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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 2009–2011... 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... Read More →
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Michael Lenox

Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
Professor Lenox is the Tayloe Murphy Professor of Business at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business where he teaches business strategy. Professor Lenox serves as the school’s Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Office, and has served as a tenured professor... Read More →
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Mike Signer

Patron, Tom Tom Festival
Mike is VP and GC at WillowTree, LLC, a member of Charlottesville's City Council, and a lecturer at UVA. He served as Mayor of Charlottesville from 2016-2018. He is also the founder and chair of Communities Overcoming Extremism: the After Charlottesville Project (www.overcomingextremism.org... Read More →


Lexi Luo

Scribe, Volunteer

Lindsay Riordan

Scribe, Volunteer

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