Local Economy Lounge Schedule

Location

Renaissance Downtown Phoenix Hotel, Salon 6

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The BALLE Conference Local Economy Lounge gives conference participants the chance to curate a conversation of their choosing. Choose a topic and a time and sign up at the BALLE info table (located in the Local Economy Expo in the Pueblo Ballroom at the Renaissance Hotel). The conversation schedule will be updated regularly on Guidebook and available both at the info table and in the lounge.

Thursday, June 11

8:00AM

TABLE 1

Topic: Small Business Connect! 

Host: Ashley Fullenwider

My small manufacturing company wants to meet other small businesses with shared values. How do we do it? www.nuu-muu.com

1:00PM

TABLE 2

Topic: A New Public Policy Curriculum for Challenging Times

Host: Ed Quevedo

Public policy schools are generally locked into teaching policy as usual. We at Mills College are disrupting our policy curriculum to address wickedly complex social issues. 

Contact: Ed Quevedo, 415-806-0355; equevedo@mills.edu

Friday, June 12

8:00AM

TABLE 3

Topic: Local Food Calculation

Host: Anthony Flaccavento

If you're promoting local foods, you've probably encountered chefs or other buyers who say, "I'd like to buy local, but it's just too expensive." The Local Food Cost Calculator, developed by SCALE, Inc. is a unique tool that will help you address this challenge and show how affordable local food really is.

Contact: flaccavento@ruralscale.com

8:30AM

TABLE 5

Topic: Fisheries and our food system

Host: Kelly Harrell

Discuss fisheries and local seafood issues with two fishy gals who work with local fishermen in Alaska and on the West Coast. 

Contact: 907-903-4163 (text)

12:30PM

TABLE 2

Topic: Addressing racial justice in the Localist movement

Host: Tia Oso

Economic, social and political policy all intersect. How do we address these issues in a just and equitable way? How does this movement address gentrification? In what ways can localists commit to social justice by directly confronting mass incarceration and economic disenfranchisement? 

Contact: tia@blackalliance.org

1:30PM

TABLE 1

Topic: What's in your Milkcrate? #Susty

Host: Morgan Bermar

Meet the app we built to serve the BALLE Vision - an easy fun way to live your values. 

morgan@mymilkcrate.co