ignite-logoPitch, Vote and Ignite at the 2014 Summit today! It’s our 6 Year Anniversary and we’re celebrating in a big way on Friday, April 11th from 2:00- 6:00 PM at the Dayton Art Institute! REGISTER NOW.

We’re proud to announce that the keynote speaker for this year is Cynthia Bowen. She is RW Armstrong’s Director of Planning and Urban Design and the Region 4 Representative on the board of the American Planning Association. Bowen has traveled the world redesigning cities into vibrant urban centers.

New this year: Summit attendees will be able to submit ideas beforehand for improving Dayton, which will be voted on at the summit. They will also be able to indicate whether they’d like to lead a project. The actual summit will be where we discuss and vote on the ideas. Submit an idea here. You can submit ideas until April 4th.

Each of the three top ideas will get a year’s worth of support from UpDayton and its community partner, including $1,000 seed money to aid in project completion. To be considered for voting at the Summit, ideas should fall within the project guidelines and must not be an already existing project or program.

Need help formulating ideas? Then join us from 6-8pm at one of our three “Pints and Perspectives” (P&P) events, where we will learn more about livability in Dayton and what kinds of information and resources are available from UpDayton’s community partners Five Rivers MetroParks, the Downtown Dayton Partnership and Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission. The event dates are:

February 17th - Fox & Hound (Beavercreek)
LOCATION CHANGE: March 5th - Therapy Cafe (Dayton)
March 19th - TJ Chumps (Miamisburg)

After you attend a P&P, come to the 6th annual UpDayton Summit and vote for your favorite idea!

The Summit is sponsored by Brixx Ice Company, CareSource, Dayton City Paper, Dayton Development Coalition, Dayton Most Metro, Essex Electric, Five Rivers MetroParks, Lion+Panda, Miami-Jacobs Career College, Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, Oregon Printing, Pepsico, SOCHE, Telephone Weekly, University of Dayton Fitz Center for Leadership, Vectren, Wright State University and 91.3 WYSO.


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What: 2014 UpDayton Summit

Who: You and your friends, colleagues, coworkers, neighbors, and more!

Where: Dayton Art Institute

When: Friday, April 11, 2014 from 2:00-6:00 PM

Why: To impact the future of our region. Watch the 2014 Summit commercial to see an idea come to life.


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