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.
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
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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)
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?
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.