TABLE TALK: The Biggest Conversation the Community has Ever Had
October 24 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Coffee + A Community Wide Conversation
What is Table Talk?
Table Talk is a community-wide conversation where for one day, residents of Central Florida will gather to discuss the things that matter most to them. Our favorite things. Our issues and opportunities. Our boldest ambitions and our biggest challenges to making our community better and more dynamic. Table Talk provides a way for all of us to be more civically engaged and committed to the community.
Who started Table Talk? Why?
Central Florida Foundation launched Table Talk in Central Florida to give everyone in the region a voice in how our community operates today, and how it could evolve tomorrow. This idea for a community-wide conversation began with the Chicago Community Trust in 2014 as On the Table. Since then, the concept has been replicated in more than 30 communities nationally and internationally.
Who is Central Florida Foundation?
In 1994, ten visionary thinkers gathered around a table to discuss a simple question: how can we really change Central Florida for the better? The answer was to join forces not just with their dollars, but with the full power of their vision, passion and community connection. Only then, could they drive deep and lasting social change. This partnership evolved into the Central Florida Foundation.
As the region’s community foundation, Central Florida Foundation maintains and administers charitable funds on behalf of multiple individuals, nonprofits and public entities. These fundholders care about making a real difference in our community. And they know real change demands more than dollars and cents.
Who can participate?
Anyone living and working in Central Florida can take part in Table Talk, either by hosting a table or joining a table. Business owners. Parents. Students. Educators. Voters. Taxpayers. Employers. Employees. Neighbors. Young, old and everyone in between. We mean EVERYONE. Everyone has a seat. Everyone has a voice. Everyone has a chance to make a difference. Everyone is welcome and everyone is an expert.
When & where is Table Talk?
This community-wide conversation takes place in a single day, Thursday, October 24. It will happen across our community, in at least 500 separate conversations of up to 10 people each, hosted by different individuals and organizations. Each Table Talk host chooses their own location — from restaurants to workplaces, dining rooms or community centers, parks, bars, libraries or coffee shops — and decides what time the conversation takes place.