2004 Conference Program and Schedule

Be sure to look over the post-conference trainings. Facilitated by respected leaders in the field, these are excellent, affordable opportunities for in-depth exploration and skill-building. You can also read some of the papers presented at this year's conference, and look over the principles and criteria that guided the 2004 conference design.

Saturday, October 23, 2004

When What Information
7:30 - 9:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast Sign in, pick up your stuff, start meeting and greeting, and have a bite to eat.
9:00 - 10:30 Welcome and Conference Overview Get oriented to the conference and get a sense of who's in the room.
11:00 - 1:00 Workshop A Over a dozen choices of skill-building, knowledge-building and movement-building workshops.
1:00 - 2:45 Lunch with Integration Group Lunch with our assigned Integration Groups, which will help us process our experiences at the conference and integrate it into our work when we return home.
3:15 - 5:15 Workshop B Over a dozen more great choices of skill-building, knowledge-building and movement-building workshops.
5:30 - 7:00 Networking Reception Light dinner, along with an opportunity to mingle or to network intentionally with others who share our interests in specific issues, models, etc.
7:30 - 9:30 World Café Experience the World Café dialogue model while exploring questions related to the growing dialogue & deliberation community.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

When What Information
7:30 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast Get a bite to eat before we start.
8:30 - 10:30 Speakers Session An opportunity to hear from some key leaders in our field (including Jim Fishkin, Glenna Gerard, Hal Saunders and Bill Ury) and engage in dialogue with our colleagues about what we’ve heard. Session will focus on the question 'How can we make a greater collective impact on the challenging issues of our time'?
11:00 - 1:00 Workshop C Over a dozen more great choices of skill-building, knowledge-building and movement-building workshops.
1:00 - 2:15 Lunch with Integration Group Lunch, along with a examination of what we've experienced so far.
2:45 - 5:45 Three-Hour Workshops Select from a dozen exciting workshops that will provide you with a variety of in-depth opportunities to explore a key issue facing the field, increase your skills or enhance your knowledge.
7:00 Dinner with Colleagues An opportunity to network with more of our colleagues while exploring Denver. We'll locate great restaurants; you'll sign up to join whichever group you'd like to spend the evening with.

Monday, October 25, 2004

When What Information
7:30 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast Get a bite to eat before we start.
8:30 - 10:00 National Playback Theater Playback Theater is an innovative example of how the arts can foster and enhance dialogue. National Playback Theatre features improvisational actors from different parts of the U.S. who will enhance our group's capacity for creativity, spontaneity and storytelling. Through this international form of theater, we will reflect on our learning, share experiences and explore themes from our field.
10:15 - 1:00 Modified Open Space This is our chance to propose a dialogue, discussion or workshop on any topic that still needs addressed. A time to start action groups, resolve conflicts, present models, or address key issues facing our community.
1:15 - 2:30 Lunch with Integration Group Lunch, along with a discussion on how we'll take what we've learned and experienced back with us.
2:30 - 3:30 Conference Closing A last opportunity to process what we've experienced and say goodbye to all of our wonderful colleagues.
     
6:00 - 8:00 National Issues Forum on America's Role in the World A large-scale deliberative event for area residents and for those of us staying on for post-conference trainings.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

When What Information
varies Post-Conference Trainings Nine excellent, affordable opportunities for in-depth exploration and skill-building, facilitated by respected leaders in the field. Conference registration not required.

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