It’s Tom Tom Week!

It’s the week of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, which means the Tom Tom Founders Festival is back. Tom Tom is a week-long celebration and collision of music, art, innovation, and food in Charlottesville, Virginia, which is just a few miles from where Jefferson was born in Shadwell, Virginia.

Enough about history though. We are excited about the future, specifically the immediate future. Today is the first day of Tom Tom, and the festival continues through Sunday, April 16th.

There is so much that goes on at Tom Tom: it’s like SXSW before it jumped the shark. In order to get a full picture of everything that’s going on, spend some time on their website in the next day or two. Shameless plug: Storyware designed and built it. In the meantime, here are our can’t miss events:

Future Forum, Wed 4/12 (6–8pm), The Paramount Theater


For anyone passionate about the Future of Charlottesville — its economy, culture, and community — this forum is for you. 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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Modern Web Design Using Sketch and InVision, Th 4/13 (4–5 pm), Studio IX


Learn tips and tricks to save time and create better designs with Sketch and InVision. Page Wood and Todd Wickersty from Storyware will walk you through the modern web design process, starting with content and ending with clickable prototypes.

This is a workshop aimed at UI designers or graphic designers who want to work more on the web and mobile.

More Info + Tickets


Founders Summit, 4/13–15, The Paramount Theater


Hear from over fifty inspiring speakers at Innovations in Energy, Innovations in Democracy, all day at the Founders Summit and the keynote workshops.

Use our exclusive code STRYWRE to take $80 off tickets.


Design + Branding Luncheon, Fr 4/14 (12–1:45pm), Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar


Craig Dubitsky, founder of eos Lip Balm and Hello Products, was such a great speaker at last year’s Tom Tom that he had to be brought back. Join Craig, graphic novelist, Roye Okupe, and Storyware co-founder, Todd Wickersty, over lunch at the Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar. We will be chatting about the art of delighting (not disrupting) an industry from the friendliest founders and firm believers of beauty in the mundane.

More Info + Tickets


Tech Mixer, Fr 4/14 (5–8pm), Lee Park


Have a beer with Storyware at the Tech Mixer in Lee Park. It’s the perfect way to start your Tom Tom weekend. Meet up with our entire team at our tent, and did I mention beer?

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Originally published at Storyware.