NCDD’s 6th National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation is right around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited!
Part of the reason we chose our theme Democracy for the Next Generation is that we are committed to encouraging and cultivating the young leaders who are emerging in our field. We will have more students and young people joining us at NCDD 2014 than at any previous conference.
We’ve made this happen through our $250 rate for full-time students (35 students have registered using this option), and through granting an additional 50+ scholarships for students and youth that need help with registration, and often travel stipends and lodging too.
This was made possible through an anonymous donation of $10,000, but we have tapped out these funds and then some. We just couldn’t turn away the amazing young leaders who showed sincere interest in joining us, and passion about building their future careers in this field. Plus, we know this is one of the smartest investments we can make, for the conference and for our field.
Will you help show our community’s support for these emerging leaders by donating to the youth scholarship fund? At this point, we need to cap new scholarship requests (which keep coming in!) – unless we get your support.
So we are calling on our fabulous community to help us raise another $4000 to support the literal “next generation” in joining us in Reston, VA later this month.
Please contribute to our student & youth scholarship fund today by completing the short form at www.ncdd.org/donate – NCDD, and all of these promising young people, could really use your support right now!
Your tax-deductible donation will go directly to helping us provide travel reimbursements, shared hotel rooms, and registration for the last batch of scholarship hopefuls. Plus anyone who donates $50 or more will have their contribution acknowledged in the printed conference guidebook.
Additionally, we are thrilled that NCDD Board member and Colorado State University professor Martin Carcasson is bringing a whopping 15 of his students to join us all the way from Colorado! Though we’re helping them with registration, Martin and his students are raising funds for their travel and lodging expenses through a Kickstarter-style campaign here. Check out their great video and support them as well!