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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. 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.

  2. ReGen18

    May 1-4, 2018  |  San Francisco, CA

    Join hundreds of world-changers in philanthropy, business, government and citizen activism in San Francisco to foster the emergence of a new regenerative society.

  3. Conscious Company Leaders Forum

    June 6-8, 2018  |  Scotts Valley, CA

    The Conscious Company Leaders Forum has become the premier gathering for the who’s who of CEOs, executives, investors, and thought leaders who are interested in conscious business, where companies make a profit and have a positive impact on society.

  4. Native CDFI Capital Access Convening

    June 12-14, 2018  |  Pacific Grove, CA

    The 3rd Annual Native CDFI Capital Access Convening will provide practitioner tailored training on topics focused on building capacity to access capital, large group sessions, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities; in addition to hosting an extensive day of networking with potential funders, investors, and partners. 

  5. CommonBound

    June 22-24, 2018  |  St. Louis, MO

    Over 700 people across the new economy movement will come together in St. Louis, MO for CommonBound 2018 to connect with one another, share our resources, and demonstrate our power in creating systems that truly meet the needs of our communities.