2021 Higher Education Summit and Premier’s Awards

Colleges Ontario is pleased to announce the return in 2021 of the Higher Education Summit and the Premier’s Awards gala for outstanding college graduates.

The Premier’s Awards celebration will be an online event on Thursday, November 18.

The Higher Education Summit will be an in-person event at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel on Sunday, November 28 and Monday, November 29.

Please visit this page again soon for additional details and to reserve your place at these two exciting events.

November 28, 2021 - November 29, 2021 | Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

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2021 Higher Education Summit

Colleges Ontario is pleased to announce the return in 2021 of the Higher Education Summit.
The Higher Education Summit will take place in person at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel on Sunday, November 28 and Monday, November 29.

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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 2021 conference, hosted by Colleges Ontario, will take place November 28 to 29, 2021 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

NOTE: All attendees and event staff must be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID.

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Sheraton Centre
Toronto Hotel

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Sunday to Monday
November 28 – 29, 2021

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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.

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World-class speakers

Our dynamic speakers will transform how you view today’s major events. This year's speakers will include Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri and author and futurist Martin Ford.

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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. The 2021 exhibit fair will be accessible throughout the day on Monday, November 29.

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“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.”

“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.”

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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

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Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

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Don't miss out

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Future Higher Education Summit dates

Mark these in your calendar now!


November 26 - 28


November 25 - 27


November 23 - 25
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Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen St W,
Toronto, ON

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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.

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Colleges Ontario conference office
Direct: 416 998 8505