Living Economies 2011 – Place Matters


Join NAMA’s director, Niaz Dorry, on the main stage of the BALLE conference this year!

The new economy is being shaped at the grassroots level. Join us in Bellingham to connect, share and learn from 700 pioneering business owners and investors, elected officials, philanthropists, economic development professionals and local BALLE network leaders as we spotlight the most innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to growing healthy, resilient local economies.

Conference elements include:

  • 80 speakers
  • 16 main-stage events and off-site celebrations
  • 24 breakout sessions
  • 3 regional living economy tours

Plus, 3 pre-conference workshop intensives:

  • Accelerating Community Capital Intensive (new in 2011!)
  • How to Build a BALLE Network Training Workshop
  • The Network Leaders Exchange

For more information on speakers and the conference program, please visit the conference website.

If you have questions at any time, please contact the BALLE office at (360)746-0840 x102, or email conference[at]livingeconomies[dot]org. BALLE office hours are 9am – 6pm Pacific Standard Time.