“Unlike most festivals I go to, Connect Beyond is one curated with people with different viewpoints on the world. It’s a connecting place and a thoughtful festival.”
“The progressive ideas presented made for an extraordinary weekend in Asheville, where art – that great intangible – was made flesh and blood via the insights of today’s most creative souls. I learned more as a panelist and presenter than I ever could have imagined.
“There’s not another festival like this. The closest thing I’ve been to is Sundance Festival. The crossroads of all these things that come together, whether you’re a writer for Rolling Stone or a producer, it’s just amazing.”
“There’s a lot of really juicy conversations that are flying under the radar where people are talking about issues that are personal and real as well as social and universal. People are really trying to talk and listen to each other.”
“This festival has given me a lot of hope for the future.”
“This event is a festival of the human spirit. It’s about more than just music, social advocacy, story-telling, and filmmaking, it’s the glue that binds all of those things together. It’s a vehicle for change and compassion through expression and art.”