2023 Schedule Details, Day 1

October 25
Zero Waste Businesses & Institutions

All activities are on the Main Stage – except Concurrent Sessions.
Click session titles to access descriptions.

Times are listed in Pacific Standard Time

Draft Schedule:

Time Track A Track B Track C
7:45 am

Start Time

Moderator: Ruth Abbe
8:00 am

Welcome & Opening

Speakers: Stephanie Barger, Richard Anthony
8:15 am

Plenary • Zero Waste Systems Thinking

Moderator: Jonathan Levy • Speakers: Lynn Hoffman, Alex Danovitch, Timonie Hood, Joanne Brasch, May Myint
9:00 am
9:30 am

Plenary • Zero Waste Businesses

Speakers: Cory Tatarzyn, Rebecca Kulas
10:30 am


15 minutes
10:45 am

Let’s Get Sustainable – Reduction & Reuse Strategies

Moderator: Annette Poliwka • Speakers: Judi Henderson, Jocelyn Quarrel, Andre Villasenor

Zero Waste Certification

Moderator: Celeste McMickle • Speakers: Jamie Kaminski, Michael Savarie, Delaney Demro

Immersive Zero Waste Environments

Moderator: Alina Bekkerman • Speakers: Kendon Jung, Jason Teliszczak, Samantha Romanick
12:15 pm

Plenary • Economics and Nature

Napa Thrive Collective: Wine Coop, Frog's Leap, Spottswoode
12:45 pm

Taking Your Zero Waste Audits and Circularity Practices to the Next Level

Speakers: Kaela Martins, Ushma Pandya, Bruce Buchan

Schooled in Zero Waste

Moderator: Jeremy Drake • Speakers: Lisa Clarke, Nathalie Burgeff, Devin Jackson

Changing Consumer Behavior to Achieve Zero Waste Goals

Moderator: Christienne de Tournay Birkhahn • Speakers: Ignas Bolsakovas, Nathalie Owen, Jessica Shrout
1:45 pm

Plenary • Decarbonizing the Waste Industry through Data

Speakers: Sue Beets-Atkinson, Grant Jampolsky, Anna Dengler
2:45 pm

Plenary • Leveraging Technology to Expedite a Zero Waste Economy

Speaker: Marty Metro, Jarrod Otta & Pete Gonzales, Riccardo Leonardi
3:45 pm

Highlights and Key Takeaways from the Day

Speakers: Stephanie Barger, Jill Donello, Chrise de Tournay
4:00 pm

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