Call for Proposals for National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD) Conference

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The National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD) is seeking proposals and leaders for sessions that will be held during an upcoming 2016 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation, October 14-16, 2016 in the Boston area. The following announcement, posted June 7th by Courtney Breese, contains more information and links to apply.

NCDD’s 2016 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation is coming up this October 14-16 in the Boston area.

NCDD conferences bring together hundreds of the most active, thoughtful, and influential people involved in public engagement and group process work across the U.S. and Canada. Our last national conference (DC in 2014) had 415 attendees, and we hope to beat that number this year!

If your work involves dialogue and deliberation, or you want to get involved with this work, you’ll love this conference. Imagine spending three days with some of the most amazing leaders in this field, forming new relationships and reconnecting with old colleagues and friends, hearing about innovative new approaches to the challenges you’re facing, and exploring together how we can shape the future of this important movement, all while using innovative group techniques… there’s really nothing like it. (See our 2014 Conference Storify page for quotes and pictures.)

Today we’re announcing our call for proposals for our concurrent sessions for NCDD 2016. We’re interested in finding creative ways to highlight the best of what’s happening in public engagement, group process, community problem-solving, and arts-based dialogue — and we know you have lots of ideas!

Check out the Application for Session Leaders now to see what we ask for, and start cooking up those great proposals we’ve come to expect from our network! If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration, look over the comments on this blog post, where we asked the NCDD community to share what they’d like to see happen at NCDD 2016, and peruse the fabulous sessions offered at the 2014 and 2012 NCDD conferences.

Please note that the deadline for proposals is Friday, July 8th. We look forward to seeing what you’d like to offer!