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Posts written about the 2008 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation, which took place in Austin, Texas.

Goals Set for NCDD Austin

The Core Team made some important decisions during our last call. Based on feedback from the all-team calls and our own conversations, the Core Team agreed on five basic goals for the conference. They are: Enable supportive, collaborative relationships to form and existing relationships to strengthen. Equip participants with the skills, knowledge, resources and connections they need to improve and expand their work. Address head-on some of the major challenges facing the dialogue & deliberation community. Have a real, positive impact on Central Texas. Inspire […] (continue)

NCDD 2008 Pre-Conference Workshops

We’re offering a wonderful selection of full-day and half-day workshops on October 2nd – the day before the conference begins. The pre-conference workshops are designed to provide high-quality, intensive skill- and knowledge-building opportunities for conference participants, and for people from the local area who just want to learn more about dialogue and deliberation. They are also an opportunity to learn from and get to know some of the thought leaders in the D&D community. And don’t forget to check out the 2-day post-conference workshop on […] (continue)

February Updates on CenTX NCDD Team Activities

Friday, February 22, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. CenTX NCDD Planning Team Social (significant others welcome!) Anoek and David Inbar’s home, 6408 Cerro Cove, Austin (From Mopac take exit Far West (only one way). Go past the schools and shops, through residential area. Far West drops down a hill, at the bottom it turns a sharp right and becomes Ladera Norte. Take an immediate left (about a 100 yards) and enter Backtrail. Take the second right (not the first! It is called Cedro Cove !) which […] (continue)

Help Publicize NCDD 2008!

We can really use the help of all planning team members, NCDD members and others in getting the word out about the 2008 NCDD conference. Here are some things you can do to help: Distribute conference postcards. Email NCDD’s Office Manager, Joy Garman (joy@ncdd.org), if you’re willing to distribute some NCDD conference postcards – especially if you’re going to be attending a conference or other gathering of people interested in communication, governance, activism, or conflict resolution in the next few months. Hand out ultra-cool “MiniMoo” […] (continue)

Moo Cards for Everyone

8/7/08 update to this post:  The great folks at Moo are offering all NCDD Austin attendees 10% off up to three sets of Moo MiniCards. Just use the discount code 78DEYK at checkout to save a couple bucks on each pack. One thing that’s great about NCDD conferences is the feeling you get when you make new connections you know you’ll have for a long time, or when you put faces to the names of people you’ve read about or connected with via NCDD’s listservs […] (continue)

Notes from our First All-Team Calls

All members of the 2008 conference planning team were asked, if possible, to participate in one of two introductory conference calls. The calls took place on January 17th and 21st, and a total of 41 people participated in the two calls. The calls allowed me to talk to everyone about how NCDD conferences are different from typical conferences and to share some of things I think will make NCDD 2008 our best event yet. They also allowed planning team members to hear each other’s voices […] (continue)

Looking for Innovative Ideas to Enhance Networking at NCDD 2008

Windy Lawrence, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Houston – Downtown (and member of the conference planning team) asked me to post the following request to the conference blog. She invites everyone in the D&D community to share their ideas using the comments feature. I’m helping to research innovative networking session strategies for the upcoming NCDD conference and I could really use your input. Sandy mentioned to me that in the past, NCDD has tried different things to help conference participants network […] (continue)

First Planning Team Calls Set for Thursday and Monday

I sent an email out to the Planning Team listserv last Thursday (January 10th) about the two introductory conference calls we’re having for the entire team. I thought I’d post something in the conference blog as well. The calls are scheduled at times that should allow even our international team members to make one of the calls. The calls will be held: – Thursday, January 17, at 11 am Eastern / 10 am Central / 8 am Pacific – Monday, January 21, at 7 pm […] (continue)

Join the 2008 Conference Planning Team

Interested in contributing your knowledge, time and talents to help ensure that NCDD’s 2008 conference in Austin is our best event yet? We’d love to have you on the Planning Team! NCDD’s biennial conferences are unique experiments in collaborative planning, and we have managed dynamic planning teams of about 60 people for each of our three previous conferences. Potential planning team members were asked to complete a short survey so we could find out what you’re interested in doing. You can also look over an […] (continue)

Methods to Feature at NCDD 2008

During the plenary sessions at the 2002, 2004 and 2006 National Conferences on Dialogue & Deliberation, we’ve showcased a number of great large-group D&D methods. We’ve used these methods to help reach our goals for the conference – helping participants incorporate their learning, network with one another, set priorities, shape the future of the D&D community, etc. Sometimes we stayed fairly pure with the process, and other times we adapted them in major ways to better suit our needs. We have experimented with these methodologies […] (continue)