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Posts about the 2012 NCDD national conference, which brought together 400 civic innovators in Seattle, Washington this October 12-14.

How we tackled “Civic Infrastructure” at NCDD 2012

I’m preparing a little presentation for our partners at CommunityMatters on how NCDD tackled the concept of civic infrastructure at our last national conference, and thought I’d write about it here on the blog to gather my thoughts. Our convening question (kinda like a theme) for NCDD Seattle was: How can we build a more robust civic infrastructure in our practice, our communities, and our country? In our conference guidebook, we described our challenge to attendees this way: Our hope is that this theme takes […] (continue)

Messaging, Short and Sweet: Can you help us gather examples of effective communication in dialogue and deliberation?

At the 2012 NCDD Seattle conference a small group of us started a quest. We shared a desire to see dialogue and deliberation (D & D) become more widely understood, experienced, and available. But, we also knew that when many people hear words like “dialogue,” they envision scenes from political talk shows, “open mic” style municipal meetings, or dogmatic speeches from family, friends, and colleagues. The rich possibilities for successful engagement do not seem widely understood. What to do? We decided to create a collection […] (continue)

Lucas Cioffi Interview from NCDD Seattle

At the 2012 NCDD national conference in Seattle, NCDD member and filmmaker Jeffrey Abelson sat down with over a dozen leaders in our community to ask them about their work and their hopes and concerns for our field and for democratic governance in our country. Today we’re featuring the interview with Lucas Cioffi, founder of Athena Bridge and currently a member of the NCDD board of directors… See the “NCDD 2012” tag for more videos from NCDD Seattle, which brought together 400 leaders and innovators […] (continue)

Peggy Holman Interview from NCDD Seattle

At the 2012 NCDD national conference in Seattle, NCDD member and filmmaker Jeffrey Abelson sat down with over a dozen leaders in our community to ask them about their work and their hopes and concerns for our field and for democratic governance in our country. Today we’re featuring the interview with Peggy Holman, co-founder of Journalism That Matters and author & co-editor of the Change Handbook.  Peggy convenes and hosts conversations that matter, inviting people and systems to gather around the issues most important to […] (continue)

Carolyn Lukensmeyer Interview from NCDD Seattle

At the 2012 NCDD national conference in Seattle, NCDD member and filmmaker Jeffrey Abelson sat down with over a dozen leaders in our community to ask them about their work and their hopes and concerns for our field and for democratic governance in our country. Today we’re featuring the interview with Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Executive Director of National Institute for Civil Discourse… See the “NCDD 2012” tag for more videos from NCDD Seattle, which brought together 400 leaders and innovators in our field. You can also […] (continue)

Amanda Kathryn Roman’s Interview from NCDD Seattle

At the 2012 NCDD national conference in Seattle, NCDD member and filmmaker Jeffrey Abelson sat down with over a dozen leaders in our community to ask them about their work and their hopes and concerns for our field and for democratic governance in our country. Today we’re featuring an interview with Amanda Kathryn Roman, co-creator of Living Room Conversations.  Amanda embraced public engagement at the age of 12 when she began doing community organizing and has been involved in many forms of bridge-building or transpartisan […] (continue)

Steve Brigham Interview from NCDD Seattle

At the 2012 NCDD national conference in Seattle, NCDD member and filmmaker Jeffrey Abelson sat down with over a dozen leaders in our community to ask them about their work and their hopes and concerns for our field and for democratic governance in our country. Today we’re featuring the interview with Steve Brigham, President of AmericaSpeaks. An organizational member of NCDD and one of our founding members back in 2002, AmericaSpeaks supported NCDD Seattle by co-sponsoring the conference. AmericaSpeaks is a Washington, D.C.-based non-partisan, non-profit organization whose […] (continue)

The Martin Carcasson Crew at NCDD Seattle

With Candace Karlin, Kacey Bull, Jack Becker, Carina Mullen, Dilan Sutliff, and Mar Parsaye At the 2012 NCDD national conference in Seattle, NCDD member and filmmaker Jeffrey Abelson sat down with over a dozen leaders in our community to ask them about their work and their hopes and concerns for our field and for democratic governance in our country. Today we’re switching gears with an interview featuring a group of past and present Colorado State University students and their advisor Martín Carcasson, founder and director […] (continue)

Eric Lui’s Plenary Keynote from NCDD Seattle

At the 2012 NCDD national conference in Seattle, NCDD member and filmmaker Jeffrey Abelson sat down with over a dozen leaders in our community to ask them about their work and their hopes and concerns for our field and for democratic governance in our country. Today we’re featuring something a little different — one of the live recordings Jeffrey made during the conference. This plenary talk was given by author, educator and civic entrepreneur Eric Lui during our “Framing & Welcoming” plenary. Eric is founder […] (continue)

Amy Lee Interview from NCDD Seattle

At the 2012 NCDD national conference in Seattle, NCDD member and filmmaker Jeffrey Abelson sat down with over a dozen leaders in our community to ask them about their work and their hopes and concerns for our field and for democratic governance in our country. Today we’re featuring the interview with Amy Lee, Program Officer at the Kettering Foundation.  Amy handles media projects for the foundation, and is involved in foundation research in the areas of civic education and citizens and public choice.  Before working at […] (continue)

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