UPDATE: High Ground 2020 Cancellation
As you know, our annual civic governance forum was postponed on March 12 due to conditions around the COVID-19 pandemic. Our hope was to reschedule the event in the fall or early winter. Given the outlook provided by public health officials, as well as the state of uncertainty around public gatherings of 50 or more, we have decided to cancel the 2020 event. In light of this decision, we are now planning a series of webinars, and we hope you’ll follow along as we share news of the digital offerings in the coming weeks. Also, please stay tuned for news of a date and location for High Ground 2021! Please contact Thea at email@example.com with any questions.
ANNOUNCEMENT: High Ground 2020 Postponed
Dear High Ground participants, speakers, sponsors, volunteers, and colleagues,
After much consideration, we have decided to postpone our civic governance forum (aka High Ground) from March 27-28 in Vancouver. We are also exploring options for a new date with the Pinnacle Hotel and will keep you informed as plans become clear.
We have been monitoring developments and reviewing COVID-19 updates from health organizations, such as the Public Health Agency of Canada and the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. We have also been in regular contact with the event venue, the Pinnacle Hotel.
High Ground is about inspiring, informing, and connecting with friends, allies, and colleagues. It’s also about people spending time together. With the safety and well-being of our participants and staff as our highest priorities, we are mindful of growing concerns surrounding COVID-19 and committed to acting with caution during these unusual times.
We know that you have invested significant time and resources into planning for this event. We also know that this decision directly affects you and your work. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may have caused you.
If you have already registered for High Ground 2020, our team will be reaching out directly to you with information about refunds early next week.
On a final note, we will keep you updated on a new date via email, social media, and our website and we very much hope you’ll join us.
We appreciate your understanding and support – and all that you do.
The Columbia Institute Team
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront,
1133 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC
High Ground 2020, our annual civic governance forum, will be held at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel in Vancouver, BC from 1pm on Friday, March 27 to 4:30pm on Saturday, March 28, offering plenty of time for learning, connecting, and inspiring (and being inspired).
At this special 27.5-hour event, which will take place under the banner of “Committed to Action,” we aim to foster peer learning, offer insights on how to nurture inclusive, equitable, and sustainable communities, and spark new collaborations.