February 12, 2022
9am – 7:30pm

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.

Inspiration Abounds!

Atlantis 9:30a-6p

The Adventure Summit is proud to collaborate with the Midwest Outdoor Leadership Conference (MOLC) jointly hosted by University of Dayton and Wright State University.  This student led conference will take place in part at The Adventure Summit by offering sessions as part of the full presentation schedule to student leaders from across the region.  Sessions at The Adventure Summit are open to the public with no registration.

Apollo B Noon and 6:15p

Ohioans Grandma Joy and Brad Ryan present “The Ultimate Trip: A Grandmother and Grandson’s Journey to visit every National Park” at 6:15 while Andy “River Weasel” Gallatin presents “Journey of Healing: A 3000 mile paddle from Columbus, Ohio to Key West at Noon.


Location Varies 9:30a-6:00p

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?


Atrium 9a-6:15p

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

Commuter Lounge in Lower Atrium 9a-5p

Sell or shop used gear.  Sellers can drop gear off for a consignment fee that will benefit the Spotted Turtle Trail at Beaver Creek Wetlands.  Buyers can find that great deal to inspire and support their next adventure.  Used Gear is managed by Dayton Hikers.


Pool, Climbing Wall, Fitness Center

Bouldering Comp, Canoe Battleship, and Indoor Triathlon are all ready for you to take on the challenge. Note: Canoe Battleship will take place around 8pm following the conclusion of the final featured presentation. 

COVID-19 Event Protocols

The Adventure Summit takes place at Wright State University (WSU), in the Student Union Building, and will be following the current WSU COVID-19 Guidelines.  NOTE: When all seats in a presentation room are occupied it will be considered FULL and those not in a seat will need to leave the room.  There is no standing room for this year’s event.  Masks are required for active fitness programs except when you are in the pool.

WSU COVID-19 Guidelines are:

Effective August 5, 2021, all students, faculty, staff, and visitors are required to wear a face mask when inside all buildings on Wright State University campuses, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are not required when outdoors on Wright State campuses if you are able to maintain a safe physical distance.

For Exhibitors

Share what your company, club or organization has to offer! Exhibiting in The Adventure Summit expo area allows you to demonstrate, share and display your products, events, memberships and successes with thousands of attendees.

For Presenters

Share what you know, or show what you’ve done! Presenting a seminar or workshop will allow you to demonstrate your expertise, knowledge, and success. Allow participants to learn from your experiences!

For Sponsors

Located within a two-hour drive of 14 million people, the Adventure Summit offers access to a large target market. We value support from national, regional and local sponsors. All contributions are critical to the success of this event.

The Adventure Summit 2022 Event Program

Check out what’s happening on the floor and the events going on elsewhere with our PDF program guide.