Melody Warnick

Friday, October 7
Closing General Session and Brunch

Build More Welcoming Communities

Melody Warnick
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 TimesTime magazine, Fast CompanyPsychology 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 GuardianWoman’s Day, and many others. Melody lives with her family in Blacksburg, Virginia.