About the UpDayton Summit

The annual UpDayton Summit is a launchpad for volunteer-powered community projects. At the event, over 300 participants vote to decide which creative community leaders will receive $3,000 each in seed money and the support of UpDayton to bring their ideas to action. Examples of past winning projects include The Longest Table event, the #DaytonInspires campaign and selfie wall, purchasing and installing 70 bike racks in business districts and neighborhoods in the Dayton community, and many others.

Event Format & Project Pitches

In April, over 300 of Dayton's young professionals, volunteers, and community catalysts will gather in the Dayton Art Institute's Gothic Cloister for a fun and purposeful evening! 

Participating individuals (or teams) will each have 3 minutes to pitch their project idea to the Summit audience. Once all the ideas have been presented, the audience will vote to select the top 3 ideas for implementation in 2018.

The event will also include opportunities for participants to connect with project team leaders and other ways to get involved in the community.


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Event Schedule

(Times are approximate.)
5:30pm - Event Begins
6:00pm - Opening Program
6:10pm - Project Pitch Group 1
6:45pm - Break
7:00pm - Project Pitch Group 2
7:30pm - Project Voting
7:50pm - Announcement of Winners
8:00pm - Post-Event Social at Table 33

Your ticket includes a buffet of heavy hors d'oeuvres. Beer & wine will be available for purchase.