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Wednesday, April 17

8am - 9pm


Embrace evolution with technology…for good.

Charlottesville’s technology sector is one of the region’s most vibrant areas of economic opportunity and a source of global innovation and ideas. Our 2023 conference provided a state of the union for Charlottesville Tech, bringing together various sectors including biotechnology, energy, data, and AI. We learned how local innovators are driving global change and the role of diversity in ensuring that multiple voices are shaping decisions.

Building upon last year’s foundation, TFG 2024 moves into the next chapter of our growing tech ecosystem. Through a combination of panels, lightning talks from experts leading the way, and hands-on workshops, we’ll explore the intersections of technology and climate, education, health and wellness, and how we can work together with other entrepreneurial hubs nearby.

You’ll walk away informed, inspired and connected.


Agenda Overview:

8:00 AM -  Coffee

9:00 AM - Welcome Session

9:30 AM - Sessions 2—4

10:30 AM - Sessions 5—7

12:00 PM - Lunch Break

2:00 PM - Sessions 8—10

3:30 PM - Sessions 11—12

6:00 PM - Tech Mixer

Conference venues on the historic pedestrian Mall include the CODE Building, Common House, the Bradbury, and Vault Virginia.


Session Overview:

The AI Economy

Women On The Rise

Ethical AI

Data for Social Impact



Regional Ecosystems

And MORE...

Round 1 Sessions & Speakers Announced March 7, 2024 - SIGN UP FOR UPDATES!



Your badge includes all coffees, mixers, and sessions.

Early bird pricing lasts until March 7.


Showcase your innovative and inspiring startup! Lightning talk sessions will dive into the promise of new technologies, and the transformational possibilities they represent. Join us! If you are part of a company that is 5 years old or less, and that embraces novel business concepts in a variety of fields and industries, please fill out the application below. Following each session, there will be time for mixing and networking with angel and institutional investors.


Included in your conference badge is our evening gala, the Tech Mixer! Come out for a cocktail and meet the movers and shakers in Virginia’s tech scene! This mixer assembles diverse tech industries --- biotech, energy, data, defense, and technology --- and the funders who are fueling their growth for an evening of conversations and connections.


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