October 13-15 in Washington, DC

The Awesome Summit of 2017 brought together our global members to washington dc to enhance and support our giving network.

Awesome Summit 2017 Highlights

Day 1

We kicked off the Summit with a Friday the 13th karaoke party, socializing and screaming our lungs out with a festive Halloween-horror-themed decor

Day 2

The day started with a session about the State of Awesome and dug deep into break outs about how to manage chapters and grow awesomeness.

Day 3

Topical and break out sessions continued throughout the day, concluding with a discussion about next steps to create exponential Awesomeness in the future.

Bonus Day

A handful of participants stayed Monday and toured Washington DC with some of our locals acting as personal guides with their cool new Awesome Foundation shades.

Awesome Summit 2017 Detailed Agenda

Day 1: Friday, October 13th

Friday the 13th Happy Hour Karaoke Mixer

We kicked off the Summit and celebrate Friday the 13th socializing and screaming our lungs out singing karaoke at Recessions DC, a local dive bar just below the official conference hotel!

Day 2: Saturday, October 14th

9:00 am Registration, breakfast and coffee

10:00 am Welcome and opening

10:45 am What do we mean by awesome?

11:30 am The State of the Awesome

11:50 am Introduction of afternoon sessions and group photo

12:15 pm Lunch

12:45 pm Lightning talks

1:30 pm Breakout sessions

2:45 pm  Breakout sessions

3:45 pm Break

4:00 pm What makes an Awesome Foundation chapter sustainable?

5:00 pm  Small group dinners of 6-8 people arranged at local favorite restaurants 

8:00 pm  Awesome Summit Party

Day 3: Sunday, October 15th

9:00 am Breakfast and coffee

10:00 am Split This Rock performance

10:40 am Introduction of the day's sessions

11:00 am Breakout sessions

12:15 pm Lunch

12:45 pm Awesome around the world

1:45 pm Breakout sessions

2:45 pm Break

3:00 pm Closing session

4:00 pm Departures / free time

7:00 pm Dinner for stragglers

9:00 pm DC monument walk for stragglers

Bonus Tourist Day

Tourist activities in DC, Baltimore, and Northern Virginia

For this optional extra day, groups of Awesome local Trustees and visitors explored the DMV area checking out our amazing local museums and attractions before heading back to their homes around the world.

Awesome Summit 2017 Sponsors

The 2017 Awesome Summit has been made possible by our awesome sponsors: Awesome Foundation DC, Awesome Without Borders, Beekeeper Group, iStrategy Labs, Chicago Awesome Foundation, Vigilante Coffee, KIND Bars, and Uprising Muffin Company.

A sample of Summit Sessions:

More DC travel & Logistical Advice

DC is one of the most historic, diverse, and culturally-rich cities in the United States, so we provided a bunch of background information and guides for Awesome Summit attendees to get get their bearings and explore it like a local:

Share a room or request financial support

We had a place for folks to organize room sharing, local homestays, and request financial support to attend the Summit

Code of Conduct

The Awesome Summit organizers are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. 

Sexist, racist, discriminatory, or harassing language and imagery is not appropriate in the Awesome community, in person or online. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the Awesome Summit and social platforms, and all future events without a refund at the discretion of Awesome Summit organizers.