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July 26, 2004 - looming deadlines and 62 new members

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 1:48 pm    Post subject: July 26, 2004 - looming deadlines and 62 new members Reply with quote

Hello, NCDD members!

I wanted to send out a quick message to all of you for two reasons:

1. To remind you about some looming conference deadlines.
2. To welcome our 62 newest members (yes, 62!!!).


First of all, if you’re planning on attending the 2004 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation, there are three important things you should take note of:

- The registration fee increases from $250 to $350 at the end of the month (this Saturday)!
- Applications for session leaders are due at the end of the month as well (if you need a few extra days, just let us know something’s coming).
- Scholarship applications are now online (at and the earlier you apply, the more likely you are to be granted some assistance.

For those of you who are new to NCDD, the 2004 NCDD Conference is a unique opportunity for leaders and future leaders in the dialogue & deliberation community to share resources and strategies, solve problems together, build relationships and initiate collaborative projects. 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.

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 others), and (of course!) engaging in dialogue and deliberation. Much more info can be found at


Now that I’ve reminded you about conference deadlines, I want to warmly welcome NCDD’s 62 newest members. The new members are listed below, and I have attached an Excel spreadsheet that lists everyone. Please note that Andy is in the midst of developing an online database of members that will allow us to search for each other according to state, country, name, organization and other features.

We have 7 new international members: 5 Canadians and two from the United Kingdom. And we have 55 new members from the States: 6 each from California and Colorado; 5 from Missouri; 4 each from Virginia and Illinois, 3 each from Texas and Washington, 2 each from Minnesota, North Carolina and New Jersey; and one each from Arizona, Connecticut, Washington DC, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah and Washington!

Our newest members are…

- Organizations -

AWARE (Acceptance in Worship and Religion Everywhere) (Contact: Cheryl Garrison) Bread of Life Center for Spiritual Formation (Contact: Sandra Lommasson) City of Fort Collins Neighborhood Resources Office (Contact: Megara Kastner) Colorado Peacemaker Institute (Contact: Fleet Maull) Common Ground: Center for Cooperative Solutions at UC Davis (Contact: Carolyn Penny) Dynamic Dialogues Coaching Inc. (Contact: Seymour Hersh) Global Facilitators Service Corps (Contact: Gilbert Brenson-Lazan) Heartland Institute, Inc. (Contact: Craig Neal) ICA Associates Inc. (Contact: Wayne Nelson) Information Habitat: Where Information Lives (Contact: Robert Pollard) National Conference on Community & Justice - Northern Ohio Region (Contact: Sandra Holmes) Organizational Synapse, LLC (Contact: Sam Lane) Shambhala Institute (Contact: Susan Szpakowski) Spiritual City Forum (Contact: Grace Young) The Agreement Zones @ Highwood (Contact: Thomas Fee) University of Missouri Extension, Community Deliberation Program (Contact: Sandra Hodge, Ph.D. ) Waterford, Inc. (Contact: Beth Offenbacker) Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service - University of Virginia (Contact: Nancy Gansneder) Community Forums (Contact: Amanda Rowe)

- Individuals -

Rex Barger
Kristina Bennett, Navigating Transitions
Malcolm Best
Steve Butters, United Nations Association UK
Christina Carpenter, Tomorrow Makers Inc.
Daniel Clark, Public Participation Solutions
Kate Crisp, Prison Dharma Network
Vanessa Davis, Ph.D., Huston-Tillotson College
Adrienne Dessel, LCSW
Dana Edwin Dolsen
Judith Eda
Rev. Marian Hale
Cyndi Harris, New Dimensions Consulting
Leilani Rashida Henry, Being and Living Enterprises, LTD
Joan Heron
David Hilditch, Ph.D., Center for Ethics, Department of Philosophy, Webster University Michael Jamison, Motiva Enterprises LLC Brenda Kaulback, Harpswell East Associates William Kell, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Sophia Mei-ling Chang Andrea Mignolo, Free Speech TV Anne Neal, Vision-Mission-Strategy, Inc. Deborah Nelson, Just Solutions Mediation Jack Nichols Leanne Nurse, US EPA National Center for Environmental Innovation Susan Star Paddock Tobin Quereau, Austin Community College Ingrid Richter, Ingrid Richter & Company Scott Russell, APR, AICP Marilyn Saunders, Skills for the 21st Century Dr. John Stephens, School of Government, University of North Carolina Ron Thomas, Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission Scott Thompson, Panasonic Foundation MaryAdams Trujillo Larry Victor Dr. Jolanda Westerhof-Shultz, Grand Valley State University Nancy White, Full Circle Associates Emily Whiting Dr. Patricia A. Wilson, University of Texas Katharine Wismer, Atlantis NW Training and Board Member of Conversation Caf Bernadette Wright, Ph.D.

I encourage all of our members - new and not-so-new - to utilize our various online resources to connect with one another, share resources, get and give advice, rant and rave, and whatever else you’d like to do (related to D&D, of course). Please utilize our 21 thriving discussion lists or create a new one (, our incredibly rich NcddWiki (, and our about-to-be-launched and already interesting Thataway Forum (

Warm regards,

Sandy Heierbacher
Convenor, The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) 802-254-7341 [email protected]
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