Rising to the Challenge: Entrepreneurs Building Living Economies
Denver Colorado, May 21-23, 2009
The seventh annual BALLE conference is the premier venue to forge deep connections with entrepreneurs, social innovators, investors, policymakers, and BALLE network leaders. Together we are building a global network of local living economies.
Network Showcase – Our member networks and the independent locally owned businesses in those communities are working hard to build local living economies, adopt sustainable practices, create green jobs, and generate new sustainable economic activity. This year, we will highlight the best of the best.
(Network leaders, click here to learn more and submit a proposal.)
Public Policy Action – Come hear about our exciting discussions with the new administration and our leadership in emerging coalitions committed to economic justice, and learn how local living economies are defining the new economic landscape.
Visioning the Future – Hear from key leaders building the movement. Be part of the discussion on moving localization initiatives forward in North America and around the world.
Dance the Night Away – Connect, communicate – and then enjoy the music and dancing at our receptions and Friday evening festivities!
Who’ll Be There?
•BALLE business network staff and board members from around North America
•Independent business owners and emerging entrepreneurs
•Economic development professionals, sustainability directors, and local, state, and national government officials
•Leaders in the building blocks of living economies: community capital, independent retail, independent media, renewable energy, green building, sustainable agriculture, zero-waste manufacturing, and art/culture
•Thought leaders and visionaries developing new and exciting projects in the vanguard of the living economies movement.
Check out the full program, sponsorship, travel, and housing information in the pages that follow – and then make your plans to join us in Denver!