Call for short courses

Ready to share your expertise with our CIM 2020 Convention & EXPO participants? Here's what you need to know before you submit your proposal.

CIM Convention & EXPO audience:

  • Underground mine operators
  • Surface mine operators
  • Exploration and mine geologists
  • Mining financial community
  • Human resources professionals
  • Stakeholders in environment, sustainability and community relations

The following costs associated with the short course will be absorbed by CIM:

  • The short course host/main instructor can submit expenses for handouts and materials deemed reasonable – to a maximum of $500 per day.
  • The main short course presenter is granted a 50% discount on Convention registration. Exclusive.
  • All costs related to meeting space, A-V, Food & Beverage, and public Wi-Fi.

The main short course presenter is granted a 50% discount on Convention registration. However, short course presenters who are not planning to attend the rest of the CIM Convention do not need to register.

Short courses will not take place unless they break even financially.  Depending on the cost of the conference venue, this typically would require a minimum of 8 attendees.  The final decision on any short course cancellation will be administered by the CIM Manager and will be announced 40 days before the conference.

Surplus Sharing

Short course surplus (revenues minus expenses) will be split as follows in each case:

  • 75% of surplus to CIM
  • 25% of surplus to be paid out ot the short course host

Course Notes

The notes will be provided by the short course organizer in electronic format to the participants. Therefore, all participants will be required to bring their laptop or print their own notes prior to the meeting. CIM will not print copies on site. CIM will provide the short course organizer a list of attendees 1 week prior to the short course date.

Important dates

Decision on if the short course will take place March 30, 2020
Short course notes ready (PDF format) and sent to all participants April 19, 2020

Typical schedule of a short course

08:00 Registration opens
08:30-10:00 Course
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-12:00 Course
12:00-13:00 Buffet lunch
13:00-15:00 Course
15:00-15:15 Break
15:15-16:30 Course

The Short courses may end at the time they wish, we do recommend 1 hour for lunch and two breaks for a full day course. All short courses must break for lunch at the same time as lunch is served in a common room for all. No breakfast will be served.

Audio-Visual Provided

The following is included in each short course room. The organizer must find out if any additional equipment is needed so that CIM can evaluate the cost.

  • 1 Tripod Screen, computer projector, laptop computer, laser pointer
  • Podium microphone, wireless lavalier microphone

Short course registration fees

  • Regular ½ day : $175 / Students: $50
  • Regular Full Day: $375 / Students: $100
  • Regular Two-Day: $675 / Students: $150

A certificate of completion will be provided to all participants.

Submit your proposal

Questions? Contact Chantal Murphy, CIM Event Planner: cmurphy@cim.org | +1-514-939-2710 x1309

Call for Abstracts for #CIMBC20 has been extended!

Last chance to submit your abstract by November 22, 2019.