Innovation, Inspiration, and Big Ideas – What to Expect at #ZWC2017

Zero Waste Conference 2017 Promo from Metro Vancouver on Vimeo.

The 2017 Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference takes place on November 1. This year’s theme is ‘A Circular Economy Within Reach.’ Important issues such as ocean plastics, textiles, business and innovation, and circular cities are on this year’s agenda, along with keynote addresses by scientist and retired NASA astronaut Cady Coleman and food waste pioneer Tristram Stuart. Here’s a preview of what you can expect:

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Shelagh Kerr – Zero Waste Conference 2016

ZWC 2016 Reuse and Repair_Shelagh Kerr from Metro Vancouver on Vimeo.

Every year the Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference features compelling keynote speakers, panels, and armchair discussions – sharing their insights regarding zero waste and the circular economy. In this video highlight from the 2016 conference, Kerr outlines the current environment for electronics product recycling and reuse, highlighting the opportunities, stumbling blocks, and factors impacting repair and reuse of the ubiquitous electronic devices that can be found in throughout society.

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Josh Taron – Designing for Disassembly and Rethinking the Way We Build

ZWC 2016 The Built environment_Josh Taron from Metro Vancouver on Vimeo.

Every year the Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference features compelling keynote speakers, panels, and armchair discussions – sharing their insights regarding zero waste and the circular economy. In this video highlight from the 2016 conference, Josh Taron Professor – University of Calgary, Co-Leader of the Laboratory for Integrative Design, and Principal, Synthetiques outlines his vision of a new approach to our built environment. 

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Seven Key Concepts for Holistic Communities: Sudhir Suri – ZWC 2016

ZWC 2016 The Built Environment_Sudhir Suri from Metro Vancouver on Vimeo.

Every year the Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference features compelling keynote speakers, panels, and armchair discussions – sharing their insights regarding zero waste and the circular economy. In this video highlight from the 2016 conference, Sudhir Suri, Senior Architect & Partner at L’OEUF Architects outlines the seven key concepts that inform his thinking on the built environment, connecting human health, creativity, community involvement, and zero waste building practices for a holistic approach to designing communities.

Video Highlights

0:20 The implicit linearity of our systems around waste
1:00 Maximizing the success of the built environment
1:30 Material and Energy Cycling
2:45 Example of recycling/reuse of building materials
3:55 Biological cycling
6:30 Social cycling
7:00 Imaginative cycling
8:00 Aspirational economy

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The 2017 Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference will be held on Nov. 1, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This year’s theme is A Circular Economy Within Reach. Stay up to date on the latest conference news as we finalize an exciting list of speakers, panels, and presentations. Subscribe to this blog (sign up window at right) for regular updates about the 2017 conference and informative highlights from last year’s event. If the shift to a circular economy and zero waste thinking is going to impact your sector, you need to stay informed. Metro Vancouver’s 2017 Zero Waste Conference on Nov. 1st is an event you don’t want to miss. We look forward to seeing you! Register Now

What Makes the Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference A Must Attend Event?

Zero Waste Conference 2016 Overview from Metro Vancouver on Vimeo.

World-renowned keynote speakers, panel discussions with great insights from industry experts, and unmatched opportunities for networking with colleagues on the forefront of zero waste and the circular economy. Year after year, these are the hallmarks of the Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference. 2017 promises to be no different.

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#ZWC 2016 Conference Social Media Guide

Metro Vancouver Chair Greg Moore and Scott Hamlin of Looptworks were interviewed on Roundhouse Radio this week. Hear what they had to say about the conference, zero waste, and the circular economy.

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Looking to share your Zero Waste Conference experience via Twitter? Remember to use the event hashtag #ZWC2016. Want to highlight a conference participant in your social media posts? Here are Twitter handles for the organizations, speakers, and panellists participating this year’s event:

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Industry Experts Featured at ZWC 2016

Activists and academics. Government officials. Small-scale innovators and start-ups. Exactly the kind of delegates you might expect at a conference dedicated to changing the way we think about and deal with waste. At the Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference, these attendees will also be rubbing shoulders with executives of national and international companies embracing the circular economy and zero waste. This diversity fosters cross-pollination of ideas, understanding of waste reduction from multiple perspectives, and of course, has great opportunities for networking. 

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