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NCDD runs innovative conferences, meetups, and online events that bring together practitioners, public leaders, artists, activists, academics and students from across this critically important field. Over 2,500 people have attended our national and regional conferences so far, and we hope to see you this October 17-19 in the DC area at our 6th national conference!

Continuing the conversation from NCDD 2014 – now!

At the 2014 NCDD conference in the DC area this past weekend, 415 leaders and emerging leaders in our field explored what they’d like dialogue and deliberation work to look like a generation from now. While it’s important to have a clear vision of the future we hope for, it is equally important to be clear about what stands in our way and devise plans for getting around those obstacles. Even if you weren’t able to attend the conference, we invite you to join conference […] (continue)

Free book for first 60 people to register on Friday!

Here’s an incentive for showing up early to get your name tag and tote on Friday morning! Registration opens at 8am. This weekend’s NCDD conference coincides with the publication of a new book called Read the Room For Real: How a Simple Technology Creates Better Meetings. The book is intended for facilitators, presenters, conference planners, or anyone who is curious about how to use increasingly accessible audience polling technology to improve meetings. We are happy to provide preview copies of the book – which include […] (continue)

Screening of “Bring It To The Table” at NCDD 2014

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be screening the not-yet-released film “Bring It To The Table” at NCDD 2014 on Saturday night starting at 8:30 pm, and you’ll have the chance to talk with filmmaker Julie Winokur about her journey, and about how you might utilize the film. Democracy is founded on robust dialogue, but somewhere along the line, politics replaced sex as the one thing in America we don’t discuss in mixed company. Bring it to the Table aims to reverse that trend. Filmmaker […] (continue)

NCDD 2014: Lots of things to get excited about!

If you haven’t yet registered for the NCDD conference (Oct 17-19 in Reston, VA), now’s the time to do it! The late rate goes into effect next Wednesday, and registration will be $550 rather than $450. It’s looking like we’ll reach our goal of 400 attendees (yay!), but we still a few spots open, and maybe one of them has your name on it. But here’s an added incentive to register now.  You can enter the promo code “25percentoff” at registration to save over $110 […] (continue)

Please show your support of youth at NCDD 2014!

NCDD’s 6th National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation is right around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited! Part of the reason we chose our theme Democracy for the Next Generation is that we are committed to encouraging and cultivating the young leaders who are emerging in our field. We will have more students and young people joining us at NCDD 2014 than at any previous conference. We’ve made this happen through our $250 rate for full-time students (35 students have registered using this option), and through granting an […] (continue)

Field trip sign-ups are open for 2014 NCDD conference!

Members of our local planning team for NCDD 2014 have organized four amazing field trips for conference participants on Saturday evening. We left time in the schedule for you to enjoy what the DC area has to offer on Saturday starting at 4pm, and though you’re free to do whatever you’d like that night, you can’t go wrong with these four options. There’s something for everybody in these four field trips:  music, history, performance, monuments, yummy food, and of course, lots of great discussion and networking! Sign […] (continue)

Who do you want to meet at NCDD 2014?

We thought we’d create a space for attendees to jump-start their networking efforts before next month’s conference. For the past 12 years, NCDD events have brought together more than 2,500 people in the dialogue and deliberation field―practitioners, scholars, public leaders, trainers, artists, activists, philanthropists, students and more―to learn, collaborate, and network. NCDD conferences are wonderful networking opportunities, with about 400 of the most active and influential people in public engagement coming together this year in the DC area. Many friendships, professional relationships, and new partnerships have been hatched […] (continue)

Did you miss August’s Tech Tuesday event? Watch it now!

The August NCDD Tech Tuesday on Local Governments Adopting Online Engagement looked at how local governments are adopting online engagement as part of their public participation activities. Our two presenters were: Della Rucker, Managing Editor of EngagingCities and Chief Instigator at Wise Economy Susan Stuart Clark, Director of Common Knowledge, NCDD board member and consultant to local governments Della and Susan reviewed examples of how local governments are using online engagement, the state of the industry, key factors to consider in planning and implementing online engagement – […] (continue)

Day One “Short Talks” at NCDD 2014

New to this year’s NCDD national conference, Friday’s Short Talks will provide conference participants the opportunity to hear directly from leading innovators and thought leaders in the field.   Scheduled from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on our first day, we’ll have ten rooms set aside for two “back-to-back” repeated sessions, so that attendees can choose two of the ten short talks. With topics including “lessons learned in the course of carrying out a multi-year, multi-project CDC public engagement initiative” presented by Roger Bernier and Caitlin Wills-Toker and […] (continue)

On David Mathews… a featured speaker at NCDD 2014

We are thrilled to have David Mathews, President and CEO of the Kettering Foundation, joining us at the National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation next month. David is our featured plenary speaker on the first day of the conference, Friday, October 17th. (See the full conference schedule here.) Many people in our field know David, and are familiar with his work at the Kettering Foundation. Under David’s leadership, Kettering plays a vital role in our field by advancing and funding leading edge democracy research. Because one of the […] (continue)

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