NCDD’s 2010 Events…    

As many of you know, since 2002 NCDD has been holding biennial national conferences on the even years. We wanted to formally announce that in 2010, rather than holding a single National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation, we are in the process of mobilizing our members to organize a number of smaller one-day NCDD events.

We are looking into holding events in fall 2010 in the locations we feel best equipped to mobilize our members: Austin, San Francisco, Washington DC and Denver, where we’ve held past NCDD conferences, as well as cities like Boston and Portland where dialogue and deliberation are thriving.

We feel that holding regional, largely self-organized events in 2010 has the potential to move NCDD and the field forward in vital ways.  We hope the events will position members of the D&D community to successfully navigate new opportunities that are emerging in open government and online engagement so they can make a greater impact in their communities. (Learn more about our concept for the 2010 events.)

At this point, we are looking for dedicated people to help move things forward in most of the locations mentioned above. Our first priorities are (1) to find and secure affordable venues so we can set the dates and (2) to start identifying partners and co-sponsors who share our goals.  Please contact me (Sandy Heierbacher, NCDD’s Director) at [email protected] if you are interested in getting involved.

Here’s What 5 People Had To Say…

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  1. Comment added by Dan Kaufman on April 12, 2010:

    What, no Seattle?

  2. Comment added by Tim Bonnemann on April 12, 2010:

    Look forward to a great event in the San Francisco Bay Area. Happy to help!

  3. Comment added by Sandy Heierbacher on April 12, 2010:

    Actually, Seattle was next on my list of possibilities. Lots of great people there! Want to help see if we can make an event happen in Seattle, Dan?

  4. Comment added by craig neal on April 13, 2010:

    let me know what we can do from Mpls.

  5. Comment added by Walt Roberts on May 11, 2010:

    Tod Sloan and Walt Roberts are starting to cook up what might be a very interesting Portland Oregon extraveganza. Anyone else from Portland interested?

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