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Call for Proposals for ECR2008 in Tucson

Photo of a treeThe U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution of the Morris K. Udall Foundation invites you to share your knowledge at the fifth national conference, ECR2008, May 20-22, 2008 at the Doubletree Hotel at Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona. Proposals from session organizers are currently being accepted for concurrent panel sessions and roundtable discussions. Note that the deadline for proposals is October 26th!

ECR2008 will provide a forum for exchange of ideas and mutual learning about the field of environmental conflict resolution among government representatives, non-governmental organizations, tribal nations and members, community based groups, environmental advocates, corporate entities, resource managers and users, private individuals, and professionals in the conflict resolution, mediation and consensus building fields. ECR2008 conference sessions will examine various ways to enhance the success of ECR processes, through better understanding of emerging and innovative uses of new technology and communication tools; what we are learning from the latest research and evaluation of ECR and other collaborative processes; and how to navigate process choices to make informed decisions that will lead to improved outcomes of all stakeholders.

The program committee is interested in dynamic, interactive sessions. Training workshops, panels, and roundtables that include members of non-governmental organizations, representatives from the corporate sector, tribes, local, state, and federal agencies and private citizens are strongly encouraged. Download the full Call for Proposals at www.ncdd.org/exchange/files/docs/ECR2008Call.pdf.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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