Frequently Asked Questions

When we come together as a community to listen and learn from each other, we have the power to impact communities and lives.
At the Table Colorado believes that All Voices Matter.


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MISSION: Convene forums, designed to elevate civic conversation, foster new relationships and inspire collaborative action across Colorado.

WHAT: At the Table Colorado is volunteer driven, grassroots conversation, empowering people to create the change they wish to see, in their neighborhoods and communities. These free, small group, mealtime discussions, provide an opportunity to share our accomplishments as well as the challenges we face, while aiming to inspire new ways to work together to make communities stronger and more dynamic.

WHO: Everyone is welcome; ATTC is an inclusive, ethnically diverse, multigenerational conversation that reaches all socioeconomic levels. Any Colorado resident can sign up to Host a mealtime conversation and there will be conversations that area residents can sign up to attend. The Host chooses the topic for the discussion.

WHERE: Conversations can take place anywhere – at a private residence, local restaurant, colleges, businesses, libraries, churches, rec centers, museums, parks, schools, non-profits, synagogues, public buildings, art galleries, homeless shelters, media outlets, mosques, senior centers, universities, hospitals or other community location over coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. It is entirely up to the Host to decide where, when and how the mealtime conversation takes place.

WHY: Change is only possible when community residents and organizations partner to create positive, sustainable solutions. At the Table Colorado connects individuals and communities of diverse perspectives and backgrounds to do just that.

WHEN: Statewide At the Table Colorado conversations take place each April and September. Check our website for updates.

ATTC 2018 Results

  Most Important Community Issue

• Water issues

• Mental health and healthcare

• Growth, development, affordable housing

• Equity and immigration


• 100% of respondents indicated that they learned something new and useful for future conversations or action

• 88% of respondents likely to take part in continued conversations

• Over 90% of respondents indicated that their group did discuss actions that can be taken to address issue discussed

• Most common theme: Desire to form connections with other people or groups within the community or pursue specific resources

• Most interesting thing that respondents learned:

• Different perspectives

• Available resources

• Background or other specific information

• Majority of respondents felt tone was positive, felt comfortable, and that conversation was meaningful

  Demographics by Age


By Ellen Fairleigh
University of Colorado Denver

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