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A forum about the Future of Charlottesville—its economy, culture, and community. The region’s most visionary leaders share what they see for the future of the city and how to encourage creativity and entrepreneurship for the decades to come.

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Lynn Easton

Founder, Easton Events; Easton Porter Group
As the creative force and co-founder of Easton Porter Group, a luxury hospitality company, Lynn Easton provides strategic vision and a well-honed stylistic eye on all elements of design and presentation for its highly acclaimed properties. Lynn’s sophisticated design sensibilities... Read More →
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Nikki Hastings

Cofounder, CvilleBioHub
Nikki is an operations executive, engineer, and entrepreneur. Nikki previously served as Vice President of Operations at Hemoshear Therapeutics where she was on the founding team developing the company’s technology, internal processes, and recruiting strategies. Nikki received her... Read More →
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Ludwig Kuttner

Cofounder, IX Art Park
A pioneering developer in Downtown Charlottesville and venture capitalist with 50 years of real estate development experience, Ludwig is dedicated to the promotion of arts and culture in Charlottesville. Easily recognizable with his spray of white hair and colorful wardrobe, Ludwig... Read More →
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Rick Shannon

Executive Vice President, UVA Health System
Rick Destito is a Real Estate Investor, Social Entrepreneur, and owner of The Gear Factory. The Gear Factory is a 65,000sf building in Syracuse with a remarkable history, modern energy, and a promising future that Rick is steadily redeveloping with green infrastructure and a crowd... 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 →
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Brian Wheeler

Executive Director, Charlottesville Tomorrow
Brian Wheeler was hired as Charlottesville Tomorrow's first Executive Director in 2005. The nonprofit is the trusted source of in-depth information on key quality of life issues in the Charlottesville area. Its award-winning journalism is widely distributed to the public online, in... Read More →

Wednesday April 12, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
The Paramount Theater, Main Stage 215 E Main St