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 Sponsors

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Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities

Increase your corporate visibility and exposure to Ontario’s public colleges, which serve 500,000 students and clients each year.

If you’re interested in reaching a higher level of product/service recognition in this fiercely competitive market, you owe it to yourself to take advantage of all the extras a Colleges Ontario conference has to offer. Let us be your solution in targeting the sector by choosing the best sponsorship opportunities suited for you.

To see 2021 sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, please click on prospectus image to the right.

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Gold Sponsors

Encore creates memorable experiences that engage and transform organizations. As the global leader for event technology and production services, Encore’s team of creators, innovators and experts deliver real results through strategy and creative, advanced technology, digital, environmental, staging, and digital solutions for hybrid, virtual and in-person events. Encore Canada operates in more than 20 countries worldwide and in every major market across Canada.

AV sponsor
Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 20 years. Working with an extensive network of postsecondary partners, and both federal and provincial governments, we build collaborations that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.

Lunch sponsor
OCAS – an independent non-profit organization – is the link between prospective applicants and Ontario’s public colleges. Each year, we help almost 300,000 individuals take the first step toward a brighter future through a college education. We also deliver leading-edge systems, dependable technology, and cost-effective solutions across the higher education sector.

Speaker sponsor
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Silver Sponsors

Akran Marketing is an innovative branding and premium incentive company that provides exceptional service to the educational sector. Committed to corporate social responsibility, Akran delivers creative ideas for sales promotions, trade shows, specialty advertising solutions, and motivational gifts. For educators, Akran supplies premium incentives for student recruitment, retention and special events – always on budget, on target and on time.

Delegate bag sponsor
Borden Ladner Gervais is Canada’s law firm—specializing in business law, commercial litigation/arbitration and intellectual property. We enjoy recognition as a leading firm by a number of legal directories, underscoring our depth of expertise and outstanding client service. BLG has more than 700 lawyers in offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

Pre-conference reception sponsor
Carmichael Engineering has 100 years of proven expertise and innovation in commercial HVAC, industrial refrigeration, building automation, energy efficiency and scientific equipment, and maintains an unrivalled reputation and national leadership position in thermal system technologies across Canada. Employing 600 specialists, we are a team dedicated to excellence.

Wi-Fi sponsor
Detonate Group is a Print/Design Agency that specializes in bridging the gap between graphic design and print.

By working together with our team of experienced designers, we bring solutions to the table to make projects look their very best and stay within budget.

We pride ourselves on the relationships we have built with our industry partners to be able to provide the best possible pricing, guarantee the highest quality product and fastest turnaround times.

Print sponsor
DigitalEd is an online learning company with a simple purpose - to shape the world through digital learning. Our flagship solution - Möbius is the most innovative and comprehensive platform for creating and deploying online STEM courses providing lessons assessments and interactive learning activities. Möbius increases student engagement and improves student success.

App sponsor
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Bronze Sponsors

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Why Sponsor?

Whether your organization is large or small, national or international, there are many opportunities to involve your organization in this event. You can enhance your participation at this event by sponsoring an educational session/event, promotional items and/or exhibit floor opportunity.

To discuss sponsorship opportunties tailored to your organization’s budget and goals, please contact:

Loretta Piattelli
Manager, Member Relations & Services
Colleges Ontario
(647) 258-7684