Our Conferences and Events
“Confab Call” Series
NCDD’s popular “Confab calls” are opportunities for members of the NCDD community to connect with each other, hear about exciting projects in our field, and explore our field’s most pressing challenges. Our confabs feature some of our community’s most exciting leaders, projects and topics. Check out the confab archives to access audio recordings, video recordings and archives of the collaborative docs participants have worked on during past confabs!
Archives for recent confab calls:
October 28th, 2015 – Dr. John Gastil discussed the amazing opportunity for organizations in the D&D field to host a bright Penn State fellow through the Nevins Democracy Leaders Program – www.ncdd.org/19269
October 15, 2015 – Mary Gelinas and Susan Stuart Clark discussed how brain science supports constructive dialogue and deliberation – www.ncdd.org/19151
August 5, 2015 – Matt Leighninger and Tina Nabatchi talked about their new book, Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy – www.ncdd.org/18743
April 23, 2015 – We talked with Pete Peterson of the Davenport Institute about lessons learned from running for office on a “civic engagement” platform – www.ncdd.org/18191
March 25, 2015 – Kimberly Bain, Global Chair of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF), led us in a discussion about ethics for facilitators – www.ncdd.org/17546
February 19, 2015 – NCDD members Sarah Read and Christoph Berendes hosted a Confab on “Newcomers, Latecomers, and Disrupters: Strategies for Sustainable and Productive Engagement” – www.ncdd.org/17634
July 29, 2014 – NCDD members Lisa Heft, Adrian Segar, Tim Merry and Susanna Haas Lyons joined us for a confab focused on the challenges and strategies for planning and managing effective closings at participatory events – www.ncdd.org/15697
June 12, 2014 – NCDD member Peter Levine talked about his new book We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For – www.ncdd.org/15318
“Tech Tuesday” Learning Events
NCDD’s Tech Tuesday series is focused on online technology for engagement. Many in our field are curious about how they can use online tools to support their engagement work, and many tool creators are excited to talk to this community about their innovations.
Next Tech Tuesday event:
December 1st, 2-3pm Eastern (11am-12pm Pacific): We will be featuring Common Ground for Action, a free tool for online deliberative public forums – www.ncdd.org/19343
Previous Tech Tuesday events:
September 2015 – QiqoChat – archive at www.ncdd.org/19055
June 2015 – Bang the Table – archive at www.ncdd.org/18367
May 2015– Consider.it – archive at www.ncdd.org/18191
April 2014 – Loomio– archive at www.ncdd.org/18025
August 2014 – Local Governments & Online Engagement – archive at www.ncdd.org/16331
June 2014 – MaestroConference – archive at www.ncdd.org/15861
May 2014 – Ethelo Decisions – archive at www.ncdd.org/15430
April 2014 – PlaceSpeak – archive at www.ncdd.org/15144
December 2013 – MetroQuest – archive at www.ncdd.org/13725
September 2013 – Zilino – www.ncdd.org/12527
July 2013 – WeJIT – www.ncdd.org/11921
Meet-ups and Other Events
NCDD periodically hosts meet-ups and other events for members of the NCDD Community to come together in their respective regions to network and hear from some of their fellow members.
April 30, 2015 (San Francisco) – NCDD co-hosted an event with IAP2 NorCal featuring a presentation from NCDD member David Campt on how facilitators are accelerating their practice through audience polling systems. Learn more at www.ncdd.org/17956.
The 2014 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation was held on October 17-19 in the Washington, DC area. Visit www.ncdd.org/ncdd2014 to learn all about the conference. We especially encourage you to check out…
- Read our report on how the NCDD community thinks we should tackle our field’s biggest barriers to success
- NCDD-CRS Meetings Being Planned Across the Country
- Peek into the NCDD conference on Storify
- Check out the best photos from the conference and learn all about our visual field mapping project
We hold our much-loved national conferences every two years, but NCDD always has something going on. Learn more about our Confab Calls, Tech Tuesdays, and other activities below, and follow the news blog for upcoming events in the field, and to learn more about the various projects NCDD is involved in.