CECD/ICDD David Procter is quite the jet-setter lately. With trips to France, Denver, and Alabama just in the past few months, he seems to be constantly on the move to promote, network, and deliberate. The travel schedule hasn’t eased up during the holiday season, either; Procter recently travelled to Dayton, Ohio for the National Issues Forum Institute (NIFI) semi-annual board meeting, held December 4th and 5th.
NIFI is a national organization which strives to connect a network of civic, educational, and other organizations, and individuals, all whom share a common interest in promoting public deliberation in America, according to their website. “I enjoy being an NIFI board member because their goals connect so closely to ICDD’s mission, which is to build capacity for public deliberation,” says Procter.
Currently, Procter is in Raleigh, North Carolina, attending the Redesigning Democracy Summit. The summit is hosted by the Institute for Emerging Issues at North Carolina State University, and focuses on “gathering citizen leaders to plan new ways to work together, encourage greater levels of participation, and move our nation ahead,” according to the event’s flier.
The purpose of the summit is to address democracy in the United States today and to deliberate on how to increase political participation and interest in the political process. This summit is bringing together groups like ICDD from all across the country. We will be posting updates on this summit to both facebook.com/KSU.ICDD and on Twitter at twitter.com/KSUcecd_icdd.
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