Check out our upcoming events below, or see our Events Archive for information on recent Small-Mart events.
Michael will be presenting as part of the Promoting Small Business and Entrepreneurs session on Wednesday, September 23, at 3:30 pm. Participants will learn the advantages of community economics and small scale business in an era of globalization and why local officials should target their economic development plans in this direction. The convention will be held at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The Bioneers Conference is a leading-edge forum. Join the discussions in San Rafael, California, October 16-18, with intensives October 15 and 19. Here, social and scientific innovators will focus on solutions inspired by nature and human ingenuity, including plenary speeches from Amazonian Chief Almir, Brock Dolman, Kari Fulton, Jack Hidary, Sarah James, Jensine Larsen, Joanna Macy, Mari Margil, Jason McClennan, Michael Pollan, Jerome Ringo, Arturo Sandoval, Dr. Andrew Weil, Lily Yeh and others. You'll also hear from BALLE's new executive director, Michelle Long!
The Praxis Peace Institute and RSF Social Finance are hosting an in-depth exploration of economic solutions to the crisis we face today. Co-sponsors include YES! Magazine, E.F. Schumacher Society, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Mother Jones Magazine, Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma County GoLocal Cooperative, and others. Speakers include U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, U.S. Rep. Lynn Woolsey, James K. Galbraith, David Korten, Vandana Shiva, Riane Eisler, Tom Greco, BALLE's Judy Wicks, Mikel Lezamiz and Fred Freundlich of the Mondragon Cooperatives of Spain, Sam Keen, Jacob Needleman, and others. The Economics of Peace: Transforming Money, Rebuilding Community, Redefining Wealth will be held in Sonoma, California.
Michael will be speaking to the Squaw Valley Recycling Association about local living economies.
Michael will be speaking to the Greater Portland Council of Governments.
Michael will be delivering a talk and leading discussion with local leaders regarding local economy building, with a specific emphasis on local food as a cornerstone of a local living economy.