By ANDRE FRANCISCO
Danielle Brian, POGO's executive director, will be speaking as part of the TEDxMidAtlantic conference on Saturday Oct. 29.
Danielle will be speaking about how even in the current climate of political demonization, there are opportunities for ordinary people to meet—without abandoning their beliefs—and work towards practical solutions.
The theme of this year’s TEDxMidAtlantic conference, an independently organized offshoot of the annual TED conferences, is "A Sense of Place." From the TEDxMidAtlantic web site:
Our existence is defined through our experience of place: our place on Earth, in the universe, in culture, and in time. Understanding place is critical to the spread of knowledge, ideas and to progress. From the smallest sub-atomic particles to cities, to galaxies and undersea mountain ranges, everything has a place. TEDxMidAtlantic 2011 celebrates and explores place, mobility, context, and locality – and humanity’s ongoing desire to achieve a sense of place.
The conference begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday and will be streamed live. Other speakers include Jose Andres, Reggie Watts and the cast of The Wire.
Andre Francisco is a POGO Communications Associate
Image via TEDxMidAtlantic.