Encounters: The Conference

October 23, 2018

Encounters: The Conference is a participatory event around the power of dialogue where publicly-engaged research meets practice and dialogue.  In partnership with the University of Connecticut’s Humility and Conviction in Public Life project, and as part of our Public Discourse Initiative, this event is free and open to our member campuses.

The conference will be held November 17 at the UConn Hartford campus. Participants will explore various dialogic models and learn how they can bring such practices to their own settings. In particular, the conference will demonstrate a new, collaboratively-developed dialogue model, created in Connecticut, that communities can run anywhere and everywhere. Attendees will experience one of four Encounters in the morning, learn how to create and run dialogues in our How-to Workshop, and take part in a broader, concluding conversation about public dialogue with experts from around the country. Workshop dialogue topics will include climate change, gun control, Thanksgiving, and “This is America.”

Registration is FREE, but there are limited spots.


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