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PDAC 2024 is now open. Visit the page for prices and to explore the variety of pass types available. We encourage you to use the to check out the great lineup of programming that we have planned. Additional session information and the will be available in December.


There’s an incredible lineup of programming planned for PDAC 2024! View our to get excited about what's to come. Learn from industry experts across our 12 program areas, and engage in discussions to innovate, solve problems, and share opinions. Our presenters can't wait to connect with you and share their expertise. Find them .


Celebrating excellence in the global mineral exploration and mining industry, the Awards Gala is the ideal place to host your clients and network with key players. Join us March 5, 2024, as we recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of the . Tickets sell out quickly, so be sure to buy online with your !


Save money and network with industry professionals while at the convention! Volunteer your time in exchange for a complimentary All Access Pass, meal vouchers, gift card, volunteer apparel and more.


Submit your application today.




We’ve made it easy! Renew your membership and register for the convention at the same time. Save $80 when you renew Core memberships by December 31. Core members pay only $95 compared to $175 for Regular members, and enjoy substantial discounts on registration, and much more. Renew by December 31 to be entered into a draw to win fantastic prizes – All Access Passes, gift cards and more! Winners will be notified January 8.


Engaging with members in Saskatoon


On November 28, PDAC co-hosted a networking luncheon with the Saskatchewan Mining Association (SMA) during the Saskatchewan Geological Open House. PDAC President Raymond Goldie and SMA President Pam Schwann welcomed a full house of members who enjoyed the opportunity to meet with old friends and make new acquaintances. We are looking forward to reconnecting with our Vancouver and Yukon members during Roundup on January 24 – stay tuned!



Thank you to all our Class A Corporate Members. Your unwavering support of PDAC is invaluable, allowing us to maintain our position as a strong and unified voice for the mineral industry. We appreciate and acknowledge your dedication and contributions to the success of PDAC. We are excited about our continued partnership and look forward to many more years of collaboration. View our and for more information about this top-tier level of membership.




All students (BSc, MSc, PhD) working on projects with a link to mineral deposits (e.g. mapping, mineralogy, geochemistry, geophysics, environmental, hydrogeology, etc.) are invited to submit a poster in the annual PDAC-SEG Student Minerals Colloquium, held during the 2024 Convention. This event provides the widest-possible exposure for current research. Bigger cash prizes to be won this year!


Register by Dec 16 to reserve your spot.



Students and early-career geoscientists are invited to submit their original mineral exploration project ideas for a chance to compete for $100,000 in cash prizes and project funding at the PDAC 2024 Convention. Visit the to learn more about the Challenge and for helpful resources to get you started. Application deadline: Jan 26, 2024.



Last call to get your applications in for the, and the ! The MCW Award is open to graduate geoscience students who’s thesis have a strong mapping component. Applications close December 15. The ERM Bursary is open to geoscience and mining students with a passion for sustainability and innovation. Applications close December 8.



The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) is pleased to announce the release of the report that delves into the PSE system and its capacity to support Canada’s expanding mining labour market. These challenges include declining mining-related program enrolment numbers, geographical concentration, unresponsiveness to labour demand and struggles with diversity.


To learn more about these challenges and recommended solutions,



Join MiHR for this upcoming webinar Dec 6 at 1:00 pm ET, focused on fostering safe and respectful workplaces in the Canadian mining sector. Leslie Woolcott, Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, MiHR and Michelle Hohn, MA, RTC, President, Akashic Communications will shed light on safety and promoting positive reporting cultures. They will introduce new project resources designed to assist sector stakeholders in implementing MAC’s Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Protocol on Safe, Healthy & Respectful Workplaces. Click here to register.




The newly-launched Critical Minerals Infrastructure Fund (CMIF) is a $1.5 billion investment over seven years to support clean energy and transportation infrastructure projects that will enable the development and expansion of Canada’s critical minerals production and reinforce associated supply chains. Funding may reach up to $50 million per project for non-governmental applicants, and is available for development activities as well as shovel ready projects.


Applications through NRCan are open until February 29, 2024 at 11:59PM PST.



Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is seeking opportunities to help advance the Canadian critical minerals industry by collaborating on R&D projects that are aligned with industry needs and supported by several of Canada’s federal research facilities. The program aims to connect federal laboratories with upstream and midstream projects at TRL 2-5 which have the potential to generate significant positive impact in the Canadian critical minerals sector.


To learn more and submit an expression of interest, .




The Fall 2023 edition of CORE is out now. This issue features thought-provoking and informative content including: advances in field training (written by Dr. Deanne Van Rooyen), industry-related news, engaging articles, interviews, and a look ahead to what's in store at #PDAC2024.


Read the digital magazine today






Mining Matters recently published its , highlighting a year of successful initiatives in mineral resources education. Take a moment to read about their achievements and catch a glimpse of exciting new programs and future plans. Your support is crucial in advancing Mining Matters' mission to enhance mineral literacy—consider today to contribute to this valuable cause.








Celebrate the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame class of 2024 at the 36th Annual Dinner and Induction Ceremony on Jan. 11, 2024 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. before the deadline on Dec. 20.








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