Later next week kicks off the 2023 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation in Atlanta - happening Friday October 13th to Sunday October 15th, with a full day of pre conference events on Thursday October 12th!
We hope you are getting as excited as we are, and even more so after you see some of our featured speakers! We have a dynamic lineup in store for all three days that will elevate exciting innovative civic practices happening across the country, explore how to broaden the reach of this field, and catalyze us for our work moving forward.
In addition to our great speakers, NCDD2023 will be filled with over 60 fantastic workshops which will span a wide range of subjects, plentiful networking opportunities, dozens of presenters during our engaging D&D Showcase event on Friday evening, and so much more! Remember we also have several exceptional pre-conference sessions being offered on Thursday, that we strongly encourage you to check out.
Below you will find the full list of speakers for the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday plenaries. Due to alt text length limitations on the graphics below, the full screen-reader friendly list is at: tinyurl.com/NCDD2023speakers.
FRIDAY PANEL SPEAKERS
In our opening plenary session, we will set the context for our time together. Civic life, community cohesion, and democracy need revitalization. During our three days together we will explore the challenges facing our communities, nation, and world, while also lifting up the work that is helping, and explore the next opportunities for innovation and expansion we can take in our work with dialogue, deliberation, and public engagement. In this first plenary session, we will focus on reconnecting - to each other, our work, and our impacts on community engagement, civics, education, and democracy. We will hear from speakers sharing their stories related to reconnecting, as well as hear about work being done locally to help people connect about what matters most.
SATURDAY PANEL SPEAKERS
In the second plenary, we’ll shift our focus to reflecting on the challenges we are facing in our democracy and civic life, and consider how we can renew our purpose and the role of dialogue and deliberation in addressing these challenges. In this plenary, two panels will share with us the conflicts and tensions being experienced, as well as the potential they see for dialogue and deliberation to help our communities, nations, and world navigate these issues.
SUNDAY PANEL SPEAKERS
In this closing plenary, we’ll look to the future of our field and discuss what work we can do together beyond the conference to expand and innovate dialogue, deliberation, and public engagement. Speakers will offer brief glimpses into their efforts with D&D across sectors and innovations or improvements to practices, and speak about what they believe to be the next steps for our field.