Metro Vancouver’s 6th annual Zero Waste Conference Metro Vancouver’s 6th annual Zero Waste Conference <div class="ExternalClassB7491D5CB3E141C9AE281A7EA0FD13DC"><p> <strong>Metro Vancouver’s Sixth Annual Zero Waste Conference – will take place <span style="color:#f89939;">November 3rd</span> at the Vancouver Convention Centre.</strong></p><p>The theme for this year's conference is <strong> <span style="color:#f89939;">Innovation - Innovation in Policy and Innovation in Practice</span></strong>.</p><div style="padding:0px;text-align:left;"><p> <img align="left" alt="Neri Oxman" src="/Includes/ChairUpdate/images/NeriOxman.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:200px;text-align:left;" /> <strong>Opening Keynote </strong> <br> <a href="http://www.zwc.ca/Pages/index.aspx#keynote" target="_blank"> <font color="#1b84c9">Neri Oxman</font></a>, Architect, Designer and Associate Professor from MIT Media Lab, where she founded and directs the Mediated Matter research group. Oxman will explore her award winning work around design and how it can bring together biology and technology to create products and buildings that are consistent with the circular systems of the natural world.</p><p>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 – requiring new thinking, disruption and scale – <span style="color:#f89939;"> <strong> <em>it requires Innovation.</em></strong></span></p></div><p>Featuring leaders at the intersect of science, politics and economics, this years’ conference will showcase thought leadership and best practices from across the globe as well as our own backyard. From cross-cutting discussions on <em> <strong>Innovation in the Marketplace</strong></em>, rethinking material inputs to scaling transformative business models, <em> <strong>to becoming an Innovation Nation</strong></em>, instigating a <strong> <em>Repair and Reuse Revolution</em></strong>, designing products for repair and reuse, looking at the <em> <strong>Built Environment</strong></em>, excellence in integrated design and material, and initiating ways to dramatically reduce <em> <strong>Food Waste </strong></em>in Canada, participants will leave inspired and equipped to forge new solutions and collaborations in support of a world without waste.</p><p> <a class="button" href="http://www.zwc.ca/" target="_blank" style="color:#ffffff;line-height:135%;font-size:22px;text-decoration:none;background-color:#98ca3c;"><strong>Find out more and Register Now</strong></a></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/ZWCEmail2016.jpg2016-07-28T07:00:00ZGP0|#2d395db4-59c2-4bcd-8cf3-118afd214b4e;L0|#02d395db4-59c2-4bcd-8cf3-118afd214b4e|Issue 23;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassC9F72AA12A714288A95D8A5DC68E535A"><p>​Register for the conference online, and join this energized, forward-looking conference on how our society can use innovative design to greatly reduce the amount of waste we generate. Hear from local and global leaders, engage with your peers, and meet new leaders in the science, politics and economics of innovation. </p></div>0