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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!

About Austin, Texas

We’re excited to be having our next conference in Austin – a fantastic city with an active network of dialogue and deliberation practitioners. Austin is a hip and trendy city, yet in a vintage sort of way. It’s high-tech and laid-back. It’s politically charged and culturally rich. It’s eclectic by nature and creative by design. Considered “The Live Music Capital of The World,” Austin is where cutting-edge technology resides with artists, musicians, and filmmakers. It is home to the South By Southwest Music and Media […] (continue)

2008 Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you or your organization dedicated to solving group and societal problems through honest talk, quality thinking and collaborative action? Would you like to show your leadership in this area to the movers-and-shakers in the rapidly growing dialogue and deliberation community? If so, please consider supporting the 2008 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation in one of the following ways. Your support is much-needed and much-appreciated! Plus all of these options provide your organization or program with marketing visibility during the conference, and before and […] (continue)

More NCDD 2006 Videos Online

We have just added a couple more videos, include an iPod versions of our 5-minute Overview, to the events section of our website.  We are especially happy to present a 5-minute remembrance from the closing session of the conference which we just added to YouTube.com. (continue)

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)

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