You’ve been hearing about the UpDayton Summit for weeks now, but what exactly is it? Whether you haven’t been to a one in years or this is your first time, we’re here to explain all that you need to know about our big annual event!
The annual UpDayton Summit is a launchpad for volunteer-powered community projects. At the event, over 200 participants vote to decide which creative young community leaders will receive seed money and the support of UpDayton to bring their ideas to action. Examples of past winning projects include The Longest Table, the #DaytonInspirescampaign and selfie wall, purchasing and installing 70 bike racks in business districts and neighborhoods in the Dayton community, and many others
The UpDayton Summit is hosted at the Dayton Art Institute in its big Shaw Gothic Cloister event space on Thursday, April 26 at 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Once you park at the museum and head in the main entrance, Summit volunteers will help guide you to the sign-in and registration tables in the Great Hall. Then there is a fair amount of mingling as everyone arrives, so you can shake hands with the best young professionals in the Dayton area.
As the Summit program begins, we will ask you to turn your attention to the stage area. There our project leaders will each make a short presentation about their ideas for the Gem City. Once the presentations have concluded, you will use the ballot you received when you checked in to vote on your favorite projects. We’ll take a break for some food while the votes are counted, and then we will announce the top three winning projects at the end of the night!
Throughout the evening you’ll have the opportunity to volunteer for UpDayton permanent teams, like Marketing or Advocacy. After the summit is over, check our Facebook page for more information about the first meeting for the winning projects if you want to pitch in to make them a reality.
Are you excited to help make real change in our community? Register for the summit today and save your seat.