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avatar for Anne-Marie Slaughter

Anne-Marie Slaughter

New America
CEO and President
avatar for Mayor Levar Stoney

Mayor Levar Stoney

City of Richmond, VA
avatar for Senator Mark Warner

Senator Mark Warner

United States Senate
avatar for Mayor Andy Berke

Mayor Andy Berke

City of Chattanooga
avatar for Governor Terry McAuliffe

Governor Terry McAuliffe

Commonwealth of Virginia
avatar for Juanita Hardy

Juanita Hardy

Urban Land Institute
Senior Visiting Fellow
avatar for Brad Whitehead

Brad Whitehead

The Fund for Our Economic Future
avatar for Chris Harris

Chris Harris

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Senior Program Officer
avatar for Laura Weidman Powers

Laura Weidman Powers

Co-founder and CEO
avatar for Mike Signer

Mike Signer

City of Charlottesville
avatar for Aaron Renn

Aaron Renn

Senior Fellow
Manhattan Institute
avatar for Sheila Dugan

Sheila Dugan

Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University
Senior Implementation Advisor, Cities
avatar for Jason Schupbach

Jason Schupbach

National Endowment for the Arts
Director of Design and Creative Placemaking
avatar for Steven Olikara

Steven Olikara

Millennial Action Project
President and Co-Founder
avatar for Jennifer Park

Jennifer Park

What Works Cities, Results for America
Associate Director
avatar for Dave McClure

Dave McClure

Founding Partner
500 Startups
avatar for Elizabeth Linos

Elizabeth Linos

Behavioral Insights Team, North America
VP, Head of Research and Evaluation
avatar for Michael Hendrix

Michael Hendrix

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Senior Director, Emerging Issues & Research
avatar for Jessica Feingold

Jessica Feingold

Senior Development Manager
avatar for Jonathan Coppage

Jonathan Coppage

R Street Institute
Visiting Senior Fellow


avatar for KamranV


Managing Partner & CTO
avatar for Rich	Allevi

Rich Allevi

Sun Tribe Solar
Co-founder and Director of Operations
avatar for Emefa Addo Agawu

Emefa Addo Agawu

New America
Program Associate for the Cybersecurity Initiative
avatar for Justin Ahrens

Justin Ahrens

avatar for Bill Antholis

Bill Antholis

Director and CEO
Miller Center at the University of Virginia
avatar for Ed Ayers

Ed Ayers

University of Richmond
President Emeritus and Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities
avatar for Tony Bacigalupo

Tony Bacigalupo

New Work Cities
avatar for Ross Baird

Ross Baird

Village Capital
Founder and Executive Director
avatar for Peter Baker

Peter Baker

The New York Times
Chief White House Correspondent
avatar for Brian Balogh

Brian Balogh

Miller Center of Public Affairs
Compton Professor and Chair of the National Fellowship Program
avatar for Jason Bannon

Jason Bannon

Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Director, Marketing & Communications
avatar for Natalie Batman

Natalie Batman

Studio IX
avatar for Scott Beyer

Scott Beyer

avatar for Douglas A. Blackmon

Douglas A. Blackmon

American Forum
Executive Producer
avatar for Miranda Bogen

Miranda Bogen

avatar for Katie Boody

Katie Boody

The Lean Lab
avatar for Rebecca Bostwick

Rebecca Bostwick

Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion
Managing Director
avatar for Ed Boyd

Ed Boyd

iNvictus Group Holdings, LLC./iNvictus Forward Outreach
Chief Strategy Officer/Board Chair
avatar for Mickael Broth

Mickael Broth

Welcoming Walls
avatar for Brandon Bruce

Brandon Bruce

Cirrus Insight
Co-founder & COO
avatar for Matt Busby

Matt Busby

The Camp House
Director of The Camp House
avatar for Dana Calder

Dana Calder

The Iron Yard
Campus Director
avatar for Ric Cavender

Ric Cavender

Charleston Main Streets
Executive Director
avatar for Becky Ceperley

Becky Ceperley

Appalachia Funders Network, City of Charleston, WV
Consultant, Member of Charleston, WV City Council
avatar for Jim Cheng

Jim Cheng

CAV Angels
avatar for Chris Cillizza

Chris Cillizza

The Washington Post
Journalist and Political Commentator
avatar for Sarah Corlett

Sarah Corlett

Design Impact
avatar for Sarah Cunningham

Sarah Cunningham

Virginia Commonwealth University
Executive Director of Research, School of the Arts
avatar for Sarad Davenport

Sarad Davenport

City of Promise/Charlottesville Promise Neighborhood
avatar for Veronica Davis

Veronica Davis

Nspiregreen LLC
Managing Partner
avatar for Rick Destito

Rick Destito

The Gear Factory
Owner, dreamer, doer
avatar for Monica Diodati

Monica Diodati

Better Block
Project Manager
avatar for Alyssa Doom

Alyssa Doom

The Sunlight Foundation
Open Cities Project Manager
avatar for Sarah duPont

Sarah duPont

Amazon Aid Foundation
avatar for Lynn Easton

Lynn Easton

Easton Events; Easton Porter Group
avatar for Daniel Edelman

Daniel Edelman

Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab
Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab
avatar for Josh Edwards

Josh Edwards

City of Durham, NC
Strategic Initiatives Manager
avatar for Julie Engel

Julie Engel

Julie Engel Coaching & Consulting
avatar for Ace Epps

Ace Epps

BMe Community
Akron BMe Community Manager
avatar for Jori Erdman

Jori Erdman

LSU School of Architecture
avatar for Sara Eskrich

Sara Eskrich

City of Madison, WI
avatar for Toni Eubanks

Toni Eubanks

Push Mommies
avatar for Rachel Falkenstein

Rachel Falkenstein

County of Albemarle
Senior Planner
avatar for David Farnan

David Farnan

City of Boulder
Library & Arts Director
avatar for Kasey Faust

Kasey Faust

University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Professor
avatar for Ferki Ferati

Ferki Ferati

The Jefferson Educational Society
Executive Director
avatar for Rider Foley

Rider Foley

UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science
Assistant Professor
avatar for Chris Fowler

Chris Fowler

Executive Director
avatar for Ryan Frew

Ryan Frew

Duke Angel Network
Associate Director
avatar for Kathleen Galvin

Kathleen Galvin

Galvin Architects and Charlottesville City Council
Architect and City Councilor
avatar for Amy Garmer

Amy Garmer

The Aspen Institute
Director, Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries
avatar for Abby Garrison

Abby Garrison

Executive Director
avatar for Lauren Gellatly

Lauren Gellatly

Lowcountry Local First
Community Development Director
avatar for Ryan Glenn

Ryan Glenn

Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Director of Statewide Initiatives
avatar for Henry Grabar

Henry Grabar

Staff Writer
avatar for Claudette Grant

Claudette Grant

Piedmont Housing Alliance
Community Organizer
avatar for Maria Hadden

Maria Hadden

Participatory Budgeting Project
Project Manager
avatar for Pete Haga

Pete Haga

City of Grand Forks, ND
Community/Government Relations Officer
avatar for Omar Hakeem

Omar Hakeem

Design Director
avatar for Angie Hamstead

Angie Hamstead

The Hozho Project: Live.Love.Hope
Contract Support
avatar for Ed Harrell

Ed Harrell

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Faculty member and Entrepreneur in Residence
avatar for James Harrigan

James Harrigan

University of Virginia
Professor of Economics
avatar for Nikki Hastings

Nikki Hastings

avatar for Corinne Hill

Corinne Hill

Chattanooga Public Library
Executive Director
avatar for Patrick Hopkins

Patrick Hopkins

University of Virginia
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
avatar for Chris Horne

Chris Horne

The Devil Strip; Unbox Akron
avatar for Michael Hostad

Michael Hostad

The Commons/MiKE
Executive Director
avatar for Roger Dean Huffstetler

Roger Dean Huffstetler

Tom Tom Founders Festival
Senior Advisor
avatar for Alex Johnston

Alex Johnston

Cities Reimagined
avatar for Bradley Jones

Bradley Jones

Harristown Development Corporation
President and CEO
avatar for Jen Jones

Jen Jones

UVA Department of Economics
avatar for Kim Jordan

Kim Jordan

New Belgium Brewing Company
Co-Founder and Chair
avatar for Emily Kilroy

Emily Kilroy

County of Albemarle
Community Engagement Specialist
avatar for Adam Klein

Adam Klein

American Underground
Chief Strategist
avatar for John Kluge

John Kluge

Alight Fund
Co-founder & Managing Partner
avatar for Adam Krason

Adam Krason

ZMM Architects and Engineers, Charleston Main Streets
Architect, Principal
avatar for Ludwig Kuttner

Ludwig Kuttner

IX Art Park
avatar for Penny Lee

Penny Lee

Chief Strategy Officer
avatar for Mike Lenox

Mike Lenox

UVA Darden School of Business
Tayloe Murphy Professor of Business Administration, Senior Associate...
avatar for Harry Lesesne

Harry Lesesne

Charleston Parks Conservancy
Executive Director
avatar for Ariel Lev

Ariel Lev

avatar for Danielle Lewinski

Danielle Lewinski

Center for Community Progress
Vice President and Director of Michigan Initiatives
avatar for Eric Loth

Eric Loth

University of Virginia
Professor of Engineering and Chair of Mechanical & Aerospace...
avatar for Melissa Maddox-Evans

Melissa Maddox-Evans

Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority
Chief Executive Officer
avatar for Josh Martin

Josh Martin

City of Charleston
Senior Advisor to the Mayor
avatar for Ben McFarlane

Ben McFarlane

Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
Senior Regional Planner
avatar for James McKissic

James McKissic

City of Chattanooga
Director: Multicultural Affairs
avatar for Susan McPherson

Susan McPherson

McPherson Strategies
avatar for Aimee Meacham

Aimee Meacham

BroadbandUSA, NTIA
Director of External Affairs
avatar for Lucy Meade

Lucy Meade

Venture Richmond
Director of marketing and development
avatar for Andrew Mondschein

Andrew Mondschein

University of Virginia School of Architecture
Asisstant Professor
avatar for Jonathan Morschl

Jonathan Morschl

Four Points Architectural Services, Inc.
avatar for Nicole Mullet

Nicole Mullet

Executive Director
avatar for Mike Muse

Mike Muse

Muse Recordings
avatar for Kay Neeley

Kay Neeley

University of Virginia
Associate Professor of Science, Technology & Society
avatar for Elliot Noss

Elliot Noss

avatar for Liz Ogbu

Liz Ogbu

Studio O
Founder & Principal
avatar for Enrique Ortiz

Enrique Ortiz

Amazon Conservation Association
Vice President and co-founder
avatar for Hana Passen

Hana Passen

New America
Associate Director, New America National Network
avatar for Brenda Patterson

Brenda Patterson

avatar for Jerry Peng

Jerry Peng

Founder and ex- CEO
avatar for Dan Pitera

Dan Pitera

Detroit Collaborative Design Center
Executive Director
avatar for Joe Poeschl

Joe Poeschl

The Commons
Program Director
avatar for Nora Poggi

Nora Poggi

She Started It
Director & Producer
avatar for Mike Porath

Mike Porath

Founder and CEO
avatar for Michael Prichard

Michael Prichard

Metis Machine LLC
avatar for Matt Raifman

Matt Raifman

GovEx, Johns Hopkins University
Senior Implementation Advisor
avatar for Chip Ransler

Chip Ransler

avatar for Damon Rawls

Damon Rawls

DRC Business Consulting
Principal Strategist
avatar for Eric Reese

Eric Reese

GovEx, Johns Hopkins University
Senior Implementation Advisor
avatar for Jim Richardson

Jim Richardson

VMDO Architects
Senior Associate
avatar for Bratton Riley

Bratton Riley

avatar for Megan Robinson

Megan Robinson

The Collider
Executive Director
avatar for Jenny Roe

Jenny Roe

University of Virginia
Professor; Director of the Center of Design and Health
avatar for Heather Roszczyk

Heather Roszczyk

Fund for Our Economic Future
Akron Entrepreneurship Fellow
avatar for Alia Scanlon

Alia Scanlon

Jane's Walk
Interim Executive Director
avatar for Marie Schacht

Marie Schacht

Hopscotch Design Festival
avatar for Richard Schragger

Richard Schragger

University of Virginia School of Law
Perre Bowen Professor of Law
avatar for Ridge Schuyler

Ridge Schuyler

Piedmont Virginia Community College
Director, Charlottesville Works Initiative
avatar for Jason Segedy

Jason Segedy

City of Akron
Planning Director
avatar for Scott Selig

Scott Selig

Duke Financial Services, Real Estate
Associate Vice President For Capital Assets
avatar for Rick Shannon

Rick Shannon

UVA Health System
Executive Vice President
avatar for William Sherman

William Sherman

University of Virginia
Associate Vice President for Research in Design, Arts and Humanities
avatar for Diana Simpson

Diana Simpson

Institute for Justice
avatar for Matthew Slaats

Matthew Slaats

Creative Director
avatar for Caroline Smith

Caroline Smith

Co-Director of Marketing
avatar for Elizabeth Smyth

Elizabeth Smyth

Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures
Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives
avatar for Debra Socia

Debra Socia

Next Century Cities
Executive Director
avatar for Ben Speggen

Ben Speggen

Jefferson Educational Society
Program Director
avatar for Alexa Sponcia

Alexa Sponcia

Live Love Hope
Co-Founder of Live Love Hope
avatar for Kendra Stewart

Kendra Stewart

The Riley Center for Livable Communities, The College of Charleston
avatar for Dan Swartz

Dan Swartz

Wunderkammer Company
avatar for Zaakir Tameez

Zaakir Tameez

Houston Independent School District Student Council
avatar for Ben Teague

Ben Teague

Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director
avatar for Teal Thibaud

Teal Thibaud

Glass House Collective
avatar for Joda Thongnopnua

Joda Thongnopnua

Metro Ideas Project
Executive Director
avatar for David Touve

David Touve

iLab at UVA
avatar for Tina Ughrin

Tina Ughrin

Smile Minded Smartworks, LLC
avatar for Craig Volden

Craig Volden

University of Virginia
Professor of Public Policy and Politics, Associate Dean for Academic...
avatar for Keaton Wadzinski

Keaton Wadzinski

ReinventED Lab
Executive Director
avatar for Thomas Walls

Thomas Walls

Thomas C. Sorensen Institute of Political Leadership at the University of Virginia
Executive Director
avatar for Tom Walls

Tom Walls

The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia
Executive Director
avatar for Steve Warner

Steve Warner

VP, Global Competitiveness
avatar for Lee Wellington

Lee Wellington

Urban Manufacturing Alliance
Executive Director
avatar for Brian Wheeler

Brian Wheeler

Charlottesville Tomorrow
Executive Director
avatar for Barbara Brown Wilson

Barbara Brown Wilson

Assistant Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning
avatar for Perry Wood

Perry Wood

Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority
Executive Director
avatar for Kent Wyatt

Kent Wyatt

Engaging Local Government Leaders
avatar for Ting Xhu

Ting Xhu

Evergreen Enterprises / Plow and Hearth
avatar for Cathryn Zommer

Cathryn Zommer

Enough Pie
Executive Director