A Wealth of Flows: Circular Economy Workshop for Leaders of Design, Manufacturing and Sustainability will provide a comprehensive introduction to the circular economy movement and its potential to reinvent West Michigan industry. Featuring a livestream with Ken Webster, Head of Innovation at Th e Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the workshop will feature local and national leaders in design and manufacturing outlining a path for purposeful decisions and collaboration. A circular economy is a regenerative system in which resource input and waste, emission, and energy leakage are minimized by slowing, closing, and narrowing material and energy loops. Popularized by The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the concept is rapidly emerging as one of the most important trends in design, manufacturing and sustainability. Keynote speakers include Ken Webster, Head of Innovation at The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, author of The Circular Economy: A Wealth of Flows, and Nathan Shedroff, Associate Professor, Industrial Design at California College of the Arts.
Networking reception will follow the program.
A Wealth of Flows: Circular Economy Workshop for
Leaders of Design, Manufacturing and Sustainability
Monday, October 9
11:30 am to 4:30 pm
The Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University
50 Front Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
$25 per person, includes lunch and reception
Presented by Grand Rapids Community Sustainability Partnership and West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum with
additional support from Grand Valley State University, Kendall College of Art & Design, and other partners.
Learn more and register at wmsbf.org/ceworkshop.