2016 Zero Waste Conference - Toronto Satellite
2016 Zero Waste Conference - Toronto Satellite

2016 Zero Waste Conference - Toronto Satellite

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60 Leonard Avenue

​​​BMO Education & Conference Centre

Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8


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2016 Zero Waste Conference – Toronto Satellite Event
A Future without Waste: Innovation in Policy, Innovation in Practice

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 a circular economy in Canada. Participants will leave inspired and equipped to forge new solutions and collaborations to support a world without waste.

We invite you to join leaders from across the country and the globe, contribute your ideas, and join a national conversation. The second year of the City of Toronto’s FREE* satellite conference location will feature an in-person keynote panel discussion, before joining an interactive livestream of the main event in Vancouver.

This is a DROP-IN event, and we encourage attendees to register for a full or half day. Check out the Zero Waste Conference website for detailed information on all presentations and speakers.


10:30am - TORONTO KEYNOTE *LIVE*: Achieving a Zero Waste Toronto


11:30am - Opening remarks from Vancouver

  • 12:00pm - VANCOUVER KEYNOTE: Design by nature, revolutionary innovation at the edge
  • 12:45pm - Innovation in the Marketplace
  • 2:00pm ---- BREAK ----
  • 2:15pm - Food Waste: A Call for National Action
  • 3:45 ---- BREAK ----


  • 4:45pm - Open IDEO Food Waste Challenge
  • 5:00pm - The Built Environment
  • 6:00pm ---- BREAK ----
  • 6:15pm - Repair and Reuse - Challenging obsolescence through design and behavior change
  • 7:15pm - Closing Keynote: Circular Innovation and Business Leadership in the Netherlands
  • 7:45pm - Closing Remarks


Can I register a large group for this event?

Absolutely. Teachers, faculty, and organizations are encouraged to register students, classes, and groups for this event. Please contact Robyn Shyllit with any questions about how to make this work for you. rshyllit@toronto.ca | 416-392-3358

What can/can't I bring to the event?

We encourage guests to bring:

  • snacks to stay energized
  • your smartphone to interact with panelists live from Vancouver

Will wifi be provided?

Yes. Free wifi and login information will be provided to guests day of. The Toronto location will be interacting with Vancouver via online aps to ask questions. If you do not have a smart phone, there will be a City staff person in the room who can submit questions on your behalf.

What will happen during the breaks?

Guests are free to stay in the conference centre and network with fellow participants, or explore the nearby neighbourhoods during the break. There are many local food and drink options within a short walk at Market 707 on Dundas St, Kensignton Market, and China Town.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Robyn Shyllit, Senior Public Consultation Coordinator: rshyllit@toronto.ca | 416-392-3358

Where is the event being held?

BMO Conference and Education Centre, 60 Leonard Avenue, Toronto. The conference centre is located at the northeast corner of Bathurst and Dundas Street. It can be accessed via a short walk from public transit on the Dundas, College, Bathurst, or Spadina streetcar lines.

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