Join us in Tempe! 

The DMO Summit offers an exciting chance for local Democrats nationwide to meet and connect. It also is the perfect opportunity for business, labor, and policy groups working with cities daily to meet and connect with some of the most engaged and influential municipal leaders from across the country! 

We’ll see you September 26-28!

Summit Schedule At-a-Glance

Thursday | September 26

12:00 PM — Registration Opens
1:00 PM — Session 1 & Offsite Excursions
2:00 PM — Break
2:15 PM — Session 2
3:15 PM — Break
3:30 PM — Session 3
4:30 PM — Break
5:30 PM — Welcome Reception
7:00 PM — Programming Ends

Friday | September 27

8:00 AM — Welcome Breakfast & Vendor Fair Open
9:00 AM — Session 1A & Session 1B
9:50 AM — Break
10:00 AM — Session 2A & Session 2B
10:50 AM — Break
11:00 AM — Session 3A & Session 3B & Session 3C
11:50 AM — Break
12:00 PM — Luncheon
1:00 PM — Break
1:30 PM — General Session
2:20 PM — Break
2:30 PM — Session 4A & Session 4B & Session 4C
3:30 PM — Break
4:00 PM — VIP Reception
5:30 PM — Evening Reception

Saturday | September 28

8:00 AM — Breakfast & Board Member Retreat
9:00 AM — Session 1
10:00 AM — Offsite Excursion
12:00 PM — Program Ends

We are so excited to welcome DMOs, Partner Organizations, and other Democrats to Tempe for the 2024 DMO Summit!

Jennifer Adams •  Councilmember Tempe, AZ
& Summit Host

The Summit Location

The Tempe Mission Palms

Only a 15-minute light rail ride from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport! 


Tempe Mission Palms is a full-service hotel in the heart of Tempe, Arizona with convenient access to mountain, desert, and southwest city experiences in the Valley of the Sun. The serenity of the surrounding desert landscape and its rose-colored vistas are reflected in the hotel’s modern urban Arizona décor and mimicked in its relaxing ambiance. Our friendly staff provides unparalleled service and is eager to create an unforgettable hospitality experience.

Discover Tempe!

Tempe embraces an active lifestyle and laid-back atmosphere and it’s a place where community matters

Visit Mill Avenue

Within a mile radius, find a plethora of things to do in Downtown Tempe. You can feast on international flavors, drink award-winning microbrews, shop locally, view contemporary masterpieces, see a Broadway show, take a hike, paddle on a lake and visit one of the largest universities in the U.S. It is a Downtown unlike any other in Arizona.

Hike "A" Mountain

With its long history as a home to Native Americans, homage to ASU and central location, "A" Mountain, officially named Hayden Butte Preserve, is dear to many. Located on the southeast corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway, Hayden Butte is one of Tempe's most popular outdoor areas and is a quick jaunt to take in a beautiful view of the city.

Bike Around Tempe

In 2019, the League of American Bicyclists designated Tempe a Gold-Level Bicycle-Friendly Community Award winner. Tempe was recognized for safe bike paths and for promoting biking to work and for recreation. For a 40-square-mile city, it’s amazing that there are 217 miles of Tempe bike paths, from Sonoran Desert trails to bike lanes on city streets.


With direct flights to 120 cities across the US, getting to the Summit will be a breeze and once you land, you’re only a 15-minute light rail ride away!