The Australian Circular Economy Conference will be a week-long festival of near thirty events for academics, startups, government, and industry.  Browse and register for any of the events below:

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Welcome to Country & Conference Opening

Online

Join us for the official opening event of the 2nd Australian Circular Economy Conference 2020. Associate Professor Ali Abbas, Director, Waste Transformation Research Hub Craig Madden Professor Kim Rasmussen, Deputy […]

Design Thinking in Manufacturing

Online

This event will discuss the value in design in the manufacturing process. Good design means manufacturers can reduce prototyping and startup costs, more efficiently produce and deliver a product, and […]

Keynote: NSW Circular

Online

This keynote presentation is brought to you by NSW Circular. Our conference co-chairs NSW Circular will give a twin keynote presentation featuring CEO Lisa McLean and Chief Circular Economist Kar […]

Circular Economy Infrastructure and Services

Online

This panel, co-hosted by NSW Circular and Open Cities, will look at the infrastructure and services which underpin a circular economy. Through the lens of city-scale transformation, this panel will discuss transport, water, food, energy, planning and, of course, design. This session will be moderated by Open Cities CEO, Kate Ringvall in conversation with the below […]

Academic Presentations on Circular Plastics

Online

This event is organised by Korea University and APRU Sustainable Waste Management. Our guest speakers will discussing various topics about plastics in the circular economy. This will be followed by a live Q&A panel discussion which you can register for below. Panel Chair: Professor Yong Sik Ok, Korea University Panel Moderators: Kumunduni Niroshika Palansooriya, Korea […]

Scaling Circular Textiles: The Future of Retail and Re-sale

Online

This panel is brought to you by the Australasian Circular Textile Association (ACTA) and NSW Circular. This conversation with leaders in circular economy innovation in clothing and textiles will look […]

Applied Mechanics in Waste

Online

National Committee on Applied Mechanics (NCAM), Engineers Australia is excited to organise a session on the use of applied mechanics for waste. NCAM goal is to promote and disseminate knowledge […]

Food and the Circular Economy in Australia and China

Online

This event is organised by the China Studies Centre, the University of Sydney and will explore the role of the circular economy in transforming how we understand and respond to food challenges. This facilitated discussion will highlight the current issues and benefits of 'smart food' systems, China's response to food challenges in a changing climate, […]

Hydrogen from Waste: A New Route to Green Hydrogen

Online

This event is invitation only. If you would like to attend, please contact us. The challenges of waste management in Australia are immense and the solutions that work elsewhere in […]

Biochar in the Circular Economy

Online

This event is organised by the Korea University. Our guest speakers will be exploring the uses, challenges, and opportunities biochar presents in the circular economy. This will be followed by […]

Greening the Healthcare Sector

Online

Join us in conversation with leaders in health waste management to provide insight into the magnitude of health waste issues, and offer solutions for incorporating circular economy principles into hospital management. This session will include an immersive virtual view into the on-site waste management facilities in at Orange Base Hospital and Ophir Rd Resource Recovery […]

Architecting a Digital Circular Future: Transitioning to a True Circular Economy via Analytics

Online

The transition to a true Digital Circular Economy requires an unprecedented collation, transformation, understanding, and use of data to provide information and answers for industries and individuals. Mercularis is proud to present a panel session with a cross-section of leading industry and academic experts. Join them in discussing data opportunities, barriers, and solutions to dwindling […]

Conference Poster Session

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Current undergraduate, Masters and PhD students are invited to submit an expression of interest for our poster presentation at ACEC 2020. If selected, your poster will be part of an […]

Keynote: A Conversation with Jess Scully

Online

Rupal Ismin sits down with Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney Jess Scully, author of Glimpses of Utopia, to talk about how we can create a more sustainable world by reimagining how we do business and taking a more localised approach with exchange of resources.  Register Now

Food Waste in the Circular Economy

Online

This panel discussion is brought to you by the Centre for Advanced Food Enginomics. Preventing food waste through a circular economy is a vital pillar in reducing a problem which […]

Product Stewardship in the Circular Economy: Identifying the Dimensions of Effective Partnerships and Excellence

Online

Join us in a facilitated panel discussion about Australia's move toward product stewardship excellence and the implications for scaling in a circular economy in supply networks. This session will identify the features of effective partnerships and outline strategies to enable stewardship excellence. Participants will be invited to join in small group discussions to shape the […]

Health Waste Transformation Workshop

Online

This workshop is aimed at key stakeholders in health waste management and is invitation only. If you would like to attend, please contact us. Using circular economy principals, this workshop will focus on engaging with systems-thinking experts to devise effective strategies in managing Orange Base Hospital's waste output.  

Smart Waste Virtual Hackathon: Pitch Night

Online

Watch teams from the Smart Waste Virtual Hackathon pitch their best ideas for solving the problem of waste to a panel of judges in this “Shark Tank” style pitch event. Teams were […]

Student Workshop: Learning the Big Principles of a Circular Business

Sydney Knowledge Hub Level 2, Merewether Building, Corner of City Road and Butlin Avenue, Darlington

Are you new to the Circular Economy? This workshop will introduce the main concepts and show how engineering, design, and business models intersect and work together using real life examples. Participants will be expected to complete ~4 hours of self-directed material (which we will supply) before the interactive session. The in-person workshop will include a […]

Chemical Engineering Circular Economy Leaders Forum

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This event is invitation only. If you would like to attend, please contact us. ACEC's first Leaders Forum in November 2018 concluded with a recommendation to introduce the Circular Economy in the Chemical Engineering Curriculum. This session will be a discussion on our implementation approaches and how the underpinnings of circular economy principles have changed […]

Technology Transfer and the Circular Economy

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Join us for the closing keynote of #ACEC20 from Professor Thomas Maschmeyer, the most recent recipient of the Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation 2020. Thomas has been recognised for his […]