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Call for abstracts is open until January 10

The technical program of the 2022 convention must adapt to our new reality. We want to share your knowledge with as many people as possible. With this in mind, the technical program will be available in a hybrid version. The technical program will be presented in-person with the presenters at the Vancouver Convention Center as well as in the form of a pre-recorded video on the virtual platform. The virtual component will reach more participants who are not able to travel to Vancouver and in-person participants to see recorded presentations on the virtual platform that are being presented simultaneously at the convention center.

We will ask all presenters to record their presentation 3 weeks prior to the conference. After the conference, the video presentations will be transferred to the CIM Academy, our online learning platform on our CIM website. Signing of a publication authorization form for the CIM Academy will be required.

Share your knowledge by submitting an abstract (max 500 words) for the CIM 2022 convention under one of the 9 technical topics.




TECHNICAL TOPICS with Sub-topics

  • Transitions: The Digital Platform
    Chair: Mark Richards and Carla Reyes, Teck Resources Ltd.
    • Electrification and power systems
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Renewable energy in mining
    • The use of AI and advanced simulation technology from geology to metal production
    • Digital operations and maintenance
    • The connected mine
  • Operations
    Chair: George Darling, Sandstorm Gold Royalties
    • Surface Mining operations
    • Underground mining operations
    • Shaft Operations
    • Ramp operations
    • Mining method operations
    • Maintenance planning
    • Equipment optimization
    • Human resource operations
    • Operation services
    • Material handling
    • Operations data management
    • Operations simulation
    • Operations automation
    • Operational Excellence: utilize existing resources to their fullest potential, leaning on seat time, resource planning, maintenance practice
    • Data driven decision making in operations
    • Operations – re-imagining Spaces
  • Environment: Reliance & Adaptability
         Chair: Julie Champagne, National Research Council Canada

    • Mining and the circular economy
    • Climate risk: Successful adaptation stories
    • Ecosystems and Biodiversity: environmental monitoring to measure and mitigate impacts
    • Tailings: new standards and technologies
    • Water in mining: Operations, environment, and communities
    • Clean energy transitions
    • The role of mining in the UN's sustainable development goals
    • Decarbonizing mining – targets and pathways
    • Trends in smelting and processing
    • Critical minerals and metals for clean technologies; Include aspects relating to resource security for critical minerals, including collaboration with USA
    • Mine waste recycling (tailings, metals, oils, batteries, etc.)
  • The Value of People: Mining for Talent and Social Forces in Mining
         Chairs:Julia Gartley, BBA  and Stefanie Vo, Hatch
    • Moving from benefits to partnerships
    • Mining industry reputation and ethical obligations: good news stories
    • ESG/CSR in practice: Closing the gaps
    • Expanding the ESG toolbox
    • Technology and the social license to operate
    • How to build trust and keep it
    • How do we attract our future workforce?
    • Generational knowledge transfer - how do we do it successfully?
    • Continuing education to address the labour gap
    • Retention across commodity price cycles
    • Digital workforce
    • Gender and racial equity
  • Markets & Finance
         Chairs: Jessie Liu-Ernsting, Keystone Resource Solutions Corp. and David Anonychuk, SGS
    • Commodities Outlook
    • Economic Trends: Current state of play & through the eyes of mining futurists
    • Overcoming supply chain challenges: Logistics, traceability (ESG, provenance), premium pricing
    • Financing: State of Play and Future Trends
    • Accountability to financiers: trends and tools to support operators
    • New frontiers in mining - carbon capture, ocean floor and space
    • Decarbonization - Separating fact from fiction
    • Critical minerals: security of supply, strengthening regional supply chains, development of partnerships and alliances
  • Geotechnical
         Chair: Mike Yao, Vale
    • Innovations in Laboratory and Field testing
    • Innovations in Field Monitoring Technology and Program
    • Slope Stability
    • Underground Soft Rock Engineering
    • Seismic Risk Management for mining at depth
    • Analysis, modelling and ground support design
    • Innovations in geomechanics technology
    • Case studies
  • Geology: Mineralizing Systems & Beyond
    Chairs: Dan Marshall, Simon Fraser University and Garth Kirkham, Kirkham Geosystems Ltd.
    • Advances in Cordilleran Porphyry deposit knowledge
    • Mineral Deposits worldwide
    • Digital Advances in Property Evaluation and Assessment: 43-101 and more
  • Protecting our People
         Chair: Glenn Lyle, MIRARCO
    • Lessons learned from Covid that apply to health and safety
    • Igniting Safety Leadership
    • Building and sustaining a culture of health and safety
    • Technical innovations that support Health and Safety (Technology for management of risk)
    • Best practices in the development of H&S leading indicators
    • Mental Health, Wellness and Occupational Health
    • Promotion of H&S in Canadian Mining Education
    • Risk Management and the Technology of Automation
    • Global trends in Health and Safety
  • Impact of Processing Advances on Mining Economics
         Chairs: Daniel Brosig, Gas Cleaning Technologies LLC and Boyd Davis, Kingston Process Metallurgy Inc. (KPM)
    • Objective: With a vision on 2030, this symposium will explore upcoming advances in processing that will impact mining and improve economics.
    • Advances in processing of high-impurity ores
    • Processing of secondary materials/recycling
    • Alternative strategies to processing for specific products (like battery precursors)
    • Management/abatement of pollutants in effluents
    • Changes in downstream processing due to GHG consideration
  • More Information
    • The format of the conference allows for a 20-minute presentation and a five-minute question and answer period. It may differ if you are invited in a panel discussion session. In that case, your session chair will confirm the exact presentation time.
    • Slide layout: widescreen16:9 aspect ratio
    • An email specifying the presentation date and time will be sent to each presenter on March 14, 2022.
    • All presenters must record their presentations in the technical program system by April 8, 2022 for the virtual platform
    • Presenters who accept their presentations to be on the CIM Academy after the convention, must sign the authorization form before April 8, 2022.
    • Presenters must register before March 25, 2022 to guarantee your place in the program schedule. A preferential registration fee is set for presenters.
    • For presenters who prepare a technical paper (not mandatory), the paper must be submitted online before May 1, 2022 with the signed the copyright form
  • Important Link and Documents
    • *Technical Program Management System
      • To do updates on your profile, abstract, co-authors, biography, presenter’s photo
      • To do the recording of your presentation
      • Upload authorization form for the Academy
      • Upload technical paper
    • *Guidelines for Authors/Presenters (link to PDF)
    • *How to do your Recording (link to PDF)
    • *Publishing Authorization form for the CIM Academy (link to PDF)
    • *Copyright form for Technical Paper (link to PDF)





Key Dates


Abstract submission deadline January 10, 2021
Email notification of acceptance February 14, 2022
Presenter’s registration deadline March 25, 2022
Recording presentation deadline April 8, 2022


Registration Fee

Conferences rely on registration fees from all categories of attendees for financial sustainability. This means that all conference participants, including members of the Organizing Committee, Session and Stream Chairs, as well as Presenters, must pay the registration fees set for their category. Presenters must register on or before March 25, 2022, to guarantee your place in the program schedule. A preferential registration fee is set for presenters and session chairs in recognition of their special contribution to the conference.