Keynote: Mapping our Path Forward

Speaker: Brian Unger

THURSDAY • JUNE 21 • 2012
11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Sponsored by Rough Brothers

History is the link to our past and greatest path to our future. From crooked borders to organized boxes, the shapes of the states are more than simple geography. The same dynamic forces that shape our states still influence us today— how we eat, speak, vote, pray, and play. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, the nation’s capital to your own backyard, Ohio native Brian Unger, host of History Channel’s How the States Got Their Shapes, is on a quest to keep history relevant in our society. What can public gardens learn from the History Channel about connecting with people and moving them to action? Brian will share his thoughts on engaging new demographics by making them a part of our story.

About the Speaker:

Brian Unger is the host of the History Channel’s hit TV series How the States Got Their Shapes. Unger, the acting journalist and journalist who acts, is well-known for his work as correspondent for The Daily Show, his commentary on National Public Radio, appearances with Jay Leno, and on the comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He has hosted series on many other networks, including Discovery Channel, FOX, E!, and MSNBC.