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NCDD Boston!

It was amazing seeing you all at the 2016 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation! You can still explore the conference web pages and learn all about the wonderful people and engaging activities we enjoyed in Boston.  A special thank you to the sponsors, participants, volunteers and everybody else who made NCDD2016 an amazing event!  See you in 2018!

The latest on the conference…

“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:

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

March 23, 2016 -We featured the Participatory Budgeting Project with guests David Beasley from PBP and Allison Rizzolo from Public Agenda www.ncdd.org/20196

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:

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.