September 17 - 19, 2023 | Washington, D.C.

Empowering Action to Support Recovery + End Overdose

Each year, hundreds of people in recovery, family members, & recovery allies attend Mobilize Recovery—an annual convening to learn innovative strategies & tactics for grassroots organizing & recovery solutions. They connect with other recovery organizers, advocates, and grassroots allies to gain access to new tools & streamline their organizing and advocacy work to end overdose & inspire recovery solutions in their communities. 

Now in its fifth year, Mobilize Recovery 2023 will continue to build upon its impact, success, & reach by hosting this year’s national event in person in Washington, DC. Participation is free of cost for selected participants who complete the application process.

2023 Action Model

Bringing together a diverse cross-sector cohort of advocates, allies, and stakeholders to drive measurable, sustainable, and action-oriented solutions that create resilient communities of recovery.

Bringing Together Creators and Doers:

Now in its fifth year, Mobilize Recovery 2023 will bring together recovery advocates, nonprofit organizations, allies, business leaders and brands, government partners, and like-minded community-based organizations with an interest in creating sustainable change and community solutions.


Through peer learning, partnerships, and technical support, we will work with Mobilizers to develop action-oriented goals that can be measured and scaled. We believe in the power of a bottom-up approach that supports advocates, creators, and communities on the front lines.


We will mobilize partnership support and education to help uplift, measure, scale, and sustain the work of our Mobilizers heading into 2024.

Mobilize Recovery Welcomes


Mobilize Recovery is excited to welcome back Grammy award-winning artist Macklemore to our Washington, D.C. in-person event.

What to expect.

Mobilizing Grassroots

Mobilizing Grassroots

All movements consist of robust constituencies of grassroots supporters. At Mobilize, participants learn from leading community organizers so they can effectively organize & mobilize for change in their communities.

Organizing Tactics

Organizing Tactics

Mobilize participants learn from leading national experts about the many successful tactics that make up winning strategies.

Workshops & Collaboration

Workshops & Collaboration

Participants work closely with a small cohort of other Mobilizers from all areas of experience and backgrounds. Small workshops give attendees a safe environment to learn. We believe the diversity of our movement makes us more resilient.

Digital Strategy

Digital Strategy

Participants learn how to take their advocacy digital to win the hearts and minds of new advocates, stakeholders, and key decision-makers. Expanding their digital toolkit from communication and social media to design and data.

The Venue

The Mayflower Hotel

D.C.’s longest-operating hotel has a past full of history. A once host of Presidential inaugural balls, The Mayflower is a past and present-day social hub and home of the Mobilize Recovery 2023 D.C. event.

The Mayflower Hotel, part of The Autograph Collection, stands as a Washington D.C. original where guests experience a modern vibrancy further enhanced by its rich history through personalized service, thoughtful design & creative amenities.

A few of our past program highlights.

Mobilize Replay

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Meeting communities where they’re at. Mobilize Recovery Across America bus tour.


Streaming recovery to the world. Mobilize Recovery convening in Las Vegas and Recover Out Loud Concert.


Together while we’re apart. Staying connected at the first online Mobilize Recovery.

Keep connected.

Follow @MobilizeRecover on Twitter for the latest news and updates on Mobilize Recovery 2023.

Mobilize Recovery 2023

September 17 - 19, 2023

Washington, D.C.


Mobilize Recovery 2022

In 2022, the Mobilize Recovery Across America bus traveled 10,403 miles —passing over 25 states + the District of Columbia — and hosted over 35 organizing events throughout September 2022. By the end of the tour, it was covered with thousands of messages and names that represent an extraordinary amount of hope.

Together as we crossed the country, we distributed over 11,000 fentanyl test strips, 10,000 free overdose response kits with naloxone, registered new recovery voters, hosted organizing trainings, public narrative trainings, and new ways for the recovery community to engage. In just under one month, our message reached over 1 million Americans through Facebook and iHeart.


Mobilize Recovery 2021

Mobilize Recovery 2021 was attended by over 300 advocates in person, while nearly 1,000 participants logged in to network, share skills, and cultivate community. The conference was hosted by the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino and supported by Nevada’s public health department, ensuring that participants would stay healthy and safe.

On the final day of the 2021 convening — International Recovery Day — Mobilize Recovery produced Recover Out Loud, a nationwide broadcast event celebrating our commitment to fighting addiction and supporting recovery in America. The livestream concert event was supported by media brands Google, YouTube, iHeartMedia, & Variety—and included appearances by diverse recovery voices from across the country, including U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh. Over 1 million people tuned into the live nationwide event—which included musical performances by Macklemore, KT Tunstall, Sandgaard, Evvie McKinney, the Residency, Daphne Willis, and more.

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Mobilize Recovery 2020

In 2020 due to the global pandemic, Mobilize Recovery was held virtually over the three day period and brought together over 500 recovery advocates from every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. In addition to having nationwide participation, Mobilize Recovery included a star-studded lineup of speakers such as Elton John, Macklemore, U.S. Representative Patrick J. Kennedy, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and President Bill Clinton. They spoke about their personal experiences with recovery and why they remain passionate about policy change that saves lives, creates infrastructure, and eliminates the stigma of addiction. Leaders from national recovery organizations such as Shatterproof, Serve You Rx, The Voices Project, Recovery Advocacy Project, Partnership to End Addiction also delivered remarks and insights into their work building a national recovery coalition.