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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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Tuesday, April 10
 

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

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Wednesday, April 11
 

12:00pm

Youth Summit: Makerville
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After a morning of sharing ideas and concepts at The Paramount Theater for the Youth Summit, students will showcase various projects at the IX Art Park for the Youth Summit’s first-ever Makerville! This will be a space for musical performances, art creation at interactive booths, trade-skilled showcases and services, pop-up dialogues, and much more.

Sponsors
avatar for ReinventED Lab

ReinventED Lab

We want Charlottesville to be the shining example of what the future of school can look like for everyone.How we're getting thereWe're working towards this mission by empowering students and designing custom curricula for educators and clients.We're also training education innovators... Read More →
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UVA Curry School of Education

Advancing Society. Together. As the 18th Ranked School of Education we create a positive and lasting change - in the classroom, in the lab, in the community, and in the world at large.


Wednesday April 11, 2018 12:00pm - 2:15pm
IX Art Park 521 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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
avatar for StoryWare

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
 
Thursday, April 12
 

10:30am

Master Class: Discover Your Positioning DNA and Dominate Your Competition
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Too many business leaders fail to ask the most basic questions about their company―Who are we? And why do we matter?―before they leap right into branding. Henry Hwong takes you through the process of performing “genetic testing” on your company―a branding and marketing strategy that will build market momentum and crush the competition.

Speakers
avatar for Henry Hwong

Henry Hwong

Principal, Cunningham Collective
Henry Hwong has over 24 years of experience in technology and consulting for venture-backed startups and public companies. He is an expert in product strategy, pricing, corporate innovation and marketplaces. While at Cunningham Collective, Henry has led a number of marketing and brand... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for StoryWare

StoryWare

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

Willowtree

Creating beautiful digital products engineered to drive growth for the world’s leading brands.


Thursday April 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:40am
Old Metropolitan Hall 101 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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
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 →


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

2:00pm

Partner Event: Financing Affordable Housing
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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 →
avatar for Anthony Williams

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
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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.
avatar for Sunshine Mathon

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 Anita Morrison

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
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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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.
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 →


3:30pm

Partner Event: Community Engagement in Affordable Housing
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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.
avatar for Charlene Green

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
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 →


3:30pm

Roundtable: Revitalizing Main Street
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As Americans seek increasingly urban, walkable environments, downtown has returned to center stage for economic opportunity and social vibrancy. What makes these places work? Join this roundtable for a lively conversation about design, policy, and placemaking.

Moderators
avatar for Winona Dimeo-Edgar

Winona Dimeo-Edgar

Managing Editor, Livability.com
Winona Dimeo-Ediger’s articles have appeared in Rolling Stone, National Geographic, Country Living, NPR and Buzzfeed. She currently serves as the managing editor of Livability.com, a site that highlights the "unsung awesomeness" of small to mid-size cities in voice-driven articles... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ric Cavender

Ric Cavender

Executive Director, Charleston Main Streets
Ric is the Executive Director of Charleston Main Streets, the city’s community & economic development agency focused on the East End and West Side Urban business districts. Since the programs' inceptions, the districts have experienced public and private investments totaling over... Read More →
avatar for Becky Ceperley

Becky Ceperley

Consultant, Member of Charleston, WV City Council, Appalachia Funders Network, City of Charleston, WV
Becky Cain Ceperley is an at-large member of the Charleston, West Virginia City Council. Ms. Ceperley is employed as a consultant for the Philanthropy Engagement Project of Appalachia Funders Network.
avatar for Juanita Hardy

Juanita Hardy

Senior Visiting Fellow for Creative Placemaking, Urban Land Institute
Juanita Hardy is the ULI Senior Visiting Fellow for Creative Placemaking. Her work will support the Institute’s Building Healthy Places Initiative by deepening and broadening ULI’s focus on creative placemaking in its content and program areas, and through its District Council... Read More →
avatar for Mona El Khafif

Mona El Khafif

Associate Professor, UVA School of Architecture
Mona El Khafif is an Associate Professor at UVA School of Architecture, co-author of ‘URBANbuild: Local/Global’ (with Ila Berman) and author of ‘Staged Urbanism: Urban Spaces for Art, Culture and Consumption in the Age of Leisure Society’ (German edition). She received her... Read More →

Scholars
avatar for Johnny Magdaleno

Johnny Magdaleno

Communications Manager, Urban Manufacturing Alliance
Johnny Magdaleno is the communications manager for the Urban Manufacturing Alliance. He writes policy reports, leads grant applications, writes and distributes press releases, and works with UMA's partners on a variety of writing and research projects. Johnny also works as a journalist... Read More →
avatar for Hana Passen

Hana Passen

Associate Director, New America National Network, New America
Hana Passen is the Associate Director for New America’s National Network. Her responsibilities include project management for the Reinventing the Think Tank Initiative and coordinating New America’s growth into a nationally networked organization.
avatar for Melody Warnick

Melody Warnick

Freelance Journalist
Melody Warnick is the author of This Is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are (Viking, 2016), an exploration of the groundbreaking concept of place attachment. Described by Richard Florida as “an important book for so many people who are choosing their place to live,” This... Read More →


3:30pm

Tour: The Evolution of Industry at Woolen Mills
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Shuttle will pick up at the bus pull-off lane on Water Street on the west end of the Downtown Mall: past the ice rink, Omni entrance, and Federal Courthouse. Staff will be at the Whiskey Jar to spot and direct participants.

Once a classic example of a river “mill town” industrial site, Woolen Mills is on the cusp of a major redevelopment. Get an insider’s sneak peek at its future as an adaptive reuse, mixed-use project restoring the Rivanna/Moore’s Creek as a recreational asset.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Catlin

Lee Catlin

Economic Development Project Manager, Albemarle County
Lee has 25 years of experience in local government in Albemarle County, beginning in community relations in the Police Department and moving into areas including communications, community engagement, media relations, economic development and tourism among others. Her last position... Read More →
avatar for Brian Roy

Brian Roy

Student, Monticello HS
Historic Renovation, Adaptive Re-use, Real Estate Development

Sponsors
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Albemarle County

Albemarle County is one of the most attractive and desirable locations in Virginia, with excellent school systems, low crime and unemployment rates, and a wide range of cultural, historic and recreational activities which offer unique advantages for thriving businesses and for gracious... Read More →


Thursday April 12, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Woolen Mills
 
Friday, April 13
 

10:30am

Designing Products with Purpose
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Can design transform objects and systems into vessels for social impact? Learn how these designers responded to crises in the world around them, from police brutality to hunger and homelessness.

Moderators
avatar for Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson

Portfolio Director, IDEO
Peter Jackson is a portfolio director at IDEO San Francisco, where he is focused on the intersection of consumer experience and organizational design. Prior to joining IDEO, Peter served as senior counselor to now U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and as the first Assistant Director for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Anderson

Brandon Anderson

Founder & CEO, Raheem AI
Brandon D. Anderson is the Founder of Raheem AI, a secure and anonymous tool to report and review police interactions. The tech nonprofit builds feedback loops for cities to help identify where policing works well and where it can be improved. Raheem AI is sponsored by My Brother's Keeper Alliance, an initiative of the Obama Foun... Read More →
avatar for Kris Cody

Kris Cody

Founder, PAKA
Kris Cody is the founder of PAKA, an alpaca wool sweater company that empowers Peruvian women. PAKA currently employs 17 women weavers and knitters full-time. The funds that Cody has raised will also pay the tuition for one Peruvian woman to attend college.
avatar for Hannah Dehradunwala

Hannah Dehradunwala

Cofounder and CEO, Transfernation
Hannah is the co-founder and CEO of Transfernation, New York City’s first tech-based, on-demand food donation service. Founded while she was still an undergrad, in the last two years, the organization has redistributed over 52,000 pounds of food to countless shelters in Manhattan... Read More →
avatar for Tina Hovsepian

Tina Hovsepian

Founder, Cardborigami
Hovsepian is the Design Director at one of the largest developments under construction in downtown LA: Oceanwide Plaza, with the role to oversee the Design of the project and bring Oceanwide’s vision to life. She is also the founder and board chair of Cardborigami, a non-profit... Read More →
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Tim Scott

Co-Founder, Mitscoots Outfitters
Tim Scott is the Co-Founder of Mitscoots Outfitters, a social enterprise on a mission to outfit and employ individuals transitioning out of homelessness. Leveraging his past military and ad world experience, Tim has has bootstrapped his company into 200+ retail partnerships with a... 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.
avatar for Willowtree

Willowtree

Creating beautiful digital products engineered to drive growth for the world’s leading brands.


Friday April 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:40am
Welcome Gallery 114 3rd Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Fred Harris

Fred Harris

Special Advisor, Jonathan Rose Companies
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.
avatar for Dan Rosensweig

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 →
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 →

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
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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
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12:00pm

Founders Luncheon: Brands in the Age of Distraction
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What makes some brands soar in our multi-channel, user-generated world, while others crash and burn? Branding veterans trade insights - and horror stories - from the front lines.

Moderators
avatar for Margo Bulka

Margo Bulka

Senior Product Strategist, WillowTree
Margo is a Senior Product Strategist at WillowTree in Charlottesville, Virginia. She works with Fortune 500 clients (including HBO, Regal Cinemas, and Wyndham Hotels) to develop and hone concepts for mobile, web and IoT applications by performing user-centered research in tandem with... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Z Bryant

Z Bryant

Creative Director, Journey Group
Zack Bryant leads Journey Group’s digital studio—crafting web and video projects that are goal driven and people centered. He’s dogged about carving the right path from intention to outcome, pursuing results in which a few seconds on a screen give way to meaningful experiences... Read More →
avatar for Magnus Hierta

Magnus Hierta

Founder & Executive Creative Director, Hue&Cry
Magnus Hierta is the Creative Director at The Martin Agency and Founder / ECD of Hue&Cry. From design to animation, advertising, architecture, photography, or any other creative field, he prefers not to think of each as a professional silo standing on its own. The act of applying... Read More →
avatar for Darcey Lacy

Darcey Lacy

Founder & Creative Director, Watermark Design
Over the last 10 years, Darcey has grown Watermark Design into an award-winning branding and package design studio, serving businesses nationally, and gathering accolades from The Dieline and HOW Magazine, among others.
avatar for Lindsey Norment

Lindsey Norment

Interim Brand Director, Virginia Tourism Corporation
Lindsey Norment serves as the Interim Brand Director for the Virginia Tourism Corporation. In this capacity, she leads the Brand department to strategically execute the vision of the iconic Virginia is for Lovers brand. Ms. Norment was raised in Richmond, Virginia. She is a graduate... Read More →

Sponsors
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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.
avatar for Willowtree

Willowtree

Creating beautiful digital products engineered to drive growth for the world’s leading brands.


Friday April 13, 2018 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Downtown Grille 201 W. Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

2:00pm

Solving Design Problems with Prototyping
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UX and UI designers work with many other professionals from marketers to C-level executives to front and back-end engineers. Learn how to successfully solve design problems and efficiently collaborate with others to produce the best designs for your product or your client. 

Moderators
avatar for Kate Hofstra

Kate Hofstra

Creative Services Director, Storyware
Kate Hofstra is a Brooklyn based digital strategist, designer and copywriter with a decade of experience in writing, research and creative strategy. With a knack for storytelling and an instinct for organization, she helps brands and nonprofits deliver smart and engaging online e... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Emily Flannery

Emily Flannery

Team Lead, Marketing Engineering, InVision
Emily Flannery is the Team Lead on the Marketing Engineering team at InVision. Cross-functional collaboration is what she loves most about her work — delivering solutions that meet and exceed their teams' goals and customers' expectations.
avatar for Kristen Keiser

Kristen Keiser

Designer, Pentagram
Kristen is a graphic designer based in Austin, TX. She joined the international design firm Pentagram in 2012, and her clients include Bumble, World Wildlife Fund, University of Southern California, The Contemporary Austin, Texas Society of Architects, CU Boulder, Santa Clara University... Read More →
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.
avatar for Willowtree

Willowtree

Creating beautiful digital products engineered to drive growth for the world’s leading brands.


Friday April 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Welcome Gallery 114 3rd Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

2:00pm

Partner Event: Affordable Housing Design
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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 →
avatar for Andrew Gast-Bray

Andrew Gast-Bray

Director of Planning, Albemarle County
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.
avatar for Sunshine Mathon

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
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 →


3:00pm

A Universal Language: Inclusive Design
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Industry leaders and designers discuss techniques for keeping design culturally-relevant, inclusive, and accessible through basic design principles, maintaining reliable user-experience, ultimately working to create better user-experiences.

Moderators
avatar for Lance Barrera

Lance Barrera

Product Designer, WillowTree
Lance Barrera creates innovative digital products for the world's leading brands. Outside of work, Lance hosts and organizes the CreativeMornings Charlottesville chapter. He is on the Programming Committee for The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative and also contributes to Charlottesville... Read More →

Speakers
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Jordan Devries

Director of UX, Brave UX
Jordan DeVries is the Director of UX at Brave UX, a UX agency that designs complex application interfaces. Jordan has been writing, architecting, designing, developing and animating interfaces for the past 15 years. His work has been featured in multiple publications, including Fast... 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.
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Julia Swenson

Director of Product Design, WillowTree
Julia Jamieson Swenson is Director of Product Design at WillowTree. Julia previously served on the board of AIGA West Michigan and as founding host of Creative Mornings Grand Rapids. 

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.
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Willowtree

Creating beautiful digital products engineered to drive growth for the world’s leading brands.


Friday April 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Welcome Gallery 114 3rd Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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
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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

Case Study: Citizen-Centered Design in Gainesville, FL
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Invisible, tenacious, and pervasive, organizational dysfunction underlies many of our most pressing challenges in the social sector. But it can be beat. Get inspired by the story of how some determined city administrators in Gainesville partnered up with IDEO to reorient their entire local government around citizens.

Moderators
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Peter Jackson

Portfolio Director, IDEO
Peter Jackson is a portfolio director at IDEO San Francisco, where he is focused on the intersection of consumer experience and organizational design. Prior to joining IDEO, Peter served as senior counselor to now U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and as the first Assistant Director for... Read More →

Speakers
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Anthony Lyons

City Manager, City of Gainesville
Anthony was appointed Gainesville City Manager by the City Commission in April 2016. He is responsible for a team of more than 1500 city employees. He has also served as Gainesville’s Interim City Manager, Interim Planning and Service Director as well as two tenures as the City’s... Read More →
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Wendy Thomas

Director, Department of Doing, City of Gainesville, FL
Wendy Thomas is the City of Gainesville’s first Director of the Department of Doing where her responsibilities include overseeing the Planning and Building Divisions. Her experience in planning and development spans both the public and private sectors.

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.
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Willowtree

Creating beautiful digital products engineered to drive growth for the world’s leading brands.


Friday April 13, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Welcome Gallery 114 3rd Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
 
Saturday, April 14
 

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
 
Sunday, April 15
 

2:00pm

Partner Event: Gamecrafters of C'ville
Limited Capacity seats available
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Festival Pass - Free.

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


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