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Technology for Good at the FUTURE FORWARD Conference

How does technology and entrepreneurship increase opportunity in the community?

​The Technology for Good Track at the FUTURE FORWARD Conference is a pay-what-you-can experience designed to bring the founders, funders, and citizen leaders of Charlottesville (and beyond) together. The conference will occur on Thursday April 20, at the CODE Building and Common House in Downtown Charlottesville, with additional satellite sessions and events happening throughout the week.



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. This conference is a state of the union for Charlottesville Tech, bringing together individuals from various sectors including biotechnology, energy, data, and AI. We will learn how these local innovators are driving global change. The conference also looks at diversity within the sectors, from a workforce and cultural perspective, ensuring that there are multiple voices shaping decisions.

So whether you're looking for insights into some of the most relevant global trends, the ethics around data and AI, or some of the hottest emerging Charlottesville companies, this is a conference that you’ll learn, connect, and truly become inspired by.


Special Events at the Conference

Make sure to join us on Wednesday 4/19 for a conference launch party “Tech Mixer” that brings everyone together for an evening at the CODE Building.

For Students: On Thursday UVA’s Career Center will be hosting tech treks and a career fair. Learn more and sign up.


A Special Thanks to our Sponsors


Conference Schedule


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.

  • Rob Archer, CODE Base

  • Paul Beyer, Executive Director, Tom Tom Foundation

  • Kate Byrne, Chief Growth Officer, Goodlight Capital

  • Nikki Hastings, Executive Director of CvilleBioHub

  • Charlie Hennemen, Program Manager, CvilleBioHub

  • Tracey Greene, Executive Director, CBIC

  • Neal Piper, Founder & CEO, Luminoah

  • Rahul Keshap, Venture Central

  • Reggie Leonard, UVA Data Science School

  • Rich Alevi, Renewable Energy Alliance

  • Marty Weiner, Founding engineer at Pinterest and first CTO at Reddit.


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