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Looking for a roommate at NCDD2018? Coordinate here!

In just a little over three months, the 2018 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation will be taking place in the heart of downtown Denver. NCDD2018 will convene folks from across the country who are passionate and dedicated to dialogue, deliberation, and engagement work. With ticket sales flying and folks already trying to find hotel roommates, we wanted to hold space here on the blog for conference attendees to use for coordinating NCDD2018 connections – whether it be to find a roommate, organize rideshares, or whatever else you need. Use the comments section of this blog post to let other attendees know what you’re looking for. Click here to check out our blog post for the previous NCDD2016 conference for an example of what we mean.

While the official conference kicks off the morning of Friday, November 2nd, we wanted to give attendees a heads up to consider arriving on Wednesday evening or Thursday because we have a full line-up of pre-conference session being organized for Thursday, November 1st! We will begin announcing those pre-conference sessions next week and are thrilled for what our network has in store.

In addition to the cool offerings at NCDD2018, the conference is really well located in Denver’s cute downtown and there is no shortage of fantastic restaurants and things to experience. The conference will run until Sunday, November 4th around 4pm, so we recommend you stay until Sunday evening or depart Monday, November 5th. Find out more about your transportation options on our NCDD 2018 travel & lodging page.

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown, located right on the popular 16th Street Mall. We’ve negotiated a great rate of $165/night for conference attendees. You can learn more about the hotel on their website here, but you must use this link to get the NCDD rate:


Alternatively, you may book by phone by calling Central Reservations at 888-627-8405 and mentioning you are part of the “National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation – NCDD2018” block. Note that the rate is only in effect until 5:00pm MST on Wednesday, October 10th, though we encourage you to book your room ASAP as rooms are filling up fast.

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

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 Keiva an email at keiva@ncdd.org.

Can’t wait to see you all there!

Keiva Hummel
Keiva Hummel serves as NCDD’s Communications Coordinator. She graduated cum laude from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Communication Studies, Minor in Global Peace, Human Rights and Justice Studies, and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution Studies.

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  1. Anne Hilb says:

    Hi Everyone! I am stoked for my first NCDD conference! Please let me know if you might like to share a room. Happy to share with one person or get a double room and bunk with 4 total (or whatever makes sense). Please feel free to contact me at ahilb@graymake.com
    Looking forward to meeting many of you in Denver!

    • Tracy Rogers-Tryba says:

      I am looking for a roomie as well! Feel free to connect with me.

      • Sheella Mierson says:

        I just posted a notice looking for a roommate, then saw your posting. Are you still looking for someone? What dates? sheella.mierson @ gmail.com

    • Sheella Mierson says:

      I just posted a notice looking for a roommate, then saw your posting. Are you still looking for someone? What dates? sheella.mierson @ gmail.com.

  2. I would like to share a room with another woman, Oct 31-Nov 5 (or any part of those dates). I have a room reservation at the Sheraton, and the person who was going to room with me will now not be able to attend the conference. Must be a non-snorer and a non-smoker. (I am sensitive to the smell of cigarette smoke in people’s breath and clothing.) Please contact me at sheella.mierson @ gmail.com, 510-236-2284 (in Calfornia).

  3. Sharon Kniss says:

    I look forward to joining for this conference. If anyone is looking to share a room, please get in touch with me as soon as possible. skniss [at] bethelks [dot] edu.

  4. Mark Chupp says:

    I’m looking for a roommate if anyone wants to share a room at the conference hotel. I arrive Nov 1 and leave Nov 4.
    Mark Chupp, 216-659-1212 (in Cleveland, EST).

  5. Basant says:


    Is anyone looking for a female roommate? Please contact me as soon as possible. basant @ email.arizona.edu


  6. Tracy Hollister says:

    Hello everyone,

    I’ve got a room at the Sheraton from Thurs Nov 1st to Monday morning Nov. 5th and would like to share the room with another female preferably.

    I do not smoke or snore much (as my wife reports). I generally go to bed around 11-midnight.

    I’m 48, from CA originally, live in NC but am now traveling around NM and AZ on vacation before flying to Denver 10/31 (but staying at a hotel near the airport right now, though I’m open to staying at the Sheraton that night too f I find a roommate.) My interest in dialogue started as a NC and national marriage equality advocate when wanting to understand the views of religious conservatives and to learn how to overcome our tendency to stereotype each other. I’m a participant in the 11/1 transpartisan review conversation.

    I look forward to hearing from you at hollister (dot) tracy (at) gmail. # is 919-610-8477


  7. Chris Bui says:

    Greetings fellow NCDD Tribe members…

    I’m looking to share a room for the conference…
    my room/hotel plans vanished at the last minute.

    Willing to sleep on a couch, or even a floor,
    if it happens to be sharing a room with
    kind hearted and loving people…

    I’m mindful, quiet sleeper, neat, uber respectful,
    and have been practicing collective intelligence
    and shared wisdom since 1991 in over 2,500
    projects around this amazing world.

    Please call me at 650.307.0733.

    Thanks, peace & blessings,

    Chris Bui

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