Revisit: Subsistence Marketplaces


The program for the Fifth Subsistence Marketplaces Conference is now available, Champaign, IL, 13-15 Jun 2014

Dear colleagues,

The program for the fifth subsistence marketplaces conference is now available at

Among the many exciting aspects are the following:

  • Close to 50 presentations in discussion-oriented sessions (short presentations with few slides and at least half of each session devoted to group discussion, breakout work and summary later presented to larger group)
  • Practitioners from three continents as keynote speakers
  • Community workers and social entrepreneurs from India, Tanzania, and Uganda who grew up in subsistence contexts (as presenters and resource persons for workshop sessions)
  • Junior scholar mentoring workshop on (please contact Srini (Junior) at
  • Poverty simulation exercise conducted by a superb team of U of Illinois Extension specialists
  • Movie showing about a woman in a subsistence context who empowers herself through the marketplace (Shakti Rising – a movie that won honorary mention at an LA film festival)
  • Interactive, immersive workshops on research, curricular innovations, and social innovations
  • Panel on commercial innovations
  • Round Table UnSession (Participants’ choice of topics)

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Madhu Viswanathan for the team

Subsistence Marketplaces Initiative: