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Three-Day Conference Program + Bonus Events!

Coast Waste Management Association Annual Conference program is in the works! We are just a few more confirmations away from our full program. Check out all of our great SPEAKERS. Please note: our program and the day-to-day schedule below can change but we will update all delegates as we go. All times are Pacific Time

Virtual Hall Is Already Open!

We opened our Virtual Hall on September 20, 2021 to all registered delegates to ensure they have a chance to update their networking profiles, familiarize themselves with the virtual application, and enjoy some relevant Bonus Events and On-Demand (pre-recorded) content.

Pre-Conference Bonus Events! (virtual only)

Registered Delegates can look forward to virtual bonus events leading up to the main conference dates. 

Recordings are available in the Virtual Hall once the event is completed.  

Bonus Session 1: Provincial Updates Panel


Bonus Session 2: First Nations Waste Projects: Leading by Example

Bonus Session 3: Strategies to Divert Healthcare Related PPE & SUP from landfills

Day 1 | Wednesday, October 20 | 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Roundtables & Meetings (virtual & in-person) / Exhibition Hall Opens

CWMA Conference Roundtables are informative discussions for specific groups within our industry. Each year we invite conference delegates and cast the invitation out to a wider group who would be interested in taking part — opening our doors to ensure everyone can learn, discuss, and network. 

Details and opt-in will be sent to registered delegates in October. Others will be invited to attend virtually only in October as well.

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM | MARR Consultation The Major Appliance Recycling Roundtable (MARR) is holding public consultations on their proposed 2022 stewardship plan.  Visit to register for a virtual session on either October 20 or November 17, 2021 or to send feedback.

10:00 AM – Noon | Depot Operators & Stewardship Agencies (Exhibition Hall Speed Meetings)

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Educators & Communicators | Hybrid In-Person & Virtual Attendance

2:00 PM – 4:45 PM  | Local Government Staff & First Nations Roundtable: In-Person Only 

(An additional virtual roundtable is planned for May 19, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM)


5:30 PM | Networking Reception for Combo Delegates (in-person)
Day 2 | Thursday, October 21 | 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Plenary Sessions & Speakers (virtual & in-person). Learn more about all of our presenters on the SPEAKERS page.

8:00 AM | Welcome
    • Brendan McShane, Recycle BC / Chair, CWMA
    • Sheila Molloy, Executive Director, CWMA
    • Mayor Lisa Helps, City of Victoria 
    • Additional Guests being finalized 
8:30 AM | Keynote Speaker + Q&A

Keynote + open discussion and audience question and answer with

J.B. MacKinnon, Independent Journalist and Author: The Day the World Stops Shopping

9:30 AM | Networking Break
10:00 AM | Panel ~ In Search of Solutions for Commercial Recycling

Panel presentations, open discussion, and audience question and answer with

11:30 AM | Lunch & Networking Break
1:30 PM | Panel ~ Building a Thriving Reuse Economy

Panel presentations, open discussion, and audience question and answer with

3:00 PM | Networking Break
3:30 PM | Panel ~ Beyond Awareness: Leveraging the Public's Motivations and Frustrations

Panel presentations, open discussion, and audience question and answer with

4:45 PM | Day 2 Complete!
Day 3 | Friday, October 22 | 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Plenary Sessions & Speakers (virtual & in-person)

8:00 AM | Marquee Hot Topic Discussion: Digital Revolution

Hot Topic discussions are fast dives into trending topics. Presentation and interview followed by audience question and answer

8:40 AM | Panel ~ Reconceptualizing Waste as a Resource

Panel presentations, open discussion, and audience question and answer with

10:00 AM | Networking Break
10:30 AM | Panel ~ Marine Debris: From Policy to Action

Panel presentations, open discussion, and audience question and answer with

12:00 PM | Epilogue Speakers

12:30 PM | Event Conclusion