Last chance to register and hear our renowned speakers
The Zero Waste Conference is nearly here. Don’t miss your chance to join global thought leaders, business innovators, academics, scientists and government officials striving for a common goal – zero waste.
This year’s keynote lineup offers insights on issues like the built environment, next generation materials, plastics, product design and creativity.
Beau Lotto, Neuroscience Professor, University of London and Founder & Director, Lab of Misfits – Opening Keynote
As a neuroscientist and entrepreneur, Beau aims to help people to embrace uncertainty and thrive under unpredictable conditions. His opening keynote at #ZWC20 will set the stage and inspire us to step forward toward the future we want to bring about.
Suzanne Lee, Founder & CEO, BIOFABRICATE – Keynote: Next Generation Materials
Do the products we use have to stress natural systems? Could we use the processes at the heart of life itself to create new systems and materials to meet our daily needs while helping to regenerate nature? Fashion designer and bio-engineering pioneer Suzanne Lee will help us answer these questions and more.
Peter Schiefke, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change – Keynote Conversation: Ocean Plastics
Peter has served as the MP for Vaudreuil-Soulanges since 2015. He is a recognized specialist in sustainable development, with over 15 years of experience in the field. Peter served as National Director of The Climate Reality Project Canada, an organization founded by Nobel Laureate Al Gore, and brings a wealth of experience and perspective to the Solving the Plastics Challenge in One Generation session.
Horacio Barbeito, President & CEO, Walmart Canada – Keynote Conversation: Ocean Plastics
As one of the world’s largest corporations, Walmart has a major role to play in the transition to a circular economy. With their market position, buying power and influence, Walmart is in a prime position to lead a sea-change among retailers to curb plastic pollution.
Chelsea Rochman, Assistant Professor in Ecology, University of Toronto & Scientific Advisor to Ocean Conservancy – Keynote Conversation: Ocean Plastics
Dr. Rochman has been researching the sources and ecological implications of plastic debris in marine and freshwater habitats for more than a decade. She has published dozens of scientific papers in respected journals and has led international working groups about plastic pollution, both to document the issue and to identify potential solutions.
Michael Green, Architect & Principal, MGA – Keynote: Built Environment
Michael Green is an award-winning architect known for his research, leadership, and advocacy in promoting the use of wood, new technology and innovation in the built environment. Michael founded MGA to create meaningful and sustainable change in building through innovation in construction sciences and design.
Katie Treggiden, Author, Journalist and Speaker – Closing Keynote
Katie Treggiden is a writer, speaker and published author whose recent book profiles designers, makers and manufacturers that are turning waste streams into raw materials. Katie’s work is all in pursuit of the overarching question: “can craft save the world?” Hear her take on that question in her Closing Keynote.
Register now to connect with and learn from these circular economy leaders this Friday, November 13th.