The Tom Tom Summit and Festival occurs annually in Charlottesville, Virginia, where it invites industry leaders from small cities to create deeper connections. The broad range of attendees stems from the arts scene, government, and a vast range of industries, coming together to participate in startup showcases, conversations, and inspiring workshops.
The overall goal is to create a unifying environment that drives creative ideas that can be brought back to each respective hometowns in order to direct the future in a progressive manner. The reason Tom Tom highlights small cities is because many don't always have accessibility to peer-scaled solutions to new challenges despite the constant growth. Tom Tom is the opportunity that creates cross-sector conversation to trade solutions and concepts.
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