Supported and Initiated by...

The Coalition for a National Conference on
Dialogue & Deliberation

The National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation will bring together dialogue and deliberation leaders in a welcoming, respectful and informal atmosphere in order to work towards five goals:

1. defining and clarifying our work and our field
2. knowledge-building and sharing information
3. building skills
4. meeting and getting to know our colleagues in the field
5. initiating collaborative projects.

Meeting these goals has the potential to greatly strengthen the dialogue community and, eventually, the practices of dialogue and deliberation. The organizations that have committed to helping ensure that these goals are met - before, during and after the conference - are:

Association of American Colleges & Universities


The Center for Negotiations and Conflict Management
at the University of Baltimore

The Center for Nonviolent Communication

Citizens' Unity Commission

Clinical Practice Model Resource Center

The Coexistence Initiative

The Co-Intelligence Institute

The Community Building Institute

Dayton Dialogue on Race Relations

Demos: A Network For Ideas & Action

Detroit Summer

The Dialogue to Action Initiative

The Dialogue Project

EPPA Consulting

FOCUS St. Louis

Fusion Partnerships, Inc.

George Mason?’s University Dispute Resolution Project

Group Jazz

Hope in the Cities

The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at?George Mason University

The Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy

The International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution ?at Teachers College, Columbia University

The InterRelations Collaborative, Inc.

Iowa Peace Institute

The MultiCultural Resource Center of Portland, Oregon

National Association For Community Mediation (NAFCM)

The Network of Alliances Bridging Race & Ethnicity (NABRE)
and the Joint Institute for Political & Economic Studies

The National Conference for Community & Justice

The National MultiCultural Institute

New England Center for Civic Life at Franklin Pierce College

The Nile Basin Society

Norfolk United Facing Race

Oregon Uniting

Peace Initiatives

The Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center

The Perspectives Group, Inc.

The Public Conversations Project

Search for Common Ground and SFCG ?– USA

SpiritHouse: The Jonathan Daniels & Samuel Younge Forum for Justice

Study Circles Resource Center

The Taos Institute

Univ. of Michigan?’s Program on Intergroup Relations, Conflict & Community


The World Caf?

If your organization is interested in joining the Coalition, please visit our get involved section to learn more.

- about the conference
- who should attend

- why this conference?
- full proposal (pdf)

Purpose & Goals
- conference goals
- survey results

- history of conference
- organizing team
- coalition
- Hewlett Foundation
- conference director

About Dialogue
- what is dialogue?

- registration form