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.
(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.