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Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference

November 3, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Innovation in Policy
Innovation in Practice


-neri-oxmanOpening Keynote: Neri Oxman, Architect and Designer

Rapidly shifting from the periphery to the mainstream, the circular economy signals a new era of innovation – offering a systems approach to eliminating waste and creating value, while reshaping our world to one that is regenerative by design. Businesses, communities and the environment stand to benefit, but rethinking all aspects of production and consumption – from the way we make our products to the way we build our cities – requires new thinking, disruption and scale. It requires innovation.

From revolutionary innovation on the frontier of change to innovations in policy and practice, Metro Vancouver’s 2016 Zero Waste Conference will ignite conversations and inspire action to accelerate waste prevention and circularity in Canada. Featuring leaders at the intersect of science, politics and economics, thought leadership and best practice from across the globe as well as our own backyard will be showcased. From cross-cutting discussions on culture, policy and the marketplace to in-depth sessions on food waste, repair and reuse, and the built environment, participants will leave inspired and equipped to forge new solutions and collaborations in support of a world without waste.

Join us on November 3 to network with leaders from across the country and the globe, contribute your ideas, and join a national conversation on how we can scale impact through innovation.

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November 3, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Vancouver Convention Centre
Vancouver, Canada + Google Map