2019 STAR Longest Table

The Longest Table is a public discourse platform based on a very simple concept:  dinner and a conversation.  Communities across the nation have invited residents, elected officials and community stakeholders to engage in a civil conversation about their community, breaking down barriers and forging new partnerships in an effort to make their community an even better place to live.

The City of Champaign held very first longest table event on August 12, 2019.  The STAR Longest Table will hosted 185 attendees at the City View Banquet Center.  A post-event report will be shared on this web page in the coming weeks.

Be sure to check back for information on future opportunities to continue the conversation!

STAR Longest Table Event has passed

 

 

 

 

 

 

The STAR Longest Table event was held on August 12, 2019.  Future opportunities to join the conversation will be posted here.

August 12, 2019 from 6-8 pm (registration starts at 5:30 pm)
EVENT MOVED TO THE CITY VIEW BANQUET CENTER IN THE ILLINOIS TERMINAL BUILDING (45 E UNIVERSITY AVE, 4TH FLOOR)

STAR Longest Table Map

 

We look forward to offering more volunteer opportunities at future longest table engagement events.  Be sure to check back here as those events are announced.

Thank you to everyone who completed our post-event survey.  We have compiled a report highlighting our take-a-ways from the first ever city-wide longest table event.  Attached to the end of the report are summaries of comments gathered from the post-event staff and volunteer debrief, as well as the post-event participant survey.  We will utilize the responses to determine how to plan future community engagement events.

Post-Event Community Report