The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is the leading voice of the mineral exploration and development community. With over 8,000 members around the world, the PDAC’s mission is to promote a globally responsible, vibrant and sustainable minerals industry. As the trusted representative of the sector, PDAC encourages best practices in technical, operational, environmental, safety and social performance.
The work of the association is carried out by a 26-member Board of Directors, 16 committees, and a team of permanent staff. In 2018, the Board of Directors approved a five-year strategic plan for PDAC. The strategic goals and objectives in this plan centre around the themes of: Competitiveness, influence, engagement and leadership.
The annual PDAC Convention is regarded as the premier international event for the mineral industry. It has attracted more than 25,000 people from 125 countries in recent years and will next be held March 3-6, 2019 in Toronto.