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When Localists 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 and our annual BALLE Conference here.


  1. Social Finance Forum

    October 27-28, 2016  |  Toronto, Canada

    The Social Finance Forum is about making better profits, not just bigger ones. Social finance uses private capital and the power of business to push social progress and protect the environment. The Forum is the place to gain insights into this fast-growing market, spot trends and make new connections.

  2. Social Venture Network Fall Conference

    November 2-5, 2016  |  Philadelphia, PA

    This unique conference experience creates a space where the true challenges of leading a mission-driven organization can be addressed, and where long-time SVN members and first-time attendees find the people, resources, and ideas they need to succeed and grow.

  3. The Consumer Revolution

    November 4, 2016  |  Online Broadcast

    The Consumer Revolution – Online Broadcast Event The global online broadcast will include all of the amazing content from the VIP event in Boulder, including the videos, speakers and performances. And,…

  4. A Moment for Movements: Justice. Commons. Spirit.

    November 12, 2016  |  Rohnert Park, CA

    A Moment for Movements: Justice. Commons. Spirit. Social Justice. Commons Economy. Spiritual Awakening. The movements transforming our world touch and intersect in important and fascinating ways. This convening was created…

  5. BALLE Leadership Summit

    December 5-7, 2016  |  Asilomar Conference Grounds: Pacific Grove, CA

    For the first time, BALLE will be convening all the local economy leaders from our communities of practice in this invitational event. Participants will include members from the four cohorts of our Local Economy Fellowship, the two cohorts of our Community Foundation Circle and our Local Economy Investor Circle, as well as additional invited guests from partner organizations.