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Here we share some of the most important news for the dialogue and deliberation community that crosses our desks. For even more news and updates, check out NCDD’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ncddpage, where over 50 of our members’ blogs are followed.

JPD Special Issue Looks at “The State of Our Field”

This month, the Deliberative Democracy Consortium (DDC) and the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) released a special issue of their collaboratively produced Journal of Public Deliberation, and it is a must-read.  They collected writings from leading scholars and practitioners of our work – including numerous NCDD members and our director, Sandy Heierbacher – to create this special issue focused on “The State of Our Field”: This is a special issue that assess the state of our field, celebrates our successes, and calls for future innovative work. The […] (continue)

Register for an Online Conversation on Fixing Politics

The National Issues Forums Institute, an NCDD organizational partner, is hosting an exciting conversation next Tuesday, July 8th, that we want to make sure you hear about. NIFI is inviting folks to register for an online conversation on the topic of its new issue guide, Fixing American Politics, utilizing new technology from our partners at the Kettering Foundation. NCDD’s director, Sandy Heierbacher, and other NCDDers will be participating in this live at a workshop at Kettering, and we hope you can join them! You can find more details in […] (continue)

Engaging Students & Youth in the NCDD 2014 Conference

As you may have read by now, the theme for the NCDD 2014 Conference is Democracy for the Next Generation. We chose this theme for many reasons. We wanted to bring more attention to the exciting and innovative ways that next generation technology is changing our field, to think about new ways to embed our work into old processes of governance, and to invite people to join us in envisioning what it would look like for dialogue, deliberation, and public engagement to take an evolutionary leap forward as a […] (continue)

Deadline extended for NCDD 2014 session proposals!

In response to a whole bunch of requests for “more time,” we’re giving everyone one more week to get their workshop proposals in for the 2014 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation. Session proposals are now due by the end of the day next Monday, June 23rd. Submit your best ideas for creative, lively, valuable sessions at www.ncdd.org/ncdd2014/session-app and keep in mind the conference theme and the following tips for presenters… Our theme for the 2014 conference, Democracy for the Next Generation, invites us to build on all the […] (continue)

National Dialogue on Mental Health Turns 1!

A little over one year ago, on June 3rd, President Obama called for a national dialogue on mental health. Since then, the alliance of organizations running Creating Community Solutions (including NCDD) have been finding creative ways to get Americans talking about mental health in their communities. It has been quite the year, with highs and lows and plenty of pleasant surprises along the way. Check out our Creating Community Solutions tag for all the NCDD posts on the project, and definitely explore the CCS website if […] (continue)

Register for Frontiers of Democracy Conference July 16-18

In case you hadn’t heard already, we wanted to make sure to tell encourage our NCDD members to consider attending the “Frontiers of Democracy” conference this July 16-18 in Boston, MA. Hosted annually at Tufts University, the conference has become an important venue for leaders in democratic thought and practice to gather to share ideas and network. This year’s conference will feature talks from, among others, Ambassador Alan Solomont, the dean of Tisch College; Gloria Rubio-Cortes, president, National Civic League; Josh Lerner, Participatory Budgeting Project; John Gastil, Penn […] (continue)

PBP Co-Hosts Event at the White House

We want to congratulate the Participatory Budgeting Project (an NCDD organizational member) on the advancement of their work with the White House to spread participatory budgeting in the US. PBP was officially included in the White House’s Open Government Action Plan, and they recently blogged about the day-long meeting they just had as part of their participation in the initiative. On Tuesday, May 13th, The White House and the Participatory Budgeting Project co-hosted a day-long meeting on participatory budgeting, as part of the White House’s efforts to advance PB. “Promoting Innovation […] (continue)

NYU Launches Research Network on Opening Governance

In case you missed it, we wanted to share about an interesting new initiative on open government from NYU’s Governance Lab. The initiative will conduct research on governments that pursue innovative ways of doing their work and should be a project to keep an eye on for researchers or those interested in open governance. You can read the March announcement below or find the original here. The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at New York University today announced the formation of a Research Network on Opening Governance, […] (continue)

Call for Proposals for NCDD 2014!

NCDD’s 2014 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation is coming up this October 17-19 in the DC metro area. NCDD conferences bring together hundreds of the most active, thoughtful, and influential people involved in public engagement and group process work across the U.S. and Canada. 400 people attended our last national conference (Seattle in 2012), and we hope to beat that number this year! If your work involves dialogue and deliberation, you’ll love the conference. Imagine spending three days with some of the most amazing people […] (continue)

A Public Voice 2014

The Kettering Foundation’s annual DC event, “A Public Voice,” took place yesterday at the Newseum in Washington DC. The content of the event is off the record, so those from government can feel comfortable engaging in a deeper conversation in front of the audience that attends. This year’s topic was Health Care: What Do We Want and How Can We Pay For It?, and the proceedings will inform the development of a National Issues Forums Institute discussion guide on this very timely and contentious issue. This roundtable panel bought together […] (continue)

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