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NCDD’s “Confab Calls” and “Tech Tuesdays” allow our geographically dispersed members to explore a topic, project or challenge in real time. We use this tag to organize the original Confab and Tech Tuesday announcements and the posts that include the audio and document archives.

Join us for our July 29th Confab on Event Closings

Join us on Tuesday, July 29th from 2-3pm Eastern (11-12 Pacific) for NCDD’s next “Confab Call.” Register today to secure your spot! This will be a different kind of Confab. We’ll be tackling a very practical challenge that many dialogue and deliberation practitioners face, and that NCDD itself faces every time we plan an NCDD conference. The confab will dig into challenges and strategies for planning and managing effective closings at participatory events. We have four great practitioners who will serve as conversation starters: Lisa Heft, Adrian Segar, Tim Merry and Susanna […] (continue)

May’s Tech Tuesday with Ethelo Decisions

Our May Tech Tuesday event featured Ethelo Decisions (now available to NCDD members in beta),  a decision making tool that provides deeper deliberation about values, constraints and trade-offs in an online setting. Ethelo founder John Richardson (Power Point file) and NCDD sustaining member Kathryn Thomson (Power Point file) led a presentation about the tool, providing a case study about a condo dispute and showed how the Ethelo algorithm works. Participants then split into break out groups facilitated by members of the Ethelo team and discussed questions and ways they […] (continue)

June 2014 Confab Call with Peter Levine

Last Thursday, NCDD hosted its June 2014 Confab Call with featured guest Peter Levine, the Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs in Tufts University’s Jonathan Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service and Director of CIRCLE, The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement. Peter focused on his new book We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For, a primer for anyone motivated to help revive our fragile civic life and restore citizens’ public role.  If you missed the confab and are interested in learning more, […] (continue)

June’s Tech Tuesday to feature MaestroConference!

For our June 24th Tech Tuesday, we’re pleased to have Brian Burt, CEO and founder of MaestroConference, host a session that lets us experience major new changes in their platform and talk together about how it could support upcoming projects we each may have. Registration is open now, so reserve your spot today! Many of you are familiar with MaestroConference, as we’ve used it numerous times for our online activities (our last two Tech Tuesdays, a couple confab calls, and a few special calls), thanks in large part […] (continue)

Presentation from April’s Tech Tuesday on PlaceSpeak

For April’s Tech Tuesday event, Colleen Hardwick guided us through a presentation about the PlaceSpeak location-based community consultation platform. Colleen’s goal in founding PlaceSpeak has been to change the nature of online consultation with an emphasis on quality of feedback data as well as quantity of engagement. We want to say a big thank you to Colleen for her high energy presentation and for answering so many questions. Originally piloted in municipalities in British Columbia, PlaceSpeak has spread across Canada and into the U.K., Australia and […] (continue)

Registration open for our June 12th Confab with Peter Levine

We’re excited to have Peter Levine as our featured speaker on our next NCDD Confab call. Sign up today to reserve your spot on June’s Confab, which is set for 2-3pm Eastern (11-noon Pacific) on Thursday, June 12th. We’ll be talking to Peter about his new book, We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: The Promise of Civic Renewal in America. This is an important book for us to discuss, and you have time to get your hands on a copy before the confab […] (continue)

April 2014 Confab Call on “Text, Talk, Act”

Last Wednesday, NCDD hosted its April 2014 Confab Call with featured guests Matt Leighninger and Mike Smith talking about the innovative project known as Text Talk Act.  If you missed the confab and are interested in learning more, you can now listen to the entire conversation — or look over the collaborative document participants created during the Confab Call — at the links below. As part of our role in the National Dialogue on Mental Health project Creating Community Solutions, NCDD and our partners have been experimenting with how the fun […] (continue)

Archive of March’s Confab on Everyday Democracy

Last month, as part of NCDD’s Confab Call series, we spent time with the staff of one of NCDD’s founding members, Everyday Democracy, exploring what Everyday Democracy has learned over the years, through their close work with community partners, about how to create dialogue and change. We’re happy to share a recording of the the webinar, now available on the Everyday Democracy website, presented by Malik Russell, Everyday Democracy’s Communications Director, Carolyne Abdullah, their Director of Community Assistance, and Rebecca Reyes, Communications Manager. (continue)

Register today for May’s Tech Tuesday on Ethelo

I’m excited to announce our May “Tech Tuesday” event, which will be hosted by NCDD sustaining member Kathyrn Thomson and her colleagues at Ethelo Decisions, on Tuesday, May 27th, from 1:00 – 2:30pm Eastern (10 – 11:30am Pacific). Set your calendars, and register today to secure your spot! I’ve been spending some time with the tool and getting to know the team, and I must say I feel this tool has a lot of potential for the kind of things we tend to think of […] (continue)

Register Now for our April Confab on Text Talk Act

Join us Wednesday, April 9th for our next NCDD “Confab Call.” We’ll be talking with NCDD members Matt Leighninger and Mike Smith about the innovative project known as Text Talk Act. The confab will take place from 2-3pm Eastern / 11-noon Pacific. As part of our role in the National Dialogue on Mental Health project Creating Community Solutions, NCDD and our partners have been experimenting with how the fun and convenience of text messaging can be leveraged to scale up face-to-face dialogue — especially among young […] (continue)

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