David Gale SSR Mining Inc. Chair, Roundup 2018 Organizing Committee

We invite you to join us at one of the world’s premier technical mineral exploration conferences. AME’s Mineral Exploration Roundup 2018 will take place January 22 to 25 in beautiful Vancouver, B.C. Every year, explorers from around the world come together to share their latest findings, stories, successes and innovative ideas to further the exploration industry.

As the industry gains momentum and sees a resurgence in many regions, Roundup’s theme, “New Generation of Discovery,” will bring experienced mineral explorers together to examine new geoscience ideas, innovative technologies and creative business solutions to lead the way to success. Everything from 3D/ virtual reality/augmented reality applications to undiscovered places to unlikely partnerships – the opportunities are here.

2018 marks AME’s 35th consecutive conference, and while new ideas continue to flow, we can’t forget our renowned foundational programming in our Core Shack, Technical Sessions and Student Poster Session. Leading up to the conference, we will be providing a full slate of short courses that will include the structural geology of Canadian ore deposits and the geology of zinc deposits. And if you’re looking to involve your family, our public outreach presentation, Discovery Day, is an event for explorers of all ages to learn more about minerals and exploration in a fun and accessible way.

We would like to thank the 6,000 participants from more than 40 countries who attended Mineral Exploration Roundup 2017, and on behalf of the Roundup Organizing Committee, we look forward to seeing you again at the Vancouver Convention Centre January 22 to 25, 2018.

General Information


New for 2018: AME Roundup 2018 will be held at Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C.

Online registration

Visit roundup.amebc.ca to register and for conference, visitor and hotel information.

Registration inquiries

For registration questions, please contact Conexsys Event Registration at 1.855.787.2457 (toll-free) or email [email protected].

Hotel information

We appreciate your support in booking your accommodations through our partnering hotels. For details, visit http://roundup.amebc.ca/ attendees/hotel-visitor-info/.

Vancouver Resource Investment Conference

AME has partnered with Cambridge House International to overlap conference dates for 2018 for the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference. For details, visit roundup.amebc.ca.

The Association for Mineral Exploration sincerely thanks the sponsors of Roundup 2018 (as confirmed at the time of printing) for their support.

Technical Sessions

Official Opening Ceremonies and Keynote Speaker

Monday, January 22 | Morning

Join us to kick off Roundup 2018 with featured keynote speaker Kelvin Dushnisky, president of Barrick Gold Corporation.

Regional Overviews – B.C./Yukon/Alaska

Monday, January 22 | Morning

This signature session will provide an update on mineral exploration and mining activities in British Columbia, Yukon and Alaska. The content will link the latest geoscience information with the latest mineral exploration and mining industry activities. This session is geared to providing prospectors, exploration geologists, engineers, miners, financial analysts, investment organizations and senior industry leaders with a solid foundation and a vision to succeed.

New Geoscience: Research and Knowledge for Exploration Monday,

January 22 | Afternoon

The New Geoscience session (formerly Public Geoscience) will feature technical talks by government and university geoscientists. New geoscience informs mineral exploration and can expand its footprint, underpinning a new generation of discovery. This session, “Expanding Exploration Space,” will communicate frontline geoscience initiatives that are helping expand the footprint of exploration across the northern Cordillera. Topics will cover deposit to regional scales, serving firsthand research on established and nascent deposits while engaging contemplation on new exploration environments.

Government and Industry Session

Monday, January 22 | Afternoon

The ninth annual B.C. Government and Industry Session will feature an opportunity for B.C. political leaders to provide their mineral exploration and mining policy positions during a facilitated questionand-answer period with delegates.

Commodities and Financial Markets

Tuesday, January 23 | Morning

This year’s session brings together commodity experts who will discuss outlook fundamentals for precious metals; base metals, including copper, zinc and lead; as well as energy metals: cobalt and lithium. Finance experts in private equity and mining economics will also discuss the global economy and its impact on mineral exploration, mining and metals.

Think Zinc!

Tuesday, January 23 | Afternoon

Increased zinc prices have generated significant market interest and exploration activity surrounding this important base metal. This session will highlight the perspectives of industry experts to provide a snapshot of several zinc deposit models and the companies that will capitalize on favourable market conditions.

International Highlights

Wednesday, January 24 | Morning

There has been renewed interest in mineral exploration this year and a number of companies have stepped up their activity. This session will highlight exciting discoveries from around the world that demonstrate the clever and effective groundwork that has been done during the resurgence over recent years.

Canadian Highlights

Wednesday, January 24 | Afternoon

This session will engage speakers from an exciting selection of gold, polymetallic and uranium projects from across Canada. These projects represent the various stages of the exploration cycle and will be of interest to explorers, project development professionals and financiers.

B.C., Yukon, Alaska

Thursday, January 26 | Morning

This session will present the highlights of some of the exciting and innovative exploration programs that are operating in B.C., Yukon and Alaska across a range of commodities and deposit types.

AME’s The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place: Where Aboriginal and Industry Leaders Meet

Tuesday, January 23 – Wednesday, January 24

AME’s The Gathering Place is a space where industry, Indigenous people and governments meet to discuss challenges and success stories in developing working relationships in the mineral exploration sector.

For the first time, there will be a Youth Panel to discuss careers and education for Indigenous youth in the mineral exploration and mining sector. The afternoon panels will explore Effective Indigenous Partnerships in Mineral Exploration as well as Indigenous Women in Mining.

The Wednesday presentations will have a more traditional Gathering Place with the return of the Government Leadership Panel, the Chiefs Panel and Success Stories. Issues that are important to either government, Indigenous communities or industry will be discussed to help the audience gain further insight as to how projects can be developed.

Short Courses

Register early for Short Courses; these are often sold out well in advance of the conference.

Capital Markets for Geologists

Presented by: Neil Adshead, Nikki Adshead-Bell, Michael Gray, Olav Langelaar, Dale Mah and Joe Mazumdar

Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21

Copper and Molybdenum Porphyry Deposits

Presented by: Society of Economic Geologists

Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21

Mineral Exploration and Mining Essentials

Presented by: Dr. Robert Stevens

Saturday, January 20

Mining Company Disclosure 101 and NI 43-101 Regulations

Presented by: Geologists from the B.C. Securities Commission, TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) and Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC)

Saturday, January 20

Structural Geology in Exploration

Presented by: SRK Consulting

Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21

The Geology of Zinc Deposits

Presented by: UBC’s Mineral Deposit Research Unit

Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21

Using QA/QC Data to Minimize Risk in Exploration and Resource Estimation

Presented by: Dennis Arne

Saturday, January 20

Maximizing Project Value: Managing Relationships and the Social Chain of Custody

Presented by: AME Integrated Social Responsibility Committee

Sunday, January 21

Student Guide to a Career in Exploration

Presented by: Andy Randell, SGDS Hive

Sunday, January 21

Thinking Geomet? Think ROCK Characterization!

Presented by: Julie Hunt, UBC’s Mineral Deposit Research Unit

Sunday, January 21

Ticketed Networking Events

Tickets are available for purchase when registering.

Chair’s Welcome Dinner

Sunday, January 21

AME Lunch

Monday, January 22

Reconciliation Breakfast

Tuesday, January 23

Finance Lunch

Tuesday, January 23

Sean Roosen, Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Osisko Gold Royalties

AME Environment, Health and Safety Awards Breakfast

Wednesday, January 24

Corrie Pitzer, CEO and Founder, SAFEmap International

Awards Gala: Celebration of Excellence

Wednesday, January 24

Beer & Sandwich Lunch

Thursday, January 25

General Networking Events

Icebreaker Reception

Sunday, January 21

Student-Industry Networking Event

Sunday, January 21

Poster Session Reception

Tuesday, January 23

B.C. Night

Tuesday, January 23

Exhibit Hall Happy Hour

Monday, January 22 – Wednesday, January 24 (4 to 5 p.m. daily)

Sporting Events

Hockey Challenge

Monday, January 22 (1 to 4 p.m.)

Curling Bonspiel

Wednesday, January 24 (6:30 to 10:30 p.m.)

Free Family Event

Discovery Day!

Sunday, January 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Discovery Day is an outreach event designed to educate the public about the mineral exploration industry and build awareness of the importance of minerals and metals in our everyday lives. Bring the whole family down to experience the intrigue and excitement of our industry, with interactive and educational displays that will engage both adults and children.

Exhibit Hall

The Exhibit Hall is a staple of Roundup and presents an unparalleled opportunity to visit a wide cross-section of companies working in the mineral exploration and development sector. Along with great exploration and service and supply companies, make sure to check out the Core Shack and Prospectors’ Tent, also located on the Exhibit Hall floor.

Dates: Monday, January 22, to Thursday, January 25 Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Monday to Wednesday); 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Thursday)

Core Shack and Technical Displays

Core Shack

The Core Shack showcases new discoveries, leading prospects, advanced projects and operating mines from around the world. Core Shack 2018 will feature drill core samples from projects in diverse countries and settings, and represent a broad array of deposit types and project stages.

Prospectors’ Tent

The Prospectors’ Tent provides an opportunity for independent prospectors to present their hard-earned mineral properties and discoveries. Featuring displays of maps, rock samples, drill core, sketches, photographs and analyses, it’s a great place to see properties with potential throughout B.C. and Yukon, and perhaps to make some discoveries of your own.

Passport to Explore

The Passport to Explore floor will host provincial, territorial and national geological surveys. This is a dedicated space for delegates to meet and discuss exploration activities and opportunities with each of the jurisdictions.

Project Generators Hub

The Project Generator Hub will feature six companies during each day of Roundup. These companies specialize in generating exploration ideas and turning these ideas into active projects. These projects can be advanced by creating joint-venture partnerships with other companies. The project generator business model mitigates risk by exposing shareholders to the potential of multiple mineral discoveries while conserving capital and managing equity dilution. The Hub will allow each company to exhibit maps and rocks from properties they would like to joint option or joint venture. The Hub will also interest students who wish to learn about how projects can be advanced from an idea to the drilling stage.

Poster Session

The Poster Session is Canada’s premier venue for dissemination and examination of applied mineral deposit and exploration geoscience research. Every year, between 80 and 100 presenters from leading government, academic and industry research organizations gather at Roundup to share pioneering work on the genesis and distribution of mineral resources throughout Canada and beyond.

During the Poster Session Reception on Tuesday afternoon, these experts will be at their posters, ready to answer questions and discuss the implications and applications of their science. No other forum in Canada can provide such a concentration of knowledge together with an unbeatable opportunity for interactive knowledge transfer and networking.

The Poster Session also enjoys participation from graduate students working at universities across Canada and around the world, and AME is proud to promote the excellent work being done by our newest members of the mineral deposit community. In addition to presenting cutting-edge research, student contributors will be competing for the most innovative, interesting and accessible economic geoscience presentation of the year.

Attend this unique event to learn from the best, at their best.