PDAC - SEG Student Minerals Colloquium Registration & Abstract Submission


This year (2020), the registration process has been modified to improve the SMC event. Registration is only required for students who would like to participate in the poster competition. Please see the new two-stage registration process below to successfully register for the SMC event. 


Step 1) Presentation Registration:

Now Open *Reserve your spot* First come, first served basis.

As the event has a capacity limit, complete the online registration form to confirm your participation in the event. If your abstract isn’t complete, do not worry! You may submit your abstract at a later date below.

Information required to register: main contact name, institution name, and research category.

Spots fill up quickly, so it is highly recommended that participants submit the Registration Form as early as possible – early submission of the Registration Form is essential to reserve your spot in the colloquium. Late applications will be put on a wait-list.  


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Step 2) Abstract Submission

Abstracts must be submitted via the abstract submission form prior to midnight (EST) 12 January 2020. Any abstracts after this date will not be eligible for the competition. All posters must be written in English, and accompanied by an abstract, which will be published on the PDAC-SEG Student Minerals Colloquium webpage in a format that is citable. Abstracts must be under 400 words, and in the following format; any abstracts not received in this format will be rejected. Download abstract template.


XX LastName1, YY LastName2, ZZ LastName3

1Department, University, City, Province; 2Department, University, City, Province; 3Department, University, City, Province;

Abstract Text (12 point Times New Roman, single paragraph, no indent, single spaced, 400 words maximum). No figures. No tables. No references.

Abstracts will be reviewed and only those that are free of errors will be accepted, so students should prepare their abstracts well ahead of time and have their Supervisors review them. Please ensure all fields in the abstract submission form are complete and accurate as the information will be used to track your submission and will be published online at merc.laurentian.ca/seg-smc. Late submissions will be placed on a wait list, reviewed and included only if there is space, and will not be eligible for prizes.


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Poster Dimensions

Posters must be designed to fit inside a 45” high x 90” long poster panel (recommended dimensions: 45" X 60") and should be affixed with Velcro® hook material that will permit them to be affixed to felt-covered boards. The deadline to submit posters for the competition is midnight, Tuesday 18 February 2020.


Posters must be put up between 08:00 and 10:00 am on Tuesday 3, March 2020 and MUST NOT be taken down before 6 pm that evening. 

The primary student author MUST be present between 3 pm and 6 pm on Tuesday, 3 March 2020. Cash prizes will be awarded only to students who are present during that time interval. 


Any questions regarding registration or submission requirements may be sent to the SMC organizing committee (SMC@laurentian.ca).