2022 Upstate SummitA biennial event to reaffirm the value of “thinking regionally”
Upstate Summit: Focus on the Future!
The Purpose of the Upstate Summit
The mission of Ten at the Top is to encourage collaboration and partnerships on cross- sector and cross-jurisdiction issues that impact economic vitality and quality of life in the Upstate region. Typically held every other year, the Upstate Summit that was originally scheduled for 2020, has been rescheduled to May 10, 2022 due to the pandemic. While the Summit typically brings together between 800-1,000 stakeholders from across the Upstate, to ensure the health and safety of attendees during the ongoing pandemic, we are currently planning to limit on-site attendance to 500 people (which could be adjusted up or down as we get closer depending on the current health protocols).
As we continue to address the health, economic and quality of life issues impacted by the pandemic, we are especially curious about what the short and long-term future holds for our communities, businesses, and residents. Helping us explore this important question will be a series of guest speakers and breakout sessions all with an eye towards the future. Our keynote speaker will be author Richard Florida, who has written several best-selling books and has also penned several recent articles looking at the impacts of the pandemic.
Limited number of tickets are now available for purchase. CLICK HERE!
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September 11, 2024 – Greenville Convention Center | 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
2022 Upstate Summit
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2018 Upstate Summit
2018 Upstate Summit: Winning the Future
September 25, 2018
TD Convention Center
The 2018 Upstate Summit engaged nearly 900 business and community leaders.
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2016 Upstate Summit
2016 Upstate Summit: Creating a Leading Region
September 13, 2016
TD Convention Center
The 2016 Upstate Summit engaged nearly 900 business and community leaders.
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2014 Upstate Summit
2014 Upstate Summit: Rechecking Our Reality
More than 800 leaders from across the ten-county Upstate region came together to discuss how to continue growing economic vitality and quality of life across the Upstate during the 2014 Upstate Regional Summit: Rechecking Our Reality.
Held on September 16, 2014 at the TD Convention Center, the Summit included breakout sessions and panels discussing key Upstate issues as well as keynote address from Glenda Hood, former Mayor of the City of Orlando.
Regional Visionary Sponsors
Visual Graphic Sponsor
Breakout Session Sponsors
Upstate Advocate Sponsors
Hollingsworth Funds, Laurens Electric Cooperative, AFL, BMW, The Maddrey Foundation, Smoak PR, AnMed Health System, Bon Secours St. Francis, Oconee County, Parker Poe, Community Foundation of Greenville, McCoy Wright Commercial Real Estate, Tri-County Technical College, Community Journals, Upstate SC Alliance, Irv Welling, McMillan Pazdan Smith, SC DHEC, Seamon Whiteside, First Reliance Bank, Greenville Drive, CBRE, Hispanic Alliance, Development Corporation of Anderson County, Spartanburg County Foundation, Urban League of the Upstate, Jordon Construction Company