Are you interested in hosting an On the Table conversation, just not sure what’s involved? These resources are here to help individuals, organizations and schools host successful conversations.

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2017 Host Toolkits

Host Toolkits

Host toolkits provide comprehensive instructions and useful information to ensure you have an engaging, thoughtful On the Table.

  • Host Toolkit - We want to make it easy for you. This host toolkit provides tips and advice for planning and hosting your On the Table event.
  • School & Youth Toolkit - This youth conversation guide provides an array of lessons and ideas to help get conversations going in your schools or youth organizations.
  • Host Guide for Youth -  A step-by-step guide for students leading an On the Table conversation.
  • Family Discussion Guide - Having an On the Table conversation with your family is a great way to share the experience on November 7. Our family guide will help you get your conversation started.

Toolkits de Anfitrión

  • Toolkit de Anfitrión - Este kit de instrucciones ofrece consejos para planificar y organizar su evento On the Table.
  • Toolkit para Escuelas y Jóvenes - Esta guía de conversaciones jueniles provee una variedad lecciones e ideas para ayudar avanzar que las conversaciones en sus escuelas o organizaciones juveniles.
  • Guía de Anfitrión de Jóvenes - Una guía paso a paso para los estudiantes dirigiendo una conversación de On the Table.
  • Guía Familiar - Tener una conversación On the Table con su familia es una gran manera de compartir la experiencia el 7 de Noviembre. Nuestra guía familiar le ayudará a comenzar su conversación.

Additional Resources

We've putting together a few materials here to help you guide your On the Table conversation and help spread the word. Everyone is invited to host or attend an On the Table conversation on November 7!

2017 Public On the Table Opportunities

2017 Public On the Table Opportunities

The following is a list of public On the Table conversations. To attend a public table, register as a guest and select the public table you would like to attend. If a public table has chosen a particular conversation topic, it will be listed below. There are also a few tables offered on November 8. For questions or more information about any public table, contact the table host. 

If you would like to host a public table, email us at


Columbus State University
Rankin Atrium & Gardens
1004 Broadway
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Food provided
  Lakebottom Park (near volleyball courts)
1505 Cherokee Ave.
Hosted by Young Professionals
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Light breakfast provided
Topic: A young professional's view of Columbus (for ages 21+)

Davis Broadcasting
2203 Wynnton Rd.
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Donuts provided
Topic: Community betterment



City of Columbus Recycling and Sustainability Center
8001 Pine Grove Way
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Bring a lunch (drinks provided)
Topic:Recycling and global warming; How to improve recycling in the community, reduce garbage in the recycling material, encourage citizens to recycle, get children caring about and interested in the environment and recycling.

Columbus Police Department
Community Room
510 10th Street
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Food provided
  Muscogee County Jail
700 10th Street
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Food provided
Topic: Incarceration issues - will include a tour of jail prior to conversation

MidTown, Inc.
Lakebottom Park - Band Shell
1505 Cherokee Ave
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch provided
Topic: MidTown

  John P. Thayer YMCA
24 14th St.
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch provided

Leadership Columbus
Liberty Utilities
2300 Victory Dr.
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch provided
Topic: Community development and opportunities/challenges of our region

  Serve Studios
1214 1st Ave.
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Food provided
Topic: State of design and culture in Columbus
Davis Broadcasting
2203 Wynnton Rd.
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch provided
Topic: Community betterment

  Citizens Service Center
Community Room
3111 Citizens Way
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Bring your lunch (drinks provided)
MercyMed Mission @
Columbus Baptist Association
3679 Steam Mill Rd.
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch provided

  Pastoral Institute
2022 15th Ave
Building A, BRC Conference Room
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch provided
Topic: PI benefits for families

River Flow Yoga and Wellness
6801 River Road, Suite 403
12:20 - 1:20 p.m.
Light refreshments will be provided, but guests are welcome to bring their lunch
*Open to all ages
Topic: Health & Wellness Issues

  Parks & Recreation
Comer Gym
107 41st St.
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Food provided

Columbus Museum
1251 Wynnton Rd.
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Tea & Dessert provided
Topic: How arts and cultural organizations can serve and contribute to the community

  Columbus Public Library
Synovus Meeting Rooms A&B
3000 Macon Road
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Food provided
Topic: Tea and Talk - The Next Big Idea
for Columbus (for ages 18+)
more info here
Pastoral Institute
Building A, Admin Conference Room
2022 15th Ave.
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Snacks provided



Urban League of Greater Columbus Young Professionals
802 1st Ave.
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Refreshments provided

  CSU Lumpkin Center, President's Club
4225 University Ave.
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Food provided
Urban League of Greater Columbus Young Professionals
802 1st Ave.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Refreshments provided

  Uptown Columbus
1000 Block of Broadway
(Rain location: RiverCenter Parking Garage)
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Bring an appetizer to share with a table of 12 and your own beverage (beverages will also be available for purchase)
Topic: What would you like to see in Uptown? What are we doing well and what are opportunities for improvement?

Davis Broadcasting
2203 Wynnton Rd.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Dinner provided
Topic: Community betterment

  Grace Awakening House of Prayer / WBUE FM 96.1
6007 Veterans Pakwy (behind Strayer University)
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Food provided

St. Thomas Episcopal
Hosted by St. Thomas, Temple Israel & Greater Beallwood
2100 Hilton Avenue
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Food provided

  First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
Hosted by First Baptist, First Presbyterian, St. Luke UMC & Trinity Episcopal
212 12th St.
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Dinner provided
Circles in Columbus
1953 Torch Hill Road
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Dinner and childcare provided
Topic: Poverty

  Uptown Vietnam Cuisine
Corner of 13th St. and Broadway
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Spring rolls as well as soup or sandwich provided
Topic: Lived Abroad? This table is for you! We will talk about spaces or programs we experienced abroad that we think could work well here.

Columbus First Seventh-day Adventist Church (Fellowship Hall)
7880 Schomburg Rd.
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Pizza, salad and drinks provided.
Topic: How can we make Columbus a better place to live? (all ages welcome)
More info: 954-681-7264

  The Bridge Church
4311 2nd Ave.
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Food provided - international cuisine
Topic: Community concerns to choose "from the hat"
SafeHouse Ministries
2101 Hamilton Rd.
7:00 - 8:00 p.m
Food provided
Topic: Homelessness

  Urban League of Greater Columbus Young Professionals
802 1st Ave.
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Refreshments provided
Chattahoochee Valley League of
Women Voters
1239 Broadway
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Food & drink available for purchase
Topic: Voters concerns/meet & greet following discussion

  South Columbus United Methodist Church
1213 Benning Dr.
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Dinner provided
Topic: General discussion about how we can improve Columbus
November 8

First Baptist Church, Second Story
1100 Broadway
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch provided
  First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
212 12th St.
Dinner 5:15 p.m. &
Discussion 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Dinner provided with reservation

Electric City Life
Loft Upstairs
1032 Broadway
5:45 - 7:00 p.m.
Appetizers Provided
Topic: Film Industry in Columbus