The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) staff and Board of Directors send you our wishes for a safe and happy holiday season and our sincerest thanks for your continued participation and support.
2022 was an exciting year for NCDD, as we celebrate 20 years as a network of innovators, working to help communities across the world discuss, decide, and take action together. It has been a time for reflection and for planning, but also for action. In 2022 we held our second Summer Learning Springboard, bringing people across the world together for skill building and learning exchange sessions. We hosted numerous webinars featuring network members and their work. We worked with other networks to help bring the skills of dialogue and deliberation to their members, including the American Library Association and the Association for Science and Technology Centers (a new NCDD Member Organization in 2022).
Most importantly, we began planning for big things in 2023. First and foremost, we begun planning the return of our signature event, the National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation, which will be held October 13-15, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. Along with this event, we plan to increase of member and network engagement, including more regular webinars, new content on the blog and resource center, and rolling out our new member directory. We'll also host conversations about what comes next for the field, in anticipation of our conference, where we always look to identify new innovations and avenues.
How You Can Help Us
As NCDD prepares for a busy 2023, we can use your support. The easiest and most meaningful way to support NCDD is through your membership dues, which supports the NCDD staff and also gets you involved in this vibrant network. We hold monthly calls just for members which allow deeper networking, as well as various benefits. In 2023, those benefits will include a deep discount on conference registration. Membership is available a various levels, all of which provide the same benefits and access. Monthly and pay-what-you-can options are available so everyone can participate. A special offer is available until December 31st - join now and get an even deeper member discount on conference registration. This will be the best offer available!
NCDD also relies on your end-of-the-year gifts to help kick off the year on good footing. We've been thrilled by the response to our 20th Anniversary celebration - over 30 community members made a gift to NCDD in recognition of our 20 years as a network. You can join their ranks - and receive a special gift from NCDD!
We thank you for your continued involvement and support, and look forward to an exciting and engaging year ahead! Happy Holidays and best wishes for a very happy New Year!