Registration has officially launched for #NCDD2023 - the 9th National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation, happening October 13-15 in Atlanta, Georgia! Early bird registration is $480 and is available until May 31! Regular registration will be $580, and our rate for full-time students is just $300. Over 3,000 people, from dozens of countries, have attended our biennial national and regional events, and we're expecting 500 this year - Register at www.tinyurl.com/NCDD2023reg. Learn more details about the conference in the post below.
We invite you to shape the conference by letting us know what you would like to see via this short survey. Excited to see you in October!
NCDD 2023 - Our REturn: Reconnect, Reflect, Renew, Recommit
Join us for NCDD 2023, the signature event for the dialogue, deliberation, and public engagement community. This three-day highly interactive conference will bring together the movers and shakers in our community to talk, learn, collaborate, and have fun. Over the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation’s 20-year history, our national conferences have brought together leaders, practitioners, academics, students, and more to share our work with one another, explore new innovations in our practice, and tackle the challenges we face. For our ninth national conference, we plan to honor this rich history, as well as celebrating the return of our in-person community gathering.
It will be nearly five years since our last in-person national conference, and we want to focus on the opportunities that coming together in person will allow us - the opportunities to reconnect, reflect, renew, and recommit to our work. Join us as we:
NCDD 2023 will be a return to our roots - gathering together to make connections, expand our learning, explore new possibilities, and chart a course for our community of practice. Join us*, reintroduce yourself, and reinvigorate your sense of purpose!
*NCDD Members receive an amazing rate on conference registration - so join us as a member to save!
What to Expect
NCDD conferences are among the most interactive and participatory events out there. Over the course of three days, participants will join together in interactive plenaries, workshop sessions, a showcase event, and more. We work hard to incorporate a variety of engagement practices into the event, as well as connect attendees to our host city through field trips, presenters, and more. And we build in lots of time for networking, exploration, and fun. Whether you have attended before or are considering joining us for the first time, there is lots in store for you!
The call for workshop proposals will be posted in mid-March, followed by opportunities to sign up for our Showcase - so stay tuned for more information and begin thinking about what you might like to do at the conference! You can view the 2018 workshops and 2018 showcases for inspiration and ideas.
Who Should Come?
Attendees include people in a variety of sectors and roles, including academia, facilitation/conflict management practice, nonprofits, business, government, libraries, museums, and more. Attendees are newcomers to the field and community members learning new engagement practices, as well as seasoned practitioners. The conference offers sessions geared toward a variety of levels of experience. We welcome everyone excited about the power of good conversations to join us at this gathering! To learn more about what to expect, check out ncdd.org/about-ncdds-events.
REGISTER HERE: www.tinyurl.com/NCDD2023reg
Learn much more about the conference at www.ncdd.org/ncdd2023. Also feel free to contact conference director Courtney Breese at email@example.com if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in October!