Repair is Magic

December 1, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Speaker: Moderator Annette Poliwka • Speakers: Gay Gordon-Byrne, Kyle Wiens, Laura Anthony, Mathew Lubari

Times are listed in Pacific Standard Time

Repair is a simple act that can produce profound results. As a humble rebellion, the repair movement is quietly fixing the world by addressing issues of consumption, waste, unity, and poverty. Speakers in this session will share how repair has invigorated a worldwide Right to Repair policy movement, built community in San Diego, and aided Sudanese refugees in fixing their broken items in a Ugandan refugee camp.

Moderator: Annette Poliwka, Executive Committee, Global Recycling Council


  • Gay Gordon-Byrne, Executive Director, Digital Right to Repair Coalition (aka “”)
  • Kyle Wiens, CEO, iFixit, Fix the World: How a global movement of tinkerers is taking back our Right to Repair
  • Laura Anthony, Director, Zero Waste San Diego, Reuse & Repair: Progress, Challenges & Solutions Toward Zero Waste
  • Mathew Lubari, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Community Creativity For Development (CC4D-Uganda), Repair in Refugee Context