February 9 & 10, 2024

Wright State University Student Union

The Region’s Premier Outdoor Adventure Exposition

Thousands of outdoor enthusiasts will converge on Dayton, Ohio: The Outdoor Adventure Capital of the Midwest for a weekend of outdoor skill, culture and experience. Join them, and see what the excitement is all about!

The Adventure Summit has a rich history of featuring world class outdoor personalities. From endurance runners to long distance backpackers and the founding father of mountain biking to polar explorers, our featured personalities each year are sure to inspire and amaze.  The Adventure Summit presented by Wagner Subaru is FREE!

Featured Speakers

Feb 10 @ 6 PM: Dr. Brad Ryan

With special appearance by Grandma Joy. A simple weekend camping trip with his grandma grew into a global viral and history-making journey to visit all 63 U.S. National Parks.

Feb 9 @ 8 PM: Eddie Taylor

A prolific and groundbreaking climber, Eddie Taylor was a member of the first all-black Everest expedition, skiied North America’s tallest peak, and climbed Yosemite’s El Cap in a day.

Feb 10 @ 12:45 PM: Neal Moore

Neal Moore is an American writer and canoeist. From February 9, 2020 until December 14, 2021, Neal embarked on a cross country trip: 22 rivers, 22 states, 22 months and 7,500 miles, in a canoe.

Inspiration Abounds!

Friday Socials

Mingle with the Community

Fri. 6:30 – 8 PM. Meet the featured presenters at these two social events.  The Summit Soiree is a ticketed event that includes hor dorves and a drink prior to the Friday featured presentation. Mingle at the Wright Place Bar at the Holiday Inn for Party with the Pros, starting after Eddie’s talk shortly after 9:30 PM.

Featured Presentations

Inspiring Stories

  • Fri. 8 PM: Eddie Taylor
    Groundbreaking Everest Climber
  • Sat. 12:45 PM: Neal Moore
    First known person to complete a continuous solo paddle from Pacific to Atlantic in a canoe
  • Sat. 6 PM: Dr. Brad Ryan with special appearance by Grandma Joy
    Intergenerational Adventurer and Mental Health Advocate


Something for Everyone

Sat. 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM. Dozens of inspiring presentations from outdoor enthusiasts who hail from throughout the region are sure to inspire a new trip or adventure either across town or across the world.  From paddling the Grand Canyon to trekking across Europe you will be amazed by where your neighbors have been.  Will you be presenting at the next Summit?


Unique Engagements

Fri. 5 – 8 PM, Sat. 9 – 6 PM. Connect with a local club, organization, or retailer.  Check out new products, services, and destinations to inspire your next skill or adventure.  Get Out & Live!

Used Gear

Buy or Sell

Fri. 5 – 8 PM, Sat. 9 AM – 5 PM.  Sellers can drop gear off for a consignment fee that will benefit the Spotted Turtle Trail.  Buyers can find that great deal to inspire and support their next adventure.  Used Gear is managed by Arrow Adventure.


Pool, Climbing Wall, Fitness

Bouldering Comp, Canoe Battleship, and Indoor Triathlon are all ready for you to take on the challenge. Note: Canoe Battleship will take place around 9:45 PM following the conclusion of Friday’s featured presentation.

The Adventure Summit 2024 Event Program

Get a feel for The Adventure Summit with a look back at the 2024 Program Guide. Check out what’s happening on the floor and the events going on elsewhere with our PDF program guide.