August 18-21, 2019 | Vancouver Convention Center
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August 18-21, 2019 | Vancouver Convention Center
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COM 2019 is the Annual Conference of Metallurgists and is the premier event in Canada for the metallurgy and materials community.

Metsoc, the 58th annual Conference of Metallurgists (COM 2019) and CIM are honoured to host Copper 2019, marking a milestone in the International Copper Conference Series with the 10th Edition. The success and outcome of the Copper Conference is the work of the six leading International Professional Societies (IIMCh, GDMB, MMIJ, TMS, SME, MetSoc) who tirelessly persevere in bringing forth symposia of the highest quality to the delegates. In 2019, we are proud to add NFSOC and SAIMM as official co-organizing societies for Copper 2019.

Conference Chairs and Organizing Committee:

COM 2019 Chair:
Edouard Asselin, University of British Columbia

Copper 2019 Chair:
Joël Kapusta, BBA Inc.

Copper 2019 Technical Chair:
Ahmad Ghahreman, Queen’s University

Poster Chair:
Ahmet Deniz Bas, COREM

Sponsorship Chair:
Engin Ozberk, Mitacs & University of Saskatchewan

Mansoor Barati, University of Toronto

Short Course Chair:
Peter Lind, Newmont Goldcorp


Other events and learning at COM 2019 hosting Copper 2019

  • Plenary session
  • Short Courses
  • Networking at the Trade Show
  • Poster session
  • Industrial Tours
  • Conference Banquet & MetSoc Awards



Co-organizing Societies

  • The Metallurgy and Materials Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (MetSoc-CIM) , Canada
  • Society of Metallurgists and Miners e.V. (GDMB), Germany
  • Chilean Institute of Mining Engineers (IIMCh) , Chile
  • The Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan (MMIJ), Japan
  • The NonFerrous Metals Society of China (NFSOC), China
  • The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), United States
  • Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), South Africa
  • Society for Mining, Metallugy, and Exploration (SME), United States

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Important Dates

Mark your calendar and plan ahead
Call for Abstracts Deadline November 30, 2018
Author Paper due for review March 1, 2019
Registration and Housing opens April 15, 2019
Author Registration Deadline May 15, 2019