Democracy Research & Practitioners Gathering in Late October

A gathering of some of the nation’s top thought-leaders and practitioners of deliberative democracy is coming up Oct. 30-31 in Washington, D.C. The meeting is sponsored by the Deliberative Democracy Consortium (DDC), a global network of organizations, scholars, and practitioners, all working in the field of deliberation and public engagement.

DDC is comprised of some of the leading nonprofit and academic organizations that are working in the field of public engagement, participation, and deliberation. DDC is always open to new members. Learn more about the Deliberative Democracy Consortium.

The Research and Practitioners event will convene on the evening of October 30 and take place all day on October 31, 2019. At this event the Deliberative Democracy Consortium is convening researchers, scholars, and deliberative democracy practitioners in Washington, D.C., to explore the intersection of deliberative democracy with human cognition, social and emotional intelligence, and moral decision making.

Participants will explore questions such as:

1) Given what we know about human cognition and moral development, is deliberative democracy feasible?
2) At what scale?
3) Under what conditions?

This meeting will give scholars, practitioners, funders, and others an opportunity to explore both the promise and the limitations of deliberative democracy in the context of human behavior and development. The meeting may result in an edited volume; future convenings; an action plan; a statement of shared values; promising partnerships; etc.

Attendance will be capped to ensure meaningful conversation. Registration information can be found here.

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