Save the Date – High Ground 2023

High Ground 2023

Save the date for our annual civic governance forum! High Ground 2023 will be held from mid-day Friday, March 24 to late afternoon on Saturday, March 25, 2023.

Held for 17 years now, our annual civic governance forums are a time where we bring together local electeds (Mayors, Councillors, School Trustees, and Regional Directors) to share ideas, discuss prominent issues and solutions, deepen connections, and take away inspiration.

More details on 2023’s theme, program, and speakers to come. Stay up to date by subscribing to our newsletter!


Detailed schedule to be posted soon.


Testimonials from High Ground 2022

  • “Thank you for all your hard work. This is the best conference I attend each year. The learning experience is beyond compare.”
  • “Even though it was virtual, it still was very engaging.”
  • “Thank you kindly for High Ground 2022. It is always inspiring and thoughtful.”
  • Thank you for the engaging, impactful 3-day forum… So grateful to learn more in depth on emerging and urgent conditions on many fronts.”
  • “I think the Columbia Institute did a very good job of covering topics that are very relevant and important for the time we are living in.”