PDAC 2023: Rocking it on day one!

March 5, 2023

Today begins PDAC 2023 with a full schedule of amazing sessions to choose from, with over 1,100 exhibitors to explore and lots of networking opportunities to enjoy.

Plan your day

Convention Program Resources are available online and can be accessed from the button below, or by scanning the QR code displayed on signage throughout the Convention Centre.

Commondities Keynote

Ken Hoffman, Head of Battery Raw Materials, McKinsey & Company, discusses challenges and solutions in his keynote All metals are becoming critical.


Visit Trade ShowCore ShackInvestors ExchangeProspectors TentPDAC-SEG Student Minerals Colloquium and new this year, Indigenous Artists. Session A exhibitors will be on the floor Sunday and Monday. Navigate the exhibits using the online Exhibitor Directory.

Indigenous Program

Listen to perspectives from those who have worked jointly through the Wabun Model to negotiate and implement exploration-related agreements in this session on Negotiating agreements in early exploration: Best practices MOU and EA’s.

Letter Writer Presentations for Investors

Hear your favourite newsletter writers offer their opinions on a variety of topics. New element this year: a ‘cage match’ where we pit newsletter writers against each other in a friendly challenge to defend their opposing opinions!

Opening Ceremonies

Join PDAC President Alex Christopher; Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources; Knowledge and Wisdom Keeper Ed Sackaney, and other special guests as we mark the official opening of the 2023 Convention.

PDAC New Members Networking Reception

PDAC is delighted to host an event exclusively for new members to network with PDAC Directors and fellow colleagues. By invitation only.

Presentation & Reception Rooms

Located in the North Building, and back by popular demand! Taking place over all four days of the convention, choose from presentations by 39 companies and jurisdictions launching new products, hosting workshops, and making presentations.

Places to eat and relax

Need a break or somewhere to meet while onsite? Discover the many options, such as the 700 Café & Lounge, Lease Bonus Lounge, Food Pavilion, South32 Café and Lounge and North Eatery.

Student & Early Career Program

Learn strategies for successfully networking and navigating your way through PDAC 2023 at Convention kickstart. Also, meet some of the student-friendly companies at the PDAC-CIM Toronto guided tours of the exhibits.

The Network: Featuring Duelling Pianos

Join us for a drink and snacks while you mix and mingle with potential business contacts, all while enjoying PDAC’s favourite Duelling Pianos by A.B. Live Custom Entertainment. All Access or Exhibitor Staff pass required to attend.

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