Charlottesville, VA—The Inaugural Hometown Summit begins this Thursday, April 13th, kicking off three days of ideas and fellowship for 300 innovators from over 40 small and mid-sized cities across America. Hosted in partnership with the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, the Summit is designed to foster connections and focused inspiration for exceptional local leaders. The Summit is an initiative of Tom Tom Founders Festival, a week-long celebration of urban entrepreneurship and culture in Charlottesville, VA.


The Hometown Summit consists over 50 panels, seminars, and keynotes presented by more than 150 speakers in multiple venues from 9am on Thursday, April 13th through 1:30pm on Saturday, April 15th. Most programming on Thursday and Friday will take place in the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. On Saturday, sessions will take place in Second Street Gallery, Chroma Projects, and Red Pump Kitchen. Many sessions run concurrently.

See the full agenda for the Hometown Summit at: