The call for abstracts is now closed.

If you have been invited by one of the topic or session chair to submit an abstract, please click here

Submissions made without invitation will not be accepted at this point.

If you have submitted an abstract before December 16, an email of acceptance or non-acceptance will be sent on February 17, 2023.

The technical program schedule will be available on the convention website mid-February 2023.

Topics & Sub-topics

  • New exploration models
    – Critical and strategic minerals deposits
    – Precious metals
    – Base metals
  • Resource estimation – best practices for CSM
  • Supply Chains in CSM
  • Geology applied AI – how to find new deposits
  • Digital applications in mining – data collection and processing
    – Mining communication
    – Remote controlled operations
    – Autonomous trucks, excavators, drills and other equipment
    – Using AI algorithms to improve mine planning

  • Asset management
    – Remote sites

  • Equipment maintenance and reliability
    – Maintenance planning
    – Inventory management – minimize the risk and the capital inefficiency
    – Use of the software and AI to predict equipment failures
    – Best industry practices

  • Mine operation – surface and underground
    – Using renewable energy sources
    – Remote sites – planning and supply chain challenges
    – Mine electrification

  • Mine planning and optimization
    – Planning Software applications – success stories
    – Surface mine planning
    – Underground mine planning
    – Crushing and grinding
    – Ground control Open pit and underground mapping

  • Operation efficiency or challenges
    – Improving blast fragmentation
    – Blast movement and impact on dilution
    – Increasing trucking/loading efficiencies
    – decreasing dilution in the UG & OP operations
    – Improving data return times lab to the field – assays
    – Month End Reconciliation, pit to port and pit to smelter

  • Rock mass characterization and stress measurement

  • Innovations in laboratory testing and field monitoring

  • Innovations in rock engineering modelling

  • Seismicity and rock bursts risk management

  • Case studies

  • Community engagement and First Nation, building acceptability and mutual benefits

  • Communication with communities [or stakeholders]

  • Permitting and reclamation success stories

  • How to assess properly project risks
    – Risk assessment
    – Risk prevention
    – Risk monitoring & reporting

  • Federal and provincial assessment process

  • Diversification in Energy

  • Geothermal applications

  • Renewable energies (wind & solar polar)

  • Hydrogen

  • Small nuclear reactors

  • Recycling waste, batteries
  • Clean diesel

  • Design best practices
    – Remote sensing and monitoring
    – Instrumentation, success stories

  • Dry stacking, codisposing and co-mingling waste and tailings
    – Reducnig risks by removing water
    – Cost-effective designs lowering the CAPEX
    – Projects operability and OPEX reduction

  • Preventing ARD and ML (metal leaching)

  • Design for reclamation

  • Geotechnical

  • Water management

  • Water treatment

  • Toward a decarbonizing world
    · Carbon sequestration in mining
    · Carbon credits
    · Carbon neutral planning

  • How to make mining interesting for young people

  • Retaining people resources

  • Gamification of the exploration and mining

  • Using new softwares and gadgets

  • Remote work form the cities (remote scoop, track drill, excavator operators)

  • Value of diversity and inclusion

  • Women on Boards

  • Opportunities and challenges on each of the following key critical minerals:
    – Rare Earth Elements
    – Lithium
    – Nickel
    – Copper
    – Cobalt
  • Leadership lessons from the C-suite (What has living through a proxy battle, natural disaster, insolvency, other crisis taught me about leadership?)
  • Commodities outlook
  • Supply chain
  • How are companies financing projects – organic growth
  • Mergers and Acquisition trends – inorganic growth
  • Mental health, breaking the stigma

  • Culture

  • Critical controls

  • Incident reviews, personal stories safety shares, lessons learned

  • Safety leadership

  • Safety program development and implementation

  • Safety related new technologies

  • CO2 emissions abatement in the metals production cycle

  • Proven or emerging mineral processing technologies for GHG-footprint reduction

  • Proven or emerging extractive/process technologies for GHG-footprint reduction

  • Improvements on existing process technologies to minimize specific energy consumption

  • Examples of implementation projects with novel mining/extraction technologies that have a material impact on GHG-footprint reduction

  • Innovative research on new selective-mining and mineral sorting, comminution and/or on new extractive processes that reduce energy-intensiveness

  • Global market review and new projects

  • Mining operations

  • Concentration and flotation

  • Pelletizing

  • Social and Environment

  • Key Dates
    Abstract submission deadline: December 16, 2022
  • Email notification of acceptance: February 17, 2023
  • Presenters’ registration deadline: March 24, 2023
  • Recording presentation deadline: April 21, 2023
  • 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 24, 2023, 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.
  • 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: widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio
      • An email specifying the presentation date and time will be sent to each presenter on March 14, 2023.
      • Presenters must register before March 24, 2023 to guarantee your place in the program schedule. A preferential registration fee is set for presenters.
      • All presenters must record their presentations in the technical program system by April 21, 2023 for the video library.
      • Presenters who accept their presentations to be on the CIM Academy after the convention, must sign the authorization form before April 21, 2023.
      • For presenters who prepare a technical paper (not mandatory), the paper must be submitted online before May 1, 2023 with the signed the copyright form.
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