Summit Photos by Knack

Summit Photos by Knack

The UpDayton Summit

The 2018 UpDayton Summit will be held in April!
More details coming soon.

About the UpDayton Summit

The annual UpDayton Summit is a launchpad for volunteer-powered community projects. At the event, over 200 participants vote to decide which creative community leaders will receive $1,000 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 250 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! 

Ten 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 2017.

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