First Wave of Badges  for 2019 Summit and Festival

Charlottesville, Va. (November 8, 2018) — Tom Tom has officially unlocked its online ticketing platform and launched discounted presale tickets for its eighth annual Summit and Festival (April 8–14, 2019). In concert with this year’s overarching theme of “Building Better Hometowns,” Tom Tom’s national ideas Summit will consist of six daylong conferences that focus on civic life and the future of industry in small cities across the country. The conferences are Youth Innovation (4/9), Civic Innovation (4/10), Renewable Energy (4/10), Creative Ecosystems (4/11), Applied Machine Learning (4/11), and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (4/12).

Through December 31, Conference Tickets will be available for presale for $75.00; All Access Badges, which grant entry to all six conferences plus evening headlining events, are available for presale for $300.00. More information about the conferences and tickets can be found at

Tom Tom’s 2019 cultural programming will revolve around building a better Charlottesville with hundreds of free events including community workshops, block parties, live concerts, public art displays, and more. It all adds up to an unrivaled celebration of big ideas at work in the hometowns driving our country’s future.

The 2019 Tom Tom Festival is open to the press. Media wishing to request more information should respond directly to this email or contact the Tom Tom Festival’s Communications Associate, Caroline Hockenbury (



The Tom Tom Foundation is a nonprofit organization that champions entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation in America’s small cities. Tom Tom’s flagship event is a weeklong festival that takes place in conjunction with Thomas Jefferson’s birthday each April. The Festival welcomed over 20,000 attendees to Charlottesville, VA in 2018 and has channeled nearly $3.1 million to new ventures since its inception in 2012. Learn more about Tom Tom and its mission at


Tom Tom’s founding partners include American Evolution and the University of Virginia, alongside key partners such as the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Quantitative Foundation, C-VILLE Weekly, New Belgium Brewing, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.