PDAC News January - Convention Short Courses, Student Opportunities, PDAC Career Openings, and more! undefined

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Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada




Explore in-depth educational sessions led by expert presenters. . Our course is ideal for professionals in small to mid-sized exploration and development companies and offers an engaging experience while focusing on disclosure and reporting. Exploration geologists will leave our course with a toolbox of techniques that can aid mineral exploration programs, such as identification of ice flow indicators and till sampling methods and strategies.



The Exhibitor Spotlight highlights unique and innovative displays in mining from early-stage exploration, discovery, suppliers to the industry, cutting-edge technology and equipment in the Investors Exchange, Trade Show and Trade Show North.


about the Exhibitor Spotlight and see a list of selected exhibitors.



All #PDAC2024 exhibitors are encouraged to participate in the Guided Tours of the Exhibits or register for the #studentfriendly company list to connect with upcoming talent – students and early career individuals.



Board election opens today!


Members will be emailed a personalized link to the 2024 Board of Directors election ballot at 2 p.m. EST on January 25. If you have not already done so, your membership and exercise your right to vote. Election results will be announced at the AGM on March 3.



On behalf of the PDAC Board of Directors, we invite all members to taking place at 11:30 a.m. EST on March 3. The meeting will be held in Room 711, South Building, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.





PDAC hosted its second annual member event at AME Roundup on January 24. The well-attended event gave members from western Canada an opportunity to meet PDAC Directors, network with colleagues and discover what’s in store for 2024. about membership options on the PDAC website.







Renew or purchase your membership and register for the Convention by February 9th to maximize your savings at #PDAC2024. We also have a new benefit this year! Members attending #PDAC2024 with an All Access Pass will have access to select session recordings post-Convention. These include the four Keynote Program presentations, the Commodities Technical Program session, and more. to renew and register at the same time.




January 28th is International Reducing CO2 Emissions Day! this Sunday for the launch of our online Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculator. Elevate your commitment to sustainable mineral exploration practices with PDAC's NEW Greenhouse Gas Calculator. Measure, track, and optimize your carbon footprint with precision.



PDAC’s Convention Travel Fund helps student groups with the costs of getting to Toronto for the annual Convention. Funding is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.




Student members receive a discount on registration, and Short Course fees. Get your Student All-Access Pass today to experience the exciting events in the , including the Student-Industry Mixer. Enjoy full convention programming including daily networking opportunities. !




The Critical Minerals Infrastructure Fund (CMIF) will support clean energy and transportation infrastructure projects to enable the development and expansion of Canada’s critical minerals production. The first call for proposals to distribute up to $300 million is now open, with funding reaching up to $50 million per project for non-governmental applicants to two streams: development activities and shovel-ready projects. are open until February 29, 2024 at 11:59PM PST.




The Government of Canada has released the reporting obligations and related guidance for Forced Labour in Canadian Supply Chains. Completing the online questionnaire on or before May 31st of each calendar year is mandatory for entities. Check out for more information on who/what is included in the disclosure as well as resources on respecting human rights.



Are you thinking about a career change? We are looking for enthusiastic and proactive candidates to join our growing team. Explore our job openings and !


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