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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 under the date tab above, and our annual BALLE Conference here.


  1. 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…

  2. 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.