On behalf of the Yukon Chamber of Mines and the Board of Directors, I am pleased to welcome colleagues from around the territory, the country and around the world to help celebrate the modern and responsible resource industry at the 45th Annual Yukon Geoscience Forum and Trade Show.
Yukon Geoscience Forum & Trade Show is an opportunity to celebrate relationships and build partnerships while keeping up to date on trends and industry best practices. With First Nations, government and industry together under one roof, and an agenda that focuses on geopolitical themes and technical talks, delegates are encouraged to interact with each other. Some themes for this year’s Geoscience include First Nations, innovation, infrastructure development and environmental reclamation, and promises to pack a punch and keep you wanting more.
The success of the Geoscience Forum has long been rooted in the strength of the technical program. Results of recent mapping and research conducted by the Yukon Geological Survey and other geoscientists will be presented along with exploration overviews by our neighbouring jurisdictions in British Columbia and Alaska and results of exploration programs from industry and prospectors.
The Geoscience Trade Show is sold out for the 11th consecutive year with 75 exhibitors from around the world participating over the four days. Conveniently located beside where the talks are presented, in the Yukon Convention Centre, delegates are encouraged to interact with vendors through such events as Family Day, Poster and Happy Hour reception, closing reception, and the lunches occurring on the trade show floor. You can access a floor plan and exhibitor list through the pages of this website to learn more.
In line with Geoscience tradition, we have included several community outreach elements such as an auction fundraiser for the Yukon Imagination Library and student tours. As part of these tours, you will see groups of students led by volunteer guides, touring the trade show and participating in sessions as the Yukon Chamber of Mines works to engage students early and inform them about the benefits and opportunities of the industry.
I’d like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Yukon Chamber of Mines to thank all of our partners, sponsors, speakers, exhibitors and organizers and of course thank you to all delegates for allowing us to make this event a success. Through your support, the Yukon Chamber of Mines will continue to strengthen its voice as a representative of Yukon’s modern, responsible mining industry.
Thank you and I hope you find this year’s Geoscience most beneficial leaving you counting down the days to Yukon Geoscience 2018.