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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.

“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 and archives of the collaborative docs participants have worked on for all our past confabs!

Next confab:

We’ve been busy planning our National Conference, but our Confab Call series will return!

Archives for previous confab calls:

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

April 9, 2014 – Matt Leighninger and Mike Smith on Text Talk Act, a project of Creating Community Solutions that’s been experimenting with how the fun and convenience of text messaging can be leveraged to scale up face-to-face dialogue – www.ncdd.org/14741

March 26, 2014 – Carolyne Abdullah and Malik Russell on Everyday Democracy’s approach to change – www.ncdd.org/14739

November 20, 2013 – Rob Garris (Rockefeller Fdn) and Noah Rimland Flower (Monitor Inst) on Rockefeller’s GATHER publication – www.ncdd.org/13442

August 2013 – Rich Harwood on his work in Newtown, CT – www.ncdd.org/12309

May 2013 – Jacob Hess and Phil Neisser on Red-Blue Dialogue  –  www.ncdd.org/11540

April 2013 – Brad Rourke on Responding to Newtown – www.ncdd.org/11287


“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.

Upcoming events:

Tech Tuesday went on hiatus due to our national conference, but will return next year with more conversations about Technology and Engagement.

Previous Tech Tuesday events:

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