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Exploration Insights

Attend engaging presentations let by industry experts

Selected from a call for abstracts, Exploration Insights will showcase high-profile technical, policy and academic presentations that offer insight into current and topical subjects.

The opinions expressed in these presentations are solely those of the presenters and not necessarily those of PDAC, its members, Directors, Board or Staff. PDAC does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of the information provided herein.

Open to all pass types.

The PDAC 2017 Exploration Insights presentation opportunity deadline was Monday, October 31, 2016. Applicants will be notified regarding the status of their submissions by early December 2016.

Exploration Insights is a high-profile venue for speakers who wish to present topical subjects at the Convention in a forum outside the themed Technical Sessions.

There is no fee to participate. All interested individuals, including academics and graduate students. are welcome to apply. The abstract themes chosen for presentation vary from year to year. Presentations of a company promotional nature are not appropriate for this forum.

Exploration Insights presentation opportunities are 25 minutes in length. All applications will be reviewed by the selection committee and speaking slots will be assigned based on content. Speaking slots are not assigned on a first-come. first-served basis.

How virtual and augmented reality will change the mining industry

Alan Smithson, MetaVRse, Toronto, Canada

The future of a vanadium industry in Canada

Mehmet F. Taner, Taner and Associates, Ottawa, Canada

The Metallogeny of lode gold deposits: A syngenetic perspective

Derek McBride, Specialist, Toronto, Canada

Iron oxide – apatite (IOA) and iron oxide – copper – gold deposits (IOCG) : A new unifying genetic model

Adam Simon, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Structural controls on magmatic Ni-Cu-PGM sulfide at Wallbridge Mining’s Parkin Offset Dyke Deposit in Sudbury, Ontario

Joshua Bailey, Wallbridge Mining Company Limited, Sudbury, Canada

Why we fail: Insights into a new exploration model

John Gingerich, Prolithic Capital Markets LLC, Toronto, Canada