Remade Circular Economy Tech Summit & Conference

~ Washington, DC

Bringing together, FOR THE FIRST TIME, all aspects of the Circular Economy into one unified, in-depth, multidisciplinary, action-based scientific conference.

The REMADE Institute, in partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, will host the first REMADE Circular Economy Technology Summit & Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference will take place on Monday and Tuesday, March 20-21, 2023, at the National Academy of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., in the nation’s capital. This conference will serve as a national thought-leadership event on the Circular Economy.

For the past 150 years, economic growth has depended on our ability to extract resources from the ground, convert them into products we use, and eventually throw them away. This "Take - Make - Waste" extractive economy, which relies on fossil fuels, does not manage resources for the long-term. To solve this problem, we must transition to a Circular Economy, where we fundamentally transform the way we produce and use goods. The Circular Economy addresses the shortcomings of the current systems while creating new opportunities for business and society. It is based on three principles driven by design: eliminate waste and pollution, circulate products and materials, and regenerate natural systems. The Circular Economy offers systems solutions that reduce the likelihood of future shocks and create resilience.

The objective of the REMADE Circular Economy Technology Summit & Conference is to advance the national conversation on a circular approach and how sustainable manufacturing can support the nation in meeting its multiple energy, environmental, and economic goals.

The conference will be open to REMADE members and non-members alike. It will feature experts highlighting emerging technologies and research that will advance and accelerate the nation’s transition to a Circular Economy.