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When local economy leaders come together, magic happens.

BALLE partners with leaders at events all across North America, harnessing the power of connection and collective action to advance our movement for economic change. By working together in your community, we aim to accelerate the spread of the numerous strategies and successes our movement is generating, and also learn first-hand how we can better serve you in your community. We will be there, will you?

Join us! Explore our upcoming events below, check out our map of local economy leaders and organizations that can support you in your work, and learn more about Localism strategies that are building healthy local economies all across North America. Looking for more? You can also find information about past events under the date tab above, and our annual BALLE Conference here.


  1. COCAP

    October 9-10, 2017  |  Oakland, CA

    This year marks the fourth annual COCAP conference and it will be the biggest and most exciting year yet! The theme this year is “Building The We Economy.” The event will examine…

  2. SOCAP17

    October 10-13, 2017  |  San Francisco, CA

    SOCAP17 is the world’s leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise. Held in San Francisco, SOCAP17 will unite innovators in business, tech, the sharing economy, health, philanthropy, and more…

  3. The Love Summit

    October 12-13, 2017  |  Cincinnati, OH

    BALLE founder Judy Wicks will be speaking at the 2nd Love Summit business and leadership conference on October 12-13 at LPK headquarters’ Brand Innovation Center in Cincinnati. She be sharing the stage with the Love Summit‘s outstanding speaker lineup of 30 business,…

  4. Economics of Happiness Conference

    October 12-14, 2017  |  Santa Fe, NM

    The Economics of Happiness Conference will explore and explain how we humans can shift direction – environmentally, economically, and spiritually – from a globalized system of exploitation, inequality, and environmental…

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