A Future Without Waste: Regenerative and waste-free by design.
Join us at the 2022 Zero Waste Conference on September 28 and 29 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, or online. We’re excited to welcome you back!
With a curated program that includes leaders in circularity and zero waste thinking, engaging keynote presentations, interactive sessions, and networking opportunities, ZWC 2022 offers something for everyone. Our keynotes and panels will inform and inspire and will weave in a sense of urgency as we rethink what we consider waste.
Announcing our co-hosts
We are thrilled to welcome back Kathryn Gretsinger and introduce Chúk Odenigbo as co-hosts for this years’ conference. Fresh off Canada’s World Circular Economy Forum, Kathryn and Chúk will guide us as we explore the ideas and actions with the greatest potential to transform our communities and economies in support of a future without waste. See their profiles below to learn more about these brilliant individuals.
Back by popular demand, Kathryn is an expert shaper of conversations. In addition to being a professor at the UBC School of Journalism, Writing and Media, Kathryn is a long-time public broadcaster at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, with a record of creating award-winning work at the local and national level in Canada. She is also a Killam Teaching Prize winner and was named one of North America’s top innovative journalism educators in 2018.
A new addition this year, proudly Franco-Albertan, Chúk is passionate about the ways in which the environment impacts human health and the role of justice in our understanding of how our societies function. As a result of this passion, Chúk is very active in changemaking spaces in both Canada and at an international scale. His educational background centres the domains of environmental science, chemistry, public health, and medical geography. In his work as one of the founding directors of Future Ancestors Services, he focuses on environmental and climate justice, and outside of this work, he is involved in several boards, committees, conferences, and movements to reimagine and recreate societal structures and systems for the well-being of all of our kin: human and non-human.