*The Summit will take place at Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716. Any activities taking place elsewhere are indicated as an "off-site activity" below.

Thursday, April 16

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

  • Check-in at designated Summit hotels

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

  • Check-in for all Summit attendees at Clayton Hall

4:30 - 4:45 p.m.

  • Summit student welcome event begins (sign-up required)

4:45 - 5:30 p.m.

  • Dinner 
  • Networking

5:30 - 8:15 p.m.

6:00 - 8:15 p.m.

8:15 - 8:30 p.m.

  • Formal closing

Friday, April 17

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

  • Check-in
  • Breakfast

9:00 a.m.

  • Opening remarks

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

  • Semifinal pitches round 1 (open audience) 

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.

  • Judge feedback sessions round 1 

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

  • Lunch and activity

1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

  • Semifinal pitches round 2 (open audience) 

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

  • Judge feedback sessions round 2 

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

  • Diamond Challenge judge and speaker networking dinner (sign-up required) (judges and speakers only)
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
  • Mall Trip at the Christiana Mall (sign-up required) (off-site activity, busing provided)
  • Movie Night in the Perkins Student Center (sign-up required) (off-site activity, busing provided)

Saturday, April 18

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

  • Check-in
  • Breakfast

9:00 a.m.

  • Opening remarks

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

  • Semifinal pitches round 3 (open audience) 

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.

  • Judge feedback sessions round 3

12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

  • Lunch and activity 
  • Design sprint room assignments announced

1:15 - 2:00 p.m.

  • Diamond Challenge Meet-Up (partners and student advisory board members only)

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

  • Networking 

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

  • Break
  • Games

4:30 p.m.

  • Gala doors open

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

  • Summit Gala (includes Keynote Speaker Mitch Kick, awards and prizes)