Events

Current events

Course
Learn more about From linear to circular: a global online learning programme
From linear to circular: a global online learning programme
Wednesday 30 March 2022 to Friday 30 December 2022
A fantastic opportunity for postgraduate students and professionals at the start of their circular economy career to bring greater purpose to their work or research and want to become a circular economy advocate and catalyst within their organisation.
Wednesday 30 March 2022 to Friday 30 December 2022
Course
Learn more about Sustainable Packaging in a Circular Economy
Sustainable Packaging in a Circular Economy
Wednesday 15 June 2022 to Wednesday 2 November 2022
Learn how to apply the principles of the circular economy to sustainable packaging systems. You'll learn how circular design principles can be applied to create 'closed loop' packaging systems, business strategies that support these systems, opportunities of designing with renewable, bio-based materials and best practices through case studies with industry frontrunners.
Wednesday 15 June 2022 to Wednesday 2 November 2022
Course
Learn more about Climate and circular organics from farm to factory to soil
Climate and circular organics from farm to factory to soil
Thursday 21 July 2022
2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Learn about changes required to reduce the losses, costs and emissions that arise in all parts of our food economy and supply chain.
Thursday 21 July 2022, 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Course
Learn more about Circular and low-emission buildings
Circular and low-emission buildings
Thursday 21 July 2022
2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Exciting developments are underway globally in material and product supply chains targeting costs and emissions from building products and operations.
Thursday 21 July 2022, 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
In-person event
Learn more about Living Cities Forum
Living Cities Forum
Thursday 21 July 2022
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Edge, Federation Square, Swanston Street & Flinders Steet, Melbourne, VIC 3000
The Living Cities Forum is an annual assembly exploring the role of design, planning and architecture in shaping our society. It returns to Melbourne with an impressive array of international and local architecture and urban design leaders—featuring keynote addresses from globally renowned thinkers including Ghanian educator and architectural scientist Mae-ling Lokko, Eindhoven-based architect and educator Joseph Grima, Canadian landscape architect Jane Hutton, and British architect and co-founder of Dark Matter Labs Indy Johar.
Thursday 21 July 2022, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Edge, Federation Square, Swanston Street & Flinders Steet, Melbourne, VIC 3000
In-person event
Learn more about SEVENTEENx Melbourne '22
SEVENTEENx Melbourne '22
Thursday 21 July 2022
4:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Level 18/600 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
We exist to Educate, Engage and Enable businesses around the world with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To inspire us all to take action and imbed the Global Goals and impact into the very core of everything we do. Hear amazing speakers from Melbourne showcasing how they are using their business as a force for the #2030 agenda. Each speaker has a 17 minute keynote to share with us how they are using their business to make an impact in the world, and how they align with the UN SDGs.
Thursday 21 July 2022, 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Level 18/600 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
In-person event
Learn more about Albury Wodonga Circular Economy Showcase 2022
Albury Wodonga Circular Economy Showcase 2022
Friday 22 July 2022
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Mantra Albury Hotel, 524 Smollett Street, Albury, NSW 2640
This event will take participants beyond recycling to a deeper understanding of the ‘Circular Economy’, how it can transform businesses, mindsets and minimise carbon footprints, featuring keynote speakers and specialised case studies.
Friday 22 July 2022, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Mantra Albury Hotel, 524 Smollett Street, Albury, NSW 2640
In-person event
Learn more about Advancing Circularity – Session 2: Circular Products
Advancing Circularity – Session 2: Circular Products
Thursday 28 July 2022
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Advancing Circularity is a research showcase exploring some of Australia's leading circular economy research. During this session you will hear from 4 researchers exploring circularity on a product level. Each researcher will present for 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of questions and answers. Advancing Circularity is an initiative from the Victorian Circular Activator to showcase some of the leading circular economy research in Australia.
Thursday 28 July 2022, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
In-person event
Learn more about Advancing Circularity Networking Event
Advancing Circularity Networking Event
Thursday 28 July 2022
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Join us for a face-to-face networking event to close off Advancing Circularity 2022. This will be a catered event that connects circular economy researchers to government, industry, and community leaders and practitioners from across the circular economy space. Advancing Circularity is an initiative from the Victorian Circular Activator to showcase some of the leading circular economy research in Australia.
Thursday 28 July 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
In-person event
Learn more about Advancing Circularity – Session 1: Circular Materials
Advancing Circularity – Session 1: Circular Materials
Thursday 28 July 2022
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Advancing Circularity is a research showcase exploring some of Australia's leading circular economy research. During this session you will hear from 4 researchers exploring circularity on a material level. Each researcher will present for 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of questions and answers. Advancing Circularity is an initiative from the Victorian Circular Activator to showcase some of the leading circular economy research in Australia.
Thursday 28 July 2022, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
In-person event
Learn more about Advancing Circularity – Session 3: Circular Business Models
Advancing Circularity – Session 3: Circular Business Models
Friday 29 July 2022
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Advancing Circularity is a research showcase exploring some of Australia's leading circular economy research. During this session you will hear from 4 researchers exploring circularity on a business model level. Each researcher will present for 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of questions and answers.
Friday 29 July 2022, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
In-person event
Learn more about Advancing Circularity – Session 4: Circular Ecosystems
Advancing Circularity – Session 4: Circular Ecosystems
Friday 29 July 2022
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Advancing Circularity is a research showcase exploring some of Australia's leading circular economy research. During this session you will hear from 4 researchers exploring circularity on an ecosystem level. Each researcher will present for 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of questions and answers.
Friday 29 July 2022, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Conference
Learn more about ‘From Adversity to Opportunity’ Mainstreet Australia conference
‘From Adversity to Opportunity’ Mainstreet Australia conference
Tuesday 2 August 2022
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Hawthorn Arts Centre 360 Burwood Rd Hawthorn, VIC
Mainstreet Australia Conference brings together organisations and individuals committed to the success and survival of main streets and town centres, for education, inspiration & connection. Learn more about the circular economy by joining the session – Main streets with a conscience and sustainable solutions.
Tuesday 2 August 2022, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Hawthorn Arts Centre 360 Burwood Rd Hawthorn, VIC
Conference
Learn more about ‘From Adversity to Opportunity’ Mainstreet Australia conference
‘From Adversity to Opportunity’ Mainstreet Australia conference
Thursday 4 August 2022
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
The Phee Broadway Theatre, 212 Barker St Castlemaine, VIC
Mainstreet Australia Conference brings together organisations and individuals committed to the success and survival of main streets and town centres, for education, inspiration & connection. Learn more about the circular economy by joining the session – Main streets with a conscience and sustainable solutions.
Thursday 4 August 2022, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Phee Broadway Theatre, 212 Barker St Castlemaine, VIC
Conference
Learn more about Australian Waste and Recycling Expo
Australian Waste and Recycling Expo
Wednesday 24 August 2022 to Thursday 25 August 2022
International Convention Centre, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney NSW 2000
Where waste professionals come together to join forces for a world of solutions towards a cleaner, more sustainable future.
Wednesday 24 August 2022 to Thursday 25 August 2022
International Convention Centre, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney NSW 2000
Course
Learn more about Circular and low-emissions procurement
Circular and low-emissions procurement
Thursday 15 September 2022
2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Focus is on tenders, contracts, partnerships, collaborations, certified labels for low emissions and circular products.
Thursday 15 September 2022, 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Conference
Learn more about All-Energy Australia 2022
All-Energy Australia 2022
Wednesday 26 October 2022 to Thursday 27 October 2022
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC 3006
This event provides delegates with exclusive access to the latest technology, information and trends relevant to those working or investing in the renewables sector.
Wednesday 26 October 2022, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm to Thursday 27 October 2022, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC 3006

Past events

Webinar
Learn more about Circular Economy Helping to Reduce Biodiversity Loss
Circular Economy Helping to Reduce Biodiversity Loss
Friday 24 June 2022
9:30 am to 10:30 am
The Eatern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC), in collaboration with Circular Economy Western Australia (CEWA), is leading in catalysing Circular Economy topics to create a foundation for circularity within our local economy. The upcoming webinar will give you the opportunity to understand ‘Circular Economy Helping to Reduce Biodiversity Loss’ and show you how circularity can help us to halt and reverse biodiversity loss, and support conservation efforts to bend the curve towards a nature-positive future.
Friday 24 June 2022, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Webinar
Learn more about Grant writing workshop: Business Support Fund Round 2
Grant writing workshop: Business Support Fund Round 2
Thursday 23 June 2022
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Learn how to write effective grant applications in this webinar. Delivered by Sustainability Victoria’s Circular Economy Business Innovation Centre (CEBIC), this session will assist you to make an effective application for the Business Support Fund. This 60-minute workshop will be a step-by-step guide to the SmartyGrants application process, with a focus on how to respond to the merit criteria questions.
Thursday 23 June 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
In-person event
Learn more about Victorian Chamber Presents: Why Sustainability is Good for Business
Victorian Chamber Presents: Why Sustainability is Good for Business
Tuesday 21 June 2022
7:00 am to 9:00 am
Palladium at Crown, 8 Whiteman Street Southbank VIC 3006
Since 2015, Arcadis has published a Sustainability Cities Index (SCI) based on data prepared by the Centre for Economics and Business Research, benchmarking the performance of 100 cities across the globe. Hear from Arcadis Global Cities Director John Batten, a world renowned thought leader in urban sustainability, mobility and water, as he unpacks the findings of the 2022 Global SCI. He will form part of an expert panel, including City Architect at City of Melbourne and Director of Adams Urban, Rob Adams.
Tuesday 21 June 2022, 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Palladium at Crown, 8 Whiteman Street Southbank VIC 3006
Workshop
Learn more about Workshop: How to write a Business Model Canvas for the circular economy
Workshop: How to write a Business Model Canvas for the circular economy
Wednesday 15 June 2022
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Facilitated by one of Australia's leading experts in new venture creation, Tristonne Forbes, this workshop will provide a step-by-step guide to produce an effective Business Model Canvas for a circular economy project. This session is primarily designed for organisations applying to the Business Support Fund Stream 2. It is a requirement of this fund to attach either a business model canvas, lean canvas, business plan or business case. This session supports applicants to complete this requirement.
Wednesday 15 June 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Information session
Learn more about Business Support Fund Round 2 - Information Session
Business Support Fund Round 2 - Information Session
Tuesday 7 June 2022
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
This session will provide an overview of the Business Support Fund Round 2, including the eligibility requirements, key dates and how to apply.
Tuesday 7 June 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
In-person event
Learn more about Impact Agency Showcase
Impact Agency Showcase
Thursday 2 June 2022
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
The Impact Agency Showcase is an exciting opportunity to see what the next generation of graduates are bringing to the workforce. Hear about the circular solutions they’ve worked tirelessly on over the last semester, for high-profile partners presenting real challenges. Join us at Building 98 for another networking opportunity and engage with the students and project partners to go behind their solutions.
Thursday 2 June 2022, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Information session
Learn more about Business Support Fund Round 2 - Information Session
Business Support Fund Round 2 - Information Session
Wednesday 25 May 2022
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
This session will provide an overview of the Business Support Fund Round 2, including the eligibility requirements, key dates and how to apply.
Wednesday 25 May 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Workshop
Learn more about Ideas to Action: Funding and Investment Workshop
Ideas to Action: Funding and Investment Workshop
Wednesday 25 May 2022
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Hanover House, 158 City Road, Southbank VIC 3006
Hosted by Sustainability Victoria’s Circular Economy Business Innovation Centre and Planet Ark’s Australian Circular Economy Hub as part of the Raw to A T industry event, you’ll learn about funding and business support programs, hear tips from other businesses and get answers to your burning questions about bringing your ideas to life.
Wednesday 25 May 2022, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Hanover House, 158 City Road, Southbank VIC 3006
In-person event
Learn more about RawAssembly: Responsible. Sustainable. Circular textile Sourcing Event
RawAssembly: Responsible. Sustainable. Circular textile Sourcing Event
Tuesday 24 May 2022 to Thursday 26 May 2022
Hanover House, 158 City Road, Southbank VIC 3006
This sourcing event aims to help reduce the industry’s impact, addressing the complex question of reducing waste and balancing consumption with sustainability.
Tuesday 24 May 2022 to Thursday 26 May 2022
Hanover House, 158 City Road, Southbank VIC 3006
Conference
Learn more about Threads + Opportunities: Science engineering sustainable fibres, for closing the loop in Australia
Threads + Opportunities: Science engineering sustainable fibres, for closing the loop in Australia
Monday 23 May 2022 to Thursday 26 May 2022
This collaborative symposium aims to help accelerate Australia’s science and innovation towards sustainable circular fibres.
Monday 23 May 2022 to Thursday 26 May 2022
In-person event
Learn more about RMIT Activator LaunchHUB Pitch Showcase
RMIT Activator LaunchHUB Pitch Showcase
Thursday 19 May 2022
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
It's time for the LaunchHUB founders to pitch their startups after 12 weeks of growth and discovery. Come along to the pitch showcase, where you'll hear the LaunchHUB #12 cohort pitch after 12 weeks of honing in on their startups under the careful guidance of coaches, mentors and their fellow founders.
Thursday 19 May 2022, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Workshop
Learn more about Energy Use, Climate Change and Renewable Energy
Energy Use, Climate Change and Renewable Energy
Friday 13 May 2022
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Learn how CERES teaches about energy, explore other energy programs, resources and have the opportunity to design your own environmental education activity.
Friday 13 May 2022, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Webinar
Learn more about How manufacturers can embrace the circular economy
How manufacturers can embrace the circular economy
Thursday 12 May 2022 to Thursday 19 May 2022
8:00 am to 9:00 am
Are you involved in the food/agriculture, textile, general manufacturing or plastics sectors, and want to learn more about the circular economy? Monash Business School, in partnership with the South East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance invites you to join a 60-minute webinar to help you start your journey.
Thursday 12 May 2022, 8:00 am - 9:00 am to Thursday 19 May 2022, 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Workshop
Learn more about Circular Design for the Planet
Circular Design for the Planet
Thursday 12 May 2022
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
STREAT, 66 Cromwell Street, Collingwood, Victoria 3066
The challenge: take discarded everyday items like plastic bottles, flour sacks, hessian sacks and yoghurt tubs, and take them up the value stream. This hands-on workshop aims to inspire adults and older teens about the possibilities of using design to create circular economies.
Thursday 12 May 2022, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
STREAT, 66 Cromwell Street, Collingwood, Victoria 3066
Live panel
Learn more about What does waste mean to you?
What does waste mean to you?
Wednesday 11 May 2022
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
The Capitol – RMIT, 113 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000
What really is waste anyway? This interactive panel will explore how circular economy practices could re-imagine what waste is and what we can do with it. Focusing on high-impact areas in our city (such as fashion and textiles), the discussion will shed light on what is happening in circular economies in Victoria and beyond.
Wednesday 11 May 2022, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Capitol – RMIT, 113 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000
In-person event
Learn more about Major trends shaping climate resilience
Major trends shaping climate resilience
Wednesday 11 May 2022
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Wesley Place – Business Hub, 130 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
This combined exhibition and presentation will explore the major trends shaping Victoria’s circular economy, in particular the role recycled plastics can play in shaping our future.
Wednesday 11 May 2022, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Wesley Place – Business Hub, 130 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Exhibition
Learn more about OzWater 2022
OzWater 2022
Tuesday 10 May 2022 to Thursday 12 May 2022
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Glenelg St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Celebrating the evolution of the water sector’s rich history, this exhibition is an opportunity to showcase the work your organisation is doing to inspire and drive a sustainable water future.
Tuesday 10 May 2022, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm to Thursday 12 May 2022, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Glenelg St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Information session
Learn more about Markets Acceleration Fund Stream 2 - Information session
Markets Acceleration Fund Stream 2 - Information session
Tuesday 10 May 2022
10:00 am to 11:30 am
This session will provide an overview of the Market Acceleration Fund Stream 2, including the eligibility requirements, key dates and how to apply.
Tuesday 10 May 2022, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Workshop
Learn more about Circular Economy Masterclass for Businesses - Beyond Recycling
Circular Economy Masterclass for Businesses - Beyond Recycling
Tuesday 10 May 2022 to Tuesday 17 May 2022
9:00 am to 11:00 am
An interactive 2-part masterclass for businesses that are ready to go beyond recycling and help drive Victoria's circular economy.
Tuesday 10 May 2022, 9:00 am - 11:00 am to Tuesday 17 May 2022, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Information session
Learn more about Markets Acceleration Fund Stream 1 - Information session
Markets Acceleration Fund Stream 1 - Information session
Monday 9 May 2022
10:00 am to 11:30 am
This session will provide an overview of the Market Acceleration Fund Stream 1, including the eligibility requirements, key dates and how to apply.
Monday 9 May 2022, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Workshop
Learn more about Innovate to Grow: Energy
Innovate to Grow: Energy
Thursday 5 May 2022 to Monday 23 May 2022
Innovate to Grow is a free 10-week virtual, self-paced program, that will give you the skills to take an idea to market by harnessing the power of research and development. Small to medium-sized businesses keen to solve the energy challenges of tomorrow through new technological innovations spanning hydrogen, low emission technologies, energy storage, energy data systems and energy resources are invited to apply. Applications are open until Monday 23 May and the program commences 16 June 2022.
Thursday 5 May 2022 to Monday 23 May 2022
Information session
Learn more about Australian Fashion Council FashTech Lab Knowledge Exchange Sessions
Australian Fashion Council FashTech Lab Knowledge Exchange Sessions
Wednesday 4 May 2022
9:00 am to 10:00 am
The AFC, supported by City of Sydney, has partnered with technology companies to create a workflow for the Australian Fashion Industry using 3D design technology. At each milestone, fashion and technology businesses deep dive into challenges, discuss collaborative solutions and how technology can overcome these obstacles.
Wednesday 4 May 2022, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
In-person event
Learn more about Clothing Swap with Purpose – Winter
Clothing Swap with Purpose – Winter
Sunday 1 May 2022
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Edendale Community Environment Farm, 30 Gastons Rd, Eltham VIC 3095
An opportunity to update your wardrobe in a sustainable manner and to learn how to make smarter and more sustainable choices that benefit not only your wardrobe, but also Mother Earth.
Sunday 1 May 2022, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Edendale Community Environment Farm, 30 Gastons Rd, Eltham VIC 3095
Conference
Learn more about Business Resilience to Brilliance
Business Resilience to Brilliance
Wednesday 27 April 2022 to Friday 27 May 2022
Digital Solutions Victoria presents a dedicated series of live events to inspire, educate and empower SMEs to succeed in the current landscape. Delivered statewide throughout April and May 2022, the showcase highlights the rising digital opportunities for small businesses – and how best to prepare, pivot, and profit from them.
Wednesday 27 April 2022 to Friday 27 May 2022
Webinar
Learn more about A community-driven approach to the circular economy
A community-driven approach to the circular economy
Wednesday 27 April 2022
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Hear from circular fashion advocate Nina Gbor, Eco Styles, for an informative and thought-provoking event about what and why of a community-driven approach to the circular economy.
Wednesday 27 April 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Information session
Learn more about Australian Fashion Council FashTech Lab Knowledge Exchange Sessions
Australian Fashion Council FashTech Lab Knowledge Exchange Sessions
Wednesday 13 April 2022
9:00 am to 10:00 am
The AFC, supported by City of Sydney, has partnered with technology companies to create a workflow for the Australian Fashion Industry using 3D design technology. At each milestone, fashion and technology businesses deep dive into challenges, discuss collaborative solutions and how technology can overcome these obstacles.
Wednesday 13 April 2022, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Workshop
Learn more about Masterclass: building resilience in your business with circular economy
Masterclass: building resilience in your business with circular economy
Thursday 7 April 2022 to Thursday 19 May 2022
Learn how to take your organisation circular in a Masterclass consisting of a series of three workshops. You’ll learn how to identify circular economy opportunities and barriers along your value chain, benchmark your progress, and communicate your strategy to stakeholders.
Thursday 7 April 2022 to Thursday 19 May 2022
Information session
Learn more about Rocket Seeder Food Waste + Loss Showcase
Rocket Seeder Food Waste + Loss Showcase
Thursday 7 April 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
700 Swanston St, Parkville 3010
Meet Rocket Seeder's Food Waste + Loss founders who are solving food waste and food loss problems.
Thursday 7 April 2022, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
700 Swanston St, Parkville 3010
Webinar
Learn more about Why a circular economy makes good cents
Why a circular economy makes good cents
Thursday 7 April 2022
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Join CEDA and a panel of experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities for transitioning to a circular economy in Australia.
Thursday 7 April 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
In-person event
Learn more about Climate Salad: Melbourne Climate Tech Showcase
Climate Salad: Melbourne Climate Tech Showcase
Wednesday 6 April 2022
5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Stone and Chalk Melbourne, Goods Shed North, 710 Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008
Find out why Climate Tech is the hottest sector in the startup world, why investment is flowing five times faster than any other industry, and the innovative ways these founders are solving the biggest challenge of our time.
Wednesday 6 April 2022, 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Stone and Chalk Melbourne, Goods Shed North, 710 Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008
Live panel
Learn more about Mission-Driven Entrepreneurship
Mission-Driven Entrepreneurship
Tuesday 5 April 2022
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Join Frankie Layton (CEO and Founder of The Dirt Company), Josh Howard (Founder and CEO of Single-Use Ain’t Sexy) and Julia Kay (Co-CEO and Co-founder at great wrap.) as we dig deeper into conversations around launching and leading mission-driven organisations.
Tuesday 5 April 2022, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
In-person event
Learn more about Regen Melbourne Events – April to June 2022
Regen Melbourne Events – April to June 2022
Friday 1 April 2022 to Friday 17 June 2022
Regen Melbourne is a passionate network of individuals and organisations working together to create a safe, just and prosperous future for our city. Join their greenhouse projects and contribute your knowledge in research roundtables.
Friday 1 April 2022 to Friday 17 June 2022
Information session
Learn more about The Circular Economy: Benefits to manufacturers
The Circular Economy: Benefits to manufacturers
Wednesday 30 March 2022
8:30 am to 10:00 am
Hear how industry leaders are embracing circularity and how it can bring benefits to your business.
Wednesday 30 March 2022, 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Exhibition
Learn more about Melbourne Design Week: Zero Footprint Repurposing
Melbourne Design Week: Zero Footprint Repurposing
Friday 25 March 2022
111 Islington St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia
Visit a 100 year old warehouse, learn about the materials onsite, and discover how designers, builders and clients can revolutionise the industry approach to repurposing.
Friday 25 March 2022
111 Islington St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia
Networking
Learn more about Circular Economy Community Networking
Circular Economy Community Networking
Friday 25 March 2022
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
A networking event to close off the 2022 circular economy innovation showcase.
Friday 25 March 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Live panel
Learn more about Local Government Transitions - Circular Economy
Local Government Transitions - Circular Economy
Friday 25 March 2022
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Hear from three leading LGA's that are integrating circular principles into their operations and strategies.
Friday 25 March 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Course
Learn more about Climate and circular plastics
Climate and circular plastics
Thursday 24 March 2022
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Plastics are under pressure with changes underway in design, composition, targets, recycling, bans and deselection. What does the future hold with Australian and overseas trends and directives?
Thursday 24 March 2022, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
In-person event
Learn more about Embedding Circular Advantage
Embedding Circular Advantage
Thursday 24 March 2022
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Meet some of the businesses that have started their journeys to embedding circular advantage into their business models.
Thursday 24 March 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Live panel
Learn more about Melbourne Design Week: Full Circle - Beginning with the End
Melbourne Design Week: Full Circle - Beginning with the End
Thursday 24 March 2022
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
650 Church St, Cremorne VIC 3121, Australia
Join Living Edge and Herman Miller for a panel discussion of Melbourne’s leading architects to explore the role of architecture and design in a circular economy.
Thursday 24 March 2022, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
650 Church St, Cremorne VIC 3121, Australia
Exhibition
Learn more about Victorian Circular Activator – Circular Economy Innovator Exhibition
Victorian Circular Activator – Circular Economy Innovator Exhibition
Thursday 24 March 2022 to Friday 25 March 2022
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
A two day exhibition showcasing some of the most exciting circular economy innovations from around the state.
Thursday 24 March 2022, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm to Friday 25 March 2022, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Conference
Learn more about TRANSFORM 2022
TRANSFORM 2022
Wednesday 23 March 2022 to Thursday 24 March 2022
Roundhouse, University of NSW, Sydney
TRANSFORM will unpack the challenges, reveal solutions that can be implemented today, and provide inspiration and insights into how we can accelerate a thriving future.
Wednesday 23 March 2022 to Thursday 24 March 2022
Roundhouse, University of NSW, Sydney
Live panel
Learn more about Melbourne Design Week: Transforming design for daily use (CEBIC event)
Melbourne Design Week: Transforming design for daily use (CEBIC event)
Tuesday 22 March 2022
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
National Gallery of Victoria, Saint Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Join fashion industry leader Karen Webster for a compelling conversation on circularity in the world of consumer goods.
Tuesday 22 March 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
National Gallery of Victoria, Saint Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Live panel
Learn more about Melbourne Design Week: Circularity in the Built Environment (CEBIC event)
Melbourne Design Week: Circularity in the Built Environment (CEBIC event)
Tuesday 22 March 2022
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
National Gallery of Victoria, Saint Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC, Australia
This session explores the possibilities and practicalities of integrating circular design principles into a range of construction and demolition projects.
Tuesday 22 March 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
National Gallery of Victoria, Saint Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Live panel
Learn more about Melbourne Design Week: Sustainable Startups: Designing for a Circular Economy
Melbourne Design Week: Sustainable Startups: Designing for a Circular Economy
Tuesday 22 March 2022
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
700 Swanston St, Parkville 3010
This masterclass focuses on how sustainable startups are brought to life, from identifying a problem through to creating solutions that enable sustainable businesses.
Tuesday 22 March 2022, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
700 Swanston St, Parkville 3010
Webinar
Learn more about NSW Circular – The Australian Circular Economy Forum
NSW Circular – The Australian Circular Economy Forum
Monday 21 March 2022 to Tuesday 22 March 2022
This free webinar will bring together NSW Circular's network of large corporations, banking financial and investment bodies, NSW research organisations, and all levels of government.
Monday 21 March 2022 to Tuesday 22 March 2022
Workshop
Learn more about Melbourne Design Week: Waste Not, Want Not: Basics in Furniture Restoration
Melbourne Design Week: Waste Not, Want Not: Basics in Furniture Restoration
Saturday 19 March 2022 to Thursday 24 March 2022
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
A 3-hour workshop demonstration over two identical sessions in restoring vintage, retro and mid-century furniture.
Saturday 19 March 2022, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm to Thursday 24 March 2022, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar
Learn more about Future Facing: How will the material and energy landscape be reshaped by the circular economy?
Future Facing: How will the material and energy landscape be reshaped by the circular economy?
Thursday 17 March 2022
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
What is the Australian material and energy landscape going to look like in 5-10 years? Explore the opportunities and challenges of the future as Australia transitions to a circular economy.
Thursday 17 March 2022, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Exhibition
Learn more about Melbourne Design Week: Mass Reduction
Melbourne Design Week: Mass Reduction
Thursday 17 March 2022 to Friday 25 March 2022
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
262-266 Park St, South Melbourne VIC 3205
See the work of artists and designers who through playful transformation of textile remnants and interrogation of linear modes of textile consumption offer innovative creative design approaches to confronting textile waste.
Thursday 17 March 2022, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm to Friday 25 March 2022, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
262-266 Park St, South Melbourne VIC 3205
Workshop
Learn more about Melbourne Design Week: How to Design a Startup
Melbourne Design Week: How to Design a Startup
Thursday 17 March 2022
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
700 Swanston St, Parkville 3010
A hackathon-style competition aiming to equip students with the skills needed to develop an idea for a startup.
Thursday 17 March 2022, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
700 Swanston St, Parkville 3010
Exhibition
Learn more about Melbourne Design Week: Victorian Premier's Design Awards Showcase - Celebrating 25 Years of Design Excellence
Melbourne Design Week: Victorian Premier's Design Awards Showcase - Celebrating 25 Years of Design Excellence
Thursday 17 March 2022 to Sunday 27 March 2022
The Victorian Premier’s Design Awards Showcase for the first time shines a spotlight on a quarter of a century of award-winning design in Victoria.
Thursday 17 March 2022 to Sunday 27 March 2022
Webinar
Learn more about Circular Partnerships to create Behaviour Change
Circular Partnerships to create Behaviour Change
Wednesday 16 March 2022
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Learn how your organisation can leverage industry partnerships and encourage behaviour change to transition to a circular economy.
Wednesday 16 March 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Challenge
Learn more about Fishermans Bend Innovation Challenge
Fishermans Bend Innovation Challenge
Wednesday 16 March 2022 to Friday 20 May 2022
A unique opportunity to explore ways the creative use of emerging technology and data could help build resilience for businesses, communities, environment and individuals.
Wednesday 16 March 2022 to Friday 20 May 2022
Exhibition
Learn more about Melbourne Fashion Festival: Circular style
Melbourne Fashion Festival: Circular style
Saturday 12 March 2022
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
35 Johnston St, Collingwood VIC 3066
Be guided through the design and development of the collection, learning about the principles and inspirations our creative team drew on to create the collection.
Saturday 12 March 2022, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
35 Johnston St, Collingwood VIC 3066
Exhibition
Learn more about Melbourne Fashion Festival: Styling Sustainable Fashion
Melbourne Fashion Festival: Styling Sustainable Fashion
Thursday 10 March 2022
7:00 pm
A digital showcase, streamed live from Surabaya, Indonesia. Bringing together Indonesian fashion influences in a talkshow format the event is the final outcome of Promoting Three-Pillars of Sustainability.
Thursday 10 March 20227:00 pm
Webinar
Learn more about Starting the journey to being part of the circular economy
Starting the journey to being part of the circular economy
Wednesday 9 March 2022
9:00 am to 10:00 am
This online forum will provide valuable information on how your business can improve its current practices, identify opportunities and access available economic support and resources.
Wednesday 9 March 2022, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Live panel
Learn more about Purchasing Power for the Planet (CEBIC event)
Purchasing Power for the Planet (CEBIC event)
Wednesday 9 March 2022
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Join CEBIC in-person or online at the PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival for a panel discussion about how we can make circular and sustainable fashion choices.
Wednesday 9 March 2022, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Webinar
Learn more about Melbourne Fashion Festival: The future of fashion resale
Melbourne Fashion Festival: The future of fashion resale
Tuesday 8 March 2022
8:30 am
Learn more about fashion resale from a panel of global brands who have launched resale platforms.
Tuesday 8 March 20228:30 am
Workshop
Learn more about Melbourne Fashion Festival: Repair café – Mend-U
Melbourne Fashion Festival: Repair café – Mend-U
Sunday 6 March 2022
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
150 Oxford St, Collingwood VIC 3066
Reimagine your wardrobe staples and favourite items to give your clothing new life and ensuring they avoid the landfill pile.
Sunday 6 March 2022, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
150 Oxford St, Collingwood VIC 3066
In-person event
Learn more about Melbourne Fashion Festival: Arnsdorf x RNTR
Melbourne Fashion Festival: Arnsdorf x RNTR
Friday 4 March 2022 to Sunday 13 March 2022
229 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, VIC
Discover the Arnsdorf rental collection powered by Rntr, one of Australia's first clothing rental platforms.
Friday 4 March 2022 to Sunday 13 March 2022
229 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, VIC
Information session
Learn more about Melbourne Fashion Festival: Future from Waste Lab
Melbourne Fashion Festival: Future from Waste Lab
Friday 4 March 2022 to Saturday 12 March 2022
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hanover House, 158 City Road, Southbank VIC 3006
View the entire process of regenerative fashion production, and speak with staff about the future of fashion made from waste.
Friday 4 March 2022, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm to Saturday 12 March 2022, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hanover House, 158 City Road, Southbank VIC 3006
In-person event
Learn more about Melbourne Fashion Festival: Nique rental powered by RNTR
Melbourne Fashion Festival: Nique rental powered by RNTR
Thursday 3 March 2022 to Saturday 12 March 2022
Melbourne Central, Melbourne, VIC
Visit the NIQUE rental collection and learn about the Rntr process, try on and reserve pieces using Rntr's technology.
Thursday 3 March 2022 to Saturday 12 March 2022
Melbourne Central, Melbourne, VIC
Webinar
Learn more about Building Circularity: Why our renaissance needs to be a perfect circle
Building Circularity: Why our renaissance needs to be a perfect circle
Wednesday 24 November 2021
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
An exploration of what industry leaders are doing to reduce embodied carbon and waste in our buildings.
Wednesday 24 November 2021, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Webinar
Learn more about The Future of Cities is Circular
The Future of Cities is Circular
Friday 5 November 2021
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Four speakers discuss how we navigate the pathway to circularity in cities.
Friday 5 November 2021, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Course
Learn more about COREO Circular Economy Masterclass
COREO Circular Economy Masterclass
Thursday 28 October 2021
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
A deep-dive into all things circular economy.
Thursday 28 October 2021, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar
Learn more about Beyond the Lab Australia – Activating the Circular Economy in Australia
Beyond the Lab Australia – Activating the Circular Economy in Australia
Wednesday 13 October 2021
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
This event will focus on the progress governments, charities and academia have made in the circular economy, collaborating to turn ideas into action.
Wednesday 13 October 2021, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Course
Learn more about CERES Circular Economy and Zero Waste
CERES Circular Economy and Zero Waste
Monday 4 October 2021
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Stewart St &, Roberts St, Brunswick East VIC 3057, Australia
Learn the principles of the circular economy and zero waste.
Monday 4 October 2021, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Stewart St &, Roberts St, Brunswick East VIC 3057, Australia
Course
Learn more about RMIT Activator LaunchHUB accelerator program
RMIT Activator LaunchHUB accelerator program
Sunday 15 August 2021
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
RMIT Activators LaunchHUB Impact Ventures challenges early-stage startup founders in a supportive 12-week program.
Sunday 15 August 2021
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Festival
Learn more about Melbourne Connect Innovation Week
Melbourne Connect Innovation Week
Friday 13 August 2021 to Wednesday 18 August 2021
700 Swanston St, Parkville 3010
A five-day innovation festival delivered by the Melbourne Connect community.
Friday 13 August 2021 to Wednesday 18 August 2021
700 Swanston St, Parkville 3010
Webinar
Learn more about Climate Action through our Food
Climate Action through our Food
Thursday 24 June 2021
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Learn how a climate-ready food production sector is vital for Australia's economy.
Thursday 24 June 2021, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar
Learn more about Smart and Circular
Smart and Circular
Thursday 29 April 2021
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Learn about the potency of data and technology in this deep dive into circular economies.
Thursday 29 April 2021, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
In-person event
Learn more about Designing our future using the ‘waste’ of the past
Designing our future using the ‘waste’ of the past
Tuesday 30 March 2021
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Edge, Federation Square, Swanston Street & Flinders Steet, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Through an exhibition and a panel discussion, this event will explore how designers can help in the fight against food waste.
Tuesday 30 March 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Edge, Federation Square, Swanston Street & Flinders Steet, Melbourne, VIC 3000