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

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)

Register for April’s Tech Tuesday event on PlaceSpeak

I’m excited to tell you about this month’s Tech Tuesday event, which will be hosted by Colleen Hardwick, Founder of PlaceSpeak, on Tuesday, April 22nd, from 2-3 pm Eastern (11am – noon Pacific). PlaceSpeak is a location-based community consultation platform. Colleen will be talking to us about “geo-authenticating” online engagement, and will give us a demonstration of the PlaceSpeak software by walking us through several recent case studies. Register today to reserve your spot on this FREE Tech Tuesday webinar! One of PlaceSpeak’s key features is the ability […] (continue)

Registration open for Special NCDD Confab on Everyday Democracy’s Approach to Change

We’ve got a special treat in store for you for next month’s NCDD Confab.  On Wednesday, March 26 from 2:00 to 3:00 Eastern (11-noon Pacific), we’ll spend time with the staff of one of NCDD’s founding members, Everyday Democracy. We’ll explore what Everyday Democracy has learned over the years, through their close work with community partners, about how to create dialogue and change. Everyday Democracy, led by my good friend Martha McCoy, is one of the most respected organizations in our field — though in […] (continue)

Recording of today’s Tech Tuesday with Dave Biggs of MetroQuest

We had a great Tech Tuesday event today, with about 100 people participating in a stimulating webinar led by Dave Biggs, Co-Founder of MetroQuest. Thank you, Dave, for the great presentation — and thanks to everyone who participated! MetroQuest public involvement software is recommended as a best practice by the APA, TRB, FWHA and other agencies. Dave shared with us some of what he’s learned about best practices for online engagement generally, and gave us a demonstration of the MetroQuest software, and walked us through several recent […] (continue)

2013 Year-in-Review Confab Call – What would you want to hear about?

I’ve been thinking that the next NCDD confab call could be a “year-in-review” type call, with several different people from the network providing updates and insights on their work throughout the past year.  We’d do this in January since we all have enough going on this month! This has been an incredible year for the dialogue and deliberation community, with groundbreaking projects and initiatives popping up all over the place.  I have my own ideas for who we might ask to weigh in about their […] (continue)

Register for December’s Tech Tuesday event on MetroQuest

I’m excited to tell you about this month’s Tech Tuesday event, which will be hosted by Dave Biggs, Co-Founder of MetroQuest, on Tuesday, December 17th, from 1-2pm Eastern (10-11am Pacific). MetroQuest is a new organizational member of NCDD, so some of you may not yet be aware of their work. Dave was a keynote speaker at the recent IAP2-USA conference in Salt Lake, and MetroQuest public involvement software is recommended as a best practice by the APA, TRB, FWHA and other agencies. Dave will be talking […] (continue)

Audio from November’s Confab Call on Rockefeller’s GATHER

Yesterday’s confab call (Nov 20th) on the Rockefeller Foundation’s new publication on convening was a great one! About 80 people participated, and our speakers and facilitator did a fabulous job. If you missed it, you can listen to the audio archive here, and be sure to check out the dynamic Hackpad doc where many participants were taking notes, asking and answering questions, and introducing themselves. Our confab speakers yesterday were instrumental in the Rockefeller publication GATHER: The Art & Science of Effective Convening: Rob Garris, Managing Director at […] (continue)

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