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Looking for a roommate at NCDD 2016? Need to coordinate a rideshare? Here’s the place!

With the 2016 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation! right around the corner, we thought we’d create a place for people to find roommates, organize rideshares, and coordinate whatever else you need to coordinate with other attendees. Use the comments section of this blog post to let other attendees know what you’re looking for.

The NCDD 2016 is taking place at the lovely Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center just outside of Boston, MA, and we encourage everyone coming in from out of town to stay there for your own comfort and convenience! We’ve negotiated a great rate of $165/night (plus tax) for our conference attendees.

If you need to cut lodging costs while still staying at the hotel, drop a comment in the comment section below about your interest in finding a roommate. We suggest you mention:

  1. Your name, gender, and any special requirements or considerations your potential roommate should know about you (for example, if you’re a smoker, night owl, snorer, etc.)
  2. When you’re arriving and departing and which nights you want to share a room
  3. Email or phone contact info in case people would like to connect with you directly

To get the NCDD room rate, make sure you use this link when you reserve your room:


We recommend that NCDD 2016 attendees arrive on Thursday, October 13th, since we start Friday morning and you’ll want to take advantage of the great pre-conference activities your D&D colleagues will be organizing! You should plan to depart on Monday, October 17th or later in the day on Sunday, October 16th, since we end at 3:30pm. Find out more about your transportation options on our NCDD 2016 travel & lodging page.

If you have any questions that are not addressed here, check out our conference FAQ page. If you still have questions after that, feel free to send Sandy an email at sandy@ncdd.org.

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  1. Adin Rogovin says:

    I have a room booked for Oct 13th, 14th and 15th. Happy to share with another conference attendee.
    I am male, have been told I snore some.
    Contact at adinrogo@gmail.com

  2. Lisa Stiller says:

    Hey, I am looking to share a room with someone for the conference. I’m pretty quiet. From Oregon, social justice background and interest.
    Prefer female.

  3. Lonnie Weiss says:

    Hi. I’ve reserved a two-bed room for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights; I would be glad to split the cost. I’m a 60-something woman, want to share with another woman who doesn’t expect to be partying late! Reply if you think it may be a match.

    • Lisa Stiller says:

      Hi Lonnie,
      I sent an email replying to you…Lisa

      • Lonnie says:

        Lisa, didn’t receive any more from you and… I’m now talking with a local colleague who may join me at the conference so… keep looking for options! and I’ll let you know if the 1/2 room is still available…

      • Barb Edwards says:

        Hi Lisa,
        I have a 2 bed-room reserved for Thur, Fri and Saturday. Have you found an option or would you like to share my room. Please contact me at barb@barbedwards.org. Warmly, Barb

  4. Scott Smith says:

    Hi, all, can anyone think of a way to rideshare from the airport? I’m coming in somewhat late on Thursday, public transport looks do-able, but not too cheap and not too quick. Will anyone coming in Thurs evening be renting a car for some reason? Or other clever carpool ideas?

    • Manisha P says:

      Hi all!

      My co-facilitator and I will be arriving around 4:30. If we have two more people for a cab/uber ride, we could split the cost. NCDD estimates fare to be around $90 one way.

      – Manisha

    • Mara Svenne says:

      I am arriving at 7:45 PM Thursday. We could share a limo at the NCDD rate of $40, if you like?

      • Scott Smith says:

        Mara, that’s a pretty good idea. Only, you’d have a bit of a wait, as my plane is due at 10:30 Thurs. If you’re planning to stick around for that fare split, let me know. Thanks!

      • Manisha P. says:

        I believe the limo is $40 per person. Uber would be $90 for the whole ride. We can wait until 5PM, if two more people want to ride with us.

      • Manisha says:

        Hi Mara,

        I apologize. We’re actually arriving at 7:30 and 7:45 (separate flights). I was mistakenly looked as PST. Would you be willing to share an uber ride with the two of us?

        If so, please email me at manisha(dot)paudel(at)gmail(dot)com


  5. Barb Edwards says:

    Hi All,I have a 2 bed-room reserved for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Any takers? I’m a facilitator from Colorado and am quiet.

  6. lisa stiller says:

    Last year we had a great time dancing in the hotel workout room late at night…someone had a boombox or cd player…
    Can anyone bring one this year? I would love to repeat those late night dance parties! So much fun, and met so many wonderful people!
    Lisa Stiller (koffeenut@yahoo.com)

  7. roberta vogel-leutung says:

    I am arriving at Logan @2:45 Wed and picking up a car nearby, since I’ll be vacationing.
    If that time frame fits your schedule I can shuttle you to framingham.


  8. Lisa Stiller says:

    I am getting into the South Boston Amtrak station about station2:50pm andr
    would love to ride share to the hotel.I’m coming on Thursday.
    Email at koffeenut@yahoo.com

  9. Mara svenne says:


    That will likely be too late for me


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