NCDD’s next Confab set for February 23rd: Join us!

Confab bubble imageJoin us for our next Confab call on Thursday, February 23rd from 1:00 to 2:30 EST. This month’s featured NCDDers are Tina Nabatchi and Cynthia Farrar, who will be talking to us about their 2011 report “Bridging the Gap between Public Officials and the Public.”

Tina and Cynthia’s 2011 report for the Deliberative Democracy Consortium explores what elected officials know and think about public deliberation, as well as what they need to know to assess the potential value of public deliberation as a governance tool. Data from interviews with twenty-four state legislators and senior staff for federal legislators yielded some provocative results with practical implications for the field of public deliberation. You can download the full report here or see a longer summary on the NCDD site here.

Tina Nabatchi is an assistant professor of public administration at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Cynthia Farrar is CEO and Executive Producer at Purple States LLC.

NCDD’s “Confab calls” are opportunities for members of the NCDD community to connect with each other, hear about exciting projects in our field, and explore our field’s most pressing challenges.

Register for February’s Confab call today, at, to receive the call-in details.

We’ll be trying something new during the last 15 minutes of this Confab… calling on NCDD members who have announcements of interest to their colleagues. Let us know on the registration form what you might want to share, so we can determine who to call on at the end of the call. Announcements about upcoming events, job or funding opportunities, facilitation gigs, new and interesting programs… it’s all good!

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