Opportunities for Industry at PDAC 2017 Convention

PDAC’s annual convention is the world’s premier meeting of mineral explorationists, developers, investors, corporate and investment bankers, financiers, analysts and government representatives. 
PDAC 2016 attracted over 22,000 people from more than 100 countries.

The world renowned PDAC Convention features a unique Student Program with events geared toward post-secondary students and recent graduates, with a commitment to raise awareness of the many opportunities that the exploration and development industry have to offer. The Student Program relies on industry professionals to engage and encourage today's students - tomorrow's leaders. 

Your participation in the following events provides an excellent opportunity to profile your company at no cost. 
For more information about the Student Program contact Marc Gasparotto,  [email protected] or 416-362-1969 ext 297.

PDAC-CIM Toronto Branch Guided Tours of the Trade Show & Investors Exchange

tour3For each tour that you choose to participate in, a group of 10 students, led by an industry professional will visit your booth. You will have ~7 minutes to promote your company, describe projects/activities and answer student questions. You can also hand out promotional materials to students.

Sunday March 5                                             1:00 pm
Monday March 6               10:00 am and 1:00 pm
Tuesday March 7              10:00 am and 2:00 pm

Application Form: Guided Tours

As a participant in the Guided Tours your company will be added to the Student Friendly Company List, which will be available to students during the Convention and posted on the PDAC website prior to the Convention.

Student Friendly Company List
If you do not wish to participate in the Guided Tours but would like to be listed as a Student Friendly Company, we can add your company name and booth number to the list. Students who are unable to participate in the tours usually visit the Student Friendly Companies on their own. 

Add me to the Student Friendly Company List

Tuesday March 7, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Student-Industry Networking Luncheon              

student-industry networking luncheon-45Participate as an Industry Partner
The most popular event of the student program; participation at this free reception-style buffet luncheon gives you a rare opportunity to profile your company to over 900 students and industry professionals. Industry Partners will receive a 6' table (with signage indicating the Company name) to display their materials and showcase their company and opportunities to students. 

Application Form: Industry Partner


Attend the Student-Industry Networking Luncheon 

You don't have to be an industry partner to participate. 
This event gives you the opportunity to discuss your career and share your experiences with students. Your advice and anecdotes help students and graduates gain a better understanding of the various types of careers that are available to them, while allowing them the opportunity to practise their networking skills. 

This event features a reception-style buffet lunch and is free for registered attendees with 
an All Access Pass or an Exhibitors badge. 
Registration is suggested but not required for industry professionals. 

RSVP when you register for the Convention

Monday March 6, 12 noon - 7:00 pm, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Ballroom

Student Minerals Colloquium     


PDAC is pleased to partner with the NSERC-CMIC Footprints Network, the Goodman School of Mines, and the Society of Economic Geologists Canada Foundation in sponsoring the Annual Student Minerals Colloquium.

This event is hosted by the SEG Student Chapters at Laurentian University and the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre and will feature 100 poster presentations highlighting current research on mineral deposits and related studies by students from across North America.