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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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Michael Orlove

National Endowment for the Arts
Director, Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works, Artist Communities, International Activities
Washington, District of Columbia
Michael Orlove has been Director of Artists Communities, Presenting and Multidisciplinary Works and International Activities for the National Endowment for the Arts since 2012. Previously, Orlove spent 19 years as senior program director for the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. His tenure with the department led to nearly two decades of innovation, creativity and passion for public service with the City of Chicago. Michael helped transform the Chicago Cultural Center into a prime downtown performing arts venue, as well as launched Chicago SummerDance and World Music Festival: Chicago, two staples in the summer festival season. Michael also served as the director of music programming in Millennium Park since its grand opening in 2004 and helped establish many of the program series at that venue. Honors include being named one of the 'Chicagoans of the Year' in music by the Chicago Tribune in both 1999 and 2009, as well as one of Chicago's 'Global Visionaries' by Chicago Public Radio WBEZ and the Chicago Matters: Beyond Burnham series. He has a BA in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MA in Performing Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago.
Wednesday, April 11
 

3:00pm

6:00pm

 
Thursday, April 12
 

10:30am

12:00pm

2:00pm

3:30pm

5:00pm

8:00pm

 
Friday, April 13
 

9:00am

12:00pm

2:00pm

3:00pm

4:00pm

5:00pm

 

My Moderators Sessions

Thursday, April 12
 

10:30am

 


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