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
The Dialogue to Action Initiative
The Dialogue Project
FOCUS St. Louis
Fusion Partnerships, Inc.
George Mason?s University Dispute Resolution Project
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
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.