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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.



Ticketed Events




Monday, March 6: Mineral Outlook Luncheon
Dr. Dambisa Moyo, Global Economist and one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People and New York Times best-selling author, will present Global shifts in economics, geopolitics & business: What’s it going to take to be successful? Dr. Moyo will address the structural and tactical implications of global macroeconomic trends, why this time is different, and investment opportunities for the future.




Tuesday, March 7: Awards Gala & After Party
We’ve moved to Tuesday!

Meet with the who’s who in the global mining industry and celebrate industry excellence with the 2017 Award Recipients. Network with C-level executives, investors, financiers, brokers and top decision makers at our exclusive pre-event cocktail reception—followed by a three-course gourmet dinner and fine wines. 

Then it’s off to the AFTER PARTY! This event will be your chance to meet the 2017 Award Recipients, financiers and brokers. Enjoy two complimentary drink tickets.



Free Networking Events






Sunday, March 5: Opening Day Reception
PDAC welcomes you to the largest networking event at the convention. Enjoy a drink and snacks as you connect with attendees, exhibitors and colleagues.

Monday, March 6: Trade Show Reception
Enjoy a glass of wine or beer as you network with Trade Show North exhibitors and attendees from international and domestic companies, including organizations promoting technology, products, services and mining jurisdictions.

Tuesday, March 7: Student-Industry Networking Luncheon
The flagship event of the student program; this reception-style buffet luncheon provides an opportunity to make valuable connections with industry professionals and peers. 

Wednesday, March 8: Grand Finale - NEW
After four exhilarating days at the world’s mineral exploration and investment convention…it’s time to party! Enjoy the action and network, while the Dave Murphy Band performs your favourite tunes. Get your two free drink tickets at the door, grab a bite to eat and dance, dance, dance!




February 3

Early registration deadline. Register early and save!
PDAC Members receive special rates.

February 6
Cut-off for hotel reservations at PDAC preferred rates (where still applicable).
 Schedule at a Glance

PDAC 2017 Registration Brochure 

Registration Fees



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About PDAC

PDACThe Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is the national voice of Canada's mineral exploration and development industry. With a membership of over 8,000, the PDAC's mission is to promote a responsible, vibrant and sustainable Canadian mineral exploration and development sector. The PDAC encourages leading practices in technical, environmental, safety and social performance in Canada and internationally. PDAC is known worldwide for its annual PDAC Convention, regarded as the premier event for mineral industry professionals.


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