We find ourselves amid uncertain times, and for those of us passionate about systems change and innovation, these are also times of great opportunity. But how exactly do we meet goals like advancing waste prevention and expanding the circular economy in the face of all this uncertainty?
To help answer that question, weâ€™re pleased to introduce you to this yearâ€™s Zero Waste Conference opening keynote: Dr. Beau Lotto.
Frontiers in Science of Uncertainty
#ZWC20 Keynote Beau Lotto is no stranger to uncertainty â€“ in fact, that is his main focus as a neuroscientist and entrepreneur.
Through his presentations (including three TED Talks), masterclasses and a proprietary form of consultancy build on â€œexperiential experiments,â€ Dr. Lotto teaches organizations and individuals how to apply scientific truths about perception to adapt and thrive in an ever-changing world.
His work probes how the human mind deals with the unknown and reveals fascinating and actionable implications for creativity, courage, emotional well-being and social connections.
Unlocking Our Creativity
How do we use the upheaval represented by COVID-19 as an opportunity to build back a more equitable and sustainable future?
The key, as Dr. Lotto said in a recent podcast interview, is to embrace uncertainty:
â€œUncertainty is the only place you can go if youâ€™re ever going to see differently â€“ the only place you can go if youâ€™re going to be creative.â€
As a researcher well versed in the circular economy and the challenges associated with global systems change, Beau Lotto brings a deep understanding of the importance of risk-taking and innovation.
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Lotto to #ZWC20 to set the stage and inspire us to embrace uncertainty and to step forward toward the future we want to bring about. Â
How we proceed as a region â€“ indeed, as a province, a country and continent â€“ to address issues affecting our economy, environment and social make-up depends on our collective ability to be creative, innovative, and on our willingness to protect and nurture our communities.
We hope you will join us in the next phase of Canadaâ€™s zero waste journey.
2020 Zero Waste Conference:
Resiliency, Prosperity, Carbon Neutrality – The Circular Economy Solution
November 13, 2020