“FOMO – Anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website” – OxfordDictionaries.com
To avoid UpDayton Summit FOMO, we’d like to invite you to register as soon as possible for this year’s UpDayton Summit! You’ll find the registration form here.
What is the UpDayton Summit?
In its eighth year, the UpDayton Summit will return to the Dayton Art Institute on Thursday, April 28th at 5:30pm. At the Summit you’ll vote to decide which three creative young leaders will receive $1,000 budgets and the support of UpDayton volunteers to bring their ideas to action in the coming year. Past projects have included murals that transform urban places, the installation of more than 70 new bike racks in Dayton business districts, an ongoing community positivity campaign asserting that “Dayton Inspires,” and more!
What’s different about this year’s Summit?
If you’ve been to past UpDayton Summits, you’re in for some surprises!
New time – We’ve moved the event from a Friday afternoon to a Thursday evening. We received feedback that many young professionals had a hard time getting out of work without using their vacation time.
New format – In past years there were typically three simultaneous breakout sessions where groups would assess a particular category of ideas and discuss the pros and cons of each. Then each breakout would choose a winner from their group. This year, only 10 ideas will be pitched to the entire Summit audience. Each audience member will receive a ballot and select their three favorite project ideas. The top three vote recipients will then receive the usual $1,000 budgets and support of UpDayton volunteers. Even for the project ideas that aren’t selected, the event serves as a powerful launchpad for those leaders to move forward with the idea on their own.
New vibe – Now that we’re competing with your Thursday evening social plans, we knew we had to change our offering a little. There will be food, a cash bar, time to mingle, and some in-your-face performances from local artists!
See you there!
Register here: Registration Page