The 2023 RCA Circular Economy Conference in Review – A Journey to Circularity

Connector October 2023

Our annual circular economy conference, themed “There and Back Again: the Journey to Circularity,” took place from October 18th to 20th, 2023 at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. As the conference concluded, the prevailing sentiment remained one of optimism and resolve, with a shared vision of steering the course towards a more circular and resilient future.

We would like to extend our gratitude to all attendees, RCA members, sponsors, and board members for their invaluable contributions, underscoring the collective dedication and unwavering commitment to advancing the circular economy.

Click Here for the 2023 Conference Proceedings & Speaker Presentations

Some of This Year’s Conference Highlights

  • EPR’s Introduction into Alberta Workshop: Industry leaders shared valuable insights on Alberta’s EPR bylaws and registration process, offering a comprehensive view of the province’s EPR landscape.
  • Nature Walk by the Lake & Environmental Tour of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

  • Exhibitors: The conference featured an array of exhibitors, providing attendees with a diverse range of sustainable products and solutions.
  • Conference Opening and Welcome by Elder Pablo Russell: The opening ceremony set the tone for the conference, emphasizing the significance of environmental stewardship and the role of collective engagement in shaping a sustainable future.

  • Speaker Sessions on the Circular Economy: Renowned experts and thought leaders shared their insights and perspectives on the circular economy, shedding light on innovative approaches and best practices.
  • Keynote Speaker – Jenn Harper (Cheekbone Beauty): Jenn Harper’s keynote address shed light on the transformative power of sustainability in the beauty industry, offering insights into her journey and advocacy for Indigenous representation and environmental conservation.
  • Gala Banquet sponsored by ABCRC: The gala banquet provided attendees with a memorable evening, infused with the spirit of the Lord of the Rings theme, encouraging participants to creatively incorporate reuse and recycling elements into their attire, fostering a fun and sustainable atmosphere.

The RCA would like to thank the sponsors, presenters and participants who made this year’s conference a huge success and we look forward to seeing you at the 2024 RCA Conference from October 30th to November 1st at The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, AB.