Date: March 16, 2017

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Event Contact:
Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce; 434-836-6990

Event Location:
Institute for Advanced Learning & Research: 150 Slayton Avenue, Danville

Admission Info:
There is no cost to attend but reservations are required and will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.

Danville Regional Foundation
and the
Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce

“This is Where You Belong: The Art & Science of Loving the Place You Live”


Melody Warnick

Danville Regional Foundation (DRF) will host author Melody Warnick of Blacksburg, Virginia on Thursday, March 16 to discuss her book “This is Where You Belong: The Art & Science of Loving the Place You Live” at a free luncheon event at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research in Danville.
How we come to feel at home in our towns and cities is what Warnick sets out to discover in “This Is Where You Belong.” She dives into the body of research around place attachment — the deep sense of connection that binds some of us to our cities and increases our physical and emotional well being — then travels to towns across America to see it in action.
Inspired by a growing movement of placemaking, she examines what its practitioners are doing to create likeable locales. She also speaks with frequent movers and loyal stayers around the country to learn what draws highly mobile Americans to a new city, and what makes us stay. 
The luncheon is free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis.  RSVPs required.

DRF began the Speaker Series in 2009 by bringing innovative thinkers to the Dan River Region as part of the Foundation’s work to transform the regional economy and create a prosperous and healthy culture benefiting all of the region’s citizens.  A result of the Speaker Series has been people developing more confidence in their community.  Attendees take the speakers’ messages home with them and share it with friends, family, and co-workers.  These messages of positive change are contagious and spread quickly throughout the community.