Our next “NCDD Confab” is scheduled for Wednesday, June 30th from noon to 1:30 pm Eastern (9am Pacific), and I wanted to encourage you to add it to your calendars now if you’re interested. The Confab calls are free (you pay your regular long-distance phone charges) and open to all NCDD members.
Our host for this Confab is Amy Lenzo of the World Cafe Community (and a new NCDD member!), and we’ll be using Amy’s Maestro account to organize a virtual World Cafe to further examine a question we’ve been exploring on the NCDD listserv lately: What constitutes quality online/virtual engagement?
We’ll be using the Maestro conference call system, which is a new technology that provides hosts with some unique, exciting options that are perfect for our community — like breaking people up into small groups in separate virtual rooms (for small group dialogue) and setting up polls that people can participate in just by clicking numbers on their phone (like keypad polling). The good news: all YOU need to do is call in to the conference call, like any of the conference calls we’ve done in the past! Well, you’ll also need to register for the call, but we’ll include all the details you need in future announcements.
Please save the date in your calendars if this Confab interests you!
By the way, our last “Confab” of sorts was our May 14th webinar with PublicDecisions featuring Caroline Lee and Francesca Polletta. A bunch of you participated, and it was a great webinar. The presentation and audio recording are available for download at http://www.publicdecisions.com/publicforum_2010May14_recording.html.