Metro Vancouver’s ninth annual Zero Waste Conference is almost here!
Online registration closes at 2:00 p.m. today – reserve your spot now!
The Zero Waste Conference attracts thought leaders from around the world highlighting Circular Economy success stories, waste prevention innovations, local and global perspectives as the shift to waste prevention and a circular economy continues to gain momentum.
We’re thrilled to welcome five vibrant keynote speakers each representing a different critical aspect of the Circular Economy – academia, business, upcycling, public education and research.
Skylar Tibbits, Founder of the Self-Assembly Lab & Associate Professor of Design Research, Department of Architecture at MIT
Tibbits has a bold vision – a world where buildings, products and machines are capable of self-assembly, repair and replication, without robotic parts.
Harald Friedl, CEO, Circle Economy
Hailing from one of Europe’s leading think tanks, Friedl will detail the ‘Circularity Gap’ and how communities in Europe are closing that gap by adopting the Circular Economy.
Valerie Craig, Deputy to the Chief Scientist and Vice President of Operating Programs, National Geographic Society
Craig will highlight the global context of plastic waste, how we arrived at this point, and what needs to be done by governments, corporations and civil society to tackle the issue.
Arthur Huang, Founder and CEO, Miniwiz
Structural engineer, architect, and innovator Arthur Huang is the Founder and CEO of Miniwiz, which invents innovative recycling techniques and upcycled materials, architectural solutions and consumer goods.
Tom Szaky, Founder and CEO, TerraCycle
TerraCycle is already world renowned for recycling the unrecyclable. Now, Szaky’s latest zero-waste venture, Loop, which is challenging the way we buy, use, and recycle everyday products.
Throughout the two-day program, you’ll hear how companies are innovating to overcome perceived and actual barriers to realize the economic opportunities and sustainability benefits of the Circular Economy. You’ll catch an early snapshot of new findings on the relationship between food waste and packaging, and examine the changing roles of cities as zero waste leaders, and much more. View our full conference program to see all the sessions, panelists and speakers.
Global CEOs and bootstrap entrepreneurs; researchers driven by data; artists inspired by nature; citizens guided by conscience – just a few of the types of people you will meet at this year’s Zero Waste Conference. With two formal networking events and many opportunities in between, you’ll have the change to meet and connect with zero waste leaders, policy makers, and influencers.
Whether you’re totally new to the concept or an industry veteran, the Zero Waste Conference in collaboration with the National Zero Waste Council strikes a balance between theory and action. The conference is your guide to the people, ideas and actions that are having the biggest impact.
2019 Zero Waste Conference:
Mobilizing for Success in the Circular Economy
October 30 – 31, 2019
Vancouver Convention Centre (999 Canada Place)