About the event

The Higher Education Summit is an annual event that explores the top issues affecting post-secondary education today. Highlights include featured talks from world-renowned leaders and networking opportunities at the most senior level. The 2019 conference, hosted by Colleges Ontario, will take place November 30 to December 2 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

This year’s roster of transformational content will be announced soon.


Sheraton Centre
Toronto Hotel


Saturday to Monday
November 30 – December 2, 2019


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Experience Toronto

One of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world, Toronto is home to varied cultural institutions that include numerous museums and galleries, festivals, historic sites and more, all of which attract over 25 million tourists each year.

World-class speakers

Our dynamic speakers will transform how you view today’s major events. This year’s speakers include Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker, author of international bestsellers that champion the controversial idea that the world continues to get better.

Dynamic exhibit fair

With a focus on networking, you’ll leave this conference inspired by new insights and ideas, and energized by new connections. As the hub of summit activity, it’s the place to meet, eat and expand your knowledge.

  • “Lots of opportunities for networking and meeting
    new people in the college environment.”

  • “It’s a unique opportunity to engage with
    all in colleges in our vast province.”

  • “Great energy and activities; lots of good food too.”

  • “Really well-chosen exhibitors. Most were very relevant to my interests. I spent more time speaking with them and learned more than I ever have at an event like this.”

  • “Excellent format.”

  • “This is what I need for success.”

  • “The spokespersons the companies chose to have present
    were well-informed and engaging.”

  • “This event is the ideal learning ground for post-secondary leaders in Canada - there's nothing else like it.”

  • “Excellent and thought-provoking speakers
    are at the centre of this conference.”

Sponsorship and exhibitor information

Connect. Engage. Participate. We have an array of opportunities tailored for maximum exposure.

For information on sponsorship and exhibitor benefits, please contact Loretta Piattelli at (647) 258-7684 or piattelli@collegesontario.org.


Don't miss out!

Conference will start in


Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen St W,
Toronto, ON


Superbly located in the heart of downtown Toronto and close to the city’s top attractions, the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel is the perfect destination for both work and play.

Seize the opportunity to explore the best of the city from this four star property. Take advantage of the many exciting things to do in the Toronto area during your stay.

Steps from the nearby Hockey Hall of Fame and close to top world-class dining, shopping, entertainment and more.


Colleges Ontario conference office
340 King Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 1K8
E-Mail: registrations@highereducationsummit.ca
Direct: 416 703 8701 or Toll free: 1 877 869 7423 at Ext: 228