Futurist Gerd Leonard will be kicking off the 2018 Zero Waste Conference with his morning keynote presentation. He sees a world we can barely imagine â€“ with every opportunity, problem, or issue transformed by a digital revolution. It’s a complex and challengingÂ future, approaching faster than ever. Gerd has some advice for when it arrives.Â
Understanding how technologies such as artificial intelligence will impact our systems, beliefs, and behaviours also has application in the shift toward a circular economy. As our morning keynote Gerd Leonhard notes, societies are currently being driven by technology, but they remain defined by humanity. The responsibility of closing the loop and adopting a circular economy remains with us. So, how can the technological and cultural landscape we inhabit be optimized with zero waste principles? It’s a question our computers may soon ask us. In the meantime, join us at the 2018 Zero Waste Conference to hear Gerd Leonhard offer some human solutions. In addition to keynote speakers like Gerd, networking opportunities, and zero waste innovator profiles, you can expect sessions on food waste and loss, plastics, technology innovation, and business model transformations at this year’s event. Plus, you can meet some of the Canadian visionaries tackling plastic pollution as part of our Canadian Innovation Showcase.
Succeed with the business, government, and advocacy leaders breaking new ground on the journey to a circular economy. Join us on November 8-9 at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre for the 2018 Zero Waste Conference. Register Today at:Â https://registration.metrovancouver.org/Pages/ZWC.aspx (Your ticket includes both days of the conference, morning refreshments, lunch, and a cocktail reception following the first dayâ€™s conference proceedings.) See the full conference program at:Â http://www.zwc.ca/program/Pages/default.aspx