FAQ

What is the 10th International Public Markets Conference?

What can I expect to see in the program?

How much does the conference registration cost?

What is covered in the cost of registration?

Who attends the International Public Markets Conference?

Will you announce a Call for Proposals?

Are there scholarships available? Can I volunteer?

Where can I find information on hotels and travel?

Who is hosting the conference?

What is the 10th International Public Markets conference?

The 10th International Public Markets Conference is a 3 day event that focuses on new trends and innovations for the preservation and revitalization of public markets internationally.

The conference is organized by Project for Public Spaces, and will next take place in London, UK in June 2019 with the Mayor of London as our co-host.

What can I expect to see in the program?

For planning purposes, please visit the Program at a Glance. If you require a more detailed example of what our program might entail, please refer to the conference agenda from the 9th International Public Markets Conference in Barcelona for a general idea of session topics covered at this event.

How much does the conference registration cost?

Registration for the conference will open on February 11, 2019, and at that time will be accessible here. Registration will be available at $595 USD until March 25 at which time the price will increase.

What is covered in the cost of registration?

Entrance to all conference activities, including lunch on Thursday, daily afternoon coffee/tea, refreshments at the evening reception and closing event, a mobile workshop of your choice, and a market tour of your choice, is included in the total cost of registration.

Who attends the International Public Markets Conference?

The conference will bring together public market leaders, advocates, and representatives from throughout the world, including a broad mix of government leaders, market managers, downtown planners, grassroots organizers, local food advocates, transportation experts, health care professionals, and educators.

Will you announce a Call for Proposals?

We are not announcing a Call for Proposals at this time. If you’d like to participate in the program or hold a session, please contact Kelly and sign up for our mailing list for any updates on content.

Are there scholarships available? Can I volunteer?

At this time, there are no scholarships or volunteer opportunities available through the conference. For more information on the Conference including possible future scholarship opportunities please sign up for our mailing list. We will share any opportunities via this method of communication.

Where can I find information on hotels and travel?

Please visit our Travel Info page for more information on where to stay and how to obtain a visa should you need one.

Who is hosting the conference?

Project for Public Spaces has organized the International Public Markets Conference since 1987. Project for Public Spaces is an international nonprofit organization that has worked to revitalize public spaces in communities for more than 40 years. Our public markets program, established in 1987, aims to foster the role of public markets in reconnecting local economies and communities and to support the pivotal role markets play in supporting public health and local food systems.

In 2019, Project for Public Spaces' co-host is the Mayor of London. The Mayor’s role as the executive of London's strategic authority is to promote economic development and wealth creation, social development, and improvement of the environment. Making London a better place for everyone who visits, lives or works in the city. The capital has one Mayor and 25 Assembly Members who are elected by Londoners. The Assembly ensures the Mayor’s policies, actions and strategies are in the public interest.

Having listened to individuals, organizations and industry leaders from London’s markets, the Mayor of London is supporting the preservation and growth of London's vibrant street markets by publishing 'Understanding London's Markets', establishing the first London Markets Board, mapping the city's markets and co-hosting the next International Public Markets Conference. Find out more here.