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2012 NCDD Conference – Seattle

NCDD held its 5th National Conference October 12-14 at the beautiful Hyatt at Olive 8 in downtown Seattle. Thank you to all 400 of you who joined us to celebrate NCDD’s 10 year anniversary! We had a wonderful time with all of you.

Link to our Opening Slideshow

Look over the “NCDD 2012” tag in the blog for updates, stories, videos and more from the event. Filmmaker Jeffrey Abelson has been uploading videos of our speakers as well as one-on-one interviews he conducted during the conference.  Be sure to watch those videos and more on YouTube via our NCDD Seattle playlist.

And click on the image here to watch our opening slideshow, featuring photos our members took of themselves holding signs describing why they’re passionate about their work!

NCDD conferences are extraordinary networking and learning events. We focus on providing opportunities to network with colleagues, learn about the latest innovations in dialogue, deliberation and public engagement, talk to our community’s leaders, and explore key challenges in our field together – all while using the highly collaborative tools we’ve been advocating for 10 years.  Check out these quotes from attendees to see what they thought about the event!

In Seattle last fall, we spent three days with some of the most amazing people in our field exploring how we can shape the future of this important movement. Click around using the sidebar links, or download the conference guidebook to see the agenda, team list, featured speakers (Eric Liu, Carolyn Lukensmeyer, John Gastil, Pete Peterson and Fran Korten), our amazing list of workshops, welcome from NCDD’s director, letters of support from the Seattle Mayor and King County Executive, case stories from some of our sponsors, and more.

We're coming to Seattle!

Our Event Sponsors and Partners…

Leading organizations in the dialogue and deliberation community really came out to support the 2012 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation. NCDD sends its heartfelt thanks to our sponsors and partners for their generous support of NCDD Seattle!


Our All-Star Sponsors:

Our Co-Sponsors:

And our Partners:

Learn more about all of these great organizations and authors.

NCDD 2012 All Sponsors

The Basic Details

The conference took place in Seattle from Friday, October 12th through Sunday, October 14th. We started at 10am on Friday morning (with registration starting at 8:30am), and closed on Sunday at 3pm. Also there were pre-conference activities happening on the 11th which were self-organized by our amazing attendees!

The conference hotel was the Hyatt at Olive 8, located at 1635 8th Avenue in Seattle, Washington (the cross-streets are 8th Avenue and Olive Way).  The hotel’s phone number is 206-695-1234.  The “Hyatt at Olive 8” is a luxury green hotel in downtown Seattle. You can learn much more about the hotel on its main website at www.olive8.hyatt.com.