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Exploration Insights

Do you have a technical, policy or academic presentation you’d like to share with a global audience? Then apply to present your findings during the Exploration Insights session at PDAC 2018!


Please submit an abstract (maximum 400 words) using the online application form. Applications will be judged solely on the quality and content of the abstract submitted. Applications submitted by fax or email will be disregarded.

Deadline for submissions is Monday, October 30th at 5:00 pm EST. Space is limited. Selected applicants will be notified of their acceptance in December 2017.

To submit an application, click here.
For more information, contact:
Zoe Bell 
[email protected] 
416 362 1969 ext. 238

Why Present?

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.

Presenting at PDAC 2018, the world’s premier mining investment convention, provides you with an unmatched opportunity to exchange information and explore innovative approaches. You will gain recognition as an expert and leader in the field at the conference and beyond.

Be part of PDAC 2018, as one of our presenters!

  • Share new ideas or highlight notable projects, research and practices
  • Contribute to furthering cross-sectoral dialogue and building knowledge in the field
  • Advance your own professional development by demonstrating that you are staying current on what’s happening in career development
  • Receive feedback and gain new perspectives from peers to further shape your work
  • Meet new people or reconnect with colleagues who share your interests from different backgrounds, organizations and geographies – and build your network

Who Presents?

PDAC presenters include academics and graduate students as well as other interested individuals from around the world.

Areas of Interest

PDAC has identified areas of interest to assist presenters in targeting the content of their sessions. These are examples only; however, all proposals need to contribute to advancing project related prospecting or developing activities to supplement themed technical sessions

  • New concepts and technical developments in exploration (the use of drones would be an example)
  • New uses and technical advancements for individual commodities
  • Creative ideas for the retention of knowledgeable technical staff in the face of exploration and mining staff reductions due to cyclic industry downturns 
  • Exploration properties of merit (their recent exploration and development history)
  • Mineral deposit case histories describing mineralization, alteration and discussions on how and where deposits are formed
  • Examples of innovation applied to exploration problems
  • Case histories dealing with land use issues inside and outside of Canada
  • Case histories dealing with exploration health and safety

Presentations of a company promotional nature are not appropriate for this forum.

Exploration Insights presentation opportunities are 25 minutes in length. Microsoft PowerPoint presentations are to be sent at least two weeks in advance of the Convention.  The presentations will be vetted and edits for clarity and style compliance will be suggested if necessary to meet with PDAC presentation standards.  Final versions must be received at least a day before the session date in order that they can be preloaded onto a master AV system. AV technicians will be available onsite for last-minute assistance if required. 

The selected presentations will be listed on the PDAC website, in the Convention Program and on onsite signage. There is no fee to participate. The presenting author is responsible for Convention registration and securing accommodation if required.