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Students for Zero Waste Conference
2023 Program

Tune into this year's 3-day conference in-person at Swarthmore College or digitally.

Friday evening will start off the conference weekend with affinity group breakouts and PLAN's signature "Unconference" — informal, attendee-led discussion groups to break the ice. Saturday is the fullest conference day with a keynote and welcome, three concurrent panel session blocks, and group meals. Panels are sorted into three tracks: Finding Your Point of Intervention, Building A Liberated Future, and Re-Defining Zero Waste. Follow all of the sessions within a track, or mix and match based on your interest! Finally, Sunday will consist of group field trip activities ranging from a hands-on art project, volunteering with a local organization, an environmental justice tour, and a virtual tour option. View the schedule overview below, and note that specific sessions and speakers are subject to change.


Thank You to our 2023 Sponsors

Logos from the 18 sponsors of the 2023 Conference, including other movement organizations like Break Free From Plastic and for-profit companies like Klean Kanteen and Dr. Bronner's.