FEATURED SPEAKER

Geoffrey Hinton

British-Canadian computer scientist and cognitive psychologist

We're thrilled to welcome Geoffrey Hinton, trailblazing computer scientist who is often called the "godfather of AI," who will deliver a pivotal keynote at this year's summit. In addition to his illustrious academic career and a 10-year research and design role at Google, Hinton pioneered the neural networks powering today's artificial intelligence and remains one of the most respected voices in the field. Hinton's talk will discuss the risks of AI, as the technology evolves and becomes smarter, and why he's calling for caution in the face of a potential existential threat.

ABOUT THE EVENT

The Higher Education Summit, hosted by Colleges Ontario, is an annual event that explores the top issues affecting post-secondary education today. Highlights include featured addresses from world-renowned leaders and networking opportunities at the most senior level.

 

WHERE:
Sheraton Centre
Toronto Hotel
WHEN:
Saturday to Monday
November 23 – 25, 2024

 

EXPERIENCE TORONTO

One of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world, Toronto is home to various 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 featured speakers will include Geoffrey Hinton, British-Canadian computer scientist and cognitive psychologist.

 

DYNAMIC EXHIBIT FAIR

With a focus on networking, you’ll leave this conference inspired by new insights and energized by new connections. As the hub of summit activity, it’s the place to meet, eat and expand your knowledge. The 2024 exhibit fair runs November 24 and 25.

 

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.

 

HIGHER EDUCATION SUMMIT SPONSORSHIP VIDEO 

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LOCATION

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

 

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.

Steps from the nearby Hockey Hall of Fame, take advantage of the many exciting things to do in Toronto during your stay.

 

QUESTIONS?

Colleges Ontario conference office
E-Mail: registrations@highereducationsummit.ca
Direct: 416 998 8505

FUTURE DATES

Higher Education Summit at the Sheraton Toronto Centre Hotel
November 22-24, 2025
November 28-30, 2026
November 27-29, 2027

Premier’s Awards Gala at the Sheraton Toronto Centre Hotel
Monday November 24, 2025
Monday November 30, 2026
Monday November 29, 2027