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Friday, April 14 • 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Luncheon Plenary: Future City: America's Local Innovators FILLING

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12:00PM - Casual buffet lunch
12:30PM - Flash talk
12:50PM - Moderated panel and Q&A
1:50PM - Adjourn

There is a narrative that the United States is a country in decline, overwhelmed by changes in technology, demographics, and the world economy. The truth is more complicated, and more hopeful. Communities throughout America are actively engineering new models of entrepreneurship, culture, and civic engagement, solving tough challenges from within. Join an engaging conversation about pathbreaking solutions with two mayors, a pioneering startup researcher, and the leader of New America, a think tank and civic enterprise committed to renewing American in the Digital Age.

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Anne-Marie Slaughter

CEO and President, New America
Anne-Marie Slaughter is the president and CEO of New America, a think ​and action ​tank dedicated to renewing America in the Digital Age. She is also the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. From... Read More →

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Mayor Andy Berke

Mayor, City of Chattanooga
Andy was born on March 31, 1968 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Marvin and Kandy Berke. Andy’s grandfather, Harry, founded a local law practice in Chattanooga aimed at representing and helping Tennesseans. From assisting someone who was discriminated against for his military service to talking to someone who just needed some advice, the Berke family law practice worked to make someone's life better. Growing up in a family devoted to solving problems for individuals, Andy learned the value of helping others while giving back to and improving... Read More →
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Mike Lenox

Tayloe Murphy Professor of Business Administration, Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer, UVA Darden School of Business
Professor Lenox teaches business strategy in the MBA core program, and has been recognized for his teaching on a number of occasions. In 2016, he assumed the role of Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer for the school. From 2008 to 2015, he served as the Associate Dean and Academic Director of... Read More →
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Mike Signer

Mayor, City of Charlottesville
Mike Signer is managing principal of Madison Law & Strategy Group, PLLC, which he founded in 2010, where he practices corporate and regulatory law.  He is also a lecturer at UVA, where he teaches in both the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics and the Batten School for Leadership and Public... Read More →


Lexi Luo

Scribe, Volunteer

Lindsay Riordan

Scribe, Volunteer

Friday April 14, 2017 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Auditorium, JSAAHC Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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