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Posts about the 2012 NCDD national conference, which brought together 400 civic innovators in Seattle, Washington this October 12-14.

Introducing our Conference Manager, Courtney Breese

I wanted to take a moment to introduce the amazing young woman who’s serving as our Conference Manager this year for the 2012 NCDD conference in Seattle:  Courtney Breese. Courtney is program manager at the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration (MOPC), an institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston. MOPC builds capacity in conflict resolution, collaboration and consensus-building within public entities and across sectors state-wide and serves as a neutral forum and state-level resource in these fields. At MOPC, Courtney runs the Massachusetts Agricultural Mediation […] (continue)

Scholarships still available for 2012 NCDD conference in Seattle!

Due to the generosity of the NCDD community during our summer fund drive, we still have some scholarship funds available to help people attend next month’s National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation in Seattle.  We’re particularly interested in helping people who are traditionally underrepresented in our field to attend:  young people, people of color, conservatives and public servants.  At this late date, we imagine that most of our scholarship funds will help people from the Puget Sound region to attend. Will you help us spread […] (continue)

Five amazing pre-conference activities to choose from

We’ve been encouraging NCDD Seattle attendees to self-organize activities the day before the conference — and I’m excited to share with you what’s being offered so far. 9:30 am to noon:  Community Weaving workshop: Action planning session to better outcomes 1:30 to 5:30 pm:  Method Mapping with the Group Works Card Deck training 4:00 to 6:00 pm:  Deliberation Bootcamp 4:30 to 6:30 pm:  E-Democracy Training and Peer Exchange for  Online Neighbor Connectors 7:00 to 8:45 pm:  Evening Conversation Cafe event at Seattle Center If you’re arriving on or before […] (continue)

Showcase Sessions at 2012 NCDD Conference

We’re excited to share the almost-final list of our featured presenters in this year’s “D&D Showcase” — a highly anticipated, high-energy event held on the first night of the 2012 NCDD conference. The Showcase is a fun way for you to meet some of the movers-and-shakers in our field and learn about their leading-edge projects, programs and tools. Showcase presenters are asked to prepare a brief spiel to use as a conversation starter during this un-timed session, to provide handouts so you can follow up after […] (continue)

It’s time to register for the 2012 NCDD conference in Seattle!

Just wanted to take a moment to remind you that today is the last day to register for the 2012 NCDD conference (Oct 12-14 in Seattle) at the regular rate — and the last day to reserve your room at the hotel at the NCDD group rate! The 2012 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation is shaping up to be an extraordinary event — and if your work involves public engagement, conflict resolution, or community problem solving, you’re not going to want to miss it. […] (continue)

Announcing the NCDD Catalyst Awards!

In conjunction with our 5th NCDD national conference, the Board of the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation is delighted to announce the NCDD Catalyst Awards. Two $10,000 prizes will be awarded to separate team projects that jump-start the field’s next best ideas and impact our communities’ and our country’s ability to solve its most challenging problems. The Catalyst Awards are not only about competition, but about utilizing the resources in our network. NCDD’s most valuable resource is our membership of 1,600 leaders and innovators […] (continue)

Just one week left to register for NCDD Seattle at the regular rate!

I wanted to post a quick reminder that next Thursday (September 20th) is the last day to register for the 2012 NCDD conference at the regular rate.  The late rate of $550 goes into effect that night at 11pm Pacific! We timed it like this to encourage everyone to get themselves registered and reserve their room at the hotel before our room block expires (the $165 rate we negotiated for your sleeping rooms is only good until the 20th as well). Our event details (numbers […] (continue)

Nine More Sponsors for NCDD 2012 Seattle!

We’ve had nine more amazing organizations join the ranks of our sponsors since our last update here and I just wanted to take a minute and highlight them. You can learn more about all of these great programs, organizations and authors here. NCDD sends its heartfelt thanks to our sponsors and partners for their generous support of NCDD Seattle! Our All-Star Sponsors: the Community Forums Network and Healthy Democracy. Our Co-Sponsors: Public Conversations Project, Interactivity Foundation, AmericaSpeaks, Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership, E-Democracy.org, Intellitics, […] (continue)

Make a Statement – submit your photo for a network video!

NCDD is inviting all members to participate in a project that will be showcased at the NCDD Seattle conference next month. The planning team would like to create a video comprised of photos submitted by our members that include a statement of how you describe your work in dialogue and deliberation — or why you feel passionate about your work. We have such a broad range of backgrounds, approaches, and perspectives amongst our members and in the field, so this is an opportunity to capture […] (continue)

Pre-conference activities offered up by NCDD Seattle attendees

For this year’s NCDD conference, we’re encouraging attendees to self-organize workshops and gatherings on the day before the conference, and the list of options is growing! Check out the current list of pre-conference activities that have been popping up at www.ncdd.org/events/pre-conference.  At this point, you can participate in workshops on Methods Mapping with the Group Works card deck in the afternoon, and evening Conversation Cafe at the Seattle Center, and an e-Democracy Training and Peer Exchange for Online Neighbor Connectors, and a morning workshop on Community Weaving. […] (continue)