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Register for the Facilitate ’15 Online Conference, Feb. 20

We want to encourage NCDD members to attend Facilitate ’15, an online conference being organized by former NCDD Board member Lucas Cioffi of Qiqo Chat where attendees can host their own sessions, in addition to those being offered. Regular registration is $50, but NCDD supporting members are eligible for a 30% registration discount! Today is the last day for the early bird rate of just $30, so make sure to learn more in the announcement below and register today.

The Facilitate ’15 Conference

Facilitate ’15 is an interactive conference is all about the cutting edge of facilitation. Meet innovators working in dozens of fields. Experiment with new technologies, and co-create new solutions to challenges you’re facing.

Active & Experiential Learning

Not only will we talk about the cutting edge, we will actively explore it with all the technologies that you and your fellow participants bring to the table for testing.

You can schedule a session on any topic and use any facilitation technique and any online tool that you have access to! If you do not have a preferred tool, an easy-to-use group video chat tool will be available as the default.

Who Will Attend

This event is for facilitators who want to

  • share leading practices,
  • run experiments with new techniques and technologies,
  • and participate in others’ experiments.


Feb 1: Online Collaboration Begins. We will open an online collaboration space for sharing leading practices, brainstorming, and deeper conversations.

Feb 13: Pre-Conference Networking

  • 12-1pm EST: You can expand your professional network through speed networking using your webcam and/or phone (your choice).

Feb 20: Conference

  • 11am-12pm EST: Opening Plenary Session (phone + website)
  • 12-3pm EST: Participant-Led Discussions & Experiments (webcam)
  • 3-4pm EST: Closing Plenary Session (phone + website)


Some folks are concerned that they don’t want to pay if there aren’t going to be many people there.  Well, there’s a guaranteed minimum of 35 participants by Feb 1st or the event will be free.

So you’ll either find a fantastic critical mass of peers willing to push the edge of the field and experiment with new facilitation techniques that they’ve brought to the table or everyone gets their money back and the event happens anyway, but just for the people who signed up by Feb. 1st.

You can learn more about Facilitate ’15 and register by visiting www.eventbrite.com/e/facilitate-15-tickets-15007043471.

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An inclusiveness trainer and group process facilitator, Roshan Bliss serves as NCDD's Youth Engagement Coordinator and Blog Curator. Combining his belief that decisions are better when everyone is involved with his passion for empowering young people, his work focuses on increasing the involvement of youth and students in public conversations.

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  1. Lucas Cioffi says:

    Hi, Roshan, thanks for spreading the word about this!

    This event is a platform to let the brilliance of NCDD members shine through. The goal is to connect participants who want to try new experiments with others who have new tools and techniques that they want to test.

    It’s designed as a learning space where the goal is to break some new ground. Longtime NCDD members along with those who are new to the field of facilitation are most welcome!

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