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Outreach Templates for NCDD 2018

Feel free to adapt these templates however you think will make the biggest impact on the person/organization you’re contacting.  And let me know if you have suggestions for additions or changes!  I’ll try to keep these templates updated.   – Courtney

General Discount Code to Share:

100OFF

Discount Code for Planning Team Members to share:

$100 Discount Code for Planning Team Members to share:

“Team-Friend-Discount”

Direct link to registration with the code:

https://ncdd2018.eventbrite.com?discount=Team-Friend-Discount

Suggested text you can use/adapt…

I wanted to invite you to attend the upcoming National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation taking place in Denver, CO this November 2-4. As a member of the conference planning team, I am able to offer you a $100 discount on registration!  The regular registration rate is $450, but the rate is only $350 if you use the “Team-Friend-Discount” code. You can learn more about the conference at www.ncdd.org/events/ncdd2018, or register now at this link for the discounted rate: http://ncdd2018.eventbrite.com?discount=Team-Friend-Discount. The discount code is already applied when you use this link.

NCDD 2018: Connecting and Strengthening Civic Innovators will bring together hundreds of the most active, thoughtful, and influential people involved in public engagement and group process work across the U.S. and Canada. We’ll be highlighting the best of what’s happening in civil discourse and community problem-solving across the country — so please join us to share your work, meet new colleagues, and learn about the latest innovations in this vital field.

Some Ready-To-Go Tweets

If you need some idea of what to tweet, you’ll find a few suggestions below.  Also feel free to visit NCDD’s Twitter account and retweet any messages about the conference!  Note: We’re using these hashtags for the conference… #NCDD2018 #ncdd

Join hundreds of innovators at #NCDD2018 Nov 2-4 in #Denver! www.ncdd.org/ncdd2018 #ncdd #democracy #demopart

400+ amazing innovators in #publicengagement & #demopart will converge in #Denver Nov 2-4 for #NCDD2018 www.ncdd.org/ncdd2018 #ncdd

Become an #NCDD2018 sponsor! Help us support the awesome D&D field & make this the best conf yet! www.ncdd.org/events/ncdd2018/sponsorship #demopart #ncdd

Interested to learn about #NCDD2018 & what past #NCDD conferences have been like? Check out this cool video! https://youtu.be/YvMEUiA2bws #demopart

Blurb for People with Discount Codes to Share

This is what we send out to groups and individuals we offer discount codes to. If you or your organization wants your own discount code, just ask!

I wanted to invite you to attend the upcoming National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation taking place in Denver, CO this November 2-4. NCDD has extended an offer to [__ members, friends of __, etc.] for $75 off the regular registration rate ($375 rather than $450). Learn more about the conference at www.ncdd.org/events/ncdd2018, or register now at this link for the discounted rate: http://ncdd2018.eventbrite.com?discount=___. The discount code is already applied when you use this link. (But register soon because the discount is good for just the first 10 people who use it!)

NCDD 2018: Connecting and Strengthening Civic Innovators will bring together hundreds of the most active, thoughtful, and influential people involved in public engagement and group process work across the U.S. and Canada. We’ll be highlighting the best of what’s happening in civil discourse and community problem-solving across the country — so please join us to share your work, meet new colleagues, and learn about the latest innovations in this vital field.

Blurb for Newsletters

The following blurbs can be used in forums, on mailing lists, for short blog posts, or in print or online newsletters.

The National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) is coming to Denver this November 2-4. NCDD 2018: Connecting and Strengthening Civic Innovators will bring together hundreds of the most active and influential people involved in public engagement and group process work across the U.S. and Canada. It’s a unique opportunity to learn about, and contribute to, the best of what’s happening in civil discourse and community problem-solving across the country — so please join us to share your work, meet new colleagues, and be inspired by the latest innovations in this vital field. Learn more at www.ncdd.org/ncdd2018 or register today at www.ncdd2018.eventbrite.com.

or with title:

NCDD 2018: Connecting and Strengthening Civic Innovators – Nov 2-4
Join 400+ innovators in dialogue, deliberation, and public engagement for a productive, fun professional event that will leave you energized to do more great work. Our biennial national conferences are well-loved, high energy events that bring together those who are committed to finding innovative ways to convene people to address seemingly intractable problems. Learn more at www.ncdd.org/ncdd2018 or register today at www.ncdd2018.eventbrite.com.

or this version:

Hundreds of the most active and influential people in public engagement will converge in Denver for the National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) this November 2-4. The conference will highlight the best of what’s happening in public engagement, community problem-solving, and civic tech across the U.S. and Canada. Please join us to share your work, meet new colleagues, and be inspired by the latest innovations in our field. Learn more at www.ncdd.org/ncdd2018 or register today at www.ncdd2018.eventbrite.com.

General Announcement to People in the Denver Area

This announcement is good for a wide range of uses.

Subj: Join us at the 2018 NCDD Conference in Denver this November 2-4

NCDD 2018:  Connecting and Strengthening Civic Innovators

The National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) is coming to Denver this November 2-4 (Fri through Sun) at the Sheraton Denver Downtown. Join us for a great event that will bring together hundreds of the most active and influential people involved in public engagement and group process work across the U.S. and Canada!

For the 2018 conference, we are making space to dig deep into what we know about helping and healing democracy. Now is the time to bring the work of the dialogue, deliberation, and public engagement field into greater visibility and use. There are so many valuable processes and resources that our extended community of practice offers, and we’d like to explore ways to make this work spread. Join us to cultivate its widespread practice in our communities.

NCDD has held unique, engaging biennial conferences for leaders and up-and-comers in dialogue, deliberation, and public engagement since 2002. In the past 16 years we’ve brought together over 3,000 people from dozens of countries. If you’re new to NCDD, learn more about this rich network and resource at www.ncdd.org.

What’s an NCDD conference like? Imagine spending three days with some of the most amazing people in our field… there’s really nothing like it. We’ll be using many creative ways to highlight the best of what’s happening in public engagement, community problem-solving, and civic tech — including our popular “D&D Showcase,” more than 50 amazing workshops, and so much more!

Learn more at www.ncdd.org/ncdd2018 or register today at www.ncdd2018.eventbrite.com.

Additional text for tailoring messages…

We hope you can come! Please bring what you’ve been learning and working on, get ready to be inspired by your colleagues, and together let’s explore how we can shape the future of this vital movement.

I’ve been hearing about your work at ____ from some of our local members, and wanted to invite you to join us at the 2018 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation, which is coming to Denver (Nov 2-4 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown).

More about the conference and our past events is available at www.ncdd.org/events. NCDD is a vibrant network of 700 members and 28,000 subscribers who are committed to bringing people together across divides to address our most intractable problems. NCDD serves as a gathering place, a resource center, a news source, and a facilitative leader for this vital community of practice.

Now more than ever, we have both the opportunity and, increasingly, the imperative to bring this work to a much larger stage in order to build a stronger democracy that is able to address society’s most pressing challenges.

For the past 16 years, NCDD events have brought together over 3,000 people in the dialogue and deliberation field―practitioners, scholars, public leaders, trainers, artists, activists, students and more―to learn, collaborate, and build networks.  Join us November 2-4 for the 8th National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation!

Our program is packed with opportunities for you to network with colleagues, learn about the latest innovations, exchange ideas with leaders in the field, experience innovative group methods, and work together on projects designed to launch our field forward.

Blurb that Sponsors and Partners Can Use

The following text can be used by Sponsors and Partners to invite friends and colleagues to the event at a discounted rate.  Please contact NCDD HQ to arrange for unique discount codes.  Additional text from the general descriptions above can be used to introduce the event.

[ORGANIZATION NAME] is a proud sponsor of the upcoming National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation taking place in Denver this November 2-4. As a sponsor, we’re able to extend a  discounted registration rate of $375 to up to 20 of our members, friends, and colleagues. Learn more about the event at www.ncdd.org/ncdd2018, or register now at this link for the discounted rate: [DISCOUNT CODE]

NCDD 2018 will bring together hundreds of the most active and influential people involved in public engagement and group process work across the U.S. and Canada. It’s a unique opportunity to learn about, and contribute to, the best of what’s happening in public engagement, community problem-solving, and civic tech — so please join us to share your work, meet new colleagues, and be inspired by the latest innovations in our field.

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