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Posts written about the 2006 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation, which took place in San Francisco, California.

Announcing Pre-Conference Workshops at NCDD Austin

I wanted to add a post about the great line-up of pre-conference workshops we’ll be offering before the 2008 NCDD conference in Austin this October. It’s a diverse selection of workshops from some of the most well-respected people/programs in the field. And if you haven’t been to an NCDD conference before, this list can give you an idea of the kinds of workshops we offer at our conferences. Full-day workshops (only $95): Managing Difficult Conversations: An Introduction to Group Dialogue Processes (Cathey Capers and Leilani […] (continue)

More NCDD 2006 Videos Online

We have just added a couple more videos, include an iPod versions of our 5-minute Overview, to the events section of our website.  We are especially happy to present a 5-minute remembrance from the closing session of the conference which we just added to YouTube.com. (continue)

NCDD 2006 on YouTube

Below you’ll find a 5-minute recap of our 2006 national conference… (continue)

Peace Tiles from NCDD 2006

Peace Tiles organizers Nil S. Navaie of Arts for Global Development and Lars Hasselblad Torres of Peace Tiles were on hand during our conference in San Francisco as part of our Arts programming to provide a creative resource for participants, allowing for a different and unique way to process the day’s intake. They have collected photographs of the tiles created in a photo set on Flickr. (continue)

NCDD Hallway Interview – Educational Perspective

Originally posted by Chris Heuer for the 2006 NCDD Conference… After the Saturday morning session, I interviewed a few of our friends from the educational world speaking with one another in the hallway. This is just a short 3.5 minute interview about what is going on with our educational institutions around dialogue, and what participants are noticing about the conference. Download as MP3 (1.6MB)or listen right here (continue)

Open Space – An Outstanding Place

Originally posted by Loretta Donovan at the 2006 NCDD Conference… What do you say as you end an hour and a half of wonderful, engaging conversation on dozens of compelling topics? A few comments from those who came to the Open Space: As new people came in, to what degree do you bring them up to date? Open Space is the juiciest part of every conference. Would NCDD allow a full day of OS instead of some of the workshops? Be Prepared to Be Surprised […] (continue)

New Orleans Resilience and SynCon

Originally posted by Chris Heuer for the 2006 NCDD Conference… Friday afternoon’s session was very reassuring for me personally as I am very concerned about the future of this great American City – now I have a much greater sense of hope after meeting Julianna Padgett, Patricia A. Wilson, and John Zwerver. (Download Julianna’s presentation here) Given the current complexity of the situation there and the need for bringing together all the different voices, it seems the SynCon process (link to book by Barbara Marx Hubbard) is one […] (continue)

A Snippet of Spoken Word from NCDD Reflective Panel on Saturday

Originally posted by Beth Kanter for the 2006 NCDD Conference… View the video here! (continue)

Saturday Morning Reflective Panel

Originally posted by Beth Kanter for the 2006 NCDD Conference… Description An opportunity to hear from five leaders in the dialogue and deliberation community, and to see them engage in dialogue with one another around trends in the field and trends in the world that are or will impact the field. Spoken word is an artform that allows different poets to come together around do poetry around social justice.Drew Dellinger and Danielle Drake-Burnette from Poets for Global Justice. (I captured some video and audio clips and will create the link as […] (continue)

Where We Are Now – Exploring Current Trends

Originally posted by Loretta Donavan for the 2006 NCDD Conference… After a thoroughly engaging opening on Saturday morning, participants move into their right brains in discovering “Where we are now.” Leilani Henry is the moderator for the session. Clear your tables . . . is her first instruciton to the ballroom of participants. She tells the group that it is important to include the nonverbal. Start in silence . . . what are the trends you are hearing . . . visually capture them in 7 […] (continue)

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