Registration is now open for “Winning the Future,” the 2018 Upstate Regional Summit hosted by Ten at the Top (TATT) and presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina. The event will be held on Tuesday, September 25 at the TD Convention Center, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets cost $60 per person and may be purchased here:

    “I encourage all of our region’s leaders to attend the Upstate Regional Summit. Historically, the Summit has been a much-valued opportunity to come together and collectively discuss the opportunities before us as well as the unique challenges we face as a 10-county region – from economic development to quality of life,” Sue Schneider, board chair of Ten at the Top, said.

    The 2018 Upstate Regional Summit will provide a unique opportunity for business, community and civic leaders, as well as interested stakeholders from across the region to share ideas and discuss how to work collaboratively to ensure the Upstate region continues to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life for all residents.

    Due to past demand generating a sell-out event in both 2014 and 2016 (the event is held every other year), Ten at the Top encourages organizations and individuals with a desire to register early. Seating at the Summit is limited, so to guarantee tickets, Ten at the Top is encouraging companies to purchase a table for 10 as a Table Sponsor. The sponsorship deadline is July 20 to be included in the Summit’s major print promotional materials. Table sponsorships can also be purchased through the TATT website.

    What to Expect for Attendees: “Winning the Future”

    The 2018 Upstate Regional Summit hosted by Ten at the Top and presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina begins with a morning panel session: “Is South Carolina and the Upstate Well Positioned to “Win the Future’ in Economic Development and Job Creation?”

    Following the Morning Session, the Summit will continue with breakout sessions involving presentations by and discussions with Upstate leaders through the lens of Ten at the Top’s five Regional Driver areas:

    • Winning the Future: Education & Workforce Development
    • Winning the Future: Mobility & Connectivity
    • Winning the Future: Innovation & Technology
    • Winning the Future: Creating Vibrant Communities.

    Located near the breakout sessions, new this year, the Summit will also feature Connections Corner, sponsored by GSA Business and Limestone College, where guests can speak with Upstate Leaders on variety of topics in a more personal and casual environment. Amy Wood, Emmy award-winning interactive news anchor for WSPA will be emceeing the 2018 Summit.

    The Summit will culminate with a seated luncheon featuring keynote speaker Polly LaBarre. Ms. LaBarre is the co-author of Mavericks at Work, co-founder of Management Lab (MLab) and founding writer at Fast Company. For more than 20 years, LaBarre has used her writing, business consulting, and speaking to help organizations unleash and organize human potential in ever more powerful ways.

    The 2016 Upstate Regional Summit brought together more than 850 business, community and civic leaders from across the Upstate in a sold-out event sponsored by more than 70 organizations to discuss key issues impacting current and future growth and the importance of regional collaboration. Ten at the Top expects the 2018 Upstate Regional Summit to draw a similarly large attendance, participation and support among Upstate leadership.

    Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2018 Regional Summit. A table for ten at the Summit is available for $750. A table for ten with added exposure in the Summit’s networking expo is available for $1,250. There are additional exclusive sponsorships available at various pricing levels. All questions and inquiries regarding sponsorships can be directed to Caroline Gross at or by calling 864-360-1015.

    About Ten at the Top
    Comprised of public, private and civic leaders from across the ten-county Upstate South Carolina Region, Ten at the Top was created to connect and encourage regional collaboration through data-driven research and regular convening of leaders and citizens to address key issues facing the region. Ten at the Top works with regional partners to foster collaboration and strategic planning to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life for Upstate residents both today and as the region continues to grow. For more information, visit

    Related Resources:
    • Ten at the Top 2018 Upstate Summit logos | Available Here
    • 2018 Upstate Summit Sponsorship Packet | Available Here