Geeks for Great WNC Tech Futures

An initiative began today at a meeting at RISC Networks to change our technology futures in the Asheville-metro area through a planned ‘Appreciative Inquiry and a Search Conference Summit.’  Community members from throughout Western North Carolina were introduced to this foundation that puts a weight on the educational, business, and technology resources in our area.

Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a change management approach that focuses on identifying what is working well, analyzing why it is working well and then doing more of it. The basic tenet of AI is that an organization will grow in whichever direction that people in the organization focus their attention (reference –

Search Conference Summit

How do you define, plan, and implement actions to build an improved technology infrastructure of job skills for our Western North Carolina future?  

The answer?  A summit for all technology stakeholders to collaborate strengths, knowledge, and innovative possibilities.  This is facilitated though stakeholder engagement with ‘disruptive dialogues to inspire connection, imagination, and creativity.”

The Asheville community is a desirable work-life environment; but how do we ‘author prototypes of momentum’ for the benefit of future tech job-skill growth?  

To stay in touch with our ‘Appreciative Inquiry and Tech Summit’ developments, please: 

  1. Join the Meet the Geeks Meetup
  2. Contribute input through this survey form: