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Call for proposals for D&D student conference in March 2011

New NCDD member Jack Becker shared this announcement with the NCDD Discussion List yesterday, and I thought I’d share it here.  I attended the first student conference (“Connecting the Dots”) in Alabama last spring, and it was a great event.  I gave a workshop on NCDD’s Engagement Streams, which was a big hit!  This year, all presenters are asked to cover their travel, lodging and registration expenses, though I’m not sure how much registration will be (it was very reasonable for the first conference).

The Citizens’ Toolbox: What’s in Yours?

This is a call for proposals for our second annual national student conference in Oxford, Ohio, March 16-19, 2011. Proposals due Friday, February 4, 2011.

Please save the date and join us at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for the second annual national student conference on:

  • Dialogue and Deliberation
  • Campus and Community
  • Action Plans and Problem Solving and
  • Practical Application of Skills

This year’s conference theme is “The Citizens’ Toolbox: What’s in Yours?”. Continuing from last year’s successful Connect the Dots conference at Point Clear, Alabama, this conference already has a wonderful schedule planned with an exciting group of students, academics, and practitioners in attendance. Please consider hosting a workshop or learning exchange, or traveling with a poster to informally present your work!

For detailed information about the conference, please see our website at http://thecitizenstoolbox.org/ and please be sure to navigate the “call for proposals” section: http://thecitizenstoolbox.org/call-for-proposals/

For more information please contact our steering committee at: citizenstoolbox@gmail.com

Steering Committee:

Jack Becker: Senior Undergraduate Student of Communication Studies, Colorado State University (CSU), Fort Collins, CO   Senior Associate, CSU Center for Public Deliberation (cpd.colostate.edu), E-mail: jabecker@rams.colostate.edu.

Craig Berger: Graduate Student, Student Affairs and Higher Education, Miami University, Oxford, OH; Practicum Student, Harry T. Wilks Leadership Institute (www.muohio.edu/wilks). B.A.- Political Science, Allegheny College (Meadville, PA); Hometown: Salem, OH; E-mail:bergercr@muohio.edu

Erin McCauley: Community Service-Learning Coordinator, Johnson & Wales University (Providence, RI); B.A, History, University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT); Hometown: Cheshire, CT; Email: elmccauley@gmail.com

Joe Parmer: Senior Undergraduate Student of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Alabama (UA) Tuscaloosa, AL; Email: joeparmer@gmail.com

Elise Selinger: Project Associate at The Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (NY, NY); B.A- Sociology, Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME); E-mail: selinger.elise@gmail.com

Nancy Thomas: Director, The Democracy Imperative at The University of New Hampshire (http://www.unh.edu/democracy), Durham, NH; Email: nancy.thomas@unh.edu

Sarah E. Woiteshek: Assistant Director, Wilks Leadership Institute at Miami University (www.muohio.edu/wilks), Oxford, OH; Telephone: 513.529.1953; Email: woitesse@muohio.edu

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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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