The Student Minerals Colloquium committee is pleased to announce the call for registration and abstract submissions for the 2022 PDAC-SEG Student Minerals Colloquium (SMC).
For the first time in its history, the Colloquium will be a hybrid event, taking place in-person and online at the PDAC 2022 Convention. This event will take place in Toronto, Canada, from March 7-9 (in-person) followed by an online event on March 10-11.
All students (BSc, MSc, PhD) working on projects with a link to mineral deposits (e.g. mapping, mineralogy, geochemistry, geophysics, environmental, hydrogeology, etc.) are encouraged to participate!
Presenters will have the option to share their research with an audience of academics, students, and industry professionals either in-person, through poster format, or online, with a digital poster and short pre-recorded video presentation. We will have a 100-person limit for the in-person component and a 50-person limit for the online component.
The SMC attracts hundreds of industry participants who attend the PDAC Convention, providing the widest possible exposure for student research. Posters are judged by a panel of academics and industry professionals, and cash prizes are awarded to winners in multiple categories.
Winners will earn prestige and cash prizes, thanks to our sponsors. This year, judges will select six winners for the best online and in-person poster presentations at the BSc, MSc, and PhD levels.
Details regarding the format and submission of the posters (print and/or digital) and pre-recorded video presentations will be provided at a later date.
- Review Information
Please review the instructions online at https://merc.laurentian.ca/seg-smc-register.
- In order to reserve a spot in the event, you must complete the Online Registration Form before January 12, 2022. Spaces are limited. Abstracts are due January 12, 2022. Information required to register includes student name, institution name, degree level (currently enrolled), and research category.
- You can register before you know if you are attending in-person or online and before your abstract is ready. This is a two-step process
- Abstract Deadline:
- Abstracts must be submitted to the judging panel by midnight (EST) January 12, 2022 using the Online Abstract Submission Form. Abstracts must be 400 words or less. Abstracts received after this date will not be eligible for the competition.
Information required: Author(s), Affiliation(s), and Abstract.