Local Economies
for the 21st Century

AMIBA National Conference | Fall, 2020 | Madison, WI



2020 Vision has been Postponed until Fall 2020.

More information to follow.

This 2.5-day conference will provide an interactive format for idea-sharing, skill-sharpening, and movement building. AMIBA is harnessing our decades of expertise, and gathering movement leaders in one place, as we embark in a fresh direction to strengthen our collective impact and individual communities. Join us!   


Conference Facts


AMIBA Affiliates: $395
Non-Affiliates: $445

  • 2 Dinners – Wednesday, April 22 with speaker Kimber Lanning of Local Arizona, and Thursday, April 24th with speaker Paul Saginaw of ZingTrain speaking.
  • 2 Lunches – Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25, with special programming and connections.
  • 2 Breakfasts – for guests at the Magnuson Grand Hotel

Not an affiliate? Join AMIBA today!    


The Banquet Room at Harley Davidson of Madison
6200 Millpond Road, Madison, WI 

Magnuson Grand Madison
3510 Millpond Road, Madison, WI 53718 
Book your room with promo code amiba2020
(Breakfast included)


Wednesday, April 22

Welcome Dinner

Thursday, April 23

7:30am   Registration begins and breakfast
8:30am   Welcome
8:50am   Keynotes from Local Economy Leaders
10:00am Deep Dive Sessions with Keynote Speakers
11:15am Interactive Breakout Sessions
12:15pm Lunch
1:30pm   Roundtable Conversations
3:15pm   Regional Meetings
4:15pm   End of Programming
5:00pm   Bus Leaves for Promega
5:30pm   Happy Hour at Promega
6:30pm   Dinner and Keynote Speaker–Paul Saginaw of Zingerman’s

Friday, April 24

7:30am   Registration begins and breakfast
8:30am   Welcome
8:50am   Keynotes from Local Economy Leaders
10:00am Deep Dive Session with Keynote Speaker
11:15am Interactive Breakout Sessions
12:15pm Lunch
1:30pm   Roundtable Conversations–Six tables and one 40 minute round
2:30pm   Keynotes from Local Economy Leaders
3:40pm   Deep Dive Session with Keynote Speaker
4:50pm   Closing
5:30pm   Conference Completed – Take the Inspiration and Ideas Home!
7:00pm   Dinner on your own at local Madison restaurants


Thomas Barr, Executive Director of Local First Arizona
Courtney Berner, Executive Director of University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives
Deb Brown, Save Your Town
Jessica Cavazos, President of Latino Chamber of Dane County
Matt Cunningham, Civic Economics
Rodney Foxworth, Executive Director of Common Future
Laury Hammel,  Founder and Executive Director of SBN/MA and BALLE Co-Founder
Katharine Jandernoa, Local First Manager, West Michigan Local First
Kimber Lanning, Founder of Local First Arizona and Co-Chair of Common Future
Kristen Lavelett, Executive Director of Local First Utah
David Levine, American Sustainable Business Council
Colin Murray, Executive Director of Dane Buy Local and Chair of 2020 Vision Conference
Derek Peebles, Executive Director of AMIBA
Jennifer Rubenstein, Executive Director of Louisville Independent Business Alliance
Paul Saginaw, Chief Spiritual Officer of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses
Ismail Samad, Director of Business Manufacturing Operations, Commonwealth Kitchen
Mary Alice Scott, Executive Director of Portland (ME) Buy Local
Anna Shipp, Executive Director of SBN Greater Philadelphia
Michael Shuman, Author & Economist
Kristi Strieffert, AMIBA President
Nicola Williams, President of the Williams Agency & Board member of SBN/MA
Judy Wicks, Author, Activist, & Speaker & BALLE Co-Founder

Scholarship Information

AMIBA values having a diversity of IBA leaders and organizers from all parts of the country and a variety of communities, no matter the stage of organizational development.

Our scholarship application deadline has passed, but depending on space available, we may be able to accommodate further applications. Please use the link below to apply.

A Look at Madison, WI

Local Economy Conference Sponsors

Get in Touch

Colin Murray | Dane Buy Local
[email protected] | 608-729-7342

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