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Welcome to the NCDD Idea Incubator

A place for NCDDers to post ideas that benefit our field, gather feedback, and gain partners. Submit your idea here for posting or join the conversation below. Click here for guidance on how best to use the Idea Incubator and other NCDD resources to incubate new ideas. The Idea Incubator is best used for ideas that have already generated interest via NCDD's listservs, events, or social media groups.

Strengthening Our Nation’s Democracy 2 – Day One

Sandy Heierbacher, NCDD’s director, is in Washington DC this week attending Strengthening Our Nation’s Democracy 2 — a working session organized by AmericaSpeaks, Demos, Everyday Democracy and Harvard University’s Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation.   Sandy will be sharing her notes via Facebook and Twitter throughout the event and we will be collecting them here along with any comments we receive. 6:43 pm –  Opening speakers at SOND2 (Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Miles Rappaport, Martha McCoy) all pointing out that this is a time of […] See full idea & comment!

Tom Atlee Proposes "Phoenix Conversations"

We received an email from Tom Atlee (NCDD member and founder of the Co-Intelligence Institute) on Saturday about a new project he and his colleagues are launching. “Phoenix Conversations” are when diverse people explore the full range of possibilities in various areas of potential crisis, and seriously consider the impacts they might have on each other, for better and for worse. The Phoenix Conversations Project is convening conference calls (and soon a website) where people interested in this approach can talk about what it might mean and […] See full idea & comment!

An Appeal to all Members of the D&D Community

If you are based in the U.S., I’d like to ask for your help with an important project. The vast majority of members of congress are not aware of the expertise and skill our community has to offer. They do not know how to tap into the dialogue and deliberation community to serve the purposes of good government – or even that there is such a community.  One project spearheaded by NCDD members Kim and Barnett Pearce aims to begin to change this. If you’re […] See full idea & comment!