Charlottesville, VA (August 1, 2017) — Tom Tom Founders Festival will host the inaugural Fall Forum, a day-long dialogue between young visionaries and established leaders in Virginia, exploring the opportunities faced by the Commonwealth’s communities and key industries today, from renewable energy to cultural investment. The event will take place on Friday, September 22nd, from 10am-5pm ET at The Haven and surrounding venues on Charlottesville’s historic pedestrian mall. Participation in the Forum is by invitation only. Individuals may learn more and request an invitation to attend at

The inaugural Tom Tom Fall Forum is a statewide convening of over 500 young business executives, policy-makers, and community leaders around a common goal of driving Virginia’s new economy forward. Topic areas across the day include industries at the nexus of public good and private sector growth, including agriculture, health, energy, cybersecurity, education, design, machine learning, and investment. A more detailed schedule and list of speakers will be announced on Wednesday, August 16th.

The Forum leads into the sixth annual Tomtoberfest, a two-day block party celebrating local visionaries who have shaped the city of Charlottesville.

This event is open to press. Media wishing to RSVP or requesting more information should respond directly to this email or contact Tom Tom Founders Festival’s Marketing Manager, Whitney Kenerly ([email protected], 919-749-3776).


The Tom Tom Foundation is a nonprofit organization that celebrates entrepreneurs, leaders, and creators in the multi-disciplinary legacy of Thomas Jefferson. Tom Tom’s signature event is a weeklong festival of ideas, culture, and service that takes place in conjunction with Jefferson’s birthday each April. The Festival welcomed over 18,000 attendees to Charlottesville, VA in 2017 and has channeled nearly $3 million to new ventures since its inception in 2012. Learn more: