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 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation
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Are You Joining The Conversation?

Are You Joining The Conversation?
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It’s almost time. The Big Table will be the talk of the town on August 29, as conversations take place across the city. From intimate gatherings in a neighbor’s home to multiple-table conversations hosting 100+ people, the energy from this community-building day will be palpable.

The best part? You can still join in. Anyone and everyone is welcome to host or participate in a public conversation hosted by a local businesses and organization. We bet you’ll see some familiar places on this list:

  • Columbus Metropolitan Library (23 locations!)
  • Jeni’s Scoop Shops
  • Besa and the Land-Grant Brewing Company
  • White Castle
  • Ohio Environmental Council
  • Neighborhood Walk & Talk with Jane’s Walk Columbus
  • COTA
  • The Boat House Restaurant w/ Columbus Metropolitan Club & United Way
  • Donatos
  • The Ohio State University

Joining a public conversation is a great way to meet someone new or explore a new part of Columbus. Pick out a location, grab a friend, and sign up for your Big Table conversation here.

Want to take it a step further? Practice your leadership skills by hosting a public conversation.

Want to host your own Big Table instead? No problem! Sign up and check out the Host Toolkit.


The Big Table® is a day of community building through conversations designed to strengthen and connect Columbus. Through open, thoughtful conversations that focus on how we can strengthen our community, we will spark new relationships and new ways for working together by deepening our understanding of each other and what our community needs.

Better TogetherThe Columbus Foundation‘s crowdfunding platform, rallies individuals to work together to bring out the best in our community! Through Better Together, you can show love to our local nonprofits by donating toward their time-sensitive projects and programs. With new projects going up every month, you’re sure to see a cause that’s close to your heart, so be sure to stop in often to check them out!


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