PDAC 2021: The World’s Premier Virtual Mineral Exploration and Mining Convention


The mineral exploration and mining industry will come together virtually on March 8-11, 2021, for the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) 2021 Convention. This year marks the 89th year for this iconic event. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect travel and major gatherings, PDAC recognizes that staying connected is more important than ever before for members, exhibitors, sponsors, attendees and partners. The PDAC Convention has always been unmatched in its ability to connect participants to the international mining and exploration community and keep them informed of the latest industry news and trends through extensive programming.

“The PDAC Convention is the world’s premier mineral exploration and mining industry convention. We are excited to provide the high-quality programming attendees have come to expect by offering a fully virtual experience for the first time,” says Felix Lee, PDAC President. “We are encouraged by the prospect of reaching an even greater number of international attendees who may not be able to attend our event in person.”Attendees will engage in 100+ hours of high calibre content across a diverse spectrum of highly-acclaimed programs including Capital Markets Program, Indigenous Program, Short Courses, Sustainability Program, Technical Program, Keynote Program and an all-new International Stage (formerly known as Presentation & Reception Rooms. Educational sessions will be accessible beyond the convention dates for three months and new presentation content will be uploaded post-convention.

As the largest marketplace of its kind, PDAC 2021 will have an online exhibit hall featuring customized booths with downloadable content, company brochures, investor materials, videos and more. Attendees will be able to book meetings with exhibitor representatives via video or text chat. As the world’s number one mining and investment show, PDAC 2021 will offer personalized access to targeted contacts, while strengthening ties with new and existing partners. After answering a series of questions, the matchmaking algorithm will suggest a list of like-minded attendees, sessions aligning with your interests and exhibitors matching your selected criteria. In addition, every attendee will be able to browse the attendee directory by name, company, country and other criteria based on your goals. Meaningful connections can be made from anywhere on the platform in real-time through text or video chats. Enjoy the social side of PDAC 2021 with musical acts, exclusive tours, interactive events and more!

A variety of engaging entertainment will be showcased throughout the four days of the convention. Earn rewards and win prizes just by participating! Visit select exhibitors, view sessions, learn about new products and more - there are a number of engaging ways to collect points and win. NEW for 2021: All pass holders will have access to the Awards Gala (previously a ticketed event) and the opportunity to connect with Award Recipients via live chat. Stay tuned for event details as they are announced.“We are committed to providing a first-class experience to participants—wherever they are in the world,” says Lee. For more #PDAC2021 information and latest programming details, head to www.pdac.ca/convention.