peel

When: Saturday, August 22, 8PM doors open, 9PM show starts

Where: The Orange Peel, 101 bIltmore Ave, Asheville

How Much: Tickets are $8 advance or $10 at the door

More info: www.ashevillefm.org

Come on down to the Orange Peel this Saturday to see some of the region's best Electronica. And it's a fundraiser for AshevilleFM, the burgeoning online community radio station. You know you'll have a good time, and feel good about supporting progressive, ecclectic, odd-ball radio programming for your community!

From bone-crushing broken beats to lush soundscapes, western North Carolina’s electronic music scene is recognized world-wide for its quality and diversity. Come see what all the fuss is about. You owe it to yourself. The event’s lineup also includes video edited and arranged by locally-based, award-winning video artists. This will be an all ages show.

Performers include: Doom Ribbons, J.R.R. Foolkiller, IO, Auracene, Pomme de Terre, Kimathir and Sys.Hex, with video by Megan McKissack and Scott Furr.

TEDx Asheville is Happening!

When:  Sunday August 30th 7:00 pm- 10:30 pm

Where: The Orange Peel

More Info: www.tedxavl.com

You know about TED.com, don't you? (If you don't you need to scoot on over there TODAY!) So we are going to have a homegrown version. Local leaders were nominated and choosen for their unique and inspiring projects and thoughts. Each one will have up to 18 minutes to speak on the theme of "What the World Needs Now".  There will also be videos, live music and performances.

This event is FREE for the Asheville community. Get there early, seats will fill quick!


  • Dee Eggers, UNC Asheville professor of environmental studies

  • Drew Jones of the Sustainability Institute, climate scientist

  • David McConville of the Elumenati, media artist

  • Caroline Yongue, Buddhist minister and director of Asheville’s Center for End-of-Life Transitions

  • Robert Zimmerman: Web and Graphic designer (He designed themap.org!!!)



Changes on the MAP Board of Directors

The MAP Board of Directors would like to welcome our newest member, Megan McKissack. Megan has been an active MAP volunteer for two years, designing posters and VJ-ing at events.

Also, announcing some changes to the leadership of the board: Hilary McVicker will be serving as Chair of the Board, with James Baudoin as Vice Chair, Meegan Kelly as Secretary, and Ron Gordon as Treasurer. Gillian Coats is now serving as Interim Director and managing themap.org