Members of the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) are hosting budget-friendly regional events this October and November in 5 cities across the country, and we’d love to see lots of GovLoop members there!
All 5 events are posted at GovLoop:
– Denver, Colorado – The Wellshire Inn on Friday, October 22, 2010
– San Francisco Bay Area (Cupertino), California – De Anza College on Friday, October 29, 2010
– Boston, Massachusetts – UMass Boston on Friday, October 29, 2010
– Austin, Texas – St. Edwards on Friday, November 5, 2010
– Portland, Oregon – Concordia University – November 13, 2010
We also plan to hold a follow-up event in Washington DC in early 2011, focusing on lessons learned at the fall events and next steps for the NCDD community.
Joining NCDD to support all of the regional events are our fabulous All-Star Sponsors: Active Voice, AmericaSpeaks, the Citizens in Charge Foundation, Democrasoft, Everyday Democracy, the National Conference of State Legislatures, Public Agenda, PMLINK 360, the Public Conversations Project and the University of Mass. Boston’s Office of Public Collaboration (MODR). Each event also has its own regional sponsors and partners.
Focus of the Events
The events will focus on connecting community leaders, public administrators, and practitioners locally to help build knowledge and capacity around the following three topics:
– Quality Public Engagement: What is quality public engagement and how do we educate others about it so it becomes broadly adopted?
– Online Engagement: How can online technology enhance public engagement?
– Collaborations that Work: How can we strengthen connections between public administrators, engagement practitioners and the public?
If you’re interested in building skills, knowledge and connections in public engagement, join us for these one-day events! NCDD is known for its highly participatory events and amazing attendees, and these gatherings will be no exception. Learn much more at and let me know if you have any questions about any of the upcoming events.
– Sandy Heierbacher
Director, National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD)