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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!

NCDD 2006 on YouTube

Below you’ll find a 5-minute recap of our 2006 national conference… (continue)

Peace Tiles from NCDD 2006

Peace Tiles organizers Nil S. Navaie of Arts for Global Development and Lars Hasselblad Torres of Peace Tiles were on hand during our conference in San Francisco as part of our Arts programming to provide a creative resource for participants, allowing for a different and unique way to process the day’s intake. They have collected photographs of the tiles created in a photo set on Flickr. (continue)

NCDD Hallway Interview – Educational Perspective

Originally posted by Chris Heuer for the 2006 NCDD Conference… After the Saturday morning session, I interviewed a few of our friends from the educational world speaking with one another in the hallway. This is just a short 3.5 minute interview about what is going on with our educational institutions around dialogue, and what participants are noticing about the conference. Download as MP3 (1.6MB)or listen right here (continue)

Open Space – An Outstanding Place

Originally posted by Loretta Donovan at the 2006 NCDD Conference… What do you say as you end an hour and a half of wonderful, engaging conversation on dozens of compelling topics? A few comments from those who came to the Open Space: As new people came in, to what degree do you bring them up to date? Open Space is the juiciest part of every conference. Would NCDD allow a full day of OS instead of some of the workshops? Be Prepared to Be Surprised […] (continue)

New Orleans Resilience and SynCon

Originally posted by Chris Heuer for the 2006 NCDD Conference… Friday afternoon’s session was very reassuring for me personally as I am very concerned about the future of this great American City – now I have a much greater sense of hope after meeting Julianna Padgett, Patricia A. Wilson, and John Zwerver. (Download Julianna’s presentation here) Given the current complexity of the situation there and the need for bringing together all the different voices, it seems the SynCon process (link to book by Barbara Marx Hubbard) is one […] (continue)

A Snippet of Spoken Word from NCDD Reflective Panel on Saturday

Originally posted by Beth Kanter for the 2006 NCDD Conference… View the video here! (continue)

Saturday Morning Reflective Panel

Originally posted by Beth Kanter for the 2006 NCDD Conference… Description An opportunity to hear from five leaders in the dialogue and deliberation community, and to see them engage in dialogue with one another around trends in the field and trends in the world that are or will impact the field. Spoken word is an artform that allows different poets to come together around do poetry around social justice.Drew Dellinger and Danielle Drake-Burnette from Poets for Global Justice. (I captured some video and audio clips and will create the link as […] (continue)

Where We Are Now – Exploring Current Trends

Originally posted by Loretta Donavan for the 2006 NCDD Conference… After a thoroughly engaging opening on Saturday morning, participants move into their right brains in discovering “Where we are now.” Leilani Henry is the moderator for the session. Clear your tables . . . is her first instruciton to the ballroom of participants. She tells the group that it is important to include the nonverbal. Start in silence . . . what are the trends you are hearing . . . visually capture them in 7 […] (continue)

The Zen of NCDD Events

Originally posted by Andy Fluke for the 2006 NCDD Conference… Running a conference is easier than it looks. There, I just gave away our biggest secret. ‘Course, it does help to have such a great team to work with in the first place, but at the heart of this revelation is a simple truth: you fill up a room with good people and good things are going to happen. That’s our secret. What’s left is simply making sure there’s enough chairs to make them comfortable (and […] (continue)

Opening Session at NCDD 2006: Reflecting on Our Past

The following post was written by Dale Ironson for the 2006 NCDD Conference. Also see Loretta Donovan’s reflections on this opening plenary, and download the full record of what attendees wrote on the timelines posted on the walls. Kenoli Oliari and Marc Tognotti did a phenomenal job facilitating this unique dialogue activity among the nearly 400 participants. Discovering the Collective Story that Brought Us Here Today In this plenary session, we explored our personal stories and the evolution of the field of D&D, amidst the background […] (continue)

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