2017 UpDayton Summit

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Dayton Art Institute

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

On April 27th over 200 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.