What makes us a healthy, mindful, and connected community?
The Conscious City Track at the FUTURE FORWARD Conference is a pay-what-you-can experience designed to bring the healers and healing leaders of Charlottesville (and beyond) together. The conference will occur on Wednesday, April 19, at the CODE Building and Common House in Downtown Charlottesville, with additional satellite sessions and events happening throughout the week.
Healing the Individual. Healing the Collective.
This conference takes us on an intellectual and an experiential journey through healing. We all experience suffering in our lives – physical ailments, mental stress, emotional pain, societal pressures – and it’s up to us to decide how we handle it. The process of understanding, accepting, forgiving, and ultimately healing ourselves is a lifelong journey. How can you experience wholeness and happiness on an ongoing basis?
We’ll explore a variety of proven ways we can heal ourselves and increase our awareness and happiness —from meditation and mindfulness to plant medicines (inc. psychedelics) and guided practices such as counseling, yoga, energy healing, hypnosis, and more. Along the way, we will explore ideas about what is meant by “consciousness,” whether any part of your consciousness might survive death, how to bring more awareness to all parts of your life, and how you can meaningfully increase joy and fulfillment in your day-to-day activities and truly flourish.
A Special Thanks to our Sponsors
Special Thanks to our Steering Committee
The steering committee are individuals who will help facilitate and host events during the week of Tom Tom. Each of these people is actively working in the consciousness and healing space in Charlottesville and beyond, and is helping promote a year-round conversation about a more connected community.
Pat Belisle, UVA Division of Perceptual Studies
Erin Burt, Director of Admissions, Union Presbyterian Seminary
Kate Byrne, Chief Growth Officer, Goodlight Capital
David Fife, Managing Partner, Integrated VC
Ginger Graham, Tom Tom Advisory Board
Adam Healey, CEO, Novela
Sam Heath, Evangelical Network - Equal Justice USA
Alicia Henry, Writer, Tea Poet
Freddy Jackson, Founder, The Love No Ego Foundation
Stein Kretsinger, Data Scientist & Business Advisor
Karolyn Kinane, UVA Contemplative Sciences
Alicia Lenahan, Executive Director, Common Ground
Alex Patterson, CEO of Ambiwasi
Martize Tolbert, The Fountain Fund, Peace in the Streets
Rissa Tutia, Program Manager, Common Ground
Lindsay Westra, SAP