The Mobile Market Summit will once again offer a virtual option for those unable to attend in person. The virtual Summit will be held on the Whova platform.
The 2024 event will be held in Phoenix, Arizona at the University of Arizona’s Biomedical Sciences Partnership building, located in downtown Phoenix at 475 N 5th Street, Phoenix AZ 85004
New this year, we are offering a discount to new mobile markets who attend in person. If you are still planning your market, or have launched in the last year, take advantage of the New Market pricing option when registering and a discount will be automatically applied.
Early bird pricing has been extended to February 14th!
PRECONFERENCE TRAININGS- Closed
**PRECONFERENCE TRAININGS ARE NOW CLOSED** 1. Full day pre-conference event: Arizona Food System Tour
**Limit of 19 participants and filling fast! If you try and register and receive an out of stock notice, all spots on the tour have been claimed.**
Join experienced Arizona food system practitioners on a driving tour of Phoenix and the surrounding area. Expected stops will include a trip to local farm incubator and community agricultural and food justice center, indigenous food project, and more. Participants will learn about what makes Arizona's food system unique, visit innovative project sites, and enjoy a beautiful drive through the Sonoran Desert. We will stop for lunch at Vida E Caffe in Globe, AZ (lunch is not included in the cost of this tour). The full itinerary will be released soon, this tour will start early Monday morning and joining late is not an option.
2. Full day preconference event: Harm Reduction and Community Safety Training
**This training requires a minimum of 15 of participants in order to be held. Current enrollment is low, and this event will be cancelled if the total needed is not reached by Friday, February 9th. If you are considering joining this training, please register as soon as possible. If the event is cancelled and you've registered, you will be refunded or have a spot reserved on the Arizona Food Tour in exchange.**
Half day workshop hosted by Sonoran Prevention Works focusing on community safety, harm reduction, and how we show up for our communities. Narcan training will be included. Lunch included. Official start time will be shared with registrants, but attendees should expect to get started around 9am on Monday, March 18th. In this training, we will dive into the grassroots movement of harm reduction. Harm reduction began by communities who wanted and needed to take care of each other. This is where the core phrase of harm reduction comes from "Nothing about us without us." We will explore how these communities showed up for each other and how we can apply the core values and principles of harm reduction in our own communities.
We will also take the time to understand what gets in the way of communities supporting each other. Keeping our own communities in mind, we will use this training to recognize how connection and dignity is critical to community safety. The participants will then be given a chance to identify the factors within and imposed upon communities that make it difficult to root in community care. Finally, we will leave the workshop with key action steps that we can take to address what we explored to increase community safety and identified resources and partners in action to support what happens next. Cost: $75
Register for these trainings by clicking the button below.
This year we will have two opportunities for you to share your mobile market innovations and/or research. We are soliciting abstracts for the following types of presentations:
Mobile Market Innovations: Doing something cool or new at your market? Did you collect data to know whether it works or not? We invite you to participate in a symposium where up to 4 presenters will have approximately 10 minutes to present their innovation. Your findings (either qualitative or quantitative) should be included in the abstract (recommended 200-500 words). Presentations must include data that was collected to evaluate the innovation (either qualitative or quantitative), rather than just a description of the innovation. If data collection is ongoing and you don’t have findings yet, indicate what data you will have to present at the time of the Summit.
Mobile Market Research Partnership: For this moderated panel session, we are seeking pairs of researchers and mobile market operators to showcase their partnership and its benefits along with recommendations for other groups looking to start research partnerships. Abstracts (max 200 words) should indicate the names of the partners, the length of the partnership and nature of the project and confirm the names of individuals who would present at the summit.
There is no format for the abstract, please structure as you see fit as long as it meets the word limit and criteria described above. Please submit all abstracts by e-mail to email@example.com by January 14th, and include “Summit Presentation Abstract” in the subject line. Presenters will be notified if their proposal was accepted by January 31st.
Please note that Arizona does not participate in Daylight Saving Time, so listed times will be equivalent to Pacific Time (3 hours behind Eastern)
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Registration for the Summit will include light breakfast and lunch each day as well as refreshments throughout. There will be a space to list dietary restrictions during registration. The Summit team makes every effort to work with caterers that source local and regional products.
**Room block closes on 2/17, but may fill up before then. If you get an error message when trying to book, there may be no rooms available on one or more of the days you're trying to book.**
Use this link to utilize our room block and negotiated rate with Best Western, which is located directly across the street from the Summit venue. You should receive the rate of $289 per night. If have any issues before booking, please let us know.
If the room block is full, there are a wide range of hotels and short term rentals nearby. Below is a non-exhaustive list of options you may consider. Note that we do not have negotiated rates with the hotels below, nor can we guarantee they have availability. The Downtown options are within a 5-10 minute walk of the conference venue, while options in Midtown might offer a lower rate and are located within walking distance of the Light Rail line, which costs $2/ride and would be a short trip to the stop closest to the Summit venue, 3rd St/Washington.
Those traveling by air will fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor airport.
Travel from the airport to the Summit venue and lodging is a breeze! Check out this website for details on public transit and cab/ride share options. A one-way Light Rail pass is $2, and transport from the airport to the Light Rail via the Sky Train is free (and has beautiful views of the valley!). The 3rd St/Washington Light Rail stop is the closest to the venue and recommended lodging, about a 5 block walk.
Check back frequently for speaker announcements, highlighting local Arizona food system experts as well as a wide range of mobile market operators and friends.
*As of February 12, scholarships have been distributed to those who have requested. Fundraising efforts are ongoing to support additional scholarships for in-person attendance, but may no longer be available. Email us at the address below for virtual scholarship support, or to be added to our list in the event that additional scholarship funds become available.
We recognize that travel and lodging in Phoenix may be more costly than past Summit locations, and we are working hard to raise funds to offer scholarships to support registration and/or travel costs for those with limited budgets.