Celebrating entrepreneurship, culture, and innovation.

 

APRIL 9-15, 2018

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSave


TOM TOM
FOUNDERS
FESTIVAL

APRIL 9-15, 2018
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

 

GET TICKETS
SaveSave

SaveSave

110+ EVENTS

400+ SPEAKERS

70+ BANDS

20k ATTENDEES

 

WHAT IS TOM TOM?

Tom Tom Founder Festival & Summit is a week-long conference and cultural event celebrating innovation in entrepreneurship and civic life. Leaders gather with artists to learn, explore, and create solutions – all in an unforgettable Southern city that’s full of heart. Gain powerful insights as you explore topics like data, energy, food, and health.

Two 4-Day Summits explore the future of industry and civic life.

A city-wide celebration of music, art, food, and creativity.

THE SUMMITS

Whether you’re interested in entrepreneurship or civic leadership, the Summits give you access to top visionaries, founders, and leaders. Learn from and meet innovators who know how to execute big ideas and create change.

OVER 110 SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED

SaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSave

Founding Stories

SaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSave

Advance tickets: on sale until 3.31

SaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSave

 

2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

SETH GOLDMAN

Founder, Honest Tea

BRANDON ANDERSON

Founder & CEO, Raheem AI

ANNE HELEN PETERSON

Western Correspondent, Buzzfeed News

MELODY BARNES

Cofounder, MB2 Solutions LLC

PLUS HUNDREDS OF ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS FROM

 

THE FESTIVAL

Music. Art. Food. Spilling across the city, over outdoor spaces and theaters,
into galleries and concert halls, the Festival celebrates visionaries like you.
Recharge, have fun, and learn to see your world in a new way

Concerts, food trucks, and craft beer and vendors.

SaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSave

Art installations, residencies, performances and screenings.

SaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSave

Farm to Table Menus, Craft Cocktails, and a city-wide potluck

SaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSave

Convening industry and civic innovators.

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSave

A weeklong celebration of culture and creativity.

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSave

HOW TO TOM TOM

Everything you need to plan your week.

SEVENTH ANNUAL
FOUNDERS FESTIVAL


APRIL 9-15, 2018
70+ BANDS and 400+ SPEAKERS at over
110 EVENTS

An action-packed week celebrating purpose driven founding, artistic expression, and innovation in small cities. Join us in historic downtown Charlottesville for seven days of terrific bands, entrepreneurs, artists, and local chefs and farmers.

LEARN MORE

NEWS

A Presidency at a Crossroads

Situated atop a polarized democratic system, whose institutions confront unprecedented challenges, presidents must still lead—not...

Read More

Block Party Lineup Announced!

We’ve just announced an awesome lineup with a weekend of free concerts, featuring bands from all over the country, with genres ranging from rock, pop, indie, soul, funk, jazz, Afrikaan, R&B, to psychedelic.

See who will be playing Tom Tom April 13-15h

SEE THE LINEUP!

SaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSave

2018 KEYNOTE

Actor, author, playwright, Minister of the Silly Walk, and black humor extraordinaire. In a special engagement with UVA’s Division of Perceptual Studies, meet the man behind Monty Python in a two-night series.
SaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSave

TOM TOM FOUNDATION

squiggle_red-02

The Tom Tom Foundation is the nonprofit organization that hosts the annual Tom Tom Founders Festival. Supporting high-impact events throughout the year, the Foundation seeks to empower the innovators whose creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and dedication to community help ensure a better future for cities across the nation.

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSave

FOUNDING PARTNERS

BE A TOM TOM INSIDER

Sign up for exclusive offers, presale notifications, and updates!