CAN Talks

CAN Talks – October 24, 2023

Individuals with disabilities flourish when seen as people first:  people who have talent, people who are employable, people who enjoy life, and people who are no different in the areas that matter most.

Join us as six local individuals with disabilities, who are flourishing in our community share their stories from their perspectives in order to challenge the status quo.  Think TED Talks with a twist.

  • Date:  Tuesday, October 24, 2023
  • Time:  7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Cost: $20 (tickets include one beverage, additional beverages can be purchased at the cash bar)
  • Doors open at 6pm
  • Fall Grant Check Presentation begins at 6:15pm (all are welcome)
  • Location:  Centre Stage (501 River Street, Greenville, SC 29601)
  • Parking: Wheelchair accessible parking spaces will be available first come first serve in front of the Rivers Edge Apartments next to Centre Stage courtesy of Hughes Investments. Standard parking spaces will be available at the County Bank parking lot, River Street parking garage and on street spaces along Court Street.
  • Special Accommodation Request:  Contact Lara Ceisel at or 828-808-1896W
CAN Talks Sponsorship Opportunities. Exclusive Title Sponsor is $10,000, Presenting Sponsor is $5,000, Gold Sponsor is $2,500, Silver Sponsor is $1,000 and Bronze Sponsorship is $500.

2022 Speakers

2022 Emcees

Sean Tuck and Erica James

Sean Tuck and Erica James

2022 Sponsors

Thank you to our 2022 CAN Talks Sponsors for your generous support.

Presenting Sponsors


Bon Secours Wellness Arena Logo

Windsor Aughtry Logo 

Silver Sponsors


Southern First logo

Fox Rothchilds Attorneys at Law logo

EarthWise Pet Supply logo

Hospitality America logo

Bronze Sponsors


Applied Theater Center logo

Lions Vision Services Logo

Don Clardy Wealth Management Advisor Logo

Thrive Upstate logo

Hospitality America - Embassy Suites Riverplace - Logos

Hampton Inn and Suites Greenville Downtown logo

Hospitality America - Embassy Suites Riverplace - Logos

Anonymous Donor in honor of Chris and Callie Sparrow

In-Kind Donations 


WSPA News Channel 7 logo

Project SEARCH Logo

Carolina Drive In logo


 Hughes Investments Logo