Social Program

Find more information about social and networking events scheduled with Extraction 2018 here.

Pyro Pub Night

Monday, August 27

Join us at an informal pub night. The evening will be held at a local brewery where you can enjoy drinks and finger foods with your fellow Extraction 2018 attendees. Purchased tickets are required for this event, and are available through the conference registration form.

Extraction 2018 Conference Banquet

Tuesday, August 28

Join us on Tuesday at the Canadian Museum of History for the conference banquet. The venue, Canada’s national museum of human history, is located directly across the Ottawa River from Parliament Hill in Ottawa. A three course meal with wine and transportation is included with purchased tickets. The evening will feature some light entertainment.

Banquet tickets are available for purchase through the Extraction 2018 registration form.

About the Museum

The Canadian Museum of History welcomes more than 1.2 million visitors each year to its celebrated complex in the heart of the National Capital Region, making it the country’s most-visited museum. With roots stretching back to 1856, it is one of Canada’s oldest public institutions and a respected center of museological excellence, sharing its expertise in history, archaeology, ethnology, and cultural studies both within Canada and abroad.

In addition to its ongoing exhibitions, including the spectacular Grand Hall and First Peoples Hall, each year the museum presents a number of outstanding exhibitions focusing on Canadian and world history and civilizations. The National Collection consists of more than four million artifacts, specimens, works of art, written documents, and sound and visual recordings.

Gordon Ritcey Luncheon

Wednesday, August 29


Gordon Ritcey

This annual luncheon is the Hydrometallurgy Section’s premier social event of the year. This year, we will be celebrating hydrometallurgy through a tribute to the life work of Gordon Ritcey (pictured, left), in whose honor we have named our annual Hydrometallurgy Section symposium. The featured speaker at this luncheon will be George Demopoulos of McGill University, who started his career as visiting fellow at CANMET under Ritcey’s mentorship and with whom he has collaborated for many years. Demopoulos will speak to the many contributions made by Ritcey over his career, as well as share some of the lighter moments of the relevant past.

Purchased tickets are required for this event, and are available through the conference registration form.