Short Courses are in-depth educational sessions led by presenters with expertise in a variety of different subject matters. We invite all interested parties to apply to present a Short Course at PDAC 2021.

For more information, contact:

Sarah Nazar
[email protected]

We are pleased to announce that our annual PDAC Convention—the world’s premier mineral exploration and mining event—will be entirely virtual in 2021 for the first time in its 89-year history.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect travel and major gatherings, we recognize that staying connected is more important than ever for members, exhibitors, sponsors, attendees and numerous partners. The decision to move forward with a virtual event offers a safe and innovative solution for the industry to access our outstanding programming, investment and networking opportunities.



Applications must be received by Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm EDT.  Please complete the form below to submit your Short Course application for consideration at PDAC 2021.

Applications will be reviewed by the Short Course Selection Committee and applicants will be notified as to the success of their application in late October.


2021 Short Courses

A full list of 2021 Short Courses will be available in November. PDAC reserves the right to cancel Short Courses that do not meet minimum attendance requirements.

Need professional development hours to maintain your professional designation? Upon request, PDAC will provide a certificate of completion for Short Courses to help you meet your PD hour requirements.