2006 NCDD Conference Guidebook and Videos
Videos from NCDD 2006View some great footage from NCDD's 2006 Conference in San Francisco! Check out a high-energy 5-minute piece that gives you a feel for what an NCDD conference is like, and the fabulous people who attend our events. Conference participants can also relive a powerful moment at the San Francisco event - a moving testimonial by participant Machiko Conway as she talks about her memories of Hiroshima on the 61st anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb. We had the pleasure of working with FAQ Productions, which produced our five-minute overview and videotaped much of the conference. FAQ Productions produces short, personal videos for professionals to use on their websites and over email. These streaming videos highlight the personalities of the professional and their organizations, and are an engaging tool for connecting with clients.
- 5-Minute Conference Overview (on YouTube.com)
- 5-Minute Conference Overview (iPod video)
- Machiko Conway Remembers Hiroshima from our Closing Session (on YouTube.com)
- Machiko Conway Remembers Hiroshima from our Closing Session (iPod video)
Peace TilesLars Hasselblad Torres of the Peace Tiles Project (along with Nil S. Navaie of Arts for Global Development) was on hand to share his program's work and to give conference participants the chance to create their own Peace Tiles. He has placed photos on Flickr of the tiles created at conference.
Timeline of Notable Milestones from Friday's PlenaryOn the first morning of our 2006 conference, we presented a plenary session devoted to "reflecting on our past," where we examined our personal stories and the recent history of the dialogue and deliberation movement. The main exercise presented during this plenary had conference participants posting personal reflections, meaningful events and milestones they felt significantly impacted their lives, the dialogue and deliberation community, and the world on giant timelines attached to the walls of our main meeting room. Click Here to view a transcript of the timelines that were created during this well-received plenary session.
Sponsors and Supporters of the 2006 NCDD ConferenceOur sincere thanks to all of the wonderful organizations and individuals listed below, for helping to make the 2006 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation such a success.
FundersThe 2006 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation was funded, in part, by The Whitman Institute and the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation. The Whitman Institute (www.thewhitmaninstitute.org), a private foundation located in San Francisco, is dedicated to exploring, supporting, and promoting ways for people to develop their capacity to think critically and make good decisions. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (www.hewlett.org) makes grants to address the most serious social and environmental problems facing society, where risk capital, responsibly invested, may make a difference over time. The Foundation places a high value on sustaining and improving institutions that make positive contributions to society.
Co-Sponsors - donated $5,000
The Forum Foundation - www.forumfoundation.orgFounded in 1970 as a non-profit educational research foundation, the Forum Foundation conducts futures research in the field of Administrative Theory and Many-to-Many Communication technology to discover those dynamics which tend to move organizations and institutions, universally, toward solving their problems and anticipating or adapting to changes in their internal or external environment. Go to forumfoundation.org to learn more about the Forum Foundation and their Fast Forum® groupware technique using an "Opinionnaire®" and "Viewpaper®."A note from John Spady, Director of Research of the Forum Foundation:
My father, Richard Spady, and The Forum Foundation, have agreed to CO-SPONSOR the 2006 conference of the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation. It is an honor for us to be able to provide NCDD with this level of commitment. We strongly support the goals and mission of NCDD, and we challenge other civic-minded individuals and institutions to increase their financial support both for this conference and for the organization. We need dialogue and deliberation in our many institutions and across our one common world; we need NCDD.
The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation - www.ncdd.orgNCDD brings together and supports people, organizations, and resources in ways that expand the power of discussion to benefit society. Founded in 2002 after the first National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation was held in Alexandria, Virginia, NCDD is a vibrant network of over 1,400 organizations and individuals who, collectively, regularly engage and mobilize millions of people across the globe around today's critical issues. NCDD's national conferences and resource-rich website are crucial to the development of this emerging field of practice.
Partners - donated $2,000
The Public Conversations Project - www.publicconversations.orgThe Public Conversations Project (PCP) helps people with fundamental disagreements over divisive issues develop the mutual understanding and trust essential for strong communities and positive action. PCP's mission is to foster a more inclusive, empathic and collaborative society by promoting constructive conversations and relationships among those who have differing values, world views, and positions about divisive public issues.
The Study Circles Resource Center - www.studycircles.orgThe Study Circles Resource Center is the primary project of The Paul J. Aicher Foundation, a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. We help communities develop their own ability to solve problems by bringing lots of people together in dialogue across divides of race, income, age, and political viewpoints. The center works with neighborhoods, cities and towns, regions, and states, paying particular attention to the racial and ethnic dimensions of the problems they address.
Supporters - provided significant in-kind donations and support
- AmericaSpeaks - www.americaspeaks.org
- Bay Area Nonviolent Communication - www.baynvc.org
- Conflict Resolution Program of the American Friends Service Committee - www.afsc.org/nymetro/conflictresolution/
- Conversation Café - www.conversationcafe.org
- FAQ Productions - www.faqproductions.com
- Global Dialogue Center - www.globaldialoguecenter.com
- Global Facilitators Service Corps - www.globalfacilitators.org
- Lafayette Bookstore - www.lafayettebookstore.com
- The Institute on the Common Good at Regis University - www.icgregis.org
- The Kettering Foundation and the National Issues Forum Institute - www.kettering.org
- Sally Mahe, United Religions Initiative - www.uri.org
- Palma Strand, The Arlington Forum - www.arlingtonforum.org
- The World Café - www.theworldcafe.com
- Yes! Magazine - www.yesmagazine.org
Contributors to the Scholarship Fund
- Susan Stuart Clark, Executive Director of Common Knowledge
- John L. Johnson, Executive Director of Hampton, Virginia Citizens' Unity Commission
- Jessy Keiser, Organization Development Practice Leader at Kaiser Permanente
- Debbe Kennedy, Global Dialogue Center and Leadership Solutions Companies
- Sharda Miller, University of Creation Spirituality and The Listening Path
- Ted Thomas, President of the James P. Grant Trust for International Social Development
- Lars Torres, AmericaSpeaks
- Laura Wells, Green Party State Controller Candidate