Thank you Quad Citizens! Keep watch for updates and the Big Table Report to the Community coming in July.

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About Quad Cities Big Table

We know that big ideas can spring from a small conversation.  It’s a proven reality that people invest in what they create. The Quad Cities Big Table is a forum to elevate civic conversation, foster new relationships and inspire collaborative action across the region.

On Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21, 2018, more than 5,000 people representing different backgrounds, neighborhoods and interest groups will participate in more than 500 (one-hour) conversations to discuss and imagine the future of our region. These conversations will inspire new ways we can work together to make our communities and region stronger and more connected.

This act of people coming together to discuss the issues that matter most to them has never been more important.  Progress will only result when residents and organizations collaborate to make contributions that add up to a greater solution.  Quad Cities Big Table will connect individuals and communities of diverse perspectives and backgrounds to do just that.

What are the goals of the Quad Cities Big Table?

  • Empower action
  • Inspire collaboration
  • Grow civic pride
  • Spark problem solving
  • Unleash potential for individual leadership
  • Bolster understanding of one another
  • Elevate civic engagement

After the two-day initiative, what happens next?

We know there will be great ideas born from the conversations around the 500 Quad Cities Big Table. To capture those, a survey will be sent to registered hosts and participants. From this survey, a community report will be created that discusses the highlights of the survey responses and what we are learning together. The report will be available on this site and shared broadly in the community.

Articles about Quad Cities Big Table

Editorial: Big Table is worth your time

The movers and shakers genuinely want your input. Quad-City residents — of all colors and creeds — must only show up…

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Big Table imitative invites community to share ideas

EAST MOLINE — Some of the best ideas have come from talking around the dinner table.
That’s the inspiration behind the Quad Cities Big Table, a two-day initiative meant to bring people together to share ideas on how to grow the region…

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You’re invited to the Quad Cities Big Table

We know that big ideas can spring from a small conversation. It’s a proven reality that people invest in what they create. The Quad Cities Big Table is an…

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Ploehn: All Quad-Citians can participate in improvement initiative

All Quad-Citians are invited to participate in an April community-wide initiative that was received enthusiastically Tuesday afternoon at the Quad-Cities Chamber of Commerce …

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Quad-Citians are invited to talk

Quad-Cities, let’s talk. Let’s talk about what would make this area a better place for everyone. That is the goal of a community-wide initiative called the Quad-Cities Big Table that…

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Quad Citizens invited to shape the future of the Quad Cities

People with different backgrounds from all around the Quad Cities are invited to come together for a common cause this spring. In offices, homes, libraries and other locations…

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