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The Seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week-long celebration of innovators, visionaries, and artists who are shaping small cities. The Festival occurs at dozens of venues throughout downtown Charlottesville. 

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Thursday, April 12
 

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ICA and RVA: Creating a Cultural Landmark Welcome GalleryNow OpenMichael Orlove • Melody Barnes • Charlottesville Area Community Foundation • RVA MAG Master Class: Discover Your Positioning DNA and Dominate Your Competition Old Metropolitan HallNow OpenHenry Hwong • StoryWare • Willowtree Partner Event: Affordable Housing in High Growth Small Cities Water Street CenterFullLisa Sturtevant • Michelle Allen • William Huang • Rhoda Stauffer • Urban Land Virginia Institute Data and Trends for Ecosystem Developers Second Street GalleryNow OpenSean Carr • Eva Doss • Melody Koh • Johnny Magdaleno • Christiana McFarland • Joe Whitchurch • UVA’s Batten Institute at the Darden School of Business • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation • Capital One How Ready for Funding Are You? The Paramount Theater - Balcony LoungeFullRoss Baird • UVA’s Batten Institute at the Darden School of Business • Virginia is for Entrepreneurs • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Roundtable: Redefining Farm to Table Common House - Vinegar Hall NorthFullMarland Buckner • Bettina Ring • Greg Asbed • Dominic Barrett • Duron Chavis • Tom McDougall • Doug Pick • Sally Schwitters • Sam Speedie • Kristen Suokko • Tom Thompson • Ellen Moncure Wong • MB2 Solutions Case Study: Building a Talent Pipeline in Milwaukee, WI Guma GalleryAlmost FullMichael Hostad • Chio Cabrera • Ruth Harper • Joe Poeschl KEYNOTE: You've Got the Power The Jefferson TheaterNow OpenAtima Omara • Jenn Brown • Lennon Flowers • Steven Olikara Roundtable: Ageism in Public Policy Common House - Vinegar Hall SouthNow OpenMarta Keane • Ayn Welleford • Denise Bonds • Mozell Booker • Chip Boyles • Jonathan Davis • Heather Hill • Steve Nichols • Pamela Sutton-Wallace • Peter Thompson

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Partner Event: Financing Affordable Housing Water Street CenterFullMelissa Maddox Evans • Anthony Williams • Julie Anderson • Philip d'Oronzio • John Desmond • Susan Dewey • Mark Graham • Monica Hawkins • Heather Hill • Ned Howe • Sunshine Mahon • Anita Morrison • Audrey Oliver • Maurice Perry • Stacy Pethia • Linda Stanley • Aakash Thakkar • ACAC • Urban Land Virginia Institute Freelancing: A Survival Guide to the Future of Work Welcome GalleryAlmost FullJohn Reinhold • Ace Callwood • Anna Payne-Fife • Jeff Tennery • Claire Wasserman • UVA’s Batten Institute at the Darden School of Business • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation KEYNOTE: Fighting Inequality with Finance The Jefferson TheaterNow OpenGreg Fairchild • Ross Baird • Peter Jackson • Jerry Nemorin • UVA’s Batten Institute at the Darden School of Business • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Sucking Up: A Brief Consideration of Sycophancy Old Metropolitan HallNow OpenDeborah Parker • Mark Parker • UVA’s Batten Institute at the Darden School of Business • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Why It Pays to Startup in Small Cities Second Street GalleryFullChris Harris • Kendall Morris • Will Morris • Mary Stargel • UVA’s Batten Institute at the Darden School of Business • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation • Capital One Grow Different: AgTech and Urban Farming Common House - Vinegar Hall NorthNow OpenDuron Chavis • Jason Green • Christine Keller • April Philips • Jack Ross Bridging the Urban-Rural Economic Divide Guma GalleryNow OpenChristiana McFarland Unleashing the Power of Public Prototyping: An Inside Look at Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge The Paramount Theater - Balcony LoungeNow OpenKatie Appel Duda • Maureen Devlin • Ryan Pierce • Jan Rader The Future of Patient Care Violet Crown - Theater 6Almost FullChristopher Moore • Laura Barnes • Kimberly Deas • Miriam Friedel • Randall Moorman Roundtable: The Story of a Place Common House - Vinegar Hall SouthFullJessica Luck • Deborah Fallows • Roben Farzad • Miriam Gordon-Stewart • Enjoli Moon • Michael Orlove • Anne Helen Petersen • Ben Speggen • Brennan Gilmore • Nathan Moore • University of Virginia College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences • C-Ville Weekly

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News Article Classification for Improving Estimates of Arrest-Related Deaths in the US Violet Crown - Theater 5Now OpenPeter Baumgartner Partner Event: Community Engagement in Affordable Housing Water Street CenterFullLiz Chapman • Mark Graham • Charlene Green • Heather Hill • Janette Kawachi • Karen Klick • Audrey Oliver • Annie Stup • Urban Land Virginia Institute Roundtable: Revitalizing Main Street Common House - Vinegar Hall SouthAlmost FullWinona Dimeo-Edgar • Ric Cavender • Becky Ceperley • Juanita Hardy • Mona El Khafif • Johnny Magdaleno • Hana Passen • Melody Warnick Fueling the Next Wave: Food Incubators Common House - Vinegar Hall NorthNow OpenMeagan McGinnes • Cullen Gilchrist • Andrew Ive • Brian Marks Teaching Skills That Matter Welcome GalleryNow OpenKendall Morris • Evelyn Aissa • Jared Bigham • Michael Hostad The Death and Rebirth of Great American Cities The Paramount Theater - Balcony LoungeNow OpenAaron Renn • Anthony Williams The Future of the Community Hospital Violet Crown - Theater 6Now OpenAmy Goldstein • Jonathan Davis • Tom Kleinhanzl • Mary Mannix • Pamela Sutton-Wallace KEYNOTE: Defending the Digital Space: Fake News, Hate Speech, and Big Brother The Jefferson TheaterNow OpenSiva Vaidhyanathan • Renee Diresta • Garrett Graff • Cathy O'Neil • University of Virginia College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences • C-Ville Weekly Tour: The Evolution of Industry at Woolen Mills Woolen MillsAlmost FullLee Catlin • Brian Roy • Albemarle County CIT Lab: An Empirical View of the Art and Science of Entrepreneurship and Investment Second Street GalleryFullCenter for Innovative Technology (CIT) • UVA’s Batten Institute at the Darden School of Business • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Tour: The Surreal, Self-Driving Future Pro Re Nata Farm BreweryNow OpenLaura Bliss • Carlos Cardillo • T. Donna Chen • Paul Perrone • Phil Tinn • Albemarle County

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