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Student Program

PDAC 2017 Convention Student Program

The world renowned PDAC Convention offers students a unique opportunity to network with industry professionals from all over the world. Last year the Convention attracted over 1,200 students from across Canada, the USA and internationally.

Student Membership

For $19.05/year (plus tax) you can join the PDAC as a student member. This allows you to enjoy all member benefits, cheaper convention registration and the opportunity to qualify for tuition top-up awards at the Convention. To sign up for membership click here.

Volunteer Opportunities

PDAC offers students a unique opportunity to volunteer their time in exchange for a complimentary Student All Access Pass AND a ticket to the Mineral Outlook Luncheon.

Make an impression, build on your knowledge and develop your network with a series of events designed especially for students.  The world renowned PDAC convention offers students a unique opportunity to meet professionals in the industry.

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PDAC Ambassador Program Sponsored by

PDAC Convention Travel Fund

PDAC has set up a Convention Travel Fund to help student groups cover the costs of getting to Toronto. Students must be PDAC members in good standing. 
Funding is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Deadline: Feb 3, 2017. 

2017 PDAC Convention Travel Fund Application Form

Student Hub

The Student Hub (formerly Student Booth) will be located on Level 800 across from the Trade Show. This new space will host Resume Review sessions, registration for the guided tours of the trade show & investors exchange, and other engagement opportunities for students.

Resumé Review

Sign up onsite at the Student Hub for a consultation with a geoscience professional who will review your resumé and discuss personalized networking techniques. Students are encouraged to bring a copy of their resumé to the session.  Sessions will run from Sunday March 5 – Wednesday March 8.

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Student Program

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - Afternoon

PDAC Survival Skills

Monday, March 6, 2017 - Morning

PDAC-SEG Student Minerals Colloquium

Monday, March 6, 2017 - Afternoon

Student-Industry Forum

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - Morning

Student-Industry Networking Luncheon

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - Afternoon

PDAC-CIM Toronto Branch Guided Tours