Present at The Adventure Summit

To be considered as a presenter for a future Adventure Summit, please submit an online application.

The application window is currently closed for the 2024 event.

We are looking for experienced adventurers to present at The Adventure Summit. If you would like to share what you know, or show what you’ve done, please consider presenting your adventure, trip, seminar or workshop. Demonstrate your expertise, knowledge, and success (or mishaps). Allow participants to learn from your experiences, inspire others to “Get Out and Live”.

The Adventure Summit is February 9 & 10, 2024.

All presentations will take place on Saturday, February 10. Presentation time slots are 60 minutes in length so it is recommended that you plan for a 45 minute presentation with time for Q & A.. All presentation rooms are equipped for Slide Decks (PowerPoint) and have internet access.

 Suggested topics to present at The Adventure Summit include:

  • Adventure travel destinations
  • Local resources and destinations
  • Trails
  • Endurance sports
  • River adventures
  • Climbing adventures
  • Backpacking adventures
  • Caving adventures
  • Tricks of the trade
  • Gear
  • Training, mental and physical
  • Fitness
  • SCUBA adventures
  • Long distance running/hiking/biking/paddling
  • Scenery and adrenaline
  • Outdoor photography
  • Fly Fishing Adventures
  • Adaptive Sports
  • Other Suggestions

To be considered as a presenter, please submit an online application by end of day, November 13, 2023.

Notification of Acceptance: No later than Friday, December 8, 2023.

Note: Space is limited and not all applications may be accepted.  Approximately 40 presentations are accepted and placed in rooms that have a seating capacity that ranges from 30 to 100 people.

The typical audience is made up of casual enthusiasts seeking ideas and inspiration for their next adventure along with “armchair” adventurers who live vicariously through your stories with a handful of hardcore adventurers and everything in between mixed in.  People love to hear the trials and tribulations, highs and lows, agony and celebrations of your adventure.

New to The Adventure Summit? See the 2022 Program Guide here.

The Adventure Summit was founded jointly by Wright State University’s Outdoor Resource Center (ORC) and Five Rivers MetroParks Outdoor Recreation Team in 2006 as an event celebrating the spirit of outdoor adventure by immersing participants in the lifestyle and culture of human powered endeavors.


Erin Compaleo (Sherrets), Outdoor Recreation Program Manager, Campus Recreation
Wright State University, 037 Student Union
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435


Chris Buck, Outdoor Recreation Events Coordinator
Five Rivers MetroParks
409 E. Monument Ave.
Dayton, OH 45402