Global Street Paper Summit

Hosted in a different city each year in partnership with the local street paper, our international Summit is a highlight of the street paper calendar.

It is the only forum where street paper staff can meet with colleagues from around the world to learn from each other, share experience and form partnerships. It has been the backdrop of many innovations, including the Homeless World Cup, which started after a meeting at the 2001 Cape Town conference.

Delegates at the 2019 Summit. Photo: Sebastian Sellhorst.

For many street papers operating in isolation with limited resources, the Summit provides vital inspiration, motivation, ideas and support. The Summit also allows INSP the opportunity to gather information from our members and work on network-wide projects.

“As the only staff member of my street paper, the INSP Summit is an invaluable experience, providing me direct contact with other street paper colleagues, and showing our shared goals. I learn about what works and what doesn’t, and leave the conference refreshed, re-energised, and motivated. Sometimes street papers can be really hard, and the work can be overwhelming; the Summit helps me see the greater purpose and effects of street papers. And it truly helps give me the motivation I need for the following year and the struggles to come.”

— Emily Taylor, Director, One Step Away, USA

INSP works hard to raise funds to support travel bursaries and secure pro bono support, sponsorship and discounts to ensure the delegate fee is affordable to our members in 35 different countries. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please email us.

INSP Summits 1995 – 2019

Read more about the previous INSP Summits: