NCDD is excited to announce that we’ll once again be holding our popular “Dialogue & Deliberation Showcase” during the 2023 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation, and we are looking for presenters!
NCDD2023 - The 9th National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation is being held from October 13-15th in Atlanta, Georgia. This signature event for the dialogue, deliberation, and public engagement community, will provide a three-day highly interactive conference bringing together the movers and shakers in our community to talk, learn, and collaborate. Learn more about the conference at: www.ncdd.org/ncdd2023.html.
Applications for the D&D Showcase can be submitted via this Google Form and will be accepted on a rolling basis until capacity has been reached. All submissions are due by Monday, August 7th, at which point final decisions will be completed shortly after. Learn more about the Showcase details and requirements in the blog post below. Find the informational PDF available for download at the bottom of this post.
About the D&D Showcase
The D&D Showcase is a lively reception and networking event that provides an opportunity for select individuals and organizations in our field to showcase some of the leading ideas, tools, projects, and initiatives in dialogue & deliberation with conference participants all in one space.
We know that these ideas, tools, and initiatives are all designed to help us overcome some of the challenges facing public engagement. This year, we want to organize those presenting around the challenges their work helps those in the field to overcome.
The Showcase is a fun way for conference-goers to meet some of the movers-and-shakers in D&D and hear about the projects, programs, and tools that are making waves in our work. We hope this new approach to addressing challenges will ensure people connect with the ideas and people that can help them in their own work.
How the Showcase Works
First, showcase presenters will identify the challenge/s their work or tool helps address. We have suggested several below. If one listed here does not fit, name a new challenge.
Then presenters will be grouped by challenges and areas will be identified by signage. Showcase presenters display simple “posters” or displays about their work, tools, or projects and bring handouts and business cards to share with participants who are interested in learning more or following up. Showcase presenters will be ready to succinctly express what’s important for conference participants to know about their resource, method, research, program, etc. and to elaborate and answer any questions people may have.
During the 90-minute Showcase event, conference participants will stroll around the reception, chatting with presenters, checking out their displays, and picking up handouts. We’ll also have finger foods and beverages available as well as a cash bar, adding to the social atmosphere of the session.
The conference planning team is hard at work planning NCDD 2023, and one of our upcoming steps includes selecting people and organizations who are passionate about sharing tools and programs we know will interest our attendees as presenters during the Showcase. If you are interested in having your tool, project, idea, or work being featured in the Showcase, please submit an application by Monday, August 7th, via the Google Form linked here. Make sure to have information ready, such as: what it is you would like to showcase and identify the challenge/s this work or tool helps to address:
Offer a brief description of how your work or tool addresses this challenge, and provide any links to where more information can be found, and offer any questions you have.
Please note that these slots are very competitive, and we will be favoring Showcase presentations that are able to clearly articulate how they can help address some of the challenges of the field. So if your work, project, or tool focuses on helping to better bring the work of the dialogue, deliberation, and public engagement into greater visibility and widespread practice – we definitely want to hear from you!
If you are selected as a D&D Showcase presenter, you’ll be expected to:
We are looking forward to having another informative and inspirational D&D Showcase this year, so we hope you’ll consider applying to be a presenter or urging your colleagues who are doing ground-breaking and critical work in the field to do so. We can’t wait to see all of the cutting-edge projects showcased in October! Learn more at: www.ncdd.org/showcase.html.