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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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Monday, April 9
 

3:00pm

Community Workshop: How to Bake Sprouted Grain Bread
Limited Capacity seats available
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Attendees will be led through the process of baking two different styles of sprouted bread. The first demo is for a sprouted grain buckwheat and millet sourdough, and then a sprouted grain flour based bread. Finished loaves available for sample. Sidney will explain how to soak and sprout grains and why it is important and demonstrate how to make a batter based sourdough and a flour based bread and what the difference is. Folks will learn how to mill flour, and to make a basic seed mylk.

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3:00pm

Community Workshop: We All Scream for Ice Cream Cake
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Join Wonderment's Stephanie Taylor to bake an ice cream cake (almost) entirely from scratch! With Stephanie's guidance, attendees will mix and bake cake layers and mini chocolate cookies, make frosting, and assemble the entire 6" cake. Though participants will not be able to make the ice cream themselves due to time constraints, they will get a primer in how Wonderment makes theirs from scratch. You do not want to miss this workshop!

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Monday April 9, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Wonderment Bakeshop and Creamery 247 Ridge McIntire Road
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5:00pm

Salsa Showcase
Speakers

Monday April 9, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
IX Art Park 521 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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5:00pm

Community Potluck, hosted with the IX Art Park
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Kick off Tom Tom by sharing a meal with your Charlottesville neighbors during a special gathering at the IX Art Park. This community potluck will assemble civic groups, nonprofits, student organizations, businesses, and families to celebrate the diversity of our community. As a cherry on top, the Master Tasters will unveil their choice for Charlottesville’s Signature Dish!

Sponsors
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Ix Art Park

The IX Art Park is a public, non-commercial, interactive space for spontaneous dreaming – for residents, visitors, families and solo acts. Indulge your eyes, ears, mind, heart and soul. It’s all about possibility. And the power of collective creativity. The IX Art Park marks... Read More →


Monday April 9, 2018 5:00pm - 7:30pm
IX Art Park 521 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

5:00pm

Craft Cocktail Competition
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Top bartenders create specialty “Tom Tom” cocktails, featuring local spirits and ingredients. Patrons will vote for their favorites throughout the week, and a panel of judges will also crown a winning cocktail and mixologist at the end of the festival.

Read more here! https://tomtomfest.com/craftcocktail/

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Monday April 9, 2018 5:00pm - Sunday April 15, 2018 11:00pm
Downtown Mall E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

5:30pm

Farm to Table Restaurant Week
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Charlottesville’s top chefs highlight local farms and artisans through exclusive menus this April 9-15.

Charlottesville is a locavore’s paradise, and this city-wide Farm to Table Restaurant Week shows why. The City’s finest restaurants and chefs highlight their commitment to sourcing local through special dinner menus that emphasize craft preparation and local artisans.
 
Read more here: https://tomtomfest.com/restaurantweek/

Monday April 9, 2018 5:30pm - Sunday April 15, 2018 11:00pm
Downtown Mall E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

6:00pm

Darrell Rose Musical Performance
Speakers

Monday April 9, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
IX Art Park 521 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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7:00pm

Partner Event: Cville Gives Grant Night
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Six regional semi-finalists present their innovative nonprofit idea for a cash grant - up to $10,000 from Cville Gives inaugural grant. Audience donations will also support the finalists. The bigger the turnout, the greater the impact!

Sponsors
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Posner Wealth Management

For generations of families and institutions, Davenport has been a trusted financial advisor, empowering them to steward their wealth with wisdom and confidence.  Employee owned and headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, with offices throughout the mid-Atlantic, Davenport offers... Read More →


 
Tuesday, April 10
 

5:00pm

Community Workshop: Under the Veil: Inside the Wedding Industry
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In 2016, there were over 1,600 weddings in Charlottesville at an average cost of $28,000 each. This is a huge industry and it continues to grow. Are you an entrepreneur looking to get into the wedding industry in Charlottesville? If so, this workshop is for you! Join Waverly Davis, the Communications and Engagement Director at Community Investment Collaborative (CIC), Charlottesville's wedding industry expert Mark Hahn, the cofounder & president of Harvest Moon Catering, and Angelica Laws, founder and owner of Angelica and Co. Weddings on what it takes to get into and be successful in Charlottesville's wedding industry.

Sponsors
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Community Investment Collaborative

The Community Investment Collaborative initially grew from the personal experience of Toan Nguyen, owner of C’ville Coffee during the recession. After numerous conversations, a workgroup of 48 people with nonprofit, business and education backgrounds came together to better understand... Read More →

Workshop Leaders
avatar for Waverly Davis

Waverly Davis

Communications & Engagement Director, Community Investment Collaborative
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Mark Hahn

Entrepeneur, Harvest Moon Catering

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5:00pm

Partner Event: Messy Democracy: From Founding Our Nation to Finding Our Way
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5-6pm Reception & Networking Hour
6-7pm Panel Discussion

The core ideas and principles of the American experiment have shaped not only our nation, but also the world more broadly. It is an ongoing experiment rather than a finished product, and at times we struggle to live up to the vision of the Founding Fathers as we navigate our imperfect democracy. This facilitated discussion will draw on the expertise and perspectives of three visionary women who are leading the charge to examine and share the lessons and legacies of Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and James Madison.

Moderators
avatar for Sarah McConnell

Sarah McConnell

Executive Producer of With Good Reason, Virginia Humanities
Sarah is executive producer and host of the weekly public radio show and podcast With Good Reason. With Good Reason, a production of Virginia Humanities, features lively conversations with the best minds at Virginia's public colleges and universities. The program is heard on 98 public... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sara Bon-Harper

Sara Bon-Harper

Executive Director, James Monroe's Highland
Sara Bon-Harper is Executive Director of James Monroe's Highland. Research she directs there has recently discovered a lost presidential home and transformed the understanding of that property. Highland’s work offers an opportunity to re-examine Monroe and his time and place, building... Read More →
avatar for Leslie Greene Bowman

Leslie Greene Bowman

President, Thomas Jefferson Foundation
Leslie Greene Bowman is President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, which owns and operates the UNESCO World Heritage site, Monticello -- the home of Thomas Jefferson. She has spearheaded the Foundation’s vision to bring history forward into national and global dialogue, propelling... Read More →
avatar for Kat Imhoff

Kat Imhoff

President and CEO, Montpelier Foundation
Under the leadership of President and CEO Kat Imhoff, Montpelier has become a leader in the research of slavery in the Early Republic, and garnered the attention of patriotic philanthropist, David M. Rubenstein, whose $10 million gift in 2014 jumpstarted efforts to reconstruct the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Presidential Precinct

Presidential Precinct

The Presidential Precinct is a Physical and Virtual destination for young leaders to learn how others have built successful civil institutions, to debate the issues surrounding successful nation building, and to collaborate with others facing similar challenges. By partnering... Read More →


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6:00pm

Community Workshop: A Brief History of Purple
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This workshop explores answers on the question: why the color purple is not a real color? based on scientific facts and history. Attendees are encouraged to tell a story about the color purple and their interaction with it in the nature.We will use our shared knowledge and experiences to create art solely with this amazing color and its complements.

Image by photographer, Kyle Petrozza.

Workshop Leaders
avatar for Golara Haghtalab

Golara Haghtalab

Artist & Management Consultant


Tuesday April 10, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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6:00pm

Partner Event: Charlottesville Identity & Design Competition
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The goal of the BDA Prize and the Charlottesville: Identity & Design ideas competition is to foster community dialogue about design.

Entries are to serve as a catalyst for dialogue and discovery in our community, and will be exhibited publicly and discussed in open forums attended or led by members of the Charlottesville community, artists, designers, scholars, and our invited panel of jurors.

The BDA Prize hopes that acts of reflective making will open up the potential for a new understanding and a new expression of Charlottesville’s spirit of place and the power of public art in the 21st century.

PrizesOne Grand Prize Award
US $5,000

Two Finalist Prizes
US $1,000 (x 2)
One Community Choice Award
US $1,000
Voting for the Community Choice Award will take place during the panel discussion at the Jefferson School.

More details at bdaprize.bdarchitects.com

Sponsors

6:00pm

Community Workshop: Increasing Productivity and Workflow Using Digital Tools
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Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner who wants and needs to get more done with a small team and a lean budget? Good news: there are more digital tools available today that can help you reach more people, automate regular business operations, up-level productivity, streamline workflow and facilitate collaboration than ever before. Join this workshop to learn strategies for assessing what kinds of digital tools your business needs and explore examples that can change the way your team functions through automations, improved processes and better group communication.

Workshop Leaders
avatar for Lorraine Sanders

Lorraine Sanders

Founder, Spirit of 608
Lorraine Sanders is a media entrepreneur and podcast producer devoted to sharing female entrepreneurs’ stories through her weekly podcast, the Spirit of 608, and helping women in business increase visibility and earn more media coverage through the podcast’s sister business, PressDope... Read More →

6:30pm

Community Workshop: You Knead to Learn about Good Gluten
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Learn the benefits of freshly milled grains through a tour of a working bakery. View Great Harvest’s stone mill in the bakery, learn about the role of gluten and grain in the breadmaking process, and observe how dough is made. There will be whole grain dough prepared for attendees to knead, shape, and bake in the bakery and take home at the end of the workshop.

Sponsors
avatar for Great Harvest Bread Company

Great Harvest Bread Company

This Great Harvest Bread Co. in Charlottesville is a dream come true — our dream! Our passion for great tasting, nutritious bread, and our desire to run a community-based business, led us to Great Harvest. They have been making great bread for communities across the U.S. for over... Read More →

Workshop Leaders
avatar for Aileen Magnotto

Aileen Magnotto

Owner, Great Harvest Bread Company
Beginning her career in Western Pennsylvania as an interior plantscaper, evolving into a supermarket owner, and creating the first whole grain vegetable pasta on the market, Aileen and her husband Michael have now settled into Charlottesville as Great Harvest Bakery owners. Attracted... Read More →

7:00pm

Community Workshop: Why Food Writing Matters: An Overview of the Genre
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Join Jenée Libby, lover of food and food writing, for an overview of the genre! Attendees will gain a good working knowledge of the current climate and opportunities that exist for food writers and ideas for how to get started in the food business. Come ready to showcase your creativity through writing exercises, learn how to find food writing, and have lots of fun!

Workshop Leaders
avatar for Jenée Libby

Jenée Libby

Head Big Mouth, Edacious - Food Talk for Gluttons

Tuesday April 10, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Pie Chest 119 4th St NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
 
Wednesday, April 11
 

12:00pm

Community Workshop: Design Your Mind
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Join Marga Odahowski, mindfulness consultant for professionals and author of The Way of the Hammock, Sabrina Feggans, owner of Beyond Fitness with Sabrina, and Waverly Davis, Communications and Engagement Director at Community Investment Collaborative, for an interactive workshop that will give participants the tools to implement mindfulness practices into their daily lives. This includes learning the rules of the mind, design thinking for change, and activities for supporting a healthy mind.

Sponsors
avatar for Community Investment Collaborative

Community Investment Collaborative

The Community Investment Collaborative initially grew from the personal experience of Toan Nguyen, owner of C’ville Coffee during the recession. After numerous conversations, a workgroup of 48 people with nonprofit, business and education backgrounds came together to better understand... Read More →

Workshop Leaders
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Waverly Davis

Communications & Engagement Director, Community Investment Collaborative
avatar for Marga Odahowski

Marga Odahowski

CEO, MARGA LLC
Marga Odahowski is a speaker, corporate coach, and author. Marga’s mission is to bring the integration of research and practical skills to individuals to facilitate wellbeing and creativity. Marga has a MSE in Counseling Education and served on the faculty at University of Virginia... Read More →

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3:00pm

Community Workshop: Gutenberg: The Future of WordPress
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Gutenberg is the code name for the longest-running feature release that the WordPress team and community has ever worked on. Development on Gutenberg began in January of 2017 and the production-ready release (WordPress 5.0) is targeted for April 2018. In short, Gutenberg is going to fundamentally change the way users assemble and manage content in WordPress. It's designed to simplify WordPress content, including custom post types, shortcodes, widgets, menus, and more, into one concept: content blocks. Content blocks are like digital legos that you can move and stack on a page to create a variety of layouts that are unachievable within the current WordPress editor. We will walk through Gutenberg and demonstrate how it will change WordPress as we know it in the Gallery and Listening Room at Studio IX.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Wickersty

Todd Wickersty

President, Storyware
As President of Storyware, Todd oversees business development, marketing, operations, and finance. In addition, Todd helps clients with digital strategy, user research, wireframes, and front-end development.Todd co-founded Storyware in 2013 after years of running his own consulting... Read More →

Sponsors
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StoryWare

We are a team of experienced, creative, and hard-working designers, developers, and strategists who are passionate about our craft.

Workshop Leaders
avatar for Page Wood

Page Wood

Partner, Storyware
As CTO of Storyware, Page oversees all technology efforts, services, and projects. He is passionate about web performance, responsive workflows, and delivering digital products that delight users at every step of the way.Page joined Storyware in the fall of 2014 as a front-end developer... Read More →

Wednesday April 11, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Studio IX 969 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

4:30pm

Rivanna River Clean Up
Join Charlottesville Families in Action and Rivanna River Company to get our beautiful river cleaned up and ready for the season! Meet at Rivanna River Company's headquarters to clean the river up by boat or by foot. Join us afterward for dinner by the river--food truck info coming soon! Information available at Charlottesville Families in Action's Facebook page


Wednesday April 11, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Rivanna River Company 1538 E High St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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5:00pm

Community Workshop: Listening Like You Mean It
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Listening poorly has become second nature. With so much noise, we've become numb. Between email, text, Slack, and the latest social media craze, we've forgotten - or never learned - how to really listen. We are trained to listen to the content or for the problem that needs to be fixed rather than to the person speaking. We listen for information and then when we think we've got it, we stop listening. Or we listen just enough so we can simultaneously formulate the response we want to make. But the other person is attempting to connect with us, not just exchange data. But true listening is how we develop deeper understanding and connection. It's how we open conversation for a more creative path. Listening is at the heart of how we relate to our colleagues, our friends and family, and our community. In this workshop, participants will see the power of listening globally. We'll build skills to help participants learn to listen to everything observable by sense: what your hear, see, smell, feel, and intuit. They will understand how curiosity and listening with purpose can transform their relationships and their leadership.

Workshop Leaders
avatar for Lisa Rogoff

Lisa Rogoff

Founder and Leadership & Career Coach, Launch Project

Wednesday April 11, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902

6:00pm

Community Workshop: Exploring the Art of Partner Dancing
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Are you curious about the world of partner dance?
Do you know what makes social, ballroom, and theater partner dance so distinct and beautiful?
Join Edwin Roa, for a quick exploration on the world of couple’s dance.

Workshop Leaders
avatar for Edwin Roa

Edwin Roa

Artist-in-Residence, Zabor Dance
Founder of The Dance Spot and Co-founder of the Charlottesville Salsa Club, Edwin O. Roa is native of Bogota, Colombia who moved to the US in 1995. He has been teaching dance for over 20 years, and has devoted his career to the study of partner dance. He currently works as an adjunct... Read More →

Wednesday April 11, 2018 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Old Metropolitan Hall 101 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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6:30pm

Community Workshop: Developing Microenterprise to Employ Adults with Autism
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Fewer than 20% of young adults with autism have any kind of regular job experience connecting them to community. Join Virginia Institute of Autism Executive Director Ethan Long, and i.Lab at UVA Incubator Program Director Jason Brewster as they discuss an innovative new model for providing sustainable, gainful employment for adults on the autism spectrum. They will be joined by Dr. Micah Mazurek of UVA’s Curry School and Dave Kearon, Director of Adult Services for Autism Speaks who will talk about nationwide outcomes and initiatives for adults with autism.



Workshop Leaders
avatar for Jason Brewster

Jason Brewster

Incubator Director, i.Lab
Jason directs the i.Lab Incubator program while also leading the mentor community and other i.Lab initiatives. He is a CodeX Fellow for the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics and the co-founder of Nimbus Law, which provides solutions for virtualizing legal teams and tracking client... Read More →
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David Kearon

Dave Kearon is Director of Adult Services for the nationwide advocacy organization Autism Speaks. He has a background in psychology and special education. His work at Autism Speaks focuses on national initiatives promoting solutions for the needs of individuals with autism and their... Read More →
avatar for Ethan Long

Ethan Long

Executive Director, Virginia Institute of Autism
Ethan Long holds a Ph.D. in child clinical psychology, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He has delivered more than 100 presentations and workshops, nationally and internationally, related to autism and developmental disorders. Dr. Long is responsible not only for VIA’s... Read More →
avatar for Micah Mazurek

Micah Mazurek

Associate Professor, Curry School of Education
Micah has broad clinical experience in psychological assessment and intervention, with specific expertise in assessment and treatment of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. She has also been active in efforts to enhance quality of care through training, and capacity-building... Read More →

Wednesday April 11, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
CitySpace 100 5th St NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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7:00pm

Crowdfunded Pitch Night
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Ten local entrepreneurs pitch to a live audience willing to pledge funds to their favorite contestant. It’s a three minute chance for fledgling founders to share their visions with the community and inspire the crowd to action.

Read more here: https://tomtomfest.com/crowdfunded-pitch-night/

Sponsors
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Citizen Burger Bar

At Citizen Burger Bar, we believe kicking back with a tasty burger and a beer is one of life’s essential liberties. To secure that sacred right for the people of Charlottesville we teamed up with a few exceptional nearby farms and designed a menu around locally produced, top-tier... Read More →
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Community Investment Collaborative

The Community Investment Collaborative initially grew from the personal experience of Toan Nguyen, owner of C’ville Coffee during the recession. After numerous conversations, a workgroup of 48 people with nonprofit, business and education backgrounds came together to better understand... Read More →
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iLab

The W.L. Lyons Brown III Innovation Laboratory, or i.Lab at UVA, is a University of Virginia-wide initiative with the mission of supporting entrepreneurs and innovators both on and beyond the UVA Grounds. To accomplish this mission, the i.Lab provides programs, funding, workspace... Read More →
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UVA Community Credit Union

The UVA Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by individual members, like you. Our strength is in our membership. Our goal is to help you reach your financial goals. Your financial success propels our growth and enables us to offer better products... Read More →


Wednesday April 11, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Jefferson Theater 110 E. Main Street, Charlottesville VA 22902
 
Thursday, April 12
 

10:00am

Community Workshop: Coffee Roasting: Seed to Cup
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Do you know the process behind your morning cup of joe? Find out in this workshop hosted by Travis Mason, Grit's director of coffee. Attendees will visit the roasterie to watch the roasting process, bag the beans, and learn the ins and outs of different brew methods. Also, there will be samples!

Sponsors
avatar for Grit Coffee

Grit Coffee

Grit Coffee was born out of a hardworking spirit and a love for serving people. We are steadfast in our search for the best coffees from the best farms doing their best work to serve the communities around them, and we roast those beans with care and intentionality to be enjoyed by... Read More →

Workshop Leaders

Thursday April 12, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Grit Roasterie 313 2nd St SE #111, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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10:15am

KEYNOTE: Deep Learning & Computer Graphics
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Machine Learning Conference Badge

OR

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Dr. David Luebke helped found NVIDIA Research in 2006 after eight years on the faculty of the University of Virginia. Today he run NVIDIA's research efforts at the intersection of computer graphics, machine learning, and virtual & augmented reality. Together with his colleagues David has written a book, created a major VR museum exhibit visited by over 110,000 people, taught an online course on parallel computing that has reached over 100,000 students, and authored over a hundred papers, articles, chapters, and patents. David is an NVIDIA Distinguished Inventor and a Fellow of the IEEE.

UPDATE: THERE WILL BE TWO OVERFLOW THEATERS LIVE STREAMING THE TALK

Speakers
avatar for David Luebke

David Luebke

VP Graphics Research, NVIDIA
Dr. David Luebke helped found NVIDIA Research in 2006 after eight years on the faculty of the University of Virginia. Today he runs NVIDIA's research efforts at the intersection of computer graphics, machine learning, and virtual & augmented reality. Together with his colleagues David... Read More →

Sponsors
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Capital One

Capital One is a diversified bank that offers a broad array of financial products and service to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. 
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S&P Global

S&P Global Inc. (prior to April 2016 McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., and prior to 2013 McGraw Hill Companies) is an American publicly traded corporation headquartered in New York City. Its primary areas of business are financial information and analytics. It is the parent company of... Read More →


10:30am

Partner Event: Affordable Housing in High Growth Small Cities
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In explosive housing markets, Boulder, Park City, and Pasadena share how they maintain affordability and inclusion across income brackets through long-range planning and decisive implementation.

Moderators
avatar for Lisa Sturtevant

Lisa Sturtevant

Senior Visiting Fellow, Urban Land Institute
Lisa served as Vice President for Research for the National Housing Conference (NHC) between 2013 and 2016. Prior to NHC, Lisa served as Deputy Director of the Center for Regional Analysis and Associate Research Professor at the George Mason University School of Public Policy. 

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Allen

Michelle Allen

Inclusionary Housing Program Manager, City of Boulder, Colorado
A city of Boulder planner for over fifteen years, Michelle is currently Boulder’s Inclusionary Housing Program Manager. Michelle has extensive experience in developing and implementing Boulder’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance and related regulations and policies including taking... Read More →
avatar for William Huang

William Huang

Director of Housing, City of Pasadena
Mr. Huang is the Director of the Housing and Career Services Department for the City of Pasadena. The department provides a wide array of housing, homeless, and employment programs, as well as funding for social service and economic development activities with an annual budget of... Read More →
avatar for Rhoda Stauffer

Rhoda Stauffer

Affordable Housing Program Manager, Park City, Utah
Rhoda J. Stauffer manages affordable housing programs for Park City Municipal Corporation, a resort town of 7,885 that has an economy based on welcoming up to 50,000 daily guests in ski season. Park City has an inclusionary housing program that has produced 275 units to date. The... Read More →

Sponsors
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Urban Land Virginia Institute

At the Urban Land Institute, our mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI Virginia, a district council of the Urban Land Institute, carries forth that mission as the preeminent regional real... Read More →


Thursday April 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:40am
Water Street Center 401 Water St E, Charlottesville Virginia 22902

10:30am

Roundtable: Ageism in Public Policy
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In a society that puts a premium on youth and change in its popular culture, how do our assumptions and subtle biases about elders impact public policy decisions and create an environment that reinforces prejudice? At “Ageism in Public Policy,” a gerontologist and leaders in aging services will give us tools to create stronger communities through intergenerational strategies.

Moderators
avatar for Marta Keane

Marta Keane

CEO, JABA
Marta has been the CEO of JABA since April 2013. She came to JABA as COO in the Fall of 2012. She has made collaboration a focus of her tenure- both internal and external. The opportunities grow as JABA works to help people age in community, through providing services and support... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ayn Welleford

Ayn Welleford

Associate Professor and Chair, VCU Department of Gerontology
Dr. Welleford has taught extensively in the areas of Lifespan Development, and Developmental Gerontology, Geropsychology, as well as Ethical Decision Making and Human Values. As Associate Professor and Chair of VCU's Department of Gerontology, she currently works to #DisruptAgeism... Read More →

Scholars
avatar for Denise Bonds

Denise Bonds

District Director, Thomas Jefferson Health District
Dr. Denise Bonds is the health director for the Thomas Jefferson Health District, a position she has held since 2015. She is a board certified internist with additional training in public health and women’s health.
avatar for Chip Boyles

Chip Boyles

Executive Director, Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission
Chip Boyles is Executive Director of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission in Charlottesville, Virginia. He oversees a regional government agency that provides local government assistance in the areas of transportation planning, housing, environmental and water quality... Read More →
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Jonathan Davis

President, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital
Jonathan Davis, FACHE, is the President of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. Davis has a strong belief in community engagement, currently serving on several community boards including the Thomas Jefferson Area-United Way, Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Virginia, Charlottesville... Read More →
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Pamela Sutton-Wallace

Chief Executive Officer, University of Virginia Medical Center
Sutton-Wallace joined the Medical Center in July 2014. She oversees the strategic direction and operations of all inpatient and ambulatory services of the medical center. Prior to arriving at UVA, Sutton-Wallace served as senior vice president of hospital operations at Duke University... Read More →
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Peter Thompson

Executive Director, Senior Center
In addition to my Senior Center position, I serve as the Chair of the Charlottesville Area Alliance: Working together towards an age-friendly community. In 2017, The City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County entered the WHO/AARP age-friendly network. The CAA vision is to be the... Read More →


11:00am

MIMA Improvisational Songwriting Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

MIMA (Modern Improvisational Music Appreciation) uses group improvisation in the form of games and other creative processes to generate material for musical composition. Activities use the body and voice as the source of musical sound. Participants will take part in a condensed, 2 hour MIMA session culminating in the creation of an original song. 
Come meet new friends, write a song, and learn about MIMA's work in Charlottesville and beyond.  


Thursday April 12, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Festival (FREE), Included in Summit Badge, or Individually Ticketed Festival (FREE)

2:00pm

Partner Event: Financing Affordable Housing
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Experts from every field of housing finance - from mortgage lenders to state agencies - share strategies for making making affordable residential projects work.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Maddox Evans

Melissa Maddox Evans

President & Chair, Charleston Redevelopment Corporation
Ms. Maddox-Evans also serves as the General Counsel for The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston, has led the Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority as Chief Executive Officer and has spent several years advocating and developing affordable housing opportunities... Read More →
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Anthony Williams

Executive Director and CEO, Federal City Council
Tony Williams, the former Mayor of Washington, D.C. (1999 – 2007), is the current Chief Executive Officer of the Federal City Council, an organization focusing the creative and administrative talents of Washington’s business and professional leaders on major problems and opportunities... Read More →

Scholars
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Philip d'Oronzio

Principal/CEO, Pilot Mortgage, LLC
SD

Susan Dewey

Executive Director, VHDA
avatar for Ned Howe

Ned Howe

Vice President New Business, Enterprise Homes, Inc.
Ned Howe is Vice President of New Business for Enterprise Homes, Inc. In this role, he manages and supports development staff through the entitlement process, and pursues new development opportunities for rental and homeownership communities throughout the Mid- Atlantic region.
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Sunshine Mathon

Executive Director, Piedmont Housing Alliance
Sunshine Mathon is the Executive Director of Piedmont Housing Alliance in Charlottesville, VA. Committed to deeply equitable and sustainable affordable communities, Sunshine has led the development of over 1,200 healthy, efficient homes in Texas and Virginia. As a nationally-recognized... Read More →
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Anita Morrison

Principal, Partners for Economic Solutions
I have been a land use economics consultant for 40 years with a particular interest in housing and neighborhood revitalization. I am preparing a Housing Needs Assessment for Charlottesville, combining demographic research, an assessment of the housing supply, review of housing market... Read More →
avatar for Stacy Pethia

Stacy Pethia

Housing Program Coordinator, City of Charlottesville
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Linda Stanley

SVP / Business Banking Executive, Bank of America / Merrill Lynch
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Aakash Thakkar

Senior Vice President, EYA
Aakash Thakkar serves as a Partner and Senior Vice President for Acquisition and Development at EYA.  He is responsible for project leadership, including new deal sourcing, site selection, acquisition, financing, and development.  He lives with his wife and 2 young children in Washington... Read More →

Sponsors
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ACAC

ACAC provides a great fitness experience for members of all ages in a clean and safe environment. We are dedicated to the integration of medicine and fitness to improve community health by focusing on prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of lifestyle-related disease.
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Urban Land Virginia Institute

At the Urban Land Institute, our mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI Virginia, a district council of the Urban Land Institute, carries forth that mission as the preeminent regional real... Read More →


3:00pm

Community Workshop: Brewing with Fruit I
Limited Capacity seats available
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Attendees will discuss the history of brewing with fruit and other atypical ingredients, how fruit influences different styles of beer, and how New Belgium utilizes fruit and spice ingredients to tailor to the American craft consumer. The workshop aims to educate participants and alleviate misconceptions surrounding the stigma of fruited beers. Furthermore, customers will be enlightened regarding the merits of craft beer while continuing to build interest in an industry that is increasingly integral to the economy of Central Virginia and Charlottesville in particular. *Note: Participants must be 21 years of age or older. Please bring identification. 

Sponsors
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New Belgium

Culture has become the new buzz word in business, and folks love to ask “what’s your culture like?” Here's the thing: culture isn't about what you say; it's about what you do. Company values that are posted to a corporation's website, or displayed on a poster in their lobby... Read More →

Workshop Leaders

Thursday April 12, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Draft Taproom 425 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Festival (FREE), Included in Summit Badge, or Individually Ticketed Festival (FREE)

3:00pm

Community Workshop: Intro to Ethical Hacking
Limited Capacity seats available
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Learn about hacking as it pertains to systems security development in a gamified workshop, featuring a guest lecture followed by a capture-the-flag challenge. Mike Erman, a creative systems and security expert, will give a short talk covering the basics of security/hacking, then give the developers a pre-made environment that they have to “hack” to get ahead in the game. People from Silverchair's Red Team (a security-focused hacking group) will be on hand to give tips and teach tricks.

Sponsors
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Silverchair

Silverchair designs and builds websites to host scholarly content and creates specialized features and interfaces for interacting with that content. Founded in 1993, the company began as a packager for medical textbooks, changing shape over time and launching the Silverchair Platform... Read More →

Workshop Leaders
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Mike Erman

Silverchair
Mike Erman was a Nuclear Reactor Operator on Submarines in the US Navy for 6 years but has spent the past 23 years doing systems and security engineering, forensics and incident response, and penetration testing in the commercial, Intelligence, and DoD communities. Mike has a Bachelor... Read More →

Thursday April 12, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Silverchair 316 E Main St #300, Charlottesville, VA 22902

3:30pm

Partner Event: Community Engagement in Affordable Housing
Limited Capacity full
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What does outstanding collaboration look and feel like? Through real examples, this session offers residents, developers, architects, and city staff strategies to get past conflict and into partnership.

Scholars
avatar for Liz Chapman

Liz Chapman

Senior Associate, Grimm + Parker Architects
As an architect, I am passionate about creating buildings with purpose for society's most vulnerable populations and sensitive to the demanding standards required by agencies providing federal funding. Everyone is deserving of a safe, clean, peaceful space to call home.
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Charlene Green

Manager, Charlottesville’s Office of Human Rights
Charlene Green has over 30 years of experience in education, working as a teacher in elementary and secondary schools and as an assistant professor at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. She has been a trainer and consultant in Multicultural Education for the past 25 years. Charlene... Read More →

Sponsors
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Urban Land Virginia Institute

At the Urban Land Institute, our mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI Virginia, a district council of the Urban Land Institute, carries forth that mission as the preeminent regional real... Read More →


4:00pm

Community Workshop: Brewing with Fruit II
Limited Capacity seats available
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Attendees will discuss the history of brewing with fruit and other atypical ingredients, how fruit influences different styles of beer, and how New Belgium utilizes fruit and spice ingredients to tailor to the American craft consumer. The workshop aims to educate participants and alleviate misconceptions surrounding the stigma of fruited beers. Furthermore, customers will be enlightened regarding the merits of craft beer while continuing to build interest in an industry that is increasingly integral to the economy of Central Virginia and Charlottesville in particular. *Note: Participants must be 21 years of age or older. Please bring identification. 

Sponsors
avatar for New Belgium

New Belgium

Culture has become the new buzz word in business, and folks love to ask “what’s your culture like?” Here's the thing: culture isn't about what you say; it's about what you do. Company values that are posted to a corporation's website, or displayed on a poster in their lobby... Read More →

Workshop Leaders

Thursday April 12, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Draft Taproom 425 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Festival (FREE), Included in Summit Badge, or Individually Ticketed Festival (FREE)

4:00pm

Community Workshop: How to Take a 360 Photo
Limited Capacity seats available
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Have you heard of 360 photos or Google Cardboards? Do you want to start taking them yourself? Darius Nabors has taken over 1,000 360 photos in National Parks all across the country. Come to this session to see a bunch of 360 photos and learn how to take them yourself with your phone

Workshop Leaders
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Darius Nabors

Freelance Photographer, n/a

4:00pm

Community Workshop: Design Thinking and Talent Development: For Job-Seekers
Limited Capacity full
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Career Design is back this year! Learn from UVA’s career development experts Julia Lapan and Carolyn Kalantari as they lead participants through an interactive workshop that will give you the tools to “build your way forward” in designing your career path. Using design thinking activities and career coaching methods, participants will engage in a process of self-discovery, leading to the development of multiple career path options and ideas for new courses of action. Innovate your own career!

Workshop Leaders
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Carolyn Kalantari

Dual Career Program Director, University of Virginia
Carolyn Kalantari is the Director of the UVA Dual Career Program, which works with spouses/partners of UVA employees and recruits who are seeking Charlottesville area employment. The Dual Career Program recently collaborated with the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County and local... Read More →
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Julia Lapan

Director for Engineering Career Development, University of Virginia
Julia Lapan has more than fifteen years of higher education experience in career services, employer relations, and alumni development. After earning a master’s degree in Counselor Education/Student Affairs from the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, she served... Read More →

  • Festival (FREE), Included in Summit Badge, or Individually Ticketed Festival (FREE)

5:00pm

Salsa Dance for Equality
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Social Dance is taking over Central Place! Come, make new friends, enjoy the music, and learn some new moves with us. Bring your friends and enjoy a great night out dancing, right on the Downtown Mall.

Artists
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Zabor Dancers

Zabor is a teaching method based on the integration of multiple perspectives of partner dance instruction which I consider to be equally important to the proper development and formation of a great dancer. I place just as much emphasis on understanding history, musicality, and the... Read More →


Thursday April 12, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Central Place 5254, 201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Festival (FREE), Included in Summit Badge, or Individually Ticketed Festival (FREE)

6:00pm

Community Workshop: Spotting Sensationalized Science in the News
Limited Capacity seats available
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Whether it is a new environmental hazard, tech threat, or health recommendation, it can be hard to know when to trust science in the media. Join us to learn how to decipher fact from fiction! The Science Policy Initiative at UVA is offering this workshop to help non-scientists build skills that can stop the spread of exaggerated or false science reporting through identifying buzzwords that raise red flags and exploring easy ways to check sources.
*Note: Attendees can park in the Scott Stadium parking lot for free after 5pm.

Workshop Leaders
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Science Policy Initiative at UVA

The Science Policy Initiative at UVA is a student organization empowering scientists and engineers to be more informed and involved in science policy. It was established for the express purpose of:1) Enhancing awareness among graduate students in engineering and science disciplines... Read More →
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Caitlin Donahue Wylie

Professor Wylie has researched how science and society interact at the universities of Chicago and Cambridge, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin), the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and now at UVA. She focuses on the unwritten work and workers in research... Read More →

  • Festival (FREE), Included in Summit Badge, or Individually Ticketed Festival (FREE)

7:00pm

American Evolution Innovators Cup
Limited Capacity seats available
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This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity assembles the best and brightest student entrepreneurs in Virginia to pitch their businesses to celebrity judges for cash prizes totaling $20,000. 

Moderators
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Ace Callwood

CEO, Painless1099
Ace Callwood is the co-founder and CEO of Painless1099, a smart platform that manages 1099s, benefits, and taxes for independent contractors and their clients. Prior to Painless1099, Ace co-founded Coffitivity, an ambient sound app that was one of TIME Magazine’s Top 50 Sites of... Read More →

Speakers
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Jen Finn

SVP, Small Business Bank, Capital One
As the Head of Payments & Servicing for Capital One’s Small Business Bank, Jen brings a passion for small business and entrepreneurship. She leads COF’s community investments that support innovation in the region and serves as Vice Chairman of the Activation Council, which inspires... Read More →
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Steve Huffman

CEO & Cofounder, Reddit
Steve Huffman is the co-founder and CEO of Reddit, the "front page of the internet" and fourth most visited site in the U.S. He is also the co-founder and former CEO of Hipmunk, the popular online travel company. Raised in northern Virginia, Huffman pursued his passion for programming... Read More →
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Nancy Twine

CEO, Briogeo Hair Care
Relying on her traditional, modest roots and deep-seeded passion for clean beauty, Nancy vacated her position as Vice President of the Commodities Sales division at Goldman Sachs, to follow her dream of becoming a natural beauty entrepreneur. Briogeo was inspired by a family tradition... Read More →

Sponsors
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American Evolution

AMERICAN EVOLUTION™ commemorates the 400th anniversary of several key historical events that occurred in Virginia in 1619 that continue to influence America today. Featured events, programs, and legacy projects inspire local, national, and international engagement in the themes... Read More →
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S&P Global

S&P Global Inc. (prior to April 2016 McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., and prior to 2013 McGraw Hill Companies) is an American publicly traded corporation headquartered in New York City. Its primary areas of business are financial information and analytics. It is the parent company of... Read More →


 
Friday, April 13
 

10:00am

Community Workshop: Building a Better Congress
Limited Capacity filling up
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Are you worried about what's happening in our country but aren't sure how to make a tangible difference? Do you know what your lawmakers are getting done on your behalf? Join Greer Kelly from the Center for Effective Lawmaking and learn how to be a part of the solution in Washington. You can help build a better Congress by electing the best possible candidates and holding members accountable.

Workshop Leaders
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Greer Kelly

Operations Director, Center for Effective Lawmaking

10:00am

Community Workshop: Handmade Paper
Limited Capacity full
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Join David Joo for a hands-on introduction and demonstration in hand papermaking. After exploring the history and practices surrounding paper in Western and Eastern traditions, attendees will get to try their hand at fiber processing and pulping as well as forming and drying sheets!

Workshop Leaders

  • Festival (FREE), Included in Summit Badge, or Individually Ticketed Festival (FREE)

10:30am

Partner Event: Meeting the Need for Affordable Development
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In this panel, three thriving affordable neighborhoods offer three vastly different approaches to meeting the need for affordable housing. Compare and contrast the merits of each.

Moderators
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Gregory Powe

Principal, Powe Studio Architects
Powe Studio Architects focuses on creating vibrant urban places in which to live and work. Founder, Gregory Powe, regularly designs affordable residences in urban infill neighborhoods, serving not-for-profit affordable housing organizations. Greg serves as Charlottesville Chair for... Read More →

Speakers
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Fred Harris

Special Advisor, Jonathan Rose Companies
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Ned Howe

Vice President New Business, Enterprise Homes, Inc.
Ned Howe is Vice President of New Business for Enterprise Homes, Inc. In this role, he manages and supports development staff through the entitlement process, and pursues new development opportunities for rental and homeownership communities throughout the Mid- Atlantic region.
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Dan Rosensweig

President & CEO, Habitat for Humanity for Greater Charlottesville
Dan has been the director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville since February 2009. His work with Habitat follows more than a decade of community service with local housing agencies. Under Dan’s leadership, Habitat was the first in the nation to transform a mobile... Read More →
avatar for Aakash Thakkar

Aakash Thakkar

Senior Vice President, EYA
Aakash Thakkar serves as a Partner and Senior Vice President for Acquisition and Development at EYA.  He is responsible for project leadership, including new deal sourcing, site selection, acquisition, financing, and development.  He lives with his wife and 2 young children in Washington... Read More →
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Mel Thompson

Principle, Grimm & Parker Architects
Mel brings 25+ years of experience to our Residential & Urban Design studio, leading teams to effective solutions for our developer clients and the communities in which they work. Having delivered more than 50 residential projects, Mel has a deep understanding of the full array of... Read More →

Sponsors
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Urban Land Virginia Institute

At the Urban Land Institute, our mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI Virginia, a district council of the Urban Land Institute, carries forth that mission as the preeminent regional real... Read More →


10:30am

Community Workshop: Design Thinking for the Greater Good
Limited Capacity seats available
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Speakers
avatar for Randy Salzman

Randy Salzman

Advocate and Consultant, Design Thinking for the Greater Good
Randy Salzman, a long-time communications, creativity and journalism professor, has been writing about, teaching and consulting on design thinking since providing Dr. Jeanne Liedtka, help with her first book, The Catalysts, in 2008-9. Using her well-proven methodology, his latest... Read More →


Friday April 13, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Guma Gallery 215 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Festival (FREE), Included in Summit Badge, or Individually Ticketed Festival (FREE)

11:00am

Art Demo: Live Illustration with Andrew Stronge
Learn how to sketch and ink an illustration, within a fixed time frame, with City Art Bus co-finalist, Andrew Stronge. Observe artistic technique from an illustration pro, as well as practical knowledge like how to focus under deadlines.

Artists
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Andrew Stronge

Artist-in-Residence, Stronge Designs
Andrew Stronge is a commercial artist and graphic illustrator based in Charlottesville, VA, with over 10 years of experience in the screen printing industry. Though not all of his work is screen printed, the stylistic nature of production has heavily influenced how he has grown as... Read More →

Workshop Leaders
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Andrew Stronge

Artist-in-Residence, Stronge Designs
Andrew Stronge is a commercial artist and graphic illustrator based in Charlottesville, VA, with over 10 years of experience in the screen printing industry. Though not all of his work is screen printed, the stylistic nature of production has heavily influenced how he has grown as... Read More →

Friday April 13, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm
Telegraph Art & Comics 211 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Festival (FREE), Included in Summit Badge, or Individually Ticketed Festival (FREE)

12:00pm

Community Luncheon: Honoring Black America in the Public Realm
Limited Capacity seats available

This panel offers inspiration and reflection on what a more just story about race in our public places, including parks, museums, and the built environment, can look like. Lunch included for Summit badgeholders.

Moderators
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Gayle Jessup White

Community Engagement Officer, Monticello
Gayle Jessup White became Monticello’s first community engagement officer in 2016. She is not only a direct Jefferson descendant, but is related to two well-documented families enslaved at Monticello - the Hemingses and the Hubbards.A former award- winning TV reporter, Jessup White... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brent Leggs

Brent Leggs

Director, African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund; Assistant Clinical Professor, Graduate Preservation Program, National Trust for Historic Preservation and University of Maryland
Brent Leggs is the Director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund – a $25,000,000 fundraising and preservation campaign of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A Harvard Loeb Fellow, he co-authored "Preserving African American Historic Places," which is... Read More →
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Eto Otitigbe

Artist
Eto Otitigbe recently joined the team led by Howeler and Yoon Architecture to design the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at University of Virginia.  The memorial will be a reflective gathering space that includes symbols of libation and liberation.  Otitigbe's role on the design team... Read More →
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Levar Stoney

Mayor, City of Richmond
Levar M. Stoney was sworn in as Richmond's 80th Mayor on Dec. 31, 2016. He is the youngest mayor ever elected to serve the city. Mayor Stoney was raised in Virginia by his grandmother and his father, a janitor. A product of Virginia public schools, he grew up on free and reduced... Read More →

Sponsors
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Office for Diversity and Equity

The Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity assists and monitors all units of the University in their efforts to recruit and retain faculty, staff, and students from historically underrepresented groups and to provide affirmative and supportive environments... Read More →


2:00pm

Partner Event: Affordable Housing Design
Limited Capacity full
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Case studies in combining quality with affordability, balancing competing goals of materials, size, and landscaping.

Moderators
avatar for Mel Thompson

Mel Thompson

Principle, Grimm & Parker Architects
Mel brings 25+ years of experience to our Residential & Urban Design studio, leading teams to effective solutions for our developer clients and the communities in which they work. Having delivered more than 50 residential projects, Mel has a deep understanding of the full array of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gregory Powe

Gregory Powe

Principal, Powe Studio Architects
Powe Studio Architects focuses on creating vibrant urban places in which to live and work. Founder, Gregory Powe, regularly designs affordable residences in urban infill neighborhoods, serving not-for-profit affordable housing organizations. Greg serves as Charlottesville Chair for... Read More →

Scholars
avatar for Kathleen Galvin

Kathleen Galvin

Architect and City Councilor, Galvin Architects and Charlottesville City Council
Ms. Galvin is a registered architect with her own practice in Virginia. She’s been a lead urban designer on such projects as the Crozet Master Plan, Old Trail Village, and the Places29 Master Plan and Transportation Study and is currently adjunct faculty at the University of Virginia... Read More →
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Andrew Gast-Bray

Director of Planning, Albemarle County
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Ned Howe

Vice President New Business, Enterprise Homes, Inc.
Ned Howe is Vice President of New Business for Enterprise Homes, Inc. In this role, he manages and supports development staff through the entitlement process, and pursues new development opportunities for rental and homeownership communities throughout the Mid- Atlantic region.
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Sunshine Mathon

Executive Director, Piedmont Housing Alliance
Sunshine Mathon is the Executive Director of Piedmont Housing Alliance in Charlottesville, VA. Committed to deeply equitable and sustainable affordable communities, Sunshine has led the development of over 1,200 healthy, efficient homes in Texas and Virginia. As a nationally-recognized... Read More →
avatar for Aakash Thakkar

Aakash Thakkar

Senior Vice President, EYA
Aakash Thakkar serves as a Partner and Senior Vice President for Acquisition and Development at EYA.  He is responsible for project leadership, including new deal sourcing, site selection, acquisition, financing, and development.  He lives with his wife and 2 young children in Washington... Read More →

Sponsors
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Urban Land Virginia Institute

At the Urban Land Institute, our mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI Virginia, a district council of the Urban Land Institute, carries forth that mission as the preeminent regional real... Read More →


2:00pm

Community Workshop: Hydroponics: The Future of Food Production
Limited Capacity seats available
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Have you heard of hydroponics, a method of growing plants without soil? Join Babylon Microfarms to learn more about this technique of food production and its implications for agriculture. Dive deep into the history of hydroponics, learn the science behind its success, and consider how hydroponics may provide the foundation for a sustainable future.

Sponsors
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Babylon Micro Farms

The Micro-Farm is an automated system that combines form and function, using our proprietary environmental control technology to ensure optimal growing conditions for your plants, allowing anyone to grow fresh, sustainable and organic food in the comfort of their own home

Workshop Leaders
avatar for Alexander Olesen

Alexander Olesen

CEO, Babylon Micro-Farms
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Graham Smith

CTO, Cofounder, Babylon Micro-Farms

3:00pm

Community Workshop: Jewelry Repair & Reinvention
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Join writer and designer Rebecca Perea-Kane, owner of Thicket Jewelry, to learn about some of the most common jewelry mishaps and how they can be fixed, or re-made into something new, using a few simple tools and techniques. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own jewelry in need of love or a new twist. (Materials and tools provided, some additional materials can be purchased for a small cost.)


Workshop Leaders

Friday April 13, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Mi Ossa 134 10th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

3:30pm

Partner Event: Affordable Housing Needs Assessment
Limited Capacity full
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How much housing does Charlottesville need, of what kind, and where? How do we answer those questions and use data to form to empower smart decisions for our community?

Scholars
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Wes Bellamy

City Council Member, City of Charlottesville
Dr. Wes Bellamy is a City Councilman in Charlottesville, VA. He is the youngest individual ever elected to the post and implemented a comprehensive plan, the “Equity Package,” which included nearly $4 million in aid for marginalized communities. He received his Doctoral Degree... Read More →
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Chip Boyles

Executive Director, Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission
Chip Boyles is Executive Director of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission in Charlottesville, Virginia. He oversees a regional government agency that provides local government assistance in the areas of transportation planning, housing, environmental and water quality... Read More →
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Kaki Dimock

Director of Humanm Services, City of Charlottesville
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Anthony Haro

Executive Director, Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless
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Anita Morrison

Principal, Partners for Economic Solutions
I have been a land use economics consultant for 40 years with a particular interest in housing and neighborhood revitalization. I am preparing a Housing Needs Assessment for Charlottesville, combining demographic research, an assessment of the housing supply, review of housing market... Read More →
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Stacy Pethia

Housing Program Coordinator, City of Charlottesville
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Elaine Poon

Managing Attorney, Legal Aid Justice Center
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Rick Randolph

Supervisor, Scottsville Magisterial District, Albemarle County

Sponsors
avatar for Urban Land Virginia Institute

Urban Land Virginia Institute

At the Urban Land Institute, our mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI Virginia, a district council of the Urban Land Institute, carries forth that mission as the preeminent regional real... Read More →


4:00pm

A Vision for Charlottesville Climate Leadership
Limited Capacity full
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While many individuals and organizations are reducing energy use and climate pollution, the reality is that, to lead as a whole community, Charlottesville has to do a lot, lot more. To make the needed community-wide change will take representatives from all parts of our community coming together to define success and a path forward.


Moderators
avatar for David Toscano

David Toscano

Delegate, Virginia General Assembly
David is serving his 6th term as the 57th District’s delegate. He sits on the Courts of Justice, Commerce and Labor, and Rules Committees. As House Democratic leader since 2011, a peer-elected position, David manages the legislative process for Democrats on the House floor, and... Read More →

Speakers
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Wes Bellamy

City Council Member, City of Charlottesville
Dr. Wes Bellamy is a City Councilman in Charlottesville, VA. He is the youngest individual ever elected to the post and implemented a comprehensive plan, the “Equity Package,” which included nearly $4 million in aid for marginalized communities. He received his Doctoral Degree... Read More →
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Grey McLean

Founder, Charlottesville Climate Collaborative
Grey is the founder of the Charlottesville Climate Collaborative where he oversees overall strategy and relationship development. Grey is committed to combating climate change, driven by the knowledge that it is the greatest challenge that we face as a global community.
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Charity Pennock

Executive Director, CvilleREA
Charity Pennock is the executive director of CvilleREA and has spent the majority of her career focused on the intersection of clean energy and economic development with particular experience in advancing and advocating for clean energy businesses. 

Sponsors
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Sun Tribe Solar

The solar space is dynamic, and keeping in front of advancements can be challenging.  Sun Tribe Solar is a partner with the technical and financial expertise to help your organization take advantage of emerging opportunities to strengthen financial operations while reinforcing your... Read More →


5:00pm

Tech Mixer
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Get connected! Tech firms have the chance to network and recruit talent from across the State at the annual Friday Block Party--all while enjoying craft beer, a one-of-a-kind food truck roundup, and a great lineup of music.


Sponsors
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ArcheMedX

ArcheMedX is a healthcare informatics and e-learning technology company that is transforming online education through a data-driven approach to learning.
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Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine

For more than 19 years, Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine has been the definitive guide to outdoor sports, health, and adventure travel in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Distributed every month from Baltimore to Atlanta, BRO has established itself as the nation’s top regional outdoor... Read More →
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Capital One

Capital One is a diversified bank that offers a broad array of financial products and service to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. 
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Charlottesville Women in Tech

Charlottesville Women in Tech (CWIT) is an organization for emerging and established professionals that provides human connections and resources for women and girls interested in or associated with technology. Our vision is to bridge the gender gap in tech by providing a safe and... Read More →
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CoConstruct

In 2004, Donny Wyatt, founder and CEO of CoConstruct, and his wife hired a custom home builder to create their new home. The process created such an endless, horrific mess, it moved Donny to vow that neither he nor his wife, nor anyone else he could help — builder and client alike... Read More →
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Community Investment Collaborative

The Community Investment Collaborative initially grew from the personal experience of Toan Nguyen, owner of C’ville Coffee during the recession. After numerous conversations, a workgroup of 48 people with nonprofit, business and education backgrounds came together to better understand... Read More →
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Covintus

For years, software development teams have been telling clients that delivering quality projects, in a short time frame, at highly competitive fees is unrealistic. They cite the standard explanation that among speed, quality, and value, something will always be compromised.We don't... Read More →
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Eric Martin

Director, Galant Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Virginia
Eric Martin’s twenty-five-year career includes successful operating experience as a Chief Executive (Software, Consumer Products & Services, Professional Services), Strategist (Global Consultancy Partner), Entrepreneur, Change Agent (Business Transformation, Turnarounds, and Start-Ups... Read More →
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Focused Ultrasound Foundation

Focused ultrasound is an early-stage, non-invasive therapeutic technology that could transform the treatment of many medical disorders. The foundation was created to improve the lives of millions of people by accelerating its development and adoption.The Foundation has established... Read More →
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Frederick Maryland Chamber of Commerce

The Frederick Chamber connects businesses and community through leadership, advocacy, and education.The Frederick Chamber is the trusted leader for business in our vibrant community. We promote economic vitality by advocating for business in Frederick County and by bringing together... Read More →
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Generation 180

Generation 180 is a non-profit committed to advancing the transition to clean energy and supporting a cultural shift in energy awareness through original, engaging content, digitally-enabled campaigns, and an empowered volunteer network.
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GovSmart

GovSmart, Inc. is a full scale provider of IT products and related services to the Federal Government and its prime contractors. We simplify IT procurement while offering the most competitive pricing on a wide variety of products from major manufacturers. We sell all types of hardware... Read More →
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HRDL, Inc.

We were born out of a software engineering team founded in 2012 at one of the leading food and beverage engineering companies in the US. Our team built tooling to enable OSHA and ISO9001 compliance, drive continuous improvement in safety and quality, lower the business' workers compensation... Read More →
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iLab

The W.L. Lyons Brown III Innovation Laboratory, or i.Lab at UVA, is a University of Virginia-wide initiative with the mission of supporting entrepreneurs and innovators both on and beyond the UVA Grounds. To accomplish this mission, the i.Lab provides programs, funding, workspace... Read More →
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Indoor Biotechnologies

Indoor Biotechnologies specializes in products and services for indoor air quality, environmental sciences, allergy and asthma, configured for research or for consumer use.We serve academic and government researchers, Fortune 500 companies, the indoor air quality industry, allergy... Read More →
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Jefferson Technology

At Jefferson Technology, our process is one of the main things that makes us unique. We know that IT is a real pain point for many small and medium sized business – but we also know that when implemented correctly, it has the potential to be a real asset.  We are committed to a... Read More →
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Locus Health

Locus Health enables healthcare organizations to achieve real results in population health management. A versatile blend of software, analytics, and clinical services, our solutions support effective care management approaches for health systems, providers, and payers across the continuum... Read More →
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Lynchburg Economic Development Authority

What’s the secret behind prosperity for Lynchburg? Our diverse and dynamic community.Our community boasts a vibrant economy, nationally-ranked public schools and five colleges situated in historic and affordable neighborhoods, a world-class health care system, funky shops and fine... Read More →
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MDV-SEIA

Our members design, sell, integrate, install, maintain and finance solar energy equipment for residential, commercial, and institutional customers throughout the region. Among our ranks are the accountants, attorneys, builders, architects, electricians, plumbers, and consultants that... Read More →
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Perrone Robotics

Perrone Robotics, Inc. (PRI), based in Crozet, Virginia, was formed in 2003 and has been developing mobile autonomous robotics solutions ever since. Early development work focused on making it easier to configure and program robots. Then, in 2005, we took on the DARPA Grand Challenge... Read More →
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Richmond Window Corporation

The best replacement windows and doors can enhance a home’s form, function, and value – and you’ll find them here at Richmond Window Corp. We’re Central Virginia’s exclusive source for Renewal by Andersen® windows and patio doors, and we carry the range of ProVia™ entry... Read More →
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Roanoke Regional Partnership, Blacksburg Technology Council

The RBTC is a member-driven association working to promote the growth of the Roanoke-Blacksburg technology community. We are the essential business resource for technology entrepreneurs and companies seeking to achieve greater success. Our membership ranges from emerging technology... Read More →
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S&P Global

S&P Global Inc. (prior to April 2016 McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., and prior to 2013 McGraw Hill Companies) is an American publicly traded corporation headquartered in New York City. Its primary areas of business are financial information and analytics. It is the parent company of... Read More →
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Sigora Solar

By providing cutting edge solar and energy efficiency technology, world-class service and competitive pricing, Sigora Solar is leading our community and the world to a brighter energy future one home, business, school, and farm at a time. The Sigora family is committed to creating... Read More →
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Silverchair

Silverchair designs and builds websites to host scholarly content and creates specialized features and interfaces for interacting with that content. Founded in 1993, the company began as a packager for medical textbooks, changing shape over time and launching the Silverchair Platform... Read More →
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Sir Speedy

Decades of experience. Industry leadership. Attentive customer service. These & more define Sir Speedy Print, Signs and Marketing. For decades, companies have made us part of an iconic ritual: Got a challenge, go to Sir Speedy. Our people have a "whatever it takes" attitude. Add... Read More →
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StoryWare

We are a team of experienced, creative, and hard-working designers, developers, and strategists who are passionate about our craft.
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Sun Tribe Solar

The solar space is dynamic, and keeping in front of advancements can be challenging.  Sun Tribe Solar is a partner with the technical and financial expertise to help your organization take advantage of emerging opportunities to strengthen financial operations while reinforcing your... Read More →
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The Front Porch

The Front Porch is a non-profit roots music school based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Our  warm, family-friendly environment is a place where inspiration happens: we host classes, workshops, master classes, weekly jams, and performances. Our talented instructors, each professional... Read More →
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Ting

Ting is the smarter choice for mobile service. The average Ting bill is just $23 per phone, per month.
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Totem

Our software tools and related services transform how organizations engage their networks through events management, fundraising, volunteer organizing, and social networking
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Virginia Diodes

VDI manufactures state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment for mm-wave and THz applications. These products include Vector Network Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer and Signal Generator Extension Modules that extend the capability of high performance microwave measurement tools to... Read More →
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vlncomm

VLNComm is a leading company in Visible Light Communication (VLC) or so called Li-Fi technology, which is an alternative data communication technique for wireless applications that uses optical energy to provide illumination and data transmission at the same time.
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Woods Rogers

Woods Rogers PLC has served clients in Virginia and beyond since 1893. More than 75 attorneys at Woods Rogers represent 19 practice areas and 100-plus related services. Virginia Lawyers Weekly ranks Woods Rogers as the 9th largest law firm in Virginia (2017). In October 2016, Woods... Read More →


5:00pm

Food Truck Roundup
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We are bringing the best local and regional food trucks to the Block Parties. Take your pick from tacos to grilled cheese, and dumplings to veggie bowls and more!

5:00pm

Block Party
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Our open air block parties in historic downtown Charlottesville showcase the best in music, art, tech, and local food. We pack Emancipation Park with a nonstop concert series spanning all three days, a craft beer garden, tech and art showcases, a food truck rally, and fun for every age.

Sponsors
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C-Ville Weekly

C-VILLE Weekly is a free newspaper with a weekly circulation of 23,000 copies distributed in Charlottesville and its surrounding counties. In addition, we publish seven magazines throughout the year: Abode, a monthly home and landscape magazine; C-BIZ, a quarterly business publication... Read More →
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New Belgium

Culture has become the new buzz word in business, and folks love to ask “what’s your culture like?” Here's the thing: culture isn't about what you say; it's about what you do. Company values that are posted to a corporation's website, or displayed on a poster in their lobby... Read More →


5:15pm

SixFoxWhiskey
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You had better come ready to rock with SixFoxWhiskey! This group doesn’t mess around - they are serious about creating only the best vibes for their audience. They consider themselves “conscious,” and blend folk, rock, and soul in their music. Recently, the group has been pouring their heart and soul into new music, frequently posting teasers of acoustic and experimental songs for fans to get into with them.

Artists
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SixFoxWhiskey

You had better come ready to rock with SixFoxWhiskey! This group doesn’t mess around – they are serious about creating only the best vibes for their audience. They consider themselves “conscious,” and blend folk, rock, and soul in their music. Recently, the group has been... Read More →



6:25pm

Amasa Hines
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Amasa Hines is a five piece rock band based in Little Rock, AR. Formed in 2012, their influences span a diverse spectrum from Soul to Indie Rock. The tight-knit group skillfully shapes their songs from homages, snapshots, skeletons and obsessions. Their lush, dynamic arrangements provide the platform for lyrical content sourced from observing intimate relationships, nature, and the perceived divine. A new five-song EP "Ivory Loving Glass" will be released in 2018, followed by a full length follow up to their debut album “All The World There Is."

Artists
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Amasa Hines

Amasa Hines is a five piece rock band based in Little Rock, AR. Formed in 2012, their influences span a diverse spectrum from Soul to Indie Rock. The tight-knit group skillfully shapes their songs from homages, snapshots, skeletons and obsessions. Their lush, dynamic arrangements... Read More →



8:00pm

The Broadcast
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The Broadcast see their collection of music as “a love story.” They formed in New York City, but quickly realized their style and music was suited more for the country - so they picked everything up and relocated to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Their “larger than life” tunes capture soul naturally; they soon caught the attention of producer Jim Scott, famed for overseeing Tom Petty and Rolling Stones. They have since taken off on tours nationwide.

Artists
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The Broadcast

The Broadcast see their collection of music as “a love story.” They formed in New York City, but quickly realized their style and music was suited more for the country – so they picked everything up and relocated to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Their “larger than life” tunes... Read More →



9:30pm

The Stone Foxes
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The Stone Foxes revere in respecting the roots of good ol’ rock and roll, by studying and religiously abiding by what their influencers brought to the table. The San Francisco band is raw, they’re open, they’re emotional, and continually move audiences around the country with their sounds. Diving into what it means to be a true rock band, The Stone Foxes focus their music on essentials in life, with commentaries on politics and society intertwined. They also regularly give back to the communities they play in, bringing awareness for causes and leading audiences to calls for action. Their sounds are furious and “lightning,” and sure to be well received at the Festival.

Artists
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The Stone Foxes

The Stone Foxes revere in respecting the roots of good ol’ rock and roll, by studying and religiously abiding by what their influencers brought to the table. The San Francisco band is raw, they’re open, they’re emotional, and continually move audiences around the country with... Read More →



 
Saturday, April 14
 

7:00am

Partner Event: Run for Autism 5K
Separate registration required - sign up to participate here.
Now in it's 19th year, VIA's Run for Autism 5K is a major event in our community, filled with fun and heart and togetherness. Every step of the way, you are supporting the Virginia Institute of Autism and helping children, adults and families affected by autism.

Sponsors
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Virginia Institute of Autism

The Virginia Institute of Autism is dedicated to helping people overcome the challenges of autism through innovative, evidence-based programs in education, outreach and adult services.


  • Festival (FREE), Included in Summit Badge, or Individually Ticketed Festival (FREE)

7:00am

Saturday Morning Market
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Tom Tom’s food programming showcases the accessibility of the City Market to the general public, as well as being an invaluable resource in making “buying local” the gold standard for Charlottesville chefs, behind the restaurant counter and in the home kitchen.

Sponsors
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Charlottesville Parks & Recreation

"To enhance the quality of life for all through the stewardship of public land and parks and to provide quality recreational experiences."Charlottesville Parks & Recreation offers a variety of services to the citizens of the City of Charlottesville and the surrounding region. Our... Read More →


8:00am

Telemetry Experimental Music Series
Limited Capacity seats available

This monthly music series occurs in partnership with the University of Virginia McIntire School of Music. Featuring students, locals, and renown experimental performers, we push boundaries of musicianship by offering a unique opportunity to engage new methods of composition and instrumentation. Unlike anything else in the city, Charlottesville artists and audiences connect with new concepts and are continuously inspired towards ingenuity through unique sound experiences. March's installment is a partnership with the Music Matters Series at UVA



Saturday April 14, 2018 8:00am - 11:00am
Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Festival (FREE), Included in Summit Badge, or Individually Ticketed Festival (FREE)

8:00am

Partner Event: Hacking Diversity
Limited Capacity seats available
Register here: http://hacking.digital/
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Festival Pass - Free.
READ MORE AND REGISTER HERE: http://hacking.digital/

This University of Virginia Provost-funded event is meant to encourage participation by minority groups in order to expand diversity in software, so that the applications and algorithms of the future can be free from the biases potentially created by an industry that often lacks fresh, diverse perspectives. The hackathon will be an all day, free event with breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided. In addition, the best hacks will be awarded with cash and swag prizes.

Speakers
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Ace Callwood

CEO, Painless1099
Ace Callwood is the co-founder and CEO of Painless1099, a smart platform that manages 1099s, benefits, and taxes for independent contractors and their clients. Prior to Painless1099, Ace co-founded Coffitivity, an ambient sound app that was one of TIME Magazine’s Top 50 Sites of... Read More →
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Shauna Keating

Product Designer, TurnTo Networks
Shauna is an inclusive designer on the front end team at Moonfarmer, a creative digital studio based in the city of Kingston, NY. She currently serves on the board of directors for AIGA Upstate NY, and co-organizes the Hudson Valley Tech Meetup & Catskills Conf.

Sponsors
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University of Virginia

In 1819 Thomas Jefferson fulfilled his lifelong ambition to create a better institution of higher learning, one that would prepare America's citizens to lead and govern the new nation. His University would be the first to engineer cross-disciplinary exchange between the sciences and... Read More →


8:30am

Partner Event: Affordable Housing Action Session
Limited Capacity filling up
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Festival Pass - Free.
Sponsors
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Urban Land Virginia Institute

At the Urban Land Institute, our mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI Virginia, a district council of the Urban Land Institute, carries forth that mission as the preeminent regional real... Read More →

Workshop Leaders
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Grant Tate

CEO/Managing Partner, the bridge ltd
Experience counts! I help organizations develop and execute winning strategies. In many growth companies, strategies get stalled at the execution stage. The “retreat” might have yielded some competitive strategies, but the company’s management system sucks.I bring the tools... Read More →

Saturday April 14, 2018 8:30am - 10:30am
Water Street Center 401 Water St E, Charlottesville Virginia 22902

10:00am

Iron Chef Competition
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The Farmer’s Market Iron Chef Competition is a mouth-watering challenge that asks contestants to come up with a dish that is 100 percent locally sourced. Six contestants will have 30 minutes to tour the market and purchase ingredients of their choice; then take those ingredients and create a special brunch dish, in less than 30 minutes, presented before three judges.  

10:00am

Partner Event: Group Trail Ride
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Bring your bike out of hibernation and pedal your way through the great outdoors! Join staff at Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine Saturday morning for a beginner friendly group ride. Participants of all ages are welcome, regardless of skill level, but every rider must come equipped with a helmet and bike.

Sponsors
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Blue Ridge Cyclery

Shawn started out at as a paramedic who found cycling and fell in love. Since then he has been a sponsored athlete for 8 years with experience in racing road, cyclocross, and mountain bike. His focus through most of his sponsored years was endurance mountain bike racing with a keen... Read More →
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Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine

For more than 19 years, Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine has been the definitive guide to outdoor sports, health, and adventure travel in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Distributed every month from Baltimore to Atlanta, BRO has established itself as the nation’s top regional outdoor... Read More →


Saturday April 14, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Darden Towe Park 1445 Darden Towe Park, Charlottesville, VA 22911

10:00am

Partner Event: We Are Here Diversity Festival
Limited Capacity seats available
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Festival Pass - Free.
A show of community solidarity and a celebration of local diversity through art, activism and engagement: come see live dancing from a variety of cultures, hear poetry performed in many languages, donate to local non-profits, experience Google Earth Virtual Reality, contribute to a community mural designed by local high school students, and listen to Khizr Khan and Susan Bro deliver keynote speeches on diversity in Charlottesville.

10:00-10:05 am – Introductory remarks (Vanessa Braganza, We Are Here)
10:05-10:50 am – Zumba Baileton (with Dr. Max Luna and the Latino Health Initiative)
11:00-11:05 am – FLASH TALK: The Women’s Initiative
11:10-11:15 am – UVA Students’ Multilingual Poetry Reading (Part 1, with Prof. Esther
Poveda)
11:20 – 11:25 am – FLASH TALK: The International Rescue Committee
11:30-11:45 am – UVA Students’ Multilingual Poetry Reading (Part 2, with Prof. Esther
Poveda)
11:50-11:55 am – FLASH TALK: Sin Barreras (Without Barriers)
12:00-12:15 pm – UVA Students’ Multilingual Poetry Reading (Part 3, with Prof. Esther
Poveda)
12:20-12:25 pm – FLASH TALK: The Adult Learning Center
12:30-12:35 pm – FLASH TALK: UVA Women in Math and Science
12:40-12:45 pm – FLASH TALK: NAACP
12:05-1:05 pm – UVA Taekwondo Club demo performance
1:15-1:20 pm – FLASH TALK: UVA Side By Side Peer Support Group
1:25-1:45 pm – We the People music video screening and discussion (Stephan Said and
Charlottesville High School students)
1:50-1:55 pm – FLASH TALK: UVA Muslim Students Association
2:00-2:05 pm – FLASH TALK: UVA Queer Student Union
2:15-2:35 pm – Keynote address: Susan Bro
2:40-3:00 pm – Keynote address: Khizr Khan

Featured Activities (10 am – 3 pm)

 Contribute to a community mural: Planned and designed by Charlottesville High School
art students, in collaboration with muralist Chicho Lorenzo

 Google Earth Virtual Reality: Sign up for the ultimate virtual reality experience and
travel anywhere in the world; provided by Jeff Dobrow and Flowlab.

Speakers
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Vanessa Braganza

Founder, We Are Here
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Khizr Khan

Khzir Khan was born in 1950, the eldest of ten children, in rural Pakistan. He moved to the United States with his wife Ghazala, in 1980. The couple became American citizens and raised their three sons in Silver Spring, Maryland. Their middle son, U.S. army captain Humayun Khan, a... Read More →

Sponsors
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Office for Diversity and Equity

The Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity assists and monitors all units of the University in their efforts to recruit and retain faculty, staff, and students from historically underrepresented groups and to provide affirmative and supportive environments... Read More →


Saturday April 14, 2018 10:00am - 3:00pm
IX Art Park 521 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Festival (FREE), Included in Summit Badge, or Individually Ticketed Festival (FREE)

11:00am

Community Workshop: Immersive Storytelling for VR and 360 Film
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Festival Pass - Free - Links to Festival App.
This seminar/workshop will introduce attendees to the current hardware and software available to experience and create VR/360 content and will explore the ways by which immersive media could enhance and reimagine storytelling. It is ideal for content creators including artists, journalist, storyteller, media makers, and educators who are curious about the emerging media. Introductory overview on current hardware and software available to experience and create VR/360 content.

Workshop Leaders
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Mona Kasra

Mona Kasra is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media Design in the Department of Drama at the University of Virginia (UVa). A cross-disciplinary scholar and a creative practitioner, she employs, explores, and experiments with existing and emerging media to enhance the concepts of... Read More →

  • Festival (FREE), Included in Summit Badge, or Individually Ticketed Festival (FREE)

11:30am

Partner Event: Walk a Mile for SARA
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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. On Saturday, April 14, hundreds of community members will gather on the Downtown Mall to support the Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) and proclaim their solidarity with the sexual assault prevention movement by marching in someone else's shoes. Walk a Mile will begin at 11:30am. Prizes for most creative shoes.

Register for the event at www.WalkforSARA.com!

Saturday April 14, 2018 11:30am - 2:00pm
Downtown Mall E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Festival (FREE), Included in Summit Badge, or Individually Ticketed Festival (FREE)

12:00pm

McGuffey Open House
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EXPERIENCE CREATIVITY IN ACTION! Ever wonder how a work of art is made? We often see the finished product but not the behind-the-scenes process. Artists will be working in their studios, ready to answer your questions at the Open House. In this digital media age, engaging the creative process becomes even more meaningful. This all-ages event offers visitors the chance to connect with McGuffey artists one-on-one, and see first-hand what’s behind an encaustic painting, a clay sculpture, or a stained glass window. https://tomtomfest.com/mcguffey/



Sponsors
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McGuffey Art Center

McGuffey Art Center, located one block from the Downtown Mall, is one of the oldest artist-run cooperative art centers in the country.   We are a community of artists dedicated to practicing our art and to passing on the creative spirit.  This is our mission statement.  It reflects... Read More →


Saturday April 14, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm
McGuffey Art Center 201 2nd Street NW, Charlottesville, VA 22902

12:00pm

Artisanal Tom Tom
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Want to take a souvenir home from Tom Tom? Support local talent and pick up a special something at our Vendor Village! TheAn open-air market featuresing local and regional vendors who sellwill sell their vintage and handmade jewelry, apparel, art, home goods, and furniture. Highly curated.

Saturday April 14, 2018 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Emancipation Park 101 East Market Street, Charlottesville VA 22902

12:00pm

Food Truck Roundup
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We are bringing the best local and regional food trucks to the Block Parties. Take your pick from tacos to grilled cheese, and dumplings to veggie bowls and more!

Saturday April 14, 2018 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Emancipation Park 101 East Market Street, Charlottesville VA 22902

12:00pm

Block Party
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Our open air block parties in historic downtown Charlottesville showcase the best in music, art, tech, and local food. We pack Emancipation Park with a nonstop concert series spanning all three days, a craft beer garden, tech and art showcases, a food truck rally, and fun for every age.

Sponsors
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C-Ville Weekly

C-VILLE Weekly is a free newspaper with a weekly circulation of 23,000 copies distributed in Charlottesville and its surrounding counties. In addition, we publish seven magazines throughout the year: Abode, a monthly home and landscape magazine; C-BIZ, a quarterly business publication... Read More →
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New Belgium

Culture has become the new buzz word in business, and folks love to ask “what’s your culture like?” Here's the thing: culture isn't about what you say; it's about what you do. Company values that are posted to a corporation's website, or displayed on a poster in their lobby... Read More →


Saturday April 14, 2018 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Emancipation Park 101 East Market Street, Charlottesville VA 22902

12:30pm

Artist Lunch with James Johnson and Frank Walker
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Join Tom Tom Artists-In-Residents James Johnson and Frank Walker as they discuss their work during an informal artist talk at the Charlottesville's Welcome Gallery. Bring your own lunch and learn the techniques and inspiration behind the works of a pair of local artists. This luncheon is in partnership with New City Arts.  


Artists
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Frank Walker

Artist
Frank Walker was born in 1953 in Charlottesville, Virginia. He began his education at the Jefferson Elementary School, moved on to Walker Junior High School, St. Emma Military Academy in Powhatan, Virginia, and graduated from Lane High School. College followed at Virginia Commonwealth... Read More →
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James Johnson

Sketch Artist
Artist born and raised in Charlottesville with a brief stint in the Richmond area. Grew up being the lone creative in a family of educators. Mostly worked in graphite in my younger years until the mid-2010's when I decided to try out inks. My curiosity went from working with black... Read More →


Saturday April 14, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Welcome Gallery 114 3rd Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Festival (FREE), Included in Summit Badge, or Individually Ticketed Festival (FREE)

12:30pm

The Front Porch Jam Band - Roots
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Teachers and students of Charlottesville’s The Front Porch regularly collaborate for special performances at events, festivals, and shows around the city. All talent levels and musicians are welcome to participate and join classes. The community always looks forward to seeing locals put on a performance showcasing roots music and the latest songs they have been working on. Support the local arts and cheer on The Front Porch!

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The Front Porch

The Front Porch is a non-profit roots music school based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Our  warm, family-friendly environment is a place where inspiration happens: we host classes, workshops, master classes, weekly jams, and performances. Our talented instructors, each professional... Read More →


Saturday April 14, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Emancipation Park 101 East Market Street, Charlottesville VA 22902

1:00pm

Community Workshop: Personal Digitization
Limited Capacity filling up
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Scan and digitize your personal documents, photographs, negatives, film slides, audio cassettes, and VHS tapes in this hands-on-workshop led by JMRL librarians. Bring your items and a way to store them (USB drive, SD card, or cloud account) and JMRL will walk you through the steps to preserve your data and make the files easy to store and share.

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Jefferson-Madison Regional Library

Jefferson-Madison Regional Library is a valuable educational resource built on the sustained efforts of local residents over the past two centuries. We think our forefathers would look kindly on what their early efforts created and we look forward to the future progress of Jefferson-Madison... Read More →

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Sarah Hamfeldt

Manager/Adult & Reference Services, JMRL

1:40pm

Buddha Council
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Returning to Tom Tom Festival is Buddha Council, a reggae band grown in Virginia Beach. They have wiled their time together by exploring old and new waves of reggae music, pushing boundaries in the genre. After forming in 2013, they found their sweet spot in Future Roots, and continue fine-tuning and balancing their voice with their sophomore album, released in 2015.

Artists
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Buddha Council

Returning to Tom Tom Festival is Buddha Council, a reggae band grown in Virginia Beach. They have wiled their time together by exploring old and new waves of reggae music, pushing boundaries in the genre. After forming in 2013, they found their sweet spot in Future Roots, and continue... Read More →



2:30pm

Partner Event: Burnley-Moran Color Run
The Burnley-Moran PTO invites local Charlottesville runners, walkers, and families to participate in the school’s second annual Charlottesville Color Run. This family-friendly race will feature color powder stations throughout the accessible 1-mile loop so your complimentary race shirt will be a masterpiece by the time you cross the finish line. All proceeds will go towards enrichment programs for the students.

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Burnley-Moran PTO

The Burnley-Moran PTO invites local Charlottesville runners, walkers, and families to participate in our second annual Charlottesville Color Run presented by the Tom Tom Founders Festival. This family-friendly, 1 mile race, will be held Saturday, April 14th at 2:30 pm at Burnley-Moran... Read More →


2:50pm

Cville Allstars - Funk & Blues
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3:00pm

Community Workshop: Dance Workshop with Charlottesville Ballet
Limited Capacity seats available
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Charlottesville Ballet will host a dance workshop for participants aged 10+ (no prior dance experience is necessary). Participants will learn choreography from Keith Lee's piece "Trilogy" and will then have the opportunity to perform on stage at The Paramount Theater alongside the professional dancers of the Charlottesville Ballet at their 10th Anniversary performance called "A Decade of Dance."

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Charlottesville Ballet

Charlottesville Ballet
Charlottesville Ballet (CBA) is a professional ballet company, dance academy, and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Charlottesville, VA. Founded in 2007 with a unique mission for dancer wellness, Charlottesville Ballet is the only full time professional dance company in the... Read More →

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4:00pm

Becca Mancari - Americana
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We aren’t joking when we say the world has inspired Becca Mancari’s music: born in a multi-cultural family, she has lived in the States - midwest, mideast, north, and south - Zimbabwe - and traveled to dozens of other countries. She especially loves making music “for in front of a bonfire,” and road trip background beats. The train-hopper was attracted the backroads and countryside of Virginia, where she has since called home, after a lifetime of being a nomad. She aims to always create authentic, raw, organic performances, and never aims for perfection - because to her, “[perfection] is flat.”

Artists
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Becca Mancari

We aren’t joking when we say the world has inspired Becca Mancari’s music: born in a multi-cultural family, she has lived in the States – Midwest, Mideast, north, and south – Zimbabwe – and traveled to dozens of other countries. She especially loves making music “for in... Read More →



5:10pm

Kwame Binea Shakedown - Rock & Funk
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Kwame describes their music as “organic,” saying it embodies “life, love, and struggles.” Since 2009, after he started teaming up with other songwriters and artists, Kwame’s artistic identity began to surface and flourish. They earned their named “Uptown Shakedown” because the walls in their Harlem apartment used to shake when they rehearsed. They went from performing at coffee shops to sold out performances at the historic Apollo Theater. Shake the night away with Kwame Binea Shakedown this April!

Artists
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Kwame Binea Shakedown

Kwame describes their music as “organic,” saying it embodies “life, love, and struggles.” Since 2009, after he started teaming up with other songwriters and artists, Kwame’s artistic identity began to surface and flourish. They earned their named “Uptown Shakedown” because... Read More →



6:25pm

The National Reserve - Rock
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Before putting themselves in the spotlight, The National Reserve found their ideal stage in the back of Brooklyn bars. The fiery rock band recalls sound of the 70s, proclaimed at the “golden age” of music, and mixes funky sounds to make for rich performances. They love nothing more than creating a “soundtrack to [your] night,” amping up the environment to any place they set up camp. Settle in at Tom Tom and saddle up to the wild sounds of The National Reserve!

Artists
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The National Reserve

Before putting themselves in the spotlight, The National Reserve found their ideal stage in the back of Brooklyn bars. The fiery rock band recalls sounds of the 70s, proclaimed at the “golden age” of music, and mixes funky sounds to make for rich performances. They love nothing... Read More →



7:00pm

Partner Event: Champion Brewery Metal Showcase
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Get rowdy at this 3rd annual event for a raucous night of the country’s finest thrash metal in the parking lot next to Champion Brewery.

Bands include: Suppression (Mutant-Hardcore / Grind Noise), Sete Star Sept (Nuts-core Metal), God's America (Park Villas Powerviolence), Salvaticus (Black Metal), and DISINTEGRATION (Old School Grindcore)

Sponsors
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Champion Brewing Company

OUR CORE BEERS ARE OUR DAY-IN, DAY-OUT BEERS THAT WE PRODUCE FOR ONGOING ENJOYMENT IN CANS. WE ENJOY USING OUR TWO FACILITIES TO PUMP OUT LARGE VOLUMES OF CONSISTENT BEERS FOR DISTRIBUTION, AND ALSO FOR LIMITED PRODUCTION OF WILD AND ENGAGING BEERS THAT WE MAY NEVER REPEAT.



Saturday April 14, 2018 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Champion Brewing Company 324 6th St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

8:00pm

The Skins - Soul & Pop
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The Skins are a picture-perfect group of friends - and band - harking from the City That Never Sleeps. The young group brings inspiration from their personal lives, the artists in the streets of Brooklyn, and the sights and sound of The Big Apple into all of their music, weaving together soul, rock, funk, and pop. Their nonstop energy and high spirits resonate in their songs, their harmonies sending chills down your spine.

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The Skins

The Skins are a picture-perfect group of friends – and band – harking from the City That Never Sleeps. The young group brings inspiration from their personal lives, the artists in the streets of Brooklyn, and the sights and sound of The Big Apple into all of their music, weaving... Read More →



9:15pm

Mates of State - Pop
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Nobody puts Mates of State in the “pop” corner. They emphasize their “minimal pop” sounds, and maximize on experimental and indie beats. You’ll find yourself tapping your foot along to their anthems on life and love, pulling from their experiences in the Midwest and Northeast growing up. The married duo are quirky on and off stage, and let it shine wherever they wander. They regularly collaborate with indie rock specialist Peter Kalis, who helped Interpol find their voice.

Artists
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Mates of State

Nobody puts Mates of State in the “pop” corner. They emphasize their “minimal pop” sounds, and maximize on experimental and indie beats. You’ll find yourself tapping your foot along to their anthems on life and love, pulling from their experiences in the Midwest and Northeast... Read More →



Saturday April 14, 2018 9:15pm - 10:45pm
Emancipation Park 101 East Market Street, Charlottesville VA 22902

10:30pm

Elby Brass Band - Downtown Parade
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Watch the city transform late into the night with all of the fun and music in the streets! Continue the festivities with the best brass band around as they lead a nighttime parade down the Downtown Mall to an afterparty at Zocalo.

Artists
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ELBY Brass

If you ever hear trumpets, trombones, and other brass out on the streets of small towns in Virginia, you’re likely within earshot of ELBY BRASS. The funky, jazzy, full-of-non-stop-energy band is a group of sassy and brassy musicians who see the world as their stage. Routinely, audiences... Read More →


Saturday April 14, 2018 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Emancipation Park 101 East Market Street, Charlottesville VA 22902

10:45pm

ELBY Brass - Energetic Funk & Jazz
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If you ever hear trumpets, trombones, and other brass out on the streets of small towns in Virginia, you’re likely within earshot of Elby Brass. The funky, jazzy, full-of-non-stop-energy band is a group of sassy and brassy musicians who see the world as their stage. Routinely, audiences see them taking the stage only to march right off of it, and take to the open roads of the city they’re in, bringing the whole community together on impromptu parades that keep the ruckus going long into the night. This favorite is a highlight of Tom Tom, and we expect no less this year!

Artists
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ELBY Brass

If you ever hear trumpets, trombones, and other brass out on the streets of small towns in Virginia, you’re likely within earshot of ELBY BRASS. The funky, jazzy, full-of-non-stop-energy band is a group of sassy and brassy musicians who see the world as their stage. Routinely, audiences... Read More →


Saturday April 14, 2018 10:45pm - 11:00pm
Emancipation Park 101 East Market Street, Charlottesville VA 22902

11:00pm

Downtown Parade & Afterparty
Limited Capacity seats available
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Festival Pass - Free.
Watch the city transform late into the night with all of the fun and music in the streets! Continue the festivities with the best brass band around as they lead a nighttime parade down the Downtown Mall to an afterparty.

Artists
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ELBY Brass

If you ever hear trumpets, trombones, and other brass out on the streets of small towns in Virginia, you’re likely within earshot of ELBY BRASS. The funky, jazzy, full-of-non-stop-energy band is a group of sassy and brassy musicians who see the world as their stage. Routinely, audiences... Read More →

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Zocalo

Zocalo Restaurant, located in the center of Charlottesville on the historic downtown pedestrian mall, has been one of Charlottesville’s most popular dining and nightlife spots for the past fourteen years and is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. During the warm... Read More →


Saturday April 14, 2018 11:00pm - Sunday April 15, 2018 1:00am
Zocalo 201 E. Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
 
Sunday, April 15
 

2:00pm

Koda & the Drunken Allstars - Southern Rock
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What is Koda & The Drunken Allstars all about? Getting rowdy. Being eclectic. Thriving on standing out. With focuses on Southern Rock, their sounds dip into funk and country, bringing a little something for everyone to their performances. Members of the band also hail from other Charlottesville-based bands that have seen great success, including the town favorite Chamomile and Whiskey. More than anything, they love their region, and do their best to represent the Blue Ridge Mountains in their music. Get a tall one with them at Tom Tom!

2:00pm

Artisanal Tom Tom
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Want to take a souvenir home from Tom Tom? Support local talent and pick up a special something at our Vendor Village! The open-air market will feature local and regional vendors who sell their vintage and handmade jewelry, apparel, art, home goods, and furniture. Highly curated.

2:00pm

Partner Event: Gamecrafters of C'ville
Limited Capacity seats available
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Bring the family out for an afternoon of outdoor fun as we play a variety of games from Charlottesville gamecrafters. This event will feature several local businesses who create board, lawn and role-playing games.

Sunday April 15, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
IX Art Park 521 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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2:00pm

Food Truck Roundup
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We are bringing the best local and regional food trucks to the Block Parties. Take your pick from tacos to grilled cheese, and dumplings to veggie bowls and more!

2:00pm

Block Party
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Our open air block parties in historic downtown Charlottesville showcase the best in music, art, tech, and local food. We pack Emancipation Park with a nonstop concert series spanning all three days, a craft beer garden, tech and art showcases, a food truck rally, and fun for every age.

Sponsors
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C-Ville Weekly

C-VILLE Weekly is a free newspaper with a weekly circulation of 23,000 copies distributed in Charlottesville and its surrounding counties. In addition, we publish seven magazines throughout the year: Abode, a monthly home and landscape magazine; C-BIZ, a quarterly business publication... Read More →
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New Belgium

Culture has become the new buzz word in business, and folks love to ask “what’s your culture like?” Here's the thing: culture isn't about what you say; it's about what you do. Company values that are posted to a corporation's website, or displayed on a poster in their lobby... Read More →


3:10pm

Adar - Soul & Jazz
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The Charlottesville artist, Adar, attracted band members with her stunning vocals and chilling performances in front of wide audiences around town. Together they take on new sounds in funk, soul, and jazz, often mixing the genres to create new, vibrant, rock-sounding hits. Their charismatic personalities bring energy to a stage and keep crowds on their feet well into each night they perform. Their music has been described to have a great feel of “sensory texture,” with just a dash of reggae inspiration. Come listen for yourself!


4:40pm

Darrell Rose Power Trio - Afrikaan
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As their name suggests, this trio bring “power” to their performances. The core of their music and based heavily in Afrikaan music culture - featuring deep, rhythmic drumming that gets everyone on their feet. The sensational, electric sounds produced from their instruments expresses emotions beyond words - the trio are ceaseless with their sounds, pushing their limits and more than filling the void with music sure to leave an impression long after they have left the stage.

Artists
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Darrell Rose

Artist-in-Residence, TreeHouse Studioz
Darrell Rose’s lifetime of study under the tutelage of world renowned masters such as Mor Thiam and Abdou Kunta, both of Senegal, and Babatunde Olatunji of Nigeria, eventually led to Darrell joining Bob Marley’s iconic reggae group, “The Wailers.” Throughout his years as a... Read More →



6:15pm

Kendall Street Company - Jammy Rock
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They derive their music from influences like Santana and The Grateful Dead - bringing in experimental, eclectic sounds that get a rise out of audiences wherever they roam. Kendall Street Company is continuously evolving through their music, in part due to the rotation of artists and members - welcoming all backgrounds, instruments, and personal tastes. This attributes to their unique and often-called “jammy” and “funky” performances. One thing you can always count on with them: they will bring their energy and own any stage they climb up on!

7:00pm

Partner Event: Porchella Kick Off with Bridge PAI
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Kick off the crowd favorite Porchella at the Bridge PAI. Featuring Charlottesville’s best music groups all night long, an in house cider bar, and an on site screen printer printing collectable maps of the 2018 Porchella porches. The only way to begin the close of Tom Tom 2018.

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Bridge PAI

The Bridge is dynamic and inclusive organization serving artists and thinkers who want to share knowledge, challenge one another, and engage in the progressive expression of diverse ideas.If you’ve got an idea, you’ve got a partner in The Bridge! We provide the resources and programs... Read More →


Sunday April 15, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902

7:00pm

Porchella
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Pop-up acoustic performances on porches throughout the historic Belmont neighborhood feature some of Charlottesville’s best music groups and performers. This intimate swan song performance is a great and emotional way to close out another year of connections, innovations, and you.

Los Hombres Medicados (Alternative Rock), Matthew O’Donnell (Irish Folk), Philip St. (Pop), Genna Matthew (Bittersweet Folk), Take Two String Band (Bluegrass), Matt Curreri (Folk), Isabel Bailey Band (Pop Americana), Emily Julia Kresky (Blues & Roots), JJ Von Briesen (Americana Rock), Gina Sobel (Jazz Funk), The Ragnarockers (Funky Jazz), Stray Fossa (Indie Rock), Moby & the Dicks (Rock)

Sunday April 15, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Belmont Neighborhood Belmont, Charlottesville, VA 22902
 


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