Social Program

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

Opening Reception

Date: Sunday, August 26
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Westin Ottawa, Confederation II–III
Cost: Free

Start your Extraction 2018 experience off right by attending the Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall on Sunday, August 26, immediately following the Opening Plenary session. This networking event will give attendees the opportunity to network with colleagues and top companies in the global extractive metallurgy community. Plan now to attend!

Networking Reception

Date: Monday, August 27
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Westin Ottawa, Confederation II-III
Cost: Free

Join your fellow delegates after a full day of learning to network, exchange, and have fun in the Exhibit Hall. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet some of our exhibitors!

This event is sponsored by FLSmidth.

Pyro Pub Night in Honor of Peter Hayes - Sold Out

Date: Monday, August 27
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location: Offsite
Cost: $70.00*

Join us at our local pub night, within walking distance from the Westin Ottawa, in honor of Peter Hayes. The evening will include a pub-style menu and two drink tickets per person. The Heart & Crown, in Ottawa’s historic ByWard Market, consists of five pubs under one roof with six patios that make up what is locally known as Ottawa’s Irish Village. Featuring Irish-inspired dishes, live music daily, and domestic and international sporting events, there’s a little something for everybody. A favorite in the Irish community, the Heart & Crown is amongst Ottawa’s best-known watering holes. Ottawa’s own Irish Village welcomes you!

*Please note that registration rates are listed in CAD and do not include 13% tax.

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Queensland and the Canadian Engineering Associates.

See your company or organization’s logo here—become a Pyro Pub Night co-sponsor today.

Extraction 2018 Conference Banquet

Date: Tuesday, August 28
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Canadian Museum of History
Cost: $95.00*

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.

*Please note that registration rates are listed in CAD and do not include 13% tax.

Banquet Bus Shuttle Information
A shuttle bus will depart from the Westin Ottawa hotel lobby from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The returning shuttle bus will depart from the museum at 9:45 p.m.

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

Date: Wednesday, August 29
Time: Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Westin Ottawa, Confederation II
Cost: $50.00*

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.

*Please note that registration rates are listed in CAD and do not include 13% tax.

This event is sponsored by M3.