Zero Waste Conference 2022 Will Have Something for Everyone

Zero Waste Conference 2022 Will Have Something for Everyone

Zero Waste Conference 2022 Will Have Something for Everyone

The 2022 Zero Waste Conference will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre East on September 28 and 29.

For the past 11 years this conference has been at the forefront of innovation and creativity bringing together thought leaders that you won’t hear anywhere else — speakers who make connections between bold ideas yet to be considered and how to bring those big ideas down into the practical. Building from its overarching theme of zero waste, this year’s conference is no exception embracing the urgent call for regenerative leadership to achieve “A Future without Waste: Regenerative and Waste-Free by Design.”

Brimming with ideas, innovation, and commitment to action, this year’s program features a collective of leaders in circularity and zero waste thinking, keynote presentations that challenge us to rethink what we consider waste, and examples of how using a design approach can help us realize our goals. Prepare to be immersed in storytelling, redefining value, transforming business models, knowledge sharing, networking, and more.

How to Register:

  • Attend In-Person: Includes a day and a half of curated programming and networking opportunities, a continental breakfast and lunch each day, a networking reception Wednesday evening, and access to the conference app for enhanced networking and program information. You will also have exclusive access to conference recordings for 60 days after the conference. General: $495.00 + GST
  • Attend Virtually: Includes access to all programing in real time, access to the conference app for networking and program information, and exclusive access to conference recordings for 60 days after the conference. General: $350.00 + GST

Co-hosting this year’s conference will be Chúk Odenigbo, the founding director of Future Ancestors Services, and Kathryn Gretsinger, associate professor at UBC School of Journalism, Writing and Media.


Angela Oguntala Angela Oguntala: Angela is a founding partner at Greyspace, a foresight and design consultancy that partners with organizations to envision and transition towards desirable futures. She has led work in education, healthcare, finance, fashion, insurance, and policy sectors to facilitate deliberation on emerging challenges and opportunities, inform strategy, and develop new thinking.


Katie Treggiden: With 20 years of experience in the creative industries, Katie is an author, journalist, podcaster, and keynote speaker championing a circular approach to design. She is the founder and director of Making Design Circular, a membership community in which designer-makers get to feel proud of contributing to a thriving planet with every product they make. Katie Treggiden


Laura Storm Laura Storm: As an international keynote speaker, author, advisor, and expert on sustainability and regenerative leadership, Laura has spent her entire career advising global leaders on sustainability and building impact- and purpose-driven organizations. She is the co-author of the much-praised book, Regenerative Leadership.


Michael Pawlyn: Michael has been described as an expert in regenerative design and biomimicry. He established his firm Exploration Architecture in 2007 to focus on high performance buildings and solutions for the circular economy. Michael jointly initiated the widely acclaimed Sahara Forest Project and is the author of two books. Michael Pawlyn


Learn more and register now for the 2022 Zero Waste Conference.