president mike burke

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 Yukon Geoscience 2020 Virtual conference, our 48th annual event.

In light of COVID-19 pandemic and our strong commitment to the health, wellness and safety of our delegates, partners and community, we are pleased to have developed an innovative and interactive virtual conference for 2020, that will continue to support our dynamic membership and advance the interests of all those involved and invested in Yukon’s mining industry.

Geoscience favorites will be available virtually and compatible on iOS and Android devices via a dedicated event mobile and web browser application or “app”. Delegates will have access to interactive sessions, trade show and poster and core session, in advance of, during the event and for months to come. We encourage delegates from their offices or homes, to engage in real-time with speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and event partners through chat rooms, direct messaging, or as part of the interactive session question and answer periods.

Yukon Geoscience 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 virtually connected and an agenda that focuses on geopolitical themes and technical talks, delegates are encouraged to interact with each other in advance and during the conference dates. 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 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 and results of exploration programs from industry and prospectors.

Also new to 2020 will be the inclusion of a 1-on-1 Meeting Platform, where delegates will be able to schedule and host 1-on-1 meetings through video conferencing on their devices or desktops. The platform will instantly link you with delegate’s schedules and interests, and allow you to seamless connect with companies, colleagues and friends.

Additionally, we are pleased to bring you on the ground live coverage during Geoscience with our new Geoscience Broadcast Centre. The Broadcast Centre will be hosted by noteworthy Industry leaders over the 3-day virtual event, and connect directly with keynotes, presenters, sponsors, exhibitors and special guests.

We encourage everyone to attend in real-time, participate in the interactive sessions and take advantage of our new 1-on-1 meeting platform. With all of these great options we know you’ll have a busy schedule and we don’t want you to miss any of it. All geoscience materials and presentations will be available to delegates and YCM members in January 2021. You’ll be able to catch-up on what you missed, re-watch a great session, or look up an exhibitor and speaker you’d like to follow-up with.

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 2021.