What is a sense of a place? Why do we form such strong attachments to places? And how is that sense of place changing in the digital age?
Next Saturday, a TED-style conference is coming to Sonoma County. OK, so the event is in Santa Rosa, not Petaluma, but it promises to be a thought-provoking afternoon that will satisfy your intellectual hunger and bring you together with like-minded people.
-Joseph Allen, former NASA astronaut who flew aboard the Columbia and Discovery shuttles,
-Benjamin Benson, an environmental anthropologist who has worked with museums throughout the world,
-Dana Gioia, the former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and an award-winning poet,
-Thomas Evan Levy, who leads the cyber-archaeology research group at the California Center of Telecommunications and Information Technology.
Tickets are $40 and include food and wine. Doors open at 12:15pm, with speakers starting promptly at 1pm. For more info, visit tedxsonomacounty.com/2012