Michael Shuman in Ann Arbor tonight

Damn… It looks like I just missed my chance to see Michael Shuman, the Director of Research and Public Policy at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), at the University of Michigan this evening. Shuman, whom I’ve written about here before, is in town for what looks to be a very interesting conference hosted by the Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute entitled, Urban-Rural Connections: Sustainability in a Volatile World. The Shuman lecture was free, but it looks as though the conference itself, which runs all day tomorrow is $25 for individuals, and $50 for representatives from the business community… If anyone out there attended the Shuman event tonight, or plans to attend the conference tomorrow, I’d love to hear what was covered… And, if you haven’t already, do go back and check out my notes under the “whom I’ve written about here before” link. They’re pretty good, as I recall.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted May 13, 2009 at 6:14 am | Permalink

    So, did anyone go?

  2. Karen
    Posted May 13, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    This event in Denver, which he’s appearing at in a few days, also looks good.

    http://www.examiner.com/x-2548-Denver-Green-Business-Examiner~y2009m5d7-BALLE-Conference

  3. Ellen
    Posted May 18, 2009 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    I’m not from Ann Arbor, but happened upon this blog post while following up on ideas from microenterpise conference today. I caught presentation by Jeff Milchin, co-founder of the American Independent Business Alliance yesterday–it was the best talk I’ve heard on localization and sustainable business, with great concrete action ideas (and I’ve hear many of the more famous speakers).

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