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October 11, 2023
The Big Table® 



THANK YOU for helping build a strong, connected community where everyone has a seat at the table!


Your participation was crucial to making The Big Table® an inspiring day of kindness and conversation. Many groups discussed keeping their Big Table conversations going by staying in touch or meeting again. Don’t hesitate to share your Big Table ideas, successes, or questions by emailing


As we’ve heard firsthand stories from Big Table participants, read through every Big Table survey response, and seen social media posts about Big Table events throughout the region, we’re energized by all the new connections made and the momentum created toward a brighter future for all. We've compiled the survey feedback and put together a snapshot to share with you!


What is The Big Table®?

Launched in 2016, The Big Table® is a day dedicated to community-wide conversation. Through intentional dialogue and connection, participants are encouraged to imagine the next steps toward a kind and just future for all. The Columbus Foundation provides a Host Guidebook and materials for the conversation, but each host makes the discussion their own. Meeting new people, sharing our lived experiences, and actively listening are crucial steps toward building a kind, connected central Ohio region where everyone has a seat at the table. 


Download The Big Table Fact Sheet for more information.

How do you keep the conversation going?

Don't let the conversations stop after The Big Table! Our Big Table conversation prompts are the perfect way to kickstart meaningful discussions. Whether hosting a conversation or joining one, these prompts can help guide your journey to deeper connections and understanding.


CONVERSATION PROMPTS  (Available In Arabic, English, Somali, and Spanish.)


Public Table Partners