** Save the Date **
2018 BALLE Summit

November 14-16, 2018
Asilomar in Pacific Grove, CA

Whether you’ve been to the Summit before, or you’re putting the dates into your calendar for the first time: if you are building healthy, equitable local economies, this is the one place where you can create or deepen relationships with other leaders, interact with visionary thinkers and doers from different backgrounds, be inspired, and get recharged to continue your work back home.

November 14-16, 2018 we hope to see you along with other economic change leaders in entrepreneurship, philanthropy, investing, and public policy. Information will be updated here on March 1, 2018 when formal invitations are released. If you have any questions or want to participate, please email summit@bealocalist.org.

“At the Summit it became clear that BALLE is now the most significant business and investment network of heavy-weight local practitioners who are also people of color. There is no other network like this today.” Mission-aligned investor and BALLE partner

In 2018 we will explore what it means to shift capital and prioritize equity, considering new and deeper perspectives: from on the ground case studies of local economy evolution, and an expanded focus on rural, to engaging regional and state funders and even more place-based investors. Save the date: November 14-16.

“The BALLE Summit is the charging station for my personal and professional batteries. Knowing that we are doing our local economy work alongside so many competent and passionate individuals is truly inspiring. Thank you, BALLE!” – BALLE Local Economy Fellow