Digital Program

This page is an overview of the content of the technical program.  See Agenda for detailed listings of times of presentations.

The 60th Conference of Metallurgists – Virtual COM 2021

August 17-19, 2021

We invite you to join us virtually from anywhere in the world. Research presentations from COM 2021 authors will be at your fingertips.

Experts in the field have been working in the last year on their peer-reviewed papers and will present their findings to you. Help encourage the work of these authors. Join us for the digital conference hosted by MetSoc.

Timetable at a glance:

All times are in Eastern Daylight TIme (Montreal, Canada)

This timetable is subject to change

Abstract Booklet

Featured Presentations:

Plenary speaker and panelists on August 17 and 18

We will have live plenaries and interactive panel discussions to kick off Virtual COM 2021.

A special Panel Discussion, Clash of the Materials Technologies, in honour of Dr. Xinjin Cao for the Advances in Materials Manufacturing V – Dr. Xinjin Cao Memorial Symposium will be presented by John Campbell, Priti Wanjara and Mathieu Brochu on August 17.

The plenary Session, Digital Transformation in Mining and Metallurgical Industrial Complexes, will be presented by Osvaldo Bascur on August 18.

Click here to see the Plenary Sessions

Keynotes on August 17-18-19

COM 2021 is featuring 13 keynotes who will be streaming their Q&A live during the three days of the conference.  Keynotes are featured for each symposium.

Click here to see Invited Keynote Speakers


You can access the learning, the insights, the community, the celebration from wherever you are in the world. This conference will mark the 60th anniversary of the annual Conference of Metallurgists. We will offer online educational content on hydrometallurgy, light metals, materials and manufacturing, mineral processing, pyrometallurgy, and sustainability to celebrate this milestone.

The event platform will be accessible for two months (until October 15) to registered attendees!

Register to Virtual COM 2021