Welcome to On the Table MKE

Get ready to pull up a chair, because the region’s largest community conversation returns in October, and your voice is needed to turn up the volume on important issues facing greater Milwaukee.

On the Table MKE was introduced by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation in 2017 as a forum for diverse discussions, a birthplace for creative collaborations and a catalyst for taking action to improve our community. In its first year, more than 5,400 people were involved in hundreds of independently organized gatherings across 73 ZIP codes on a single autumn day to advance our community through civic participation.

Their reflections, interests and aspirations were summarized in our  Voices from the Tables community report, which found a powerful desire among people to connect and work together toward a better, more equitable region. Nine out of 10 people met someone new through On the Table MKE, and many continued their conversations and efforts following their initial gathering.

Inspiring stories of collaboration continue to take place across community sectors and areas of interest. We look forward to hearing how you are putting your ideas into motion.

In the meantime, mark your calendars for Tuesday, Oct. 9, for On the Table MKE 2018.

Registration will be opening soon, and the Foundation also will be releasing a variety of resources to help you in planning and hosting your On the Table MKE gathering. To receiving the latest updates, subscribe to our On the Table MKE digital mailing list.

Who will you invite to your table this year?