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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. Nearly 3,000 people have attended our national and regional conferences so far, and we hope to see you at the next one!

Recap of Sept. Tech Tuesday Call with QiqoChat

Earlier this week, we hosted another installment of NCDD’s Tech Tuesday series, and if you weren’t there, you missed a great call! This Tech Tuesday event featured former NCDD board member Lucas Cioffi, the founder and creator of the versatile online engagement platform, QiqoChat, along with open space facilitator Michael Herman. Lucas and Michael gave about 25 participants a virtual tour and demonstration of some of the varied and thoughtfully curated functions of the QiqoChat platform, which impressed quite a few of us. We also shared […] (continue)

Don’t Miss Our Tech Tuesday Call with QiqoChat

As we recently announced, we are hosting another one of our free NCDD Tech Tuesday webinars this Tuesday, September 29th from 12-1pm Eastern/9-10am Pacific, this time featuring Lucas Cioffi and Michael Herman, the creators of the phone-based dialogue and video chat tool QiqoChat. QiqoChat supports a variety of online D&D processes, and it is a great tool for practitioners to be familiar with. But spots for the webinar are filling up, so make sure to register today! This Tech Tuesday event will be full of great insights on hosting online […] (continue)

Register for NCDD’s October 15th Confab on Brain Science

Join us on Thursday, October 15th for NCDD’s next “Confab Call.” We’ll be talking with NCDD Members Mary Gelinas and Susan Stuart Clark about how brain science supports constructive dialogue and deliberation. The confab will take place from 2-3pm Eastern (11am-12pm Pacific). Register today to secure your spot! What’s happening “beneath the surface” when people are participating in public meetings? Many conveners are nervous about emotions: those of the public and sometimes even their own. Understanding what evokes the potentially difficult emotions of fear and anger as well as the potentially constructive […] (continue)

Recap of Confab Call with “21st Century Democracy” Authors

Earlier this month, we had yet another great NCDD Confab Call, this time with 55 of our members. We had a ver informative presentation from and lively discussion with prominent D&D scholars Matt Leighninger and Tina Nabatchi, all of which was centered on the lessons on public participation infrastructure that they’ve compiled into their new book, Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy. If you didn’t participate in this one, you really missed out! The discussion was so lively and the questions were so rich that we couldn’t […] (continue)

Register for Aug. 5th Confab Call with Matt Leighninger & Tina Nabatchi

As we mentioned last week, we preparing to host another great NCDD Confab Call this Wednesday, August 5th from 2-3pm EST, this time with D&D gurus Matt Leighninger, executive director of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, and Tina Nabatchi, associate professor of public administration and international affairs at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs! The call will focus on Matt & Tina’s new book, Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy. Have you registered yet?? You won’t want to miss this call because not only will Matt & Tina be sharing some of […] (continue)

Registration Open for August 5th Confab with Matt Leighninger & Tina Nabatchi

Join us on Wednesday, August 5th for NCDD’s next “Confab Call.” We’ll be talking with NCDD Members Matt Leighninger and Tina Nabatchi about their new book, Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy. The confab will take place from 2-3pm Eastern (11am-12pm Pacific). Register today to secure your spot! Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy is an exciting new book that aims to help people improve the infrastructure of public participation, the regular opportunities for citizens to take part in making decisions, solving problems, and strengthening community. It provides real-life examples and practical […] (continue)

Recap of Our Tech Tuesday Call with Bang the Table

NCDD hosted another wonderful Tech Tuesday call this week on June 9th, and we were thrilled that over 75 people signed up to participate! This Tech Tuesday webinar presentation and discussion featured NCDD Member Matthew Crozier, CEO and Co-Founder of Bang the Table.  Matthew shared insights on many of the ins and outs of online engagement, and we took an in-depth look at Bang the Table’s online engagement platform EngagementHQ as well as their Budget Allocator participatory budgeting tool. If you missed the call, you can find the recording of the presentation by clicking here. Matthew also took the time to write up answers […] (continue)

Sign Up for Tech Tuesday Call with Bang the Table on Jun. 9

As we recently announced on the blog, NCDD is hosting another one of our Tech Tuesday events next Tuesday, June 9th from 2-3pm EST, this time featuring NCDD Member Matthew Crozier, CEO and Co-Founder of Bang the Table. Don’t forget to register before it’s too late! Matthew’s talk will offer lessons on engaging communities online, risk management in online spaces, and doing online engagement work when resources are scarce. He’ll also touch on Bang the Table’s online engagement platform EngagementHQ as well as the Budget Allocator, their participatory budgeting tool. […] (continue)

Announcing June’s Tech Tuesday with Bang The Table

Registration is now open for June’s Tech Tuesday event featuring Bang the Table, creator of online engagement platforms EngagementHQ and the Budget Allocator. Join us for this FREE event Tuesday, June 9th from 2-3pm Eastern/11am-12pm Pacific. Bang the Table began as a place online where people could gather to discuss public policy at a grassroots level, named in recognition of the frustration that many people feel with the traditional policy and decision making processes of government. Today, Bang the Table provides online engagement platform EngagementHQ to […] (continue)

Review of the Consider.it Tech Tuesday Presentation

NCDD hosted another great Tech Tuesday event this week on May 5th where over 50 of our members participated in a webinar presentation and discussion with Kevin Miniter, the co-founder of the deliberative online tool, Consider.it. Kevin gave an in-depth look at the many versatile functions and uses that Consider.it has, as well as a how-to on moderating your group’s decision-making process. We wrapped it all up with a great Q&A session – we all got a great perspective on this useful new tool! If you missed the Consider.it discussion, you can […] (continue)