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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. SVI Women Bay Area

    March 21-23, 2018  |  Petaluma, CA

    Social Venture Institute (SVI) Women offers the mission-based entrepreneur an opportunity to share challenges, successes, and experiences with peers in an atmosphere of trust and goodwill. Each attendee brings a…

  2. Lead With Land

    April 8-11, 2018  |  Paicines, CA

    We are convening a gathering to enable breakthroughs in how you work with and reimagine the regenerative power of your land.

  3. The Just Economy Conference

    April 9-11, 2018  |  Washington, DC

    The Just Economy Conference is one of the nation’s largest gatherings of community nonprofits, policymakers, government officials, small businesses, banks, and academia, all coming together to create a just economy.

  4. PolicyLink Equity Summit

    April 11-13, 2018  |  Chicago, IL

    A call to activists, organizers, and leaders to step into our power, activate our imaginations, and set the national agenda.

  5. AEO 2018 National Microbusiness Conference

    April 30-May 2, 2018  |  Detroit, MI

    This is the premier microbusiness and microfinance conference in the U.S., and a must-attend event for professionals providing capital, technical assistance and other forms of trusted guidance to Main Street and microbusiness owners.