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PDAC Conference in Toronto, March 2nd – 5th, 2014

February 28, 2014

Written by Mark Fields, President & CEO

Geodex will participate at the Prospector’s and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention the week of March 2nd – 5th. This is the largest conference in the world for the mining and exploration industry.

Geodex has a booth there and we take advantage of the annual event to stay in touch with our shareholders and the industry.

Here are some interesting odds and ends about the PDAC convention.

  • The PDAC was founded in 1932 and the convention occurs annually in Toronto
  • In 1942 the annual meeting was expanded to a full day
  • The convention moved to the Royal York Hotel in 1944
  • The Royal York prepared for the convention by removing much of the furniture and carpets due to the raucous nature of the convention as prospectors from the northern towns descended on the hotel
  • In 1965 there was no convention and junior mine financing was being questioned
  • One of the infamous events occurred in 1987 when a prospector shot and killed a former prospecting partner on an escalator during the conference
  • The Royal York had become too small and the convention moved to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in 1997
  • The record attendance in 2012 was 30,369 attendees from 125 countries
PDAC fees

In 1942 the registration fees of $1 included a full-day convention, four course banquet and dancing.

If you would like to read more about the history of PDAC please visit their website


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