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“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

Our home base for the confabs is www.ncdd.org/confabs, and you can scan the confab archives as far back as you dare at www.ncdd.org/tag/confab-archives.


“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.

Previous Tech Tuesday events:

December 2015 – Common Ground for Action – archive at www.ncdd.org/19493

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.

Recent Events:

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.

NCDD 2014!

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…

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.