AME Roundup is the ultimate conference for the mineral exploration industry. It’s a place where – year after year – geoscientists, technical experts, prospectors, suppliers, governments and indigenous partners from around the world gather to network, share knowledge, and stay on the forefront of the innovative advancements in mineral exploration.

And while this year’s virtual conference will look a little different, the content will be as insightful and inspiring as ever.

But… how should I convince my boss?

Here are the top five reasons to attend:

#1 Experience all the mineral exploration industry has to offer

Remote Roundup is a great place to experience the entire scope of the mineral exploration industry – whether you’re tuning in from home, the office or camp. There will be thought-provoking talks from some of the most well-known leaders in mining and exploration, short coursesgeological overviews of the different exploration hot spots around the world, technical sessions to brush up on your skills, and tons of opportunities to ask questions and virtually meet the different characters that make up the industry. Think of it as your crash-course into the rock world.

#2 Professional development

Roundup offers a highly technical program aimed at helping geoscientists stay up-to-date with the best in the industry.  Our slate of seven Short Courses provide delegates with opportunities to gain practical expertise for daily on-the-job tasks with relevant and timely knowledge to the industry. We’re also offering a special Student Short Course, free to all students registered for Roundup!

#3 Build your network

Pitching is a constant part of the industry and our members are always on the lookout for opportunities to meet new industry professionals and build new relationships. While you may not get caught in an elevator this year, Remote Roundup is virtually assembling influencers from all aspects of the mineral exploration field – CEOs, business analysts, political leaders and Indigenous community representatives –  with networking sessions that span a variety of relevant topics. And, this year, you don’t have to travel to Vancouver to make these connections! Save time, money and energy.

Network virtually with your peers while exploring the Exhibit Hall or at any of our Virtual Networking Sessions, including cocktail receptions!

#4 Discover Deal Opportunities

Are you a savvy investor or corporate development professional who wants to dive deeper into junior mining projects? Check out the Core Shack, which showcases new discoveries, leading prospects, advanced projects and operating mines from around the world.

Most importantly, you will meet with the Geos who passionately lead on-the-ground exploration activities and projects.  The Project Generators Hub and Prospectors’ Tent will give you insight into what is happening out in the field:

  • The Project Generators Hub will feature 13 companies that specialize in turning exploration ideas into active projects.  This virtual Hub will allow each company to exhibit maps, rocks and summaries from properties they would like to option/joint venture.  There will also be an opportunity to meet within the virtual booth with prospective parties seeking more information.
  • The Prospectors’ Tent will showcase independent prospectors and their new discoveries. Participants will have space to virtually display grab samples, maps, assay results and other information to delegates.

#5 Be part of the conversation at no extra cost

Hosted by explorers for explorers, this is an opportunity to digitally connect, exchange ideas and inspire new exploration projects that are critical to a strong economic recovery and sustaining vibrant regional and global economies for generations to come.

This year, you’ll get to experience the world-class programming without any additional travel expenses or unexpected fees. Attendees will be able to access live and on-demand programming from anywhere in the world, whether from home, at work or at camp.

With over 6,000 attendees and a full line-up of engaging programs that will set the trends for 2021, AME Roundup can’t be missed. Tell your boss to embody ‘Leading through change’ and get you registered for AME Remote Roundup 2021. 

We can’t wait to connect with you January 18-22, 2021.


  • Jordan Townley

    As Manager, Marketing and Communications, Jordan focuses on a wide range of marketing activity including PR and Media Relations, Digital Marketing, Measurement and Analytics, Social Media Management, Media Partnerships, Content Development, E-news as well as event support for AME Roundup. Jordan is the Staff Lead for the Communications and Marketing Committee and the Editorial Sub-Committee.

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