2013 BALLE Conference
- General Registration - $595
- Member Discount - $60 off
- Single Day - $100 *Wednesday only
- Single Day - $295 *Thursday or Friday
Pre Conference Events
- Community Capital Leader Gathering - $250
- Network Leaders Exchange - Localist members - $150, Champions, Business Members and Leaders - $75
- Living Economies Tour "Feed Your Soul" - $65
- Living Economies Tour "New Urban Buffalo" - $50
As the old greed-based economic model collapses from above, BALLE's remarkably creative members are reinventing business from the ground up.
— Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine
Calling all Localists! Once per year our community assembles for a can’t-miss gathering that is a who’s who of innovators collaborating to build a new economy. From international thought leaders and on-the-ground social entrepreneurs, to policymakers, network builders, local economy funders, philanthropists, and everyone in between, Localists of all stripes will be descending on Buffalo, New York June 12-14, 2013 to share the work of building a new economy.
We know the work you do is transformative. And, it’s not easy. Regular infusions of new ideas, inspirations and tools are necessary to sustain ourselves to meet the challenge of creating a new economy. The BALLE conference is designed to meet those needs. More than a traditional conference, BALLE gives you an insider’s view of what a thriving local economy is like with some of the leading thinkers and doers driving the most powerful economic and community movement today!
Our conference is an immersive experience that will put you at the center of passionate action and innovative solutions, and give you the fuel you need to amplify your work at home. Standing in line for lunch you’re likely to meet someone running a start-up kitchen and food hub, a person of significant wealth who is combining philanthropy and investment dollars to build local living economies in a particular place, an entrepreneur who has created a network of businesses to localize apparel manufacturing, a bank president who is building a triple bottom line approach to strengthening their particular economy, a farmer and organizer who is building food security in the food desert of Detroit, and a systems thinker who is weaving the frame within which we flourish.
In addition to gathering the world’s most innovative and pioneering Localist attendees, The BALLE Conference attracts nationally sought after speakers to inspire and share transformative solutions on topics that are designed to ramp up your Localist efforts in your community quickly.
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