Plenary and Keynote Sessions

Sunday Opening Plenary Session

Date: Sunday, August 26
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Provinces 1 & 2 + Confed I, Westin Ottawa
Followed by: Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall (5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Confederation II–III)

To set the stage for Extraction 2018 and to help us look at our industry with a broader perspective, the following plenaries have been chosen to give attendees a look at where we have come from and where we are going. This requires speakers that understand the industry and are connected to both history and technological advancements. In this session, we will look at the state of the industry 100 years ago and look at what advancements had come to the forefront, why and how they did, and what their impacts were. An understanding of how technology implementation happened 100 years ago and what led to the boom in advances back then will allow us to consider the present in a different light. Jeremy Mouat will guide us through 1918 to look at how technologies were brought into service and their impact. As we look into the future, the technologies are different but perhaps the mindset of the past would help with the adoption of the technologies of tomorrow. Peter Warrian will open the door on the future of mining and extraction and give us the chance to consider our place in this new frontier. Once we are more aware of the past and future, the Extraction 2018 technical meetings about current work should hopefully take on a new context.

Jeremy Mouat, University of Alberta
Title: "Notes from the Century Before (When Mining Went Global)"

Peter Warrian, University of Toronto
Title: "Mining 4.0, Metallurgy, and the Future of the Industrial Economy"

Hydrometallurgy 2018 Keynote Session

Larry Seeley
Seeley Group Ltd.

Kathryn C. Sole
Consulting Hydrometallurgist

More speaker and presentation information to come soon.

Pyrometallurgy 2018 Keynote Session

Joël Kapusta
BBA Inc.

More speaker and presentation information to come soon.

Sulfide Flotation 2018 Keynote Session

Wolfgang Baum
Ore & Plant Mineralogy

Michael J. Mankosa
Eriez Magnetics

More speaker and presentation information to come soon.