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Civility Convening Early Bird Extended Until February 28th

Friendly reminder about the upcoming Civility Convening, happening April 30 – May 1 at the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, VA. The event will be a great opportunity for those working to improve civility across sectors, including in government, education, the workplace, media (social and public), and in the family. The list of speakers has been announced and we’re excited to see NCDDers on the line-up, like Russ Charvonia, Joan Blades, and John Gable! We encourage folks to get their tickets ASAP as the Early Bird registration has been extended until Thursday, February 28th. You can read more about it in the announcement below or find the original on the Civility Convening site here.


The Urgency of Civility – A Springboard for Action

You are invited to attend a convening of organizations engaged in improving civility within our world. This important session is intended to open conversations around our various goals, and how we can leverage the strengths of each, while remaining independent.

Date: April 30 – May 1, 2019

Register now at the early bird price of $250.00. Pricing extended to Feb 28, 2019.

Mission of the Convening: Civility is rapidly disappearing in our society today yet sprouting anew as a goal of many organizations throughout the free world. This conference is an opportunity for disparate groups to engage in productive dialogue towards the goal of making a positive impact in current civility initiatives through higher awareness and the discovery of common understanding.

Goals of the Convening:

  • Building – By engaging in an active, constructive dialogue of discovery and learning, we may cross-promote and leverage existing civility initiatives.
  • Better –  With awareness and familiarity of current civility initiatives, we can design strategies to clarify and create a more legitimate viable product to build and improve civility in our world.
  • Together – This work will create strong relationships within this space, and build capacity within organizations and individuals actively engaged in the broad spectrum of civility. Together, we can build capacity, create a better, more civil society, while working within the overarching promise of civility.

Theme: This timely, important meeting of organizations engaged in the civility space is hosted by several organizations who share the objectives of encouraging open dialogue, purposeful thought, and capacity building among all groups in pursuit of building a more civil society. How can you (and your organization) contribute and profit from this two-day convening? What can you share that will stimulate others to action? Join us and help bring Civility back to Society.

Meeting Format: The convening will begin with an informal reception the evening of April 29, 2019, and will formally open the morning of April 30, with facilitation of a wide range of topics within the civility space. The sessions on May 1 will feature a keynote speaker, plenary and breakout sessions on specific topics that are designed to meet the needs of the various participants. A farewell dinner will wrap up what is expected to be a very fruitful and worthwhile session.

Tracks: Participants will be able to choose a “track” or “ala carte.” Tracks include: Government, Education, Workplace, Media (social and public), and Family

Speakers: Our Speakers are recognized civility experts and advocates in various walks of life and will be sharing their thoughts, experiences and wisdom with you. View the list of speakers here.

This is a self-supporting conference. No person or organization is generating any profit from it. It is our intention to provide valuable and useful information while keeping the costs reasonable and accessible.

You can find the original version of this information on the Civility Convening site at www.civilityconvening.org/.

Keiva Hummel
Keiva Hummel serves as NCDD’s Communications Coordinator. She graduated cum laude from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Communication Studies, Minor in Global Peace, Human Rights and Justice Studies, and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution Studies.

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