Tuesday, October 3 - 5:00 PM

Since 2018, DisruptHR/Charlottesville* has inspired and united our community with visionary speaking events about the future of work.

All ticket sales, concession sales, and sponsorships directly benefit the positive changemakers of Computers4Kids as they combine mentoring and technology to prepare youth from low income families for brighter futures. In 2022, DisruptHR/Charlottesville raised more than $12,000 for C4K!

Join us 5-8pm on October 3 at Live Arts Theater (123 East Water Street) as we bring another unforgettable evening of mind-expanding, perspective-shifting ignite format talks to Charlottesville.

Tickets are on sale NOW through Eventbrite. Early Bird tickets ($30) are available through September 5. After September 5, tickets will be available for $40.

About the Event:

Doors open at 5pm for a networking reception (the cost of each ticket includes open bar and heavy and hors d'oeuvres). Presentations will begin at 6pm and conclude by 7:30pm, at which point we will adjourn to a post-event speaker meet and greet! 

DisruptHR - the international event known for challenging established ideas about the future of work - is returning to downtown Charlottesville October 3rd at Live Arts Theater. 100% of the event’s ticket and concession sales benefit Computers4Kids, a local nonprofit combining mentoring and technology to prepare youth for brighter futures.

According to Co-Organizer Lily Garcia Walton, “DisruptHR events across the world attract a diverse range of people, including business leaders, talent professionals, entrepreneurs, and community organizers. What they have in common is a love of people, a passion for business, and an irreverent streak.” 


Speakers Include:

Denise Stewart, Executive Producer, Swamphatched Butterfly Productions (Emcee)

Paul Beyer, Founder + Executive Director, Tom Tom Foundation

Ed Cook, President, + Roxanne Brown, CEO, The Change Decision

Elizabeth Hope DerbyBusiness + Mindset Coach

Quinton Harrell, Founder, Heritage United Builders

Freddy Jackson, Founder + Executive Director, The Love No Ego Foundation

Stuart Leitch, Chief Technology Officer, Silverchair

Claire Maiers, Senior Director of Product Research (UX), WillowTree

Norman Oliver, Senior Advisor, McChrystal Group

Emily Pelliccia, Deputy Chief, Community Risk & Resilience, Albemarle County Fire Rescue

Bunny Young, Founder, A Better Place Consulting

2023 Local Sponsors:

Silverchair, WillowTree, Insight 222, Live Arts, One Digital, and more!

*Since 2012, the DisruptHR franchise has promoted creative, thought-provoking talent-related speaking events around the world. To date, more than 150 cities worldwide have organized locally inspired events under the DisruptHR moniker.


123 East Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Event Type
Fundraiser / Benefit
Lecture / Workshop


Live Arts

Date / Time

Tuesday, October 3, 2023
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


(434) 977-4177
More Info: