For bookings, please use the contact form. See Adam’s 2015 TEDx Beijing talk, here.

October 30, 2015 – Noon.
Mumbai Int’ Literary Festival/Tata Literature Live. Mumbai, India.                           Details TBA.


Past Events

October 1, 2015. 11 AM.
Conference on Canadian Stewardship. The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Banff, Alberta. Adam Minter: The Future of Junkyard Planet (conference registration fee)

September 29, 2015. 9 AM.
Resource Recycling Conference. Indianapolis Marriott Downtown.                           Indianapolis, Indiana.                                                                                                         Keynote Address.  (conference registration required)

September 17, 2015. 1:00 PM.
Georgia State University; Atlanta, Georgia.                                                                       Junkyard Planet: A Personal Perspective on Dumping and Dignity.

September 16, 2015. 7:00 PM.
Berry College. Mt. Berry, Georgia.                                                                                     Adam Minter: Getting Started on Junkyard Planet.

September 2, 2015. 10:45 AM.
The E-Scrap Conference. Orlando, Florida.                                                                   . Exports in Reverse (conference registration)

August 25, 2015. 9 AM.
Steinert Expo 2015. Steinert US Headquarters, Walton, Kentucky.                                 Keynote Address.  (invitation and registration)

June 27, 2015.
TedX Beijing.                                                                                                                       Beijing, China

May 15, 2015. 11 AM
International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies [ICTD 15]. Nanyang Technical University, Singapore.                                                                            Adam Minter: The Afterlife of Electronics

October 27, 2014. 9 AM
Global Product Stewardship Council, SMC Conference & Function Centre. Sydney, Australia                                                                                                                           Adam Minter: Recycling in a Global Economy (conference registration fee)

October 22, 2014. 1:30 PM
WasteMINZ 26th Annual Conference. TSB Bank Arena, Wellington, New Zealand           Adam Minter: Our Junkyard Planet (conference registration fee)

October 9, 2014. 9 AM
Recycling Association of Minnesota Annual Conference. Double Tree Suites and Hotel, Bloomington, Minnesota.    
Adam Minter: My View of Junkyard Planet (conference registration fee)

October 1, 2014. 7:35 PM
Springfield Public Forum. Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street, Springfield, MA    
Adam Minter: Our Junkyard Planet

September 22, 2014, 7 PM
Franklin and Marshall College. Bonchek Auditorium, Life Sciences and Philosophy Building. Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Adam Minter: Travels in the Hidden World of Globalized Trash.

September 18, 2014, 10:30 AM
European Electronics Recycling Association Anniversary Congress. Brussels, Belgium
Adam Minter on the Circular Economy and its Impact on WEEE (conference registration fee, includes signed copy of Junkyard Planet)

May 12, 2014, 9:30 AM
Annual CLSA China Forum. Beijing, China
Adam Minter on the Business of Our Junkyard Planet (Invitation Only)

April 9, 2014. 2 PM
ISRI 2014 Convention. Mandalay Bay Resort. Las Vegas, NV
Adam Minter moderates: Future Trends in Electronics Recycling (open to conference attendees)

March 31, 2014, 4:00 PM
The University of Chicago China Center. Culture Plaza  20th floor, 59A Zhongguancun Street, Beijing, China
Adam Minter presents Welcome to Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Globalized Trash Trade

March 20, 2014, 6:00 PM
The Bookworm International Literary Festival. Building 4, Nan Sanlitun Road, Beijing, China
Junkyard Planet: Adam Minter in conversation with Jeremy Goldkorn. (tickets: RMB 80)

March 15, 2014, 6:00 PM
The Bookworm Chengdu Literary Festival. Yulie East Road 2-7#, Ren Min South Road 28#. Chengdu, China.
Adam Minter presents Junkyard Planet:Travels in the Billion Dollar Trash Trade (tickets RMB 50)

March 9, 2014, 1:00 PM
Shanghai International Literary Festival, Glamour Bar, No.5 The Bund, Shanghai         Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion Dollar Trash Trade – Adam Minter in Conversation with Rob Schmitz. (tickets: RMB 70)

February 19, 2014, 8:00 AM
The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, AmCham Shanghai Conference Center, Suite 568, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Road West, Shanghai                 Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion Dollar Trash Trade (RSVP, RMB 50 for members, RMB 120 for non-members).

February 12, 2014, 2:00 PM
Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library, Level 5, Singapore                   Adam Minter talks Junkyard Planet, part of the ‘Celebration of the Written Word’ series.

January 20, 2014, 6:30 PM
The Royal Geographic Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, UK
Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Secret Trash Trade (Open to RGS members and Fellows, only).

January 17, 2014, 5:00 PM
A Gates Conversation on the Hidden Junk Industry, The Gates Common Room. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

January 16, 2014, 6:30 PM
Young China Watchers hosts “The Trans-Pacific Trash Trade” with Adam Minter, Committee Room 20, House of Commons, Parliament, London, UK
Please contact Young China Watchers directly for registration.

December 5, 2013, 1:30 PM
The Bowers Museum, 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA
Adventures in China Writing: Tales from a Journalist, Novelist, and Historian (with Lisa Brackmann and Jeff Wasserstrom) Museum Admission Fee Required.

December 4, 2013, 4:15 PM
Pomona College, Hahn 108, Claremont, CA
Junkyard Planet: Adventures in China and Beyond Tracking the Global Trash Trade

December 3, 2013, 4:00 PM
University of Southern California, Leavey Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA
Junkyard Planet: A Lecture and Q&A with Adam Minter

November 21, 2013, 7:00 PM
Literati Bookstore, 124 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI
Adam Minter presents “Junkyard Planet: Inside the Multi-Billion Dollar Trade in American Trash”

November 19, 2013, 6:00 PM
Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, 5751 South Woodlawn, Chicago, IL
Adam Minter reads from “Junkyard Planet: Inside the Multi-Billion Dollar Trade in American Trash”

November 15, 2013, 7:00 PM
Common Good Books, 38 Snelling Avenue South, St. Paul, MN
Adam Minter discusses “Junkyard Planet: Inside the Multi-Billion Dollar Trade in American Trash”

November 13, 2013, 6:00 PM
The New SchoolDorothy Hirshon Suite (Room I205), Arnhold Hall55 West 13th StreetNew York, NY
The Global Studies and Environmental Studies programs at the New School Present: Junkyard Planet: A lecture and discussion with Adam Minter

October 30, 2013, 10:00 AM
The Norwegian EmbassyBeijing, China
The Foreign Correspondents Club of China presents: Junkyard Planet: China’s Hand in a Billion Dollar Trash Trade

October 24, 2013, 1:30 PM
Twelve at HengshanShanghai, China
The Bloomberg New Energy Shanghai Leadership Forum 2013: The Future of Asia’s Energy-Industry-Technology Firms presents Adam Minter on the Business of a Junkyard Planet (invitation only)

September 25, 2013, 7:00 PM
The Apartment, 47 Yongfu Road, Shanghai
The Shanghai Foreign Correspondents Club presents “Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade”

September 11, 2013, 8:30 AM
Omni Orlando Resort, Champion’s Gate, Orlando, Florida
2013 E-Scrap Conference, “China: An On-the-Ground Assessment”

August 22, 2013, 7:00 PM
Memo Bar, #37, Lane 50, Shanxi Nan Lu, Shanghai, China
The Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce hosts “Who Wins When Foreigners Dump Their Waste on China?” (registration + attendance fee required)

June 20, 2013, 7:15 PM
The Wooden Box, 9 Qinghai Lu, Shanghai, China
The Hopkins China Forum and Young China Watchers host “Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade”