The Second National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation
The 2004 NCDD will take place in Denver, CO, October 23-25 at Regis University, with a day of post-conference trainings. WIE managing editor Craig Hamilton will be at the conference and will co-lead a workshop on Collective Intelligence. For information and registration, go to

A partial list of the resources used by Craig Hamilton for his article “Come Together: The Mystery of Collective Intelligence”:

Selected Organizations &
Collective Intelligence Tools

Collective Wisdom Initiative
This Fetzer Institute research project, directed by Tom Callanan, was designed to explore collective wisdom practices and to document how collective intelligence may be used for healing and reconciliation, and for the transformation of the individual and society.

The Co-Intelligence Institute
This institute was founded by Tom Atlee to further the understanding and development of co-intelligence, and to use co-intelligence in the realms of politics, governance, and cultural evolution.

The World Café
The World Café, created by Juanita Brown, David Isaacs, Nancy Margulies, Ken Homer, and others, is an easy-to-use method for facilitating collaborative dialogue among large groups of people who want to explore real-life situations in their organizations and communities.

The Society for Organizational Learning (SoL)
SoL was founded in April 1997 by Peter Senge in collaboration with Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski, and others, as the successor to MIT's Center for Organizational Learning. Its mission is to foster collaboration among corporations that are committed to fundamental organizational change and to building learning organizations.

The Dialogue Group
Glenna Gerard and Linda Ellinor formed The Dialogue Group in 1991 to research, develop, and facilitate dialogue in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Open Space Technology
Open Space Technology, created by Harrison Owen, is an effective, economical, fast, and easily repeatable strategy for convening meetings and enabling self-organizing groups of all sizes—from five people to one thousand—to deal with complex issues in a very short period of time.


The Art of Dialogue

Tom Atlee
The Tao of Democracy: Using Co-Intelligence to Create a World That Works for All
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David Bohm
On Dialogue
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Juanita Brown
The World Café: Bringing Conversation to Life (forthcoming)

Linda Ellinor and Glenna Gerard
Dialogue: Rediscover the Transforming Power of Conversation
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William Isaacs
Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together: A Pioneering Approach to Communicating in Business and in Life
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Socio-Cultural Studies on Collectivity

Howard Bloom
Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind from the Big Bang to the
21st Century

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Steven Johnson
Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software
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Kevin Kelly
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World
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M. Scott Peck
The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace
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Robert Wright
Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny
(Read WIE's interview with Robert Wright, “Suggestions of a Larger Purpose,” Issue 21, Spring-Summer 2002)
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New Order of Business & Leadership

Willis Harman and Maya Porter (eds.)
The New Business of Business: Sharing Responsibility for a Positive Global Future
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Peggy Holman and Tom Devane (eds.)
The Change Handbook: Group Methods for Shaping the Future
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Joseph Jaworski
Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership
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Harrison Owen
The Power of Spirit: How Organizations Transform
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Peter Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski, and Betty Sue Flowers
Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future

The Science of Collectivity

Irving L. Janis
Groupthink: Psychological Studies of Policy Decisions and Fiascoes
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Dean Radin
The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena
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Rupert Sheldrake
The Sense of Being Stared At, and Other Aspects of the Extended Mind
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Spirituality & Collective Consciousness

Sri Aurobindo
The Life Divine
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Chris Bache
Dark Night, Early Dawn: Steps to a Deep Ecology of Mind
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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
The Human Phenomenon
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Andrew Cohen
Living Enlightenment: A Call for Evolution Beyond Ego
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Fetzer Institute
Centered on the Edge: Mapping a Field of Collective Intelligence and Spiritual Wisdom