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Eric Lui’s Plenary Keynote from NCDD Seattle

Looking Back on NCDD 2012At 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 of the Guiding Lights Network, which promotes and teaches the art of creative citizenship. Eric served as a White House speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and later as the President’s deputy domestic policy advisor.

Jeffrey also caught up with Eric a little later and asked him about the impact of dialogue and deliberation on our civic infrastructure…

Watch the blog over the next month or so for more videos from NCDD Seattle, which brought together 400 leaders and innovators in our field.  You can also check out Jeffrey Abelson’s Song of a Citizen YouTube channel and in our NCDD 2012 Seattle playlist on YouTube.

Andy Fluke
Andy Fluke is the co-founder of NCDD and currently provides creative support to many of NCDD's publications and events. He also works with a handful of other NCDD members on a variety of projects as consultant and designer. More about his work can be found at www.andyfluke.com.

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