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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.

Did you miss August’s Tech Tuesday event? Watch it now!

The August NCDD Tech Tuesday on Local Governments Adopting Online Engagement looked at how local governments are adopting online engagement as part of their public participation activities. Our two presenters were: Della Rucker, Managing Editor of EngagingCities and Chief Instigator at Wise Economy Susan Stuart Clark, Director of Common Knowledge, NCDD board member and consultant to local governments Della and Susan reviewed examples of how local governments are using online engagement, the state of the industry, key factors to consider in planning and implementing online engagement – […] (continue)

Local Governments Adopting Online Engagement: An NCDD Tech Tuesday discussion on the state of the field

Join us for our next NCDD Tech Tuesday, on August 26th from 1-2pm Eastern / 10-11am Pacific, with: Della Rucker, Managing Editor of EngagingCities (focusing on the intersection between internet technologies and community engagement), and Chief Instigator at Wise Economy Susan Stuart Clark, Director, Common Knowledge, NCDD board member and consultant to local governments An increasing number of local governments are adding different forms of online engagement to their public participation activities. There is a proliferation of tools being offered by different vendors, each trying to establish […] (continue)

Presentation from June’s Tech Tues on MaestroConference

For our June 24th Tech Tuesday, Brian Burt, CEO and founder of MaestroConference, hosted a session that gave a preview of major new changes in their platform. MaestroConference is the leader in “Social Conferencing” technology, serving more than 5 million participants, and is launching a new Social Webinar platform with a visual interface which allows people to see the faces of the people they’re talking to and edit documents together. Click here to see the PPT presentation from this session. Many NCDDers are familiar with […] (continue)

Audio of our July Confab call on “event closings”

Yesterday, 50 NCDDers joined us for our July 2014 Confab call on “Event Closings” featuring four all-star practitioners: Lisa Heft, Adrian Segar, Tim Merry and Susanna Haas Lyons. On this Confab, we tackled a very practical challenge that many of you face, and that NCDD itself faces every time we plan a national conference: how to plan and execute effective closings at participatory events. All four of our featured guests have extensive experience closing large-scale events using approaches such as Open Space, World Cafe, Conferences That Work, Art of Hosting and 21st Century Town Meetings. NCDD’s director, Sandy Heierbacher, reflected on some of the […] (continue)

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)

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