2006 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation
Marketing Opportunities at the 2006 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation
The 2006 NCDD conference will take place in San Francisco in just a couple of weeks,
and it looks to be a phenomenal gathering of amazing people from all streams of dialogic and deliberative practice.
Those of you in Northern CA who are not already planning to attend
should at least consider participating in one of our unique pre-conference trainings,
led by leading organizations like AmericaSpeaks, the Public Conversations Project,
and the Compassionate Listening Project.
You may also want to participate in the $25 BrainJam! for D&D leaders
interested in harnessing new web technologies to strengthen their networks and online communities,
or the open-to-the-public Conversation Café we're holding the evening before the conference begins.
If you would like to support NCDD but cannot make it to this year's gathering,
consider marketing your program at the conference.
It's not too late to send an information/PR piece for us to include in all conference participants' tote bags.
The fee for doing this is only $300,
but you need to make sure your tote inserts make it to the following address by August 1st at the latest:
c/o John Esterle for NCDD, Whitman Institute, 405 Davis Court, #301, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone number for FedEx/UPS: 415-982-0386
Let me know if you'd like to include something in the totes.
We would really appreciate your support,
and we think this is a great opportunity to get the word out about your program.
- What's Happening in the Dialogue & Deliberation Community -
Here are the headlines of some of the latest posts to our Happenings blog, at
Thanks to editor Amy Lang, NCDD's Happenings blog is the best place on the web
to stay on top of dialogue & deliberation opportunities, events, and news.
Amy suggested that I point out that she just added a lot of funding opportunities to the blog,
and those of you in Northern California will notice that many of them are specifically open to you!!
- Applications Invited for Bush Leadership Fellows Program
- SFU Centre for Dialogue Wins Award
- Summer Conflict Resolution Camps Bridge National Conflicts
- Deliberative Democracy Consortium Seeking New Executive Director
- Imagine BC Public Dialogue Video Available Online
- Open Society Institute Announces New Guidelines for Unsolicited Grants
- Fulbright Peace and Conflict Resolution Fellowship Application Deadline Approaching
- New Resource for Bringing Social Change Leaders Together
- Liberty Hill Foundation Accepting Applications for Seed Fund
- Fund for Southern Communities Accepting Grant Applications for Social Change Work
- Volunteer Facilitation Opportunity Coming Up in Chicago
- Dialogue Mapping Workshop Coming Up in Washington, DC
- Agape Foundation Fund for Nonviolent Social Change Invites Grant Applications
- Philanthrofund Foundation Offers Support for GLBT-Related Programs
- Skoll Foundation Accepting Applications for Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship
- James Irvine Foundation Seeking Applications for Community Dialogue Grants
- Soros Justice Fellowships Program Announces Call for Applications
- Nominations Invited for Aetna Voice of Conscience Award
- Chinook Fund Available for Community Action in Colorodo
- Youth Service America Offers Youth Venture Funding
- Non Violent Communication Workshop Coming Up in Brooklyn, NY
- Perspectives Group to Offer IAP2 Certificate Course in Virginia
I hope this message finds all of you in good spirits. Good luck with all you do, and keep us posted on your work!
Director, National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD)
Address: 114 W. Springville Road, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
NCDD brings together and supports people, organizations, and resources in ways that expand the power of discussion to benefit society. Dialogue and deliberation help people bridge gaps, make better decisions, take collective action, and become more active citizens. Dialogues are powerful personal experiences that often lead to careful deliberation and collaborative action or policy recommendations.