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NCDD Denver: November 2-4, 2018!

NCDD is thrilled to announce our 2018 Conference will take place at the Sheraton Denver Downtown, November 2-4, 2018.

The latest on the conference…

Check out our conference page for more information.

“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 Confabs:

June 28, 2018 – NCDD Member David and Erin Leaverton of Undivided Nation spoke about their ongoing US road trip and the experiences they have had meeting people previously unfamiliar to them – www.ncdd.org/27028

April 10, 2018 – NCDD Member Linda Ellinor and  Paul Cienfuego of Community Rights US talked about the community rights movement and its impact on dialogue and deliberation efforts at a local level – www.ncdd.org/26332

December 19, 2017 – Michelle Vilchez and Malissa Netane-Jones from the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center spoke about the Center’s experience working with communities and law enforcement – www.ncdd.org/25097

September 20, 2017 – Chris Beem from the McCourtney Institute and Robin Teater from Healthy Democracy talked about the Nevins Democracy Leaders Program and the opportunity to host a fellow for FREE!www.ncdd.org/24532

May 4, 2017 – Rich Bartlett and MJ Kaplan of Loomio spoke with us about their experiences with decision-making in a non-hierarchical organization – www.ncdd.org/23682

March 15th, 2017 – Engagement practitioners & journalists came together to discuss how we can partner to help bring people together across differences – www.ncdd.org/23316

February 8, 2017 – We talked with Patrice O’Neill from Not In Our Town about communities’ responses to hate – www.ncdd.org/23072

January 3, 2017 – Susan Partnow provided a Conversation Cafe host training session – www.ncdd.org/22789

December 19, 2016 – Co-founders Susan Partnow and Vicki Robin discussed Conversation Cafe and its history – www.ncdd.org/22722

November 29, 2016 – NCDD’s staff hosted a conversation about what’s next for our field post-election and invited participants to share their efforts – www.ncdd.org/22337

April 20th, 2016 – NCDD’s staff provided a tour of the website, and talked about what NCDD offers its members in this intro to NCDD’s website.  www.ncdd.org/20444

Access more confab archives at www.ncdd.org/confabs.


“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.

Archives for recent Tech Tuesdays:

October 2018 – Konveio – archive coming shortly

May 2018 – Mismatch – archive at www.ncdd.org/26702

March 2018 – Synaccord – archive at http://ncdd.org/26059

February 2018 – Citizens Foundation – archive at www.ncdd.org/25627

November 2017 – Gell – archive at www.ncdd.org/24813

June 2016 – Trusted Sharing – archive at www.ncdd.org/20867

May 2016 – Urban Interactive Studio – archive at www.ncdd.org/20611

February 2016 – Balancing Act – archive at www.ncdd.org/19881

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

Access more Tech Tuesday archives at www.ncdd.org/tech-tuesdays.

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.

We have a small budget for helping NCDD members organize local events, so please contact Managing Director Courtney Breese at courtney@ncdd.org if you’re interested in leading a local networking event!

One quick example…

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.