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August 28, 2004 Announcement for D&D Leaders

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 5:49 pm    Post subject: August 28, 2004 Announcement for D&D Leaders Reply with quote

Update from T H A T A W A Y. O R G - Home of the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation
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Hi, Everyone! I have three things to tell you about this month:

1- Invitation to participate in our Thataway Forum
2- Update on the 2004 Conference – and opportunity to contribute to the scholarship fund
3- Headlines on the Community Happenings blog this month

Here are the details…

1. Invitation to participate in our Thataway Forum

NCDD invites you to participate in our new forum, the “Thataway Forum.” We hope this forum – which is already abuzz with nearly 100 compelling posts and exchanges written by dozens of your colleagues – becomes a vibrant place where practitioners, scholars, activists, and students of D&D can go to share learnings, ask questions about the challenges they face, connect with people who share their interests or live in their region, and much more. Please take a minute to visit the forum, which is at , and consider registering and writing about your work or providing or asking for advice from your peers.

2. Update on the 2004 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation

The second National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation will take place at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, October 23rd through 25th, followed by a day of excellent post-conference training on the 26th. If you’re interested in the conference, please look over the conference schedule, which is now posted at

As you may know, NCDD’s conferences provide leaders and future leaders in the dialogue & deliberation community a venue in which to share resources and strategies, solve problems together, build relationships and initiate collaborative projects. Practitioners, scholars, trainers, artists, activists and students will enjoy a one-of-a-kind gathering, with ample time for networking, skill-building, hearing from some of the key leaders in the field (including Jim Fishkin, Glenna Gerard, Harold Saunders and Bill Ury), and (of course!) engaging in dialogue and deliberation. We hope to see you in Denver!

If you’re not able to attend this year’s conference – or even if you are - please consider donating to the conference scholarship fund. Your contribution would help cover the expenses of those who may not otherwise be able to attend. People who contribute $50 or more to the scholarship fund will be acknowledged ed in the conference program and on the website.

Donations can be mailed to: NCDD, P.O. Box 402, Brattleboro, VT 05302. Checks should be written to NCDD.

Details about other support and sponsorship options (placing ads in the program, co-sponsoring the event, including an item in participants’ tote bags, exhibiting, etc.) are online at

3. Headlines on the Community Happenings blog this month

Here are the headlines of all of the Happenings blog entries added since July 28. I haven’t been able to add as many posts as I usually do because of the conference, but I posted the things I thought would be most interesting and useful for you. As always, keep sending your announcements to me at [email protected].

Go to to view the blog, but first check out the titles of the past month’s entries.

- Leah Lamb's "Engage" Program Featured in Richmond Times
- Public Conversations Project Offers a Selection of Fall Trainings
- New Resources on Community Intelligence Posted on CII Website
- Choices Program Offers Free Resources for Teachers on the U.S.'s Role in the World
- Appalshop Invites You to Attend Two Arts-Based Civic Dialogue Events in Kentucky
- AI & Society International Journal Call for Papers
- November Course on Resolving Land Use Disputes Focuses on Dialogue
- Update on Let's Talk America
- New Study About E-Participation in German Cities
- Int'l Conference on Overcoming Health Disparities to be Held in October
- First Int'l Gathering on the InterActive (Open Space) Organization Set for September
- Heartland Institute Invites You to Get Positively M.A.D. in November
- SFU's 2004 Dialogue Maker's Series to Launch
- New CPRN Papers Show that Arts and Culture are the Keys to Creative Cities
- New Report on Evaluating Collaborative Policymaking Processes
- Opportunity to Address Obesity in your Community this Fall in Partnership with Preview Forum
- Global Kids, Inc. and NewsHour Extra Capture Teen Opinion in New Report
- Hope in the Cities' First Fellowship Program a Success
- "(Don't) Talk To Strangers" Symposium to be Held in Chicago this September
- Dialogue on "Exploring Collective Wisdom" Set for October in San Francisco
- CIVICUS Announces 6-Month Consultancy on Civil Society Engagement with the World Bank
- First National Harwood Public Leadership School Set for September
- 220 Israeli and Palestinian Educators Are Preparing a Revolution in the Education System
- Peter Levine Comments on "Deliberation When the Stakes are High"
- Funding for Community-Based Research Projects and Watershed Protection and Restoration Efforts
- Message from AmericaSpeaks on the 2-Year Anniversary of Listening to the City
- SoL Forum on Business Innovation for Sustainability to Take Place this October

I hope this message finds all of you in good spirits. Good luck with all that you do!

Warm regards,

Sandy Heierbacher
Convenor, The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD)
[email protected]


NCDD connects and informs leaders in the dialogue and deliberation community. Dialogue and deliberation help people bridge gaps, make better decisions, take collective action and become more active citizens. Dialogues are powerful personal experiences that often lead to careful deliberation and collaborative action or policy recommendations.
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