One of Canada’s premier conferences on post-secondary education.

The Higher Education Summit is an annual high-powered event that explores the top issues affecting post-secondary education today. Highlights include featured remarks from world-renowned leaders and educators, and networking opportunities at the most senior level. The 2017 conference took place on November 26 and 27 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

Featured speakers

Leading business thinker and bestselling author Daniel H. Pink

Former NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan


Student success expert David A. Laude

Wired magazine’s editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson

‘Awesome’ speaker Neil Pasricha

Conference overview

Sponsorship and exhibitor information

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2017 sponsors

Special features

Kickoff event at the Next 50 Expo

Join peers, sponsors and special guests at the Next 50 Expo – this year’s expanded exhibit hall – on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. for great food and lively conversation before heading to the conference’s opening session. Get a glimpse of our exhibitors’ thought-provoking displays.

50th anniversary reception

We’ll continue the celebration of 50 years of Ontario’s colleges, with live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, networking and loads of fun. See the world from a new perspective as aerial performers take flight above.

Meet and greet speakers

Get a chance to have face-to-face conversations with our speakers during the book signings. Daniel H. Pink and Neil Pasricha will be signing copies of their books at the Next 50 Expo. Books for purchase will be available on-site.