Sunday's Tom Talks explore Innovations in
Spirituality & the Law (3PM)
Social Capitalism (4PM)
Music & Media (5:30PM)
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Corbin Hargraves is the host of a weekly talk show "Money Matters" on WUVA 92.7 Kiss FM. Hargraves is a director and licensed financial advisor for The Providence Group of Virginia and a licensed mortgage loan officer for Crown Mortgage. He specializes in financial planning and assessment, and helps clients from all walks of life secure financing for residential homes.
SPIRITUALITY AND THE LAW (3PM)
Exoneration as Innovation - how Innocence is changing our legal system
UVA Law professor Brandon Garrett is interested in criminal procedure and wrongful convictions. His recent research is centered on studies of DNA exonerations and organizational prosecutions, examining the intersection of law and technology.
MLK Jr. and the Beloved Community: Love of Neighbor as Political Innovation
Greg Thompson is the pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville and a doctoral Candidate in the Theology, Ethics, and Culture program in the University of Virginia’s Department of Religious Studies. His work focuses generally on the role of theological communities in the service of the common good and he is currently writing a work on Martin Luther King Jr’s public theology of love.
Contemplation as Innovation - how the science of contemplation is changing everything
David Germano is a Professor of Tibetan Buddhist Studies, the coordinator of UVa's new Contemplative Sciences Center, as well as director of the Uva Tibet Center and SHANTI (Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts Network of technological initiatives) at the university. He has a long term background in contemplation, digital technology, and community engagement.
Animals & Ethics: why changing our perceptions about what we eat matters.
Sahar Akhtar is an asst. professor in the Corcoran Department of Philosphy at the University of Virginia. An author and essayist, her specialties are in political philosophy, bioethics, philosophy of economics.
SOCIAL CAPITALISM (4PM)
Entrepreneurship in our Prisons: a new model for re-entry
Greg Fairchild is a professor at the Darden School of Business, ranked as a top five-research professor and a top 10-business professor worldwide (CNN). Mostly recently, Fairchild launched the Prison Entrepreneurship program in Virginia correctional facilities
New Solutions for Long Term Refugee Camps
Christine Mahoney is an assistant professor of Politics and Public Policy at the Batten School. Concerned with issues of global advocacy, Mahoney’s recent research focuses on global advocacy on behalf of the displaced, studying how rights for these individuals can be maintained.
You Decide: Consumer choice and the rapid growth of clean energy
Sandy Reisky is the founder and CEO of Apex Wind Energy. Since entering the renewable sector in 2000, his companies have developed over $1 billion of wind and solar energy facilities now operating around the country. He is interested in the role of technology and consumer choice in driving change in energy markets.
CREATIVITY & CREATIVE PLACEMAKING
Sponsored by the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Culture of Innovation: the daily habits behind new ideas.
Rick Hamilton is an IBM Master Inventor, and has worked on innovation programs in over 25 countries. IBM routinely leads the United States in patent issuances, and in 2012, Hamilton was a named inventor on 2.0% of IBM's US patents. With over 825 patent applications filed, he in the most prolific inventor in IBM history.
Experiencing Place: Dance as a tool for deeper understanding
An adjunct lecturer in the Dance Program at the University of Virginia, Katie Schetlick also serves as the co-director of the Movement Party and the Fleet Moves Dance Festival in Wellfleet, MA. Her research and performance examine daily phenomena, human interaction, unexpected movement, and the loss of relating to our immediate surroundings.
Creative playscapes of the mind: some tips for making U.Va. more innovative
Lou Bloomfield is a Physics Professor at the University of Virginia who does most of his coloring outside the lines. He teaches a non-traditional, case-study introduction to physics called "How Things Work," which is now a MOOC (massive open online course), and he recently invented a unique material (Viscoelastic Silicone Rubber or "Vistik") that has applications in everything from shoe insoles to packaging.
Anti-trust suits and innovation. How does Competition impact innovation?
A professor of law and chair of media studies at the University of Virginia, Siva Vaidhyanathan was named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of academia’s best known scholars of intellectual property.
How to prepare yourself for anything by learning a challenging musical instrument.
Aaron Hill serves on the music faculty at the University of Virginia and plays principal oboe in the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra and Wintergreen Festival Orchestra. Hill played principal oboe on William Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence and Experience, which received the Grammy Award for Best Classical Album. Regularly featured as a guest recitalist and masterclass clinician across the country, he has also been a speaker for the TEDxSkidRow series.