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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. ComCap17

    September 10-13, 2017  |  Monterey, CA

    Access to capital is everything. So how do communities access it? ComCap17 explores tools, knowledge, and strategies from leaders for leaders at every level who are working to improve access…

  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. 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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