Friday, October 7
Closing General Session and Brunch
Build More Welcoming Communities
Author and Placemaking Expert
Melody Warnick is the author of This Is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are, a practical guide to loving the place where you live that’s been featured in the New York Times, Time magazine, Fast Company, Psychology Today, and others. Her second book, If You Could Live Anywhere: The Surprising Power of Place in a Work-from-Anywhere World, about how location-independent people choose where to live and how local economies support their success, will be published in July 2022. Melody has spoken about place attachment in communities around the country, and her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Slate, Reader’s Digest, The Guardian, Woman’s Day, and many others. Melody lives with her family in Blacksburg, Virginia.