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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. Bioneers

    October 20-22, 2017  |  San Rafael, CA

    For the past 28 years, Bioneers has organized a summit of scientists, activists, journalists, artists, entrepreneurs, and other thought leaders and visionaries to highlight solutions to some of the world’s…

  2. Sustainable Business Summit SustyBiz17

    October 22-24, 2017  |  Washington, D.C.

    If you’re like most business leaders, you’re pretty independent, so you may feel alone in your frustration with what’s going on these days.  But actually, you’re in good company. And…

  3. Economics of Happiness Conference

    October 27-29, 2017  |  Port Townsend, WA

    Join the Economics of Happiness conference to discuss, discover and devise better systems for now and the future. Get involved in a new project. Find out how to make your…

  4. 2017 BALLE Leadership Summit

    November 15-17, 2017  |  Asilomar Conference Grounds: Pacific Grove, CA

    For the second 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.